Category Archives: Software

Delete old Linked In Contacts

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It’s easy to unfriend someone on Facebook or unlike a page on Facebook since you just go to that page and click the Like button or Friend button again to unfriend or unlike them.  But with business contacts in Linked In, although it’s not complicated it’s not as easy to find so I’ll show you here.   Why would you… Read more »

Windows XP and Office 2003 discontinuing support

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Windows XP and Office 2003 will be discontinuing support as of April 8, 2014 As good as Windows XP was, it’s 10 years old and Microsoft is discontinuing support so they will focus on Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 and who knows what’s yet to come.  Same with the 2003 version of Microsoft Office.  You can see the link… Read more »

Outlook 2013 – First things you might want to know

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Goodbye Microsoft Outlook 2010, hello Outlook 2013.  Each upgrade seems to have some cool new fetaures and looks but also can be frustrating trying to find things and get it to how you like it.  First things I noticed I had to try and turn certain features back on. Here’s a list of the top things you might want to adjust… Read more »

10 easy tips to help you avoid viruses

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As time goes on, viruses just get more complex, harder to identify and there’s just a lot more of them.  It could be a punk kid testing out his programming skills and wants to see if he/she can make the news.  It could be a company that is tired of hackers pirating their software.  Either way, a virus is not… Read more »

How to find the right driver

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Many times you have a system that you just can’t find the driver for.  Especially if it’s an older computer with no tag number to easily find the driver on the manufacturers website.  Even if you found the right website and web page, some drivers say unknown and it’s hard to know what you have in your computer that you… Read more »

Should we stop using Java?

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Lots of news floating around about the security concerns of Java.  U.S. Government of Homeland Security says to disable it and discontinue use at once.  The problem with Java is it seems to be constantly exploited and computers are getting infected.  A patch comes out, assuming you install the patch right away, you are ok.  For now, until the next… Read more »

Windows 8 Introduction 101

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Here’s a little video I’ve done as an introduction to Windows 8.  Microsoft’s commercials show you fancy effects in how it can do things Windows 7 could do already but they spice up the commercials.  Painting a picture and doing a video chat for example, that’s old!  But how do you launch a video chat or paint software, this is… Read more »

Windows 8 versus Windows 7

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Windows 8 looks cool, but not as great as far as functionality when it comes to using a desktop or laptop computer to get work done.  It’s meant to look like a tablet or smart phone and sync everything seamlessly, but when you want to work on a production computer, Windows 8 is far from productive.  Here’s a little comparison…. Read more »

How to run IE10 without add ons in Windows 8

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A much needed option for troubleshooting issues with Internet Explorer that used to be readily available in Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows, now made unavailable in Windows 8.  Unless, ofcourse, you know some coding.  Here’s the trick to run Internet Explorer 10 in “no add ons” mode in Windows 8. Open a command prompt Type in “C:ProgramFilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe”… Read more »