Monthly Archives: September 2013

Making Free Phone Calls with Google Hangouts

I had just called a company and was put on an extended hold, so rather than wait the 30 or 40 minutes and waste my phone minutes, I decided to see what was new for making computer phone calls. I … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Activation Keys

I’ve noticed a problem with Windows Activation Codes on one of my laptops and wonder how pervasive the problem is. The problem is this. If I look on the back of my laptop it has a sticker which says that … Continue reading

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Importing Contacts into Gmail

What ought to be a fairly easy process has taken a over an hour to find out the solution. The problem I was having was that most of the information that I had in my CSV file was going to … Continue reading

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Top Ten Basic Photo Tips for Blogs and Power Point

These days, even inexpensive cameras can take great pictures, but I frequently see pictures on a blog or power point which could really use some help. Here are my top ten tips to taking the best picture possible and then … Continue reading

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Monitor Wall Mount

If your desk is looking for a few precious more square inches, I’ve found one way to do that inexpensively. I bought a wall mount kit from Amazon for $12.99. I just installed this wall mount for my 22″ monitor with … Continue reading

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Windows Defender Offline

The first thing I do when checking out a friends computer is to run a virus scan on it. To do that I run Windows Defender Offline. You download the software to a CD and then boot from the CD. … Continue reading

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Router Recommendation

Buffalo Tech DD-WRT routers – has DDWRT installed on the router. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Inexpensive Routers – recommended by Tekthing -#6 TP-LINK TL-WR841N Wireless N300 – only $20– 2.4 ghz TP-LINK TL-WR940N Wireless N300 – $25 (restarted once a week) 2.4 ghz ASUS … Continue reading

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