Articles tagged: Featured
Yes, it’ll be possible to keep using Windows 7 after it’s no longer supported. However, doing so safely will depend on you.
There are several options to extend the life of an older machine, depending on its capabilities.
Windows Disk Cleanup is a handy tool for freeing up space on your hard drive. I’ll show you how it’s done.
My annual review of which articles got the most attention and generated the most commentary in 2019.
Officially Windows 10 is no longer free, but there remains at least one unofficial scenario that may allow you to upgrade for free.
Phishing is a way scammers trick you into providing your personal and financial details. Phishing opens the door to identity theft, and more.
If you’re not around to unlock all the digital data you take such care to secure, who will be able to access it, and how?
Using different passwords on different sites is not only good practice; it’s necessary to keep your accounts safe. I’ll review why, and how best to handle a plethora of passwords.
Online shopping is ubiquitous, and yet some avoid it completely. Why are some people afraid to shop online when it’s arguably safer than offline?
Another day, another story of data loss. The frustrating thing is that it doesn’t have to happen.
A scam claims your email account has been hacked, possibly even including a password you’ve used. Don’t be fooled.
The best registry cleaner is none at all. There may be cases where you want to use one, though, and I’ll review which I’d use and how to use them safely.
Partitioning, or splitting a single physical hard drive into multiple drives, has pros and cons. I’ll look at those and make a recommendation.
Often, when people find their posts or comments removed or altered from websites they visit, they’re quick to claim their right to free speech has been violated. That’s rarely the case.
Backups are one of the ways people can protect themselves from everything from hardware failure to virus infections. So why don’t people back up?
Headlines are proclaiming that two-factor authentication has been hacked. That in no way means you shouldn’t use it. Your account is still much safer with two-factor enabled.
If you’ve lost your Facebook login password, there are a couple of ways to recover access to your account.
What do you do when you suddenly find yourself on the phone with a scammer? Step One: Be Skeptical!
With occasional security breaches at service providers and rampant email account theft, password security has never been more important. Make sure you choose and use secure passwords.
Even though most of us might never fall for it, the reason there’s so much spam is simple: spam works.
A Windows 10 Recovery Drive can be used to restore Windows backups to your machine and more. I’ll show you how to create one.
There are many reasons why you’re more likely to be directed to online and self-help resources than talk to a real person.
There are now additional protections for your data if your machine becomes infected with a form of malware known as ransomware.
Your ISP controls your internet connection, and it’s easy for them to monitor the data you send and receive. The question is, why would anyone monitor your internet?
Windows Update can get confused or stuck. I’ll review ways to fix Windows Update, including what I refer to as the “nuclear option”.
You can bank online safely, as long as you know what to look for and what steps to take.
Avoid ransomware the same way you avoid any malware. A full backup will save you not only from ransomware, but from a host of other problems as well.
Believe it or not, there’s one change you can make that can dramatically impact how well your technology works for you.
Malicious intent is a common knee-jerk reaction to technological trials and tribulations. Unfortunately, it’s usually the wrong assumption to make.
How to back up Windows 10 using its own built-in tools in eight easy steps. Four bonus steps handle Microsoft’s plans to retire one of those tools.
Searching is an art of sorts. I’ll share two common mistakes searchers make, and my two-step approach to better search results.
Casually installing one download may result in several other things being installed as well. I’ll review the steps to remove these pesky, problematic, painful, Potentially Unwanted Programs, or PUPs.
Updates to Windows seemingly can’t be trusted, and yet they’re forced on us. Something must change.
Media hype makes it seem like the bad guys are winning. They’re always in the lead – but don’t believe the hype.
My take on the latest Windows update and your options therein.
There are those who feel that technology is isolating us from the world. I couldn’t disagree more.
Confident computing: it’s what you can expect, and a reminder to me of what I’m trying to deliver.
The latest major update to Windows 10 has an issue that’s preventing wider rollout. I’ll review what it is, and what to do.