Articles in Category: Recommendations

Revo Uninstaller – Uninstall Things That Won’t

Revo Uninstaller is a useful utility to remove things from your computer that won’t otherwise uninstall or uninstall completely.

Cryptomator: Encryption for Your Cloud Storage

Cryptomator is a powerful tool to protect the data you store in the cloud.

The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a fascinating collection of site archives, snapshots, and other data recording the internet’s growth and history.

How Do I Find Good Local Computer Help?

Good help is hard to find. That’s just as true when it comes to finding good local computer service and support as it is anywhere else.

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How Do I Tell If a Source is Reputable?

We are often advised to trust only “reputable” sites. How do you tell if a site or service has a good reputation?

Shop Online Safely: My Choice for the Best Free Virtual Credit Card

Virtual credit cards are a great tool to help protect yourself when shopping online. After using a service for well over a year, I have a recommendation.

Recuva: a Free, Easy Undelete and File Recovery Tool

Even with the Recycle Bin to protect you, it’s not uncommon to need to recover files that have been “permanently” deleted. Recuva gives you a chance.

CCleaner, a Windows Cleaning Tool

CCleaner is a highly-regarded tool for cleaning files, history, cookies, and much more from your computer. It’s particularly helpful in Windows 10.

Ninite – Install Popular Free Applications Quickly, Easily, and Securely

Ninite is a bulk installation and update utility that quickly, easily, and safely manages downloads and installations of many popular free software packages.

More online technical support

I don’t have all the answers; I don’t even have time for all the questions! Here are some additional resources to get your questions answered.

Dropbox: Share files Across Machines, with Friends, and Publicly, for Free

Dropbox is a utility that allows you to instantly share files between machines, and even with other users elsewhere on the internet. Up to 2GB is free.

Web Of Trust – Website Trust Ratings from Other Internet Users

Web of Trust is a “crowdsourced” collection of website ratings that can help you decide if a site is trustworthy or not.

DBAN – Darik’s Boot And Nuke

When you are about to dispose of a computer or hard disk it’s critical that you erase your data. DBAN does it, simply and securely.

Webopedia – Internet and Technology dictionary and search engine

The internet is full of seemingly bizarre terms and acronyms. Webopedia is great resource when trying to understand just what they mean.

Google

As much as we use it daily, Google and searching in general, remains a massively under utilized tool and skill.

Microsoft Support

Sometimes the best resource for information about Microsoft products is, in fact, Microsoft’s own support site.

What are some good tech newsletters?

There is a LOT of information on the internet, particularly for tech. Here are some newsletters and other on-line periodicals that I find worthwhile.