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Make Your Windows 10 Look and Act Like Windows 7

(Well, mostly…) I still run into people who are unhappy with Windows 10. They LOVED Windows 7, hated Windows 8 (those who used it), and don’t find Windows 10 a satisfactory “step forward.” I had a client this week who fits that description. She ...Read More

This Email Is a Trap! Would YOU Have Recognized It?

Four Clues to Recognizing Dangerous and Deceptive Emails In order to protect your private information and navigate the murky waters of the Internet and email safely, you need to become an expert at recognizing deceptive and potentially dangerous emails. I got a very official-looking ...Read More

3 Keys to Keeping Your Laptop PC Running Smoothly

Ugh! Is there anything more frustrating than trying to use a sluggish laptop computer? Of course, the obvious answer is yes. Probably millions of things. But for the purposes of this article, let’s assume that there’s not. If you have a laptop (also known ...Read More

Getting Back the Things Windows 10 Removed

They all do it. The software giants create apps and functionality you come to love (or become  addicted to) and then, on down the road, they pull the rug out from under you by discontinuing them. The official phrase is, “certain functionality has been ...Read More

What the Machines Are Telling Us

It was 1980 and I was working at San Jose Hospital in San Jose, California. I had a new wife, a new baby boy, and the future was glowing with promise. Hospitals are busy places, and seconds can mean the difference between life and ...Read More

Getting Started with Windows 10

So you just upgraded to Windows 10, and things look different? Don’t panic! It’s really not all that different from Windows 7 (quite a bit different, though, from Windows 8). Despite what all the self-help gurus and “cheerleaders for change” will tell you, most ...Read More

Learn to “Talk Tech” without Being User Friendly

For an old man, I’m pretty “hep,” or “with it,” as the kids say.  (No, they don’t.) For a member of the older generation, I’m neato. I’m boss. I’m “what’s happening.” (Not even close.) It has always amused me when people think they’ve “cracked ...Read More