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Laptops For Dummies

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Dan in France
The author in the south of France, reading his e-mail wirelessly (2006).

Ventura, California
The author's laptop (and his reflection), Venutra, CA (2014).

CIA Laptop Bag
In the 5th Edition of the book (in Chapter 20), I mention something called the CIA Bag. It's not really a CIA bag, but really a GSA locking bag. You can purchase the bags at this web site.
Absolute Software's LoJack for Laptops
I figured I'd miss the only laptop theft-prevention system that's embedded in the BIOS of my own laptop! LoJack for Laptops is yet another fancy way to help locate a lifted laptop. http://www.lojackforlaptops.com/
Whither Lurks that Free Wireless Hotspot
Visit http://www.wififreespot.com/ for a list of free places you can hook into using your laptop's wireless network adapter. The list includes Internet cafe's, airports, and other places where Internet access is essentially free. Free! FREE!
Great Laptop Web Page
If you haven't yet been there, the Laptopical.com web site is a great place for information, tips, and stuff about laptops. Highly recommended:

Laptop Blog Posts

Here are some posts taken from my Wambooli Blog which relate to using laptop computers:

Getting Sound Into the PC
Mar 15, 2018 This audio issue is becoming more common as newer PCs and Laptops lack a line-in jack. Link
Make the Switch to IMAP
Jan 25, 2018 Time to reconfigure your email account. Link
2018 Technology Buyer's Guide
Jan 15, 2018 How to select your computer, laptop, or mobile device for the 17th year of the 21st century. Link
Yes, Wambooli is Quite Safe
Nov 9, 2017 The McAfee WebAdvisor plugin was under the assumption that this website, Wambooli, carried great risk. It lied. Link
Hooking Up the Dell XPS 13 to a Monitor
Nov 6, 2017 It can be done, but not without a buncha help. Link
The Dell XPS 13 I Didn't Want
Nov 2, 2017 Rushed into buying a new laptop, I busted my budget. Link
My New Laptop
Oct 30, 2017 It was a rushed decision. Link
The Dawn of Android Oh
May 25, 2017 It will surprise me if it's not called "Android Oreo." Link
Windows 10.1 Finally Shows Up
Apr 17, 2017 Dubbed the "Creator's Edition," Windows 10.1 offers new features, though good luck finding them. Link
A Relic I Cannot Get to Work
Mar 2, 2017 My old Osborne computer won't start. Link

For all blog posts related to the topic of laptops, click here.