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September 21, 2015

Hamburger? Club Sandwich? What is it?

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You’ve seen it, I know you have. It’s an icon. It could indicate a hidden menu drawer, pop-out thingie, or it could be the place you click the mouse to drag a shutter. The usage is inconsistent and so is the name. What is it?

September 18, 2015

Keeping Lists

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For those times when my brain becomes too crowded or too unreliable, I use an app. No, it’s not the Boost Your Brain app, which sounds sketchy. No, I’m referring to a simple notepad app.

September 16, 2015

Old Files on a New Computer

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One of the things I dread about getting a new computer is the inevitable personality transfer. Yes, the new PC is faster and better than your old clunker (which last week was your treasure and joy). The dreadful part is how to get the files and programs you love transferred from the old computer to the new one.

September 14, 2015

The New Mac

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I dearly wish computers would last forever. They can! I’ve had a PC run well for 11 years. Ming the Merciless. He was a great system, but eventually the software grew incompatible, and I had to buy a new PC.

September 11, 2015

Android Email Settings

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The Android mobile operating system keeps getting smarter and smarter. I’m blown away by some of the improvement, and looking forward to Android Marshmallow, coming sometime soon. What I’m eager to find out, however, is whether they’ve fixed the problem of locating email account settings.

September 9, 2015

To Save Search Results

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All operating systems offer the ability to search for files — and inside of files. It’s a big deal, so much so that few people give it another thought. A feature worth a second thought, however, is the ability to save a search and reproduce it later.

September 7, 2015

Android Porn Ransomware Warning

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I had my doubts about publishing this post because the Ransomware is a pretty deliberate thing you need to install on your phone or tablet. Yet, the risk exists and people are getting infected.

Cast That Screen

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Once upon a time, when you wanted to cast your mobile device’s screen or audio to another device, you tapped the casting icon. There it was! Right on that app’s screen. Apparently this process has changed.

September 4, 2015

Ethics and the Ashley Madison Hack

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Last month, hackers dumped the account database for online spouse-cheating website Ashley Madison. Incredible as it sounds, that website is built upon creating illicit connections between married adults, and not with their spouses.

September 2, 2015

Mutliple Windows Desktops with Task View

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Quite a few operating systems and GUIs offer the ability to use multiple desktops. You can switch and shuffle between them, just as if each desktop was its own window, but it’s not! This trick is now available to Windows with the recent Windows 10 update. The feature is called Task View.

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