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Best Google Docs Add-Ons

Posted on January 17, 2019. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Google, Macros & Shortcuts | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek has a post on the best add-on features for use in Google Docs.

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Preventing Edge from pre-loading

Posted on December 11, 2018. Filed under: Everything, Windows 10 | Tags: , , , |

How-To Geek has a post on how to prevent Edge from pre-loading (and slowing down your boot of) Windows 10, following the Oct. 2018 update.

“In the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Edge received a performance boost that lets it pre-launch processes and preload the Start and New Tabs during Windows startup. If you don’t use Edge, though, these optimizations are wasting resource and slowing startup. With a quick Registry hack or Group Policy setting, you can disable it.”

 

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Best Android Emulators for Windows 10

Posted on December 10, 2018. Filed under: Android, Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Windows 10 | Tags: , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on the best Android emulators for use on Windows 10.

If there’s a game or app that’s not on Windows 10 but on Android, you may have to install a go-between emulation program to run it on Win 10. Many of these are freeware.

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Storage Sense for Win10

Posted on December 5, 2018. Filed under: Everything, Files, Windows 10 | Tags: , , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips has a post on Storage Sense for Windows 10.

Windows 10 comes with Storage Sense which is a bundled utility that will help you get a grip on the redundant and mostly useless number of files that can get in your way.”

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ZipScan for Android/iOS

Posted on December 4, 2018. Filed under: Android, Apple, Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , |

MakeUseOf has an app called ZipScan for Android and Apple devices (phones, tablets) to scan documents into a digital file.

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Bookmarking Google Doc files

Posted on December 4, 2018. Filed under: Everything, Files, Google, Techniques | Tags: , , |

How To Geek has a post on how to insert bookmarks into Google Doc files.

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Gimp background tweaks

Posted on November 28, 2018. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , |

MakeUseOf has a post on using the freeware Gimp image editing tool to tweak backgrounds: make them transparent, change them, remove them, etc.

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Best ISP in your area from BROADBANDNOW

Posted on November 27, 2018. Filed under: Everything, Internet Service Providers, networking | Tags: , , |

To compare your local internet service providers, check out BROADBANDNOW using your zip code.

For example: “The average download speed in Fort Smith is 34.42 Mbps. This is 28.9% faster than the average in Arkansas and 18.4% slower than the national average.”

My personal example at this time: AT&T Internet shows only 75 Mbps but AT&T Fiber shows 1,000 Mbps. Not sure how that works for me, since I was told I have fiber to my neighborhood BUT only regular phone lines from the local node to my house – supposedly, the fiber rate applies (said the salesperson when I subscribed, if you believe that, but the salesperson also thought I had fiber all the way to my house). The price, however, is listed as the same. However, the phone number is provided so I can call and check which is more applicable to my situation.

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Nate’s List for podcasting

Posted on October 30, 2018. Filed under: Everything, podcasting | Tags: , , |

Post for podcasting resources: Nate’s Big List of Writing, Marketing, and Publishing Podcasts

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Running Linux from USB

Posted on October 29, 2018. Filed under: Everything, Linux | Tags: , |

Make Use Of has a post on how to run Linux from a USB drive.

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Speeding up boot times

Posted on October 24, 2018. Filed under: Everything, Techniques, windows, Windows 10, Windows 8 | Tags: , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips has a post about how to tweak your system to speed up Windows boot times.

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Nate’s Big List of Free Courses for Authors

Posted on October 23, 2018. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

The Digital Reader has a post about Nate’s Big List of Free Courses for Authors .

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Make your avatar

Posted on October 11, 2018. Filed under: Avatars, Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on Bitmoji for cartoon versions. iOS, Android and Chrome, freeware.

Other avatar creators MakeUseOf suggests are in this post.

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Windows 10 Fall 2018 update fix

Posted on October 5, 2018. Filed under: Everything, Windows 10 | Tags: , , , , |

Big problem for many installing the Fall 2018 update on Windows 10 – it may delete your personal files!

MyITForum has a fix posted.

“There’s been much speculation about what’s causing this, and at least one culprit has been located. This particular issue is a GPO/registry value at:

Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/User Profiles/Delete user profiles older than a specified number of days on system restart 

This registry key needs to be Disabled or set to Not Configured before upgrading to Windows 10 1809.”

However, the post also recommends NOT upgrading until this bug is fixed, if you have an option.

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Backup for your 2 factor authentication

Posted on October 3, 2018. Filed under: Android, Apple, Everything, Phones, Security | Tags: , , , , , |

HowToGeek has a post on protecting yourself if you lose your U2F (two factor authentication) code on your Google/Android or Apple/iPhone accounts.

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After a Windows 10 upgrade

Posted on September 12, 2018. Filed under: Everything, Windows 10 | Tags: , |

ZDNet has a post on what needs to be done after a Windows 10 upgrade to insure privacy, security and a minimum of annoyances.

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33 Google Map tricks

Posted on August 31, 2018. Filed under: Everything |

PCMag has a post on tricks to use with Google Maps.

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OneDrive tips and tricks

Posted on August 16, 2018. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Online storage | Tags: , , , |

ZDNet has a post on using Microsoft’s OneDrive for your files and photos.

I’ve found it very useful for organized storage that is accessible from various devices.

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Training Windows 10 for voice command

Posted on August 9, 2018. Filed under: Everything, Windows 10 | Tags: , , |

TechRepublic has a post on how to train the Windows 10 voice command and dictation.

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Google Maps for road trips

Posted on August 2, 2018. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Google | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek has a post on using Google Maps for your road trip, including doing it on a desktop/laptop and then sending to your phone.

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