Articles in Category: Recommendations
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.
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.
Revo Uninstaller – Uninstall Things That Won’t
Revo Uninstaller is a useful utility to remove things from your computer that won’t otherwise uninstall.
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.
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.