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Re-associating your default programs

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Re-associating your default programs

This past week has been an interesting one. Most of the time, I get the usual calls about virus and malware activity, but this week has been about default programs changing to other programs or not working...

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Erase and reinstall OS X using the Recovery Utility

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Erase and reinstall OS X using the Recovery Utility

After time, when your Mac has a lot of data on it and a plethora of apps, the performance can become, shall we say, awful. If this describes your Mac and you have tried apps to clean...

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Receive details for a free upgrade to Windows 10

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Receive details for a free upgrade to Windows 10

If you are curious about the new upcoming Windows 10 operating system, you can follow my article published in the Transcript Bulletin Feb. 5, 2015, to download and install Windows 10 beta version. You can also sign...

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Understanding your Mac’s Location Services

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Understanding your Mac’s Location Services

Do you know that certain apps want to know where you are located so they can tailor services and features for you? Yes, this discloses the location of your Mac and for some people that may not...

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Easily find your software product keys on your computer

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Easily find your software product keys on your computer

I wanted to share with you a free download, third party software that is designed to locate product keys stored on your system for Windows, Microsoft Office, Norton Antivirus and many other products that you may have installed....

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Set your firewall to block unauthorized incoming connections

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Set your firewall to block unauthorized incoming connections

I’ve noticed on occasion that my Mac’s firewall settings change without my knowledge. This probably occurs when certain Apple apps and programs are updated to new versions or when they are initially installed. I recommend you periodically...

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Setting up FileVault will automatically encrypt your Mac’s disk

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Setting up FileVault will automatically encrypt your Mac’s disk

Continuing from last week’s article about security, FileVault is a very effective way to secure the data on your Mac’s disk. It is easy to do, but there is a warning included that you should consider first....

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Step by step Windows 10 beta version installation

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Step by step Windows 10 beta version installation

Lots of you are asking me about installing Windows 10 beta version. Even one of my sons has been pestering me to install 10 on his computer, so last week we installed it and after he had...

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Free up space on your Windows 8.1 PC

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Free up space on your Windows 8.1 PC

Besides removing programs from your computer to free up space, you can easily check how much available space you have and how much room your Windows Store apps occupy too, with the option of uninstalling any you...

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Double-check your privacy settings

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Double-check your privacy settings

Although I have covered this topic before, it may be helpful for you to review your security settings to compliment the security information I have written about the past two weeks. Go ahead, select the Apple at...

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