Does your email inbox have too many emails in it, and it is getting very hard to manage?
Posted on July 4, 2014

Microsoft at home published an article titled “4 ways to take control of your email inbox. In that article, the author talks about the “Four Ds for Decision-Making” in depth.  Utilizing the four Ds, will help you decide what to do with all the emails in your inbox, and it will explain what actions you need to take, to finally clean up your inbox today, and how to keep it clean in the future.  If you have the time, I would highly suggest that you read this brief article, because it has a lot of great information for making decisions

Google Picasa
Posted on July 4, 2014

Google Picasa is for editing digital images and photos, but it also is an image organizer, an image viewer, and it has a built-in photo sharing web site, that you can use to upload your images and photos to, and then you can share them with all your family and friends.  You can edit images and photos by doing color enhancement, red eye reduction, and cropping.  Image and photo file sizes can be reduced for emailing and printing.  You can even add text to your images and photos.  Have you ever wanted to email several images or photos, but discovered

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack
Posted on July 4, 2014

Are you using an older version of Microsoft Office, and you need to open up a newer version of a Microsoft Office document, and you don’t want to purchase the latest version of Microsoft Office yet?  Microsoft has provided for free, the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack, for use with older versions of Microsoft Office, all the way back to Microsoft Office version 2000.  After downloading and installing the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack, you will then be able open, edit, and save files, using the newer file formats, that are only available in newer versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You

What to do if people are telling you that they are receiving spam from your email account.
Posted on June 4, 2014

If you can still sign into your online email account, sign in, and change your password as soon as possible.  See my blog titled “Passwords”, posted on August 13, 2012 for directions on how to create strong and secure passwords, and don’t forget to change all of your passwords at least every six months, before your email account password gets hacked again. Don’t forget to create a password for every account, which is unique to all your other passwords, to help prevent all of your accounts from being hacked, all at the same time.  If you can’t sign into your

Why you should have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed on your computer
Posted on September 14, 2012

When I am doing onsite computer support, after I finish resolving whatever issue that I was called to resolve, and if I am allowed the time, I install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on that computer, and I then run a quick scan, to make sure that computer doesn’t have any malware infections on it.  Most computer infections today are malware, and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware does a great job of removing these infections, and it does it for free.  They do have a paid version, which stays running in the background, which helps prevent any future infections from getting on the computer in the

Organize your files, folders & emails
Posted on August 31, 2012

Are you one of those people who save all your files to the root directory of your “My Documents” folder, or keeps all of your emails in your inbox?  If so, you know how hard it is to find anything that you might be looking for at a later date, and here are some tips to better organize your files, folders and emails.  I highly recommend storing all your data under your “My Documents” folder, so that it makes it much easier to back up all your data, because then all you would have to do is point your backup

Microsoft Windows Updates
Posted on August 28, 2012

You should download and install all Windows Updates that are available in Windows Updates for all of your computers.  If you haven’t already configured your computer to download and install all Windows Updates that are available in Windows Updates, here are directions directly from Microsoft on how to do this: These directions are very detailed, and are easy to follow, and cover Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.  Most all Windows Updates available today are security updates, and it is very important to download and install all the security updates that become available through Windows Updates.  You can Update Checker
Posted on August 20, 2012

I’ve been using FileHippo to download software for years now, and several months ago I decided to give the Update Checker a try.  I wanted to make sure that I liked it first, and that it was working properly, and that it didn’t install any other software on my computer, before I recommended it to others.  I have concluded that I do like this software, and I would recommend that you download and install it on your computer. You can download the FileHippo Update Checker directly from here: This is free program that checks some of the installed

Posted on August 13, 2012

Passwords Most people make their passwords too weak, and they use the same password for many accounts. The problem with using the same password for more than one accounts is that if one account gets hacked, then all the other accounts that use the same password are then vulnerable to also getting hacked. To help prevent this from happening, use strong and secure passwords,  change your passwords often. Many accounts require you to change your password at predetermined intervals. Corporate password policies vary from requiring you to change your password from every six weeks, to every quarter. Web banking accounts

Wireless Hotspot Security
Posted on August 6, 2012

If you have a wireless device, such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, or a smartphone, most likely you have connected to a public or private hotspot.  You need to make sure that you keep your data private and secure.  Check out PC Magazine’s below article, that will help you keep your data private and secure. PC Magazine’s Ten Tips for Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Security:,2817,2368802,00.asp Remember that unless the website that you are connecting to is a secured web site (the website address starts with “httpss”, rather than with “https”), or if you are not using a VPN,

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