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June 1, 2017

Clear the Cache

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Recently, my Pixel tablet had an issue with the Maps app constantly downloading. When I checked the notification, the card said, “Canceling.” It was stuck.

May 29, 2017

Make Word Look Like Word Again

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Recently, a reader asked me how to make Microsoft Word 2010 look like her beloved Word 2003. The answer is definitive: You can’t.

May 25, 2017

The Dawn of Android Oh

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Just this past week, the Google I/O event teased Android O. That’s the letter O and not a zero. The Oth version of Android doesn’t yet have a candy name, though most people assume it will be Android Oreo.

May 22, 2017

The Days of Floppy

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Over the past week, I had a chance to use an older PC. The only way to get data off the system was to use a floppy disk. It was maddening.

May 18, 2017

Thumb Drive Removal Philosophy

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Is a thumb drive a medium of exchange, designed to be inserted, used (copied to or from), and then removed? Or should a thumb drive stay mounted on your PC, sticking out from the console like a tongue or tiny diving board?

May 15, 2017

Word’s Save As Format Round-Up

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Like many applications, Microsoft Word offers several different formats to save a file. The default is the Word Document format, also known as DOCX. Other formats are chosen from a File Type menu, which allows you to use Word to create documents for other applications, documents for legacy versions of Word, and files of various types to help exchange information.

May 11, 2017

Now I can finally say, “Gookin to Enterprise”

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Of all the Star Trek props, the communicator is my favorite. I have ample proof.

My Official YouTube Channel Announcment

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I pulled together this video to help promote and explain my channel.

May 8, 2017

It’s Been a Long Time Since I’ve Been Plagiarized

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A long time ago, back when books actually sold like hell and people clamored for printed information (e.g., before Google), ripping off my books was common. It’s been 20 years.

May 4, 2017

What To Do When Your Android Keyboard Sucks

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The onscreen keyboard has never impressed me, neither Apple’s nor Android’s version. I understand its necessity, but nothing beats a physical keyboard for typing on a mobile device.

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