Show hidden files

Show hidden files   Here’s how to display hidden files and folders.

Free Images

Free Photos? Looking for those free, high-quality images for your project? Check out Morgue Files

Save a wet phone

Save a Wet Phone A great original article from Mat Greenfield at CNET Firstly, retrieve your handset from the drink right away. A prolonged plunge will increase the risk of damage. Resist the urge to check if it still works or press any buttons, since putting pressure on the keys could shift liquid farther into […]

Windows 7 Start in Safe Mode

Start your computer in safe mode Safe mode starts Windows with a limited set of files and drivers. Startup programs don’t run in safe mode, and only the basic drivers needed to start Windows are installed. For more information, see What is safe mode?

Family Technician

Upgrade your family tech without becoming their help desk

Here is a great article from Fast Company written by Kevin Purdy: Upgrade Your Family And Coworkers’ Tech Without Becoming Their Help Desk | Fast Company http://bit.ly/vYfmYH At work, deep in a project, you try to make the moves that will create the fewest questions and hassles down the line. So why do so many […]

Securing your wireless router

Many of you probably already have it, but may not have it configured properly. If you have a wireless router at home you should password protect it. There are two types of passwords you can put on a wireless router: To secure any changes being made to the router To lock down from people using […]

How to Clear Browser Cache

Clearing your browser cache is simple and helps you perform better and keep you safer while online. Some tips from the sources: Google Chrome Deleting cache and other browser data You have full control over your browsing data. This data includes your browsing and download history, cache, cookies, passwords, and saved form data. Use the […]

Not sure why I picked a squirrel?

Better Web Browsing

Better Web Browsing A few tips when browsing the web. Useful for most browsers: GO BACK – Backspace – previous page (unless your cursor is in a text field) – instead of clicking on the back arrow FIND – Control + F is find – Enter to find next item in your search – Escape […]

Transfer Google Places

I’ve read a few things about transferring Google accounts where people said that it cannot be done. Wrong. I recently had to transfer ownership of a Google place and this is how it’s done:

Stuck in a loop

Recently as I was working on a friend’s laptop (Toshiba Satellite) and was restoring back to the factory defaults and thought I was stuck in a loop, I wasn’t. They system kept rebooting and saying, “Preparing your computer for first use”. Then it would boot into a Toshiba system customization in progress screen, this image:

Got a virus?

Here are some tools that I’ve used to help disinfect a computer: Malwarebytes used successfully SUPERAntiSypware used successfully Microsoft Security Essentials (Vista and Windows 7 only) I use this one at home and I’ve been impressed with it.

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Get rid of the É instead of question mark

Get Rid of É on Keyboard Find yourself typing away and go to hit the Question Mark and have É instead? press CTRL+SHIFT (press CTRL first and while holding press SHIFT, sometimes you have to do it twice in a row to disable.) Should be back to normal keyboard. To disable permanently read below.

Quick Snapshot of a webpage

Whether you are trying to find a website that you have visited in the past, or want a quick look for reference, you can save some time online by clicking on the small magnifying glass beside the website link. See link to video   Click on the magnifying glass Displays the web page as an […]