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Computer repair, personal computer instruction in Safety Harbor, Clearwater, Tampa, St Pete

Computer repair, personal computer instruction in Safety Harbor, Clearwater, Tampa, St Pete

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FL

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Computer repair, personal computer instruction in Safety Harbor, Clearwater, Tampa, St Pete

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English

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Episodes

3 subreddits you never knew existed

6/21/2020
If you have never visited Reddit, you are missing out on one of the biggest and most popular sites on the internet. Today we’ll talk about a few of the unknown corners of that world. What is Reddit? Basically, it’s a social media site. But this is no Facebook. One big way it’s [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:13:27

How to find your important files

6/7/2020
Today I’ll show you the absolute quickest way to get to all of your important files on your Windows computer. You might already know that you can click on the little “file folder” icon at the bottom of the screen to open Windows File Explorer. It looks like this: That opens [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:08:07

This Chrome extension will save you money

5/24/2020
If you order anything online (and don’t we all?) you definitely should be using this Chrome extension. It will save you money. I’ll tell you this up front – I don’t usually get involved with this kind of thing. In many cases – actually I would say in MOST cases – if you [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:08:24

If you prefer talking instead of typing – try Speechtexter

5/10/2020
Today we’ll learn about a free service that let’s you talk into your computer, and have those words made into a document. Since I type on my computer keyboard all the time, I’m able to type pretty quickly. I haven’t measured my typing speed lately but I do okay. Which is kind of [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:08:06

3 common computer myths

4/26/2020
Today we’re talking about three things that a lot of people believe to be true about computers, but in fact they are not true. Myth #1: Turning the computer off, then powering it up again, is a restart. FALSE I always tell people, you need to restart your computer every day or two. [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:09:47

Animated GIFs on Facebook desktop – GONE!

4/12/2020
If you do Facebook on your desktop or laptop computer, you probably see a lot of posts that have a bunch of comments that are just animated GIFs. I find nothing more annoying than that. But now I don’t see them any more! There are actually a lot of things that I find [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:12:11

How to get out of Windows 10 “S mode”

3/29/2020
If you buy a brand new computer, there’s a chance you might turn it on and find that it’s not just running Windows 10. It might be running Windows 10 in S Mode. Most people don’t want that. Here’s how to get out of S Mode. What exactly IS “S Mode” anyway? You [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:10:54

3 of my favorite YouTube channels

3/15/2020
Fun topic today! I watch a bit of Youtube each night before I drift off to sleep. I have a few channels that I subscribe to, and these are some that I think you might find entertaining as well. I’ll tell you about them below, and include one of my favorite videos from each one. [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:13:35

How to make everything on your screen bigger

3/1/2020
If you have any kind of vision challenge, or if your eyesight is just gradually getting worse over time, you aren’t the only one. One nice feature of Windows 10 – you can make everything bigger and easier to read. I grew up wearing glasses since I was 8 years old. I could [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:08:56

How to make MS Word single-space all the time

2/16/2020
It’s one of the big frustrations with MS Word – you hit the Enter key, and the next line in your document is a DOUBLE space down from the last line. There are two ways to fix this. You know what I’m talking about. You open a new blank document and start typing [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:08:33

Why isn’t Outlook search working? Here’s why

2/2/2020
Microsoft Outlook is the most popular email software in the world. But there’s one thing about it that sometimes frustrates users – the search function. Today we’ll talk about a common way to fix Outlook’s search process when it doesn’t seem to be working. You know how it’s SUPPOSED to work – you [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:08:31

Computer slowdown? Check these two things first

1/19/2020
This tip is based on what is probably the most common question I get, which is “Why is my computer running so slowly??” It is definitely frustrating when the computer lags behind. If your computer suddenly starts to run a lot more slowly than you think it should, there are a couple of things for [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:10:26

Security cameras that are easy to set up – and cheap

1/5/2020
If you think having security cameras in your home would be expensive and complicated, I have good news! I got some recently and they were really easy and affordable. When you’re not at home, it’s nice to know that everything is okay. And even when you are at home, being able to see [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:09:27

The new trick to downloading Google images

12/22/2019
It used to be easy to just search Google for an image and download that full size image to your computer. Google changed their image download process a while ago, and it’s not quite as obvious how to get those full size images saved. But you can still do it! Here’s how. Note: [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:09:08

Make sure System Restore is set up properly

12/8/2019
There are a few things about Windows 10 that don’t really make sense. When I set up a new computer, or when I do the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, I make sure these things are all configured properly. If you’re running Windows 10, one of the things you should check on is [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:09:12

Fun things you can say to Alexa

11/24/2019
There are more than 120 million “smart speakers” in US homes. In our house, we have the Google Home speaker, and here in my home office I have Alexa. But most people just ask Alexa boring stuff, like “what’s the traffic like this morning” or “is it going to rain today”. There are lots of [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:11:44

What is spearphishing?

11/10/2019
“Spearphishing” is one of those terms used by computer security people to describe a particular kind of computer attack. I think it’s a pretty interesting strategy to learn about. But to understand spearphishing, we have to back up a bit and explain a few things about the fishing/phishing analogy and how one translates [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:10:49

3 things I do when setting up a new computer

10/27/2019
When you get a new computer, you can’t just turn it on and start using it. Those days are long gone. Now, you have to navigate past Microsoft’s tricks and traps. And it’s important to do it right from the beginning – otherwise you could end up with a lot of frustration and wasted time [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:11:12

Case Study – identifying a phishing email

10/13/2019
I recently had a client forward an email to me. The email told her she had to confirm her agreement to the AOL Terms of Service, or she could no longer use her email account. She was concerned that her email would get cut off. She had nothing to worry about. The email she [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:11:20

How to free up space in your Google/Gmail account

9/29/2019
Well, it finally happened. I’m almost out of storage space on my Google/Gmail account. I actually got this Google account back when the Gmail email service was first introduced, which was in 2004. So it’s taken me 15 years to almost fill it up. Google gives you 15 gb of storage space with [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:13:59