Computer Tips

5 Ways to Secure Your Data and Information

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As more and more of your data is stored digitally on computers and servers all over the world, the more important it is to keep as much of that data locked down. Hackers are stealing credit card numbers and bank account numbers on a daily basis and stealing someone’s identity is about as easy as […]

How to Delete Messages on Facebook for Good

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Hmm, so you sent an inappropriate message to someone on Facebook two years ago and now it’s coming back to haunt you? Well, that’s Facebook! They will keep every last detail you ever click on or type into their website. Since the launch of messages on Facebook, you can view your chat/message history all the […]

Troubleshoot Adobe Flash Player Has Stopped Working

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Upon upgrading to the latest version of Adobe Flash Player on my windows computer, Flash Player has been crashing randomly, but more so when I use a web browser. Each time it crashes, an error prompt appears with an Adobe Flash Player has stopped working message. This is quite annoying, but it’s not too difficult to […]

Use Windows Defender Offline Tool to Fix an Infected PC

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I had a client the other day whose PC was practically dead because they clicked on one of those pop up ads while on some sketchy website. Something got downloaded and their computer was infected with malware and wouldn’t load properly. When trying to log into Windows, they kept getting some error like the one […]

What Type of Data Do Websites Collect About You

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Since the birth of the internet, website analytics and tracking software has constantly evolved and gotten more complex. Used mainly for business and marketing, most data collection software can account various details about a visitor whenever the website is visited. In today’s post, we will review some common items that many of the net’s most […]

Fix External Hard Drive Not Recognized in Windows

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One of the more helpful articles that we’ve posted is How to fix USB device not recognized in Windows. That post revolves around a very simple yet unorthodox solution for nearly any USB device that is not detected by Windows. In today’s post, we will help troubleshoot, more specifically, external hard drives. If your Windows […]

Windows Asks to Format Your USB Drive or SD Card When Connected?

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So here’s a really annoying problem: you connect a USB drive or USB SD card reader to your PC and Windows tells you it needs to format the drive in order to use it properly! The only issue is that you didn’t have this problem two days ago and everything connected just fine! So what’s the solution? […]

Setup a Second Wireless Router on Your Home Network

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We moved into our new house about a year ago and I was super excited because I had it all wired up with Cat 6 cable and Ethernet ports all over the place! Unfortunately for me, I didn’t realize that all of those connections would be coming from one location and that happened to be […]

Edit Sound in Windows Live Movie Maker

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Windows Live Movie Maker makes it easy to edit the sound track in your movie projects. While its tools aren’t very advanced, and you can only have one sound track at a time, Windows Live Movie Maker does allow you some control over the sound in your videos. You can use these sound editing tools […]

3 Ways to Unlock a Protected Excel File

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Most people protect their Excel files before sharing them—especially if the file is a form. While protecting the file keeps other people from altering the spreadsheet’s calculations, if the calculations are wrong, the other person has no way to correct them without the file creator’s password. Plus, such passwords are easily forgotten by the file’s […]