Security Tango™

The Security Tango is my name for the dance you have to do every time you want to assure yourself that your computer is free of viruses, spyware, keystroke loggers, backdoors, trojans, and other forms of malware (click the Definitions button in the menu to see what all those things mean). It’s something you need […]

The Best Chromebooks of 2017

Budget-friendly webcentric chromebooks can save you money, but is it worth it if you can find a capable Windows 10 laptop for well under $500? Here’s what you need to know. Source: The Best Chromebooks of 2017



Windows Disk Cleanup

To delete temporary files: Search for Disk cleanup from the taskbar and select it from the list of results. Under Files to delete, select the file types to get rid of. To get a description of the file type, select it. Select OK. If you need to free up more space, you can also delete […]

Google Rewards 

Your opinion is valuable. Get rewarded for answering quick surveys. Earn up to $1 for each survey that you complete. https://surveys.google.com/google-opinion-rewards/

TV Time – TV Show Tracker for TV Fans

TV TIME Because there’s SO MUCH good TV. Track the shows you love and react to the moments that move you. Millions of television fans use TV Time to track their favorite TV shows, react to episodes, and interact with other fans! Source: Download TV Time – TV Show Tracker for TV Fans

Intel finds critical holes in secret Management Engine hidden in tons of desktop, server chipsets

Bugs can be exploited to extract info, potentially insert rootkits Source: Intel finds critical holes in secret Management Engine hidden in tons of desktop, server chipsets

December 9, 2017

Sound Bytes: Your Computer User Group of the Air! 2017-12-09 Alan – Webster, NY – new desktop Dell – Win10Pro – 16G – 2T – Revo, SuperAnti, MalBy, Norton | recovery drives – remake? Mark – Greece, NY – Cobian Backup is great – Dell Optiplex 745 – upgraded from 7 Paul – Hamlin, NY […]

December 2, 2017

Sound Bytes: Your Computer User Group of the Air! 2017-12-02 Rick – Irondequoit, NY – Win10 update – no Internet access – removed all adapters & WiFi connections Wesley – Colesville, NY – Chromebooks for Seniors George – Vienna, VA – Dell – was 8 – up to 10 – no problem – update goes […]

How to Access the BIOS on a Windows 10 PC

When you need to get into your computer’s BIOS or preboot settings menu, just follow these steps in Windows 10. Source: How to Access the BIOS on a Windows 10 PC

2 ways to remove the People icon from the Windows 10 taskbar | Digital Citizen

How to remove the People icon from the Windows 10 taskbar. How to turn off the My People feature in Windows 10? Source: 2 ways to remove the People icon from the Windows 10 taskbar | Digital Citizen

Fact-Checking FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s Net Neutrality ‘Facts’

We fact-checked all of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s 14 net neutrality ‘facts’ and found an overt attempt to twist the truth against internet freedom. Source: Fact-Checking FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s Net Neutrality ‘Facts’

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