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April 25, 2016

Eliminate the Suggestions!

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It’s annoying. You go to browse the web or use the Google app on your Android, and you see a host of suggested sites, places you may not particularly want to go. A lot of it could be advertising, especially if you do lots of online shopping or browsing. Want to get rid of those suggestions? You can, but you need to know where to look.
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April 22, 2016

The Apple Death Watch

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Anyone have an Apple Watch?

I didn’t think so. The product isn’t doing as well as the Big A intended. It’s sexy, yes, but mostly impractical. The public figured that one out real quick. And now, almost one year after its introduction, few are getting excited about the Apple Watch II.
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April 20, 2016

Today is 420

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Today is April 20, also known as 4/20, which is pronounced “four twenty.” That may mean nothing to you, but to many computer gamers it’s a day to celebrate smoking pot.
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April 18, 2016

Uninstall QuickTime for Windows – Now

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The word has gone out: If you use Windows and have installed Apple’s QuickTime player, uninstall it at once!
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Resetting the Default Font in Word

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I get this question often and it surprises me that I’ve not written a blog post about it: How do you change the default font in Word?
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April 15, 2016

How to Shut Down the Internet

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I had a great discussion with my Friday morning coffee group about how the Internet is going to change in a few years. It’s just a prediction, but my coffee group found it shocking.
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April 13, 2016

The Web’s Child

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You may have read about Tay. She was Microsoft’s attempt at artificial intelligence, designed to interact and learn from random people on the Web. Tay was mercifully killed less than 24 hours after she was born. And we’re all better for it.
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April 11, 2016

Changes at the Google Play Store

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Don’t worry about my Android For Dummies books being out-of-date on a few topics; Google changes things almost as soon as I write about them. Case in point: As I’m writing this post, the icons for the “Play” apps have changed.
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April 8, 2016

Fun With Chromecast, er, Google Cast

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Google has renamed Chromecast to Google Cast. If you have any Chromecast dongles dangling from any of your HDTVs or computer monitors, then you probably noticed the update a few weeks back. We have these gizmos on various TVs throughout the house. The other day, my son Jeremiah and I discovered something rather devious you can do with a screencast.
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April 6, 2016

Resolution v. Resolution

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The word resolution can be confusing and most people don’t understand it. That’s because it can refer to two different things.
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