Windows 10: The View Menu

The View Menu – The Problem Remote Technical Support customers frequently log in to us because their File Explorer view has changed. Unfortunately, they often don’t have a clue how to fix the issue. We wind up educating them about a basic part of Windows. This feature goes all the way back to Windows 95 although there were only four […]

Run, Spot, Run

Okay, I admit it – the title of this post has nothing to do with the subject because my writing today isn’t about a dog or a dog book. Also, the picture above is our Cairn Terrier whose name is Augustus a.k.a. Gus, not Spot. So, why the title? The emphasis of today’s missive is about the word “Run.” For […]

Windows 10 21H1 – Coming Soon

Mac and Linux users, forgive me please. This posts only relates to Windows users running Windows 10! The screenshot above is from my main computer in the shop. I’m already running the latest version of Windows 10 – 21H1. I’ve had it for a few weeks since I’m a beta tester but it was just released for commercial customers a […]

Knowledge Is Power

As the computing world advances at a sometimes alarming rate, we keep expanding our avenues of helping you. We’re building our video database on YouTube; we’ve added security notices on our site; and, now, we’ve added a Knowledge Base (KB). We just set up the KB yesterday and, at the moment, there’s only one article. However, in the days to […]

It’s 2009

No, I’m not talking about a time machine that can take us back to the year 2009. I’m actually posting to tell you Windows 10 users that the latest version of the Operating System was released a few days ago. Of course, with a zillion Windows 10 computing devices out there, it may take many weeks before it’s pushed out […]

Private Vs Public

It’s very common for Remote Technical Support customers to log in because their wireless printer is not printing. While Wi-Fi printers are nice – fewer wires, etc. – keeping them on your wireless network is not always easy. There are many reasons these printers can drop off your network and leave you without the ability to print. One of these […]

It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

No, I’m not talking about Frankenstein and the monster! I’m actually talking about live tiles on the Windows 10 Start Menu. With apologies to my Mac and Linux readers, this post is strictly related to Windows 10. “What are live tiles?” I hear you ask. Great question! Live tiles are start menu tiles which change based on what they represent. […]

Cool Backgrounds

When I’m conducting a live seminar (remember the pre-coronavirus days?) or when I create a YouTube video, people often comment about the desktop backgrounds I use. For instance, the picture above is a pretty neat background of a vinyl record and the player it’s sitting on. Oh, I know some people use one of their own pictures for the desktop […]

On The Fence?

A number of people who have watched our videos on our YouTube Channel (Haven’t visited the channel yet? Click HERE.) have asked me about the strange looking grey, horizontal lines on my desktop. They’ve wondered why they only see one icon. (It’s the “god” icon, btw. You can learn all about it from the video at the end of this […]

Hidden Clipboard Abilities

Since the beginning of Windows, the Clipboard feature has been pretty boring. You copy or cut something and it goes to the Clipboard. Then, you can paste what’s on the Clipboard somewhere else. But, if you go and copy or cut something new, the former item on the Clipboard is gone. Sometimes, that’s okay. Other times, it can be frustrating. […]

Velociraptor Attack

Is my ear about to be eaten by a Velociraptor? I hope not! * Apologies to my Mac readers but this post is all about a Windows 10 feature – 3D Viewer. There’s also a 3D Builder app you can download for free from the Microsoft Store. But, before you get into the Builder, I would recommend you play around […]

I Recommend These…

People often ask me what books I recommend when it comes to computing devices. I have a number of them I really enjoy and/or find helpful for my customers. In this post, I’m sharing fourteen of them. This array covers everything from computer history to Windows 10 and both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. There is a plethora of knowledge […]

Don’t Do It

I am sometimes amazed when I read blog posts from some of the online “media giants.” This morning, I skimmed one such post. In the writing, the writer was explaining how you can upgrade your Windows 7 computer to Windows 10 for free. If you are still using Windows 7 and think this is a possibility, here’s all I have […]

Annoying Notifications

For users of Windows 10, all those notifications which appear in the lower right-hand corner of the screen can be overwhelming. Actually, sometimes they’re just downright annoying. The Windows operating system itself causes quite a few of the notifications but apps can be major culprits, as well. The good news is that you can control the notifications. Here’s how: Click […]