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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.

August 31, 2015

More Hate Mail

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Hate Mail

Back in the old days, I received what I dub “hate mail.” It’s where someone sends me an email question and I attempt to answer it, only to be met with scorn and derision.

August 28, 2015

The Floppy Disk has a New Pal

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A year and a half ago I wrote about it: Adios, Optical Disc. As I predicted in that post, the optical drive is now absent from all Apple computers. They lead the way, and eventually the PC will follow suit.

August 26, 2015

Name That Folder

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It’s trivial, but the issue comes up when I write my books: How to refer to that location in the computer’s storage system where you store your files? Windows doesn’t make it easy.

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