Posted on December 19th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Topics this week: Free word processors and dictation, smart shopping, pinpointing your location, annoying ads.
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Posted on November 7th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Topics: The Amazon Echo Dot, Internuts (a crazily lazy brass band, a girl who speaks 20 languages, Roald Dahl quotes), and how to make your web searches private.
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Posted on August 15th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Five topics: Getting Better Directions, Better Searching with Google Chrome, Fun Doggy website, Political website tells you which candidate you’re most like, What Cortana can do
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Posted on March 15th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
There were 900 unique websites in 1995, 20 million in 2000 and now there are more than 120 million. You may have noticed that they’re not all “dot com.” Common endings include “.org,” “.net,” and “.edu.” One of the newest endings is “.family.” If your name is Joe Doe, you might like a website called Doe.Family. Your email address could be email@example.com. Your wife might be firstname.lastname@example.org. Other new extensions include dot LIVE, dot SOCIAL, and dot ROCKS. To get one of these new names, you have to pay for it and register it. GoDaddy.com has some of the cheapest prices. They run around $1 to $40.
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Posted on February 29th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
After we threw Windows out the window and began using a Mac, we felt nostalgic for our test computer, a Windows all-in-one machine with a large screen. It felt real slow now compared to the Mac. Okay, time to go to work. To get to the bottom of things, we brought up “Task Manager.” You can do it too. Right-click the taskbar at the bottom of your screen, or press the “Ctrl-alt-delete” keys all together and choose Task Manager. If, like our computer, your computer’s CPU (the brain chip) is running at 99 percent capacity, that’s a problem. At first, we thought the culprit was Google Chrome. When we switched to Microsoft Edge, the replacement browser for Internet Explorer, the […]
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Posted on February 22nd, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Your Web browser is not your operating system! Nor is it your search engine. There’s a surprising amount of confusion, and it leads to anxiety. In fact, there’s plenty of time to panic.
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Posted on January 11th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Most of the web is invisible to Google, according to an article in Popular Science magazine. The so-called “Deep Web” is hidden behind password-protected sites, or sites you have to pay to enter, or sites that require special software to view. By some estimates, it’s 500 times larger than the Web we see.
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Posted on January 9th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We bookmark favorite web pages all the time, so our list can get cluttered. Here’s how Joy keeps her favorite sites front and center. It’s a free service called “Homepage Ninja.” Everything you bookmark goes on your own special website page.
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Posted on December 20th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We always assumed that when you use Firefox’s “Private Browsing” feature, no one could track you. Not so, until now.
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Posted on October 10th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Chrome users no longer have to worry about so-called “Flash ads” playing automatically, ever since Chrome killed Flash. But what about other videos that start up out of the blue?
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