Bob Smith

It is with deep sadness that we have to report that Bob Smith, first and best host of Sound Bytes, has passed away at the age of 63 after a long illness. He was a friend; a gentle, kind, and courteous man; soft-spoken, well-mannered, and always cheerful; and very likely the smartest person I will ever meet. He […]

How to Use System Restore in Windows 7, 8, and 10

System Restore is a Windows feature that can help fix certain types of crashes and other computer problems. Here’s how it works, how to set it up, and how to use it when things go awry. Source: How to Use System Restore in Windows 7, 8, and 10



Stop the Cap! Time Warner Cable Customers Bait and Switched to Charter/Spectrum Products ·

Milan Gohil’s customer retention promotion with Time Warner Cable was coming to an end. Following in the footsteps of what tens of thousands of other Time Warner Cable customers have done for the last several years – it was time to call and request another deal. Source: Stop the Cap! Time Warner Cable Customers Bait and […]

CamStudio – Free Screen Recording Software

CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs) Source: CamStudio – Free Screen Recording Software

uBlock – Home

Content. Not clutter. Your web experience has never been this fast and efficient Source: uBlock – Home

Ghostery – web content blocker

Cleaner, faster, and safer browsing Ghostery detects and blocks tracking technologies to speed up page loads, eliminate clutter, and protect your data. Source: Home – Ghostery

March 18, 2017

Sound Bytes: Your Computer User Group of the Air! 2017-03-18 Alex – Irondequoit, NY – network was compromised – called “MS tech support” Bob – Hilton, NY – CloudReady – does not do verified boot | updates? | Win7 desktop – many cookies | still using FrontPage Roger – Greece, NY – email w/ JPG […]

LibreOffice – Free Office Suite

LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most powerful Free and Open Source office suite on the market: Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector graphics and flowcharts), Base (databases), […]

Add or remove add-ins in Excel

Add-ins provide optional commands and features for Microsoft Excel. By default, add-ins are not immediately available in Excel, so you must first install and (in some cases) activate these add-ins so that you can use them. Source: Add or remove add-ins – Excel

Neverware CloudReady

Say hello to CloudReady. The desktop operating system, reimagined. Built for security, manageability, and performance. Source: Neverware

Tech Support Scams | Consumer Information

In a recent twist, scam artists are using the phone to try to break into your computer. They call, claiming to be computer techs associated with well-known companies like Microsoft. They say that they’ve detected viruses or other malware on your computer to trick you into giving them remote access or paying for software you […]

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