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February 10, 2016

Google Maps Update

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Google continues to improve its Android apps, specifically the Maps app. It’s really come a long way, especially the offline maps feature, which can be used for navigation. That feature has finally been given a position of prominence.

February 8, 2016

Gone Gadgets

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I’ve written about Windows Gadgets before. I like ’em. I use ’em and they’re almost gone!

February 5, 2016

Stop Reminding Me to Update to Windows 10!

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You have Windows 7. You love Windows 7. You don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10, yet Microsoft has stealthy installed a program in Windows 7 that keeps bugging you to do so. It’s annoying. Apparently Microsoft hasn’t learned the lesson that “No means NO!”

February 3, 2016

Google Calendar Update

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The latest update to the Google Calendar app offers a new feature: You can now set reminders. These mini, non-events are better than tasks and not as complex as full-on scheduled events.

February 1, 2016

Buying a Phone or Tablet, 2016 Edition

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The phone and tablet arena seems to be stabilizing, with plenty of people pleased with their current cell phone. And the providers are becoming more rational about how the phones are paid for. So what’s new?

January 29, 2016

Buying a New Computer, 2016 Edition

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It’s time to update my annual post on what to look for with new computer technology. Unlike the hectic 1980s and the frantic 1990s, not much is changing on the PC landscape in the middle of the 2010s.

January 27, 2016

Windows 10 Tiles to Drive You Mad

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Windows 10 didn’t kill off the Windows 8 tile-based Start Screen. Instead, it plastered those tiles onto the right side of the Start menu. I assume most people ignore those tiles. I know that office IT professionals would like to get rid of the tiles. Here’s how.

January 25, 2016

Disabling the Peek Desktop Button

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Windows 10 and Windows 7 feature a Peek Desktop button. It can really bug the bejeebers out of you.

January 22, 2016

File Explorer Tips and Tricks

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Time to revel in some shortcuts you can pull when using the File Explorer window to peek at, manipulate, or simply tease your files and folders.

January 20, 2016

Basic File Operations

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Of all the tools and toys in the File Explorer window, the most commonly used are the file manipulation commands. These four basic file operations are Copy, Move, Rename, and Delete. As you might suspect, several methods are available for implementing these commands.

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