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Awesome Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

More Keyboard shortcuts than you can shake a stick at. Turning multiple mouse clicks into a simple press of a key or two may not seem like a lot, but if you are an avid user of keyboard shortcuts you’ve likely noticed just how helpful they can be. Although memorizing which shortcuts do which functions […]

Awesome Touchpad gestures for Windows 10

Power users! Try out these gestures on the touchpad of your Windows 10 laptop. Some of these gestures will only work with precision touchpads, so don’t fret if a move won’t work for you. Select an item: Tap on the touchpad. Scroll: Place two fingers on the touchpad and slide horizontally or vertically. Zoom in or […]

What’s the difference between memory and hard disk space?

Memory, hard disk, and RAM: I get a surprising number of questions that show a misunderstanding between these most basic of computer terms. The most common mix-up is that people believe they are the same. While they’re not, I can see how it could be easy to confuse them at a conceptual level. So, let me explain these […]

Phishing: How to Know it When You See It

Phishing is a way that internet scammers trick you into providing your personal and financial details. Phishing opens the door to identity theft, and more. I’ve received an email from “suspend@msn.net” asking for billing details and threatening the end of my MSN service. Contacting MSN resulted in referral to a support alias, but no answer. […]

10 steps to keep your account from getting hacked

These days hacking accounts seems like a common occurrence. Here are the steps you need to take to prevent losing your account – forever – to a hacker. My account has been hacked into several times. If I’m able to recover it, it just gets hacked again. Sometimes I can’t recover it, and I have to start […]

Important online security Tips

Only The Paranoid Survive is a tract on corporate fundamentals penned by Intel’s ex-Chairman Andy Grove. The words should, however, be tattooed on the back of every PC owner’s mouse hand. The internet is full of thieves and vagabonds united by one common goal – to separate you from your hard-earned cash. Here’s our guide […]

Awesome Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

  The Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts are a one-way ticket to enhanced productivity. If you are familiar with the shortcut keys, you can fully utilize it to increase your work productivity.  Windows 7 has more cool new shortcuts than you can shake a stick at. The following show some of the commonly used shortcut keys. […]

One change you should make to Windows Explorer right now to stay safer

Windows Explorer tries to help by hiding some information. Unfortunately, that opens a hole that hackers can use to fool you. The vast majority of Windows default settings boil down to a matter of personal preference. Over the years, as I’ve installed Windows over and over again on new machines, test machines, and more, I’ve slowly adapted […]