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Comment by Sr. Mary Agnes on How To Get Windows 10 Right Now (August 3, 2015 03:48 PM)
Dear Bob, Thank you so much for this great info it will make everything so much easier with this pre-knowledge, esp since I have 14 Computers to upgr...
Comment by Jon on How To Get Windows 10 Right Now (August 3, 2015 03:36 PM)
One of our computers has got the update - the video player computer lowest spec of the lot - and now it is slower starting up with 10 than 8.1. Herse...
Comment by William A. Corley on How To Get Windows 10 Right Now (August 3, 2015 03:29 PM)
I appreciate all the great info you have given us on Windows 10. But I am a Windows 7 user (on 4 PC's), and I love Win 7 and plan to keep it as long ...
Comment by Andy Jackson on How To Get Windows 10 Right Now (August 3, 2015 03:22 PM)
So do I take it that Windows 10 doesn't remove existing folders and files? Normally with a new OS any existing programs have to be copied back over. T...
Comment by BobD on How To Get Windows 10 Right Now (August 3, 2015 03:18 PM)
Thanks, Bob! Showing how to deal with the "small" glitches is invaluable. ...
Comment by carl leininger on How To Get Windows 10 Right Now (August 3, 2015 03:13 PM)
Have tried to update to 10 three times. 8.1 computer less than a month old. Update gets thru the installing Windows 10 Medial then it vanishes. No err...
Comment by PA on How To Get Windows 10 Right Now (August 3, 2015 03:00 PM)
You give it a rave review, but from what I hear, the total lack of privacy has been amplified tenfold. You may as well have Godzilla sitting on your ...
Comment by Michael Knight on How To Get Windows 10 Right Now (August 3, 2015 02:57 PM)
My copy of Windows 10 downloaded. I have tried to install it several times and get the following "We couldn't update the system partition." The inst...
Comment by doug walker on How To Get Windows 10 Right Now (August 3, 2015 02:56 PM)
I jumped right into win10 with my Dell Inspiron 64 bit and it was a BIG mistake, my windows media was gone [unable to repair or fix] [no video's of an...
Comment by Dave on How To Get Windows 10 Right Now (August 3, 2015 02:56 PM)
Thanks, Bob, for this great article! Like many others I'm waiting for my invitation to install Windows 10, watching daily my little Get Windows 10 ic...

How To Get Windows 10 Right Now

Windows 10 has arrived, and for the most part, early adopters are giving it rave reviews. The Windows 8 annoyances are gone, things just seem to work, and many with older PCs say it runs faster after upgrading. If your free upgrade has not yet arrived, read on to learn how to jump-start the process, and how it worked on my aging laptop...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on August 03, 2015 | Category: Windows-10


Something NEW is Coming Soon...

Today's issue is a bit different. I have an announcement about something new, and some tips to help you get more out of the AskBobRankin website. I think you'll really enjoy learning about both of them. Read on...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 31, 2015 | Category: Cool-Stuff


Geekly Update - 30 July 2015

Is your car vulnerable to hackers? What can you do to speed up your free Windows 10 upgrade? And can technology help you remember where you were last night? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 30, 2015 | Category: Tech-News


Stagefright: Worst Android Vulnerability Yet

Remember back in June when you snickered at your iPhone friends, because a specially crafted text message could shut down their phones? It's payback time. A similar vulnerability in Android phones can do much scarier things. Here's what you need to know, and do…

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 29, 2015 | Category: Mobile


Will YOU Pay the Netflix Tax?

This month, the City of Chicago extended its 9% “amusement tax” to include “electronically delivered amusements” such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and even pay-per-view cable TV programs. And these new taxes could be headed to your city next. Here's what you need to know...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 28, 2015 | Category: Cloud


Can Cops Poke Into Your Facebook Stuff?

Facebook just lost a court challenge that would have prevented police and other law enforcement officials from rummaging through the information that users post on their social media accounts. Is Facebook now a champion of privacy rights, or is something else going on here…?

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 27, 2015 | Category: Privacy


The Biggest Identity Theft Scam...?

Lifelock, the publicly-traded “identity-theft protection” service, is in trouble with the Federal Trade Commission again. Read on to learn why, how it might affect you, and ten free steps YOU can take to protect your identity...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 23, 2015 | Category: Finance


Is Walmart The Best Online Bank?

Everyone knows that Walmart is a discount department store, and an online retailer as well. But did you know they offer free checking accounts and other banking services? Here's the scoop on the services offered by WalMart's GoBank and other online banks…

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Posted by Bob Rankin | Category: Finance


Geekly Update - 22 Jul 2015

Can you score a six-figure payday by suing annoying telemarketers? Is there something sinister about the cancellation of a product that would have enabled anonymous web browsing? And why would anyone buy headphones that don’t play music? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 22, 2015 | Category: Tech-News


Tech to the Rescue for Insomnia

More than 70 million Americans suffer from insomnia, according to the National Institutes of Health, and over 55 million prescriptions for sleep-aid drugs are written each year. But there's an interesting technology that may do the job even better, without pills. Read on to learn about binaural sleep aids...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 21, 2015 | Category: Gadgets


Is Windows 10 WiFi Sense Nonsense?

A storm of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) swept the tech media world this month. The rumor is that Windows 10 will include a new feature called WiFi Sense which gives all of your contacts the keys to your WiFi networks. There's a kernel of truth here, but let’s separate facts from fiction…

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 20, 2015 | Category: Windows-10


Yes, The Feds Can Read Your Email (and more)

If you need some motivation to catch up on reading your email, consider this: the U.S. federal government can read any unopened email you’ve left on an email provider’s server without obtaining a search warrant. The full story is even more disturbing, but there's something you can do about it. Read on...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 17, 2015 | Category: Privacy


Dump Adobe Flash NOW?

Adobe Flash has a long history of security vulnerabilities; over a dozen have required patching in 2015 so far. Three more zero-days in Flash that were discovered and fixed recently have some in the tech industry crying, “Enough! Time to kill Flash forever!” But is it? Read on for the scoop...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 16, 2015 | Category: Security


A Big Milestone + Geekly Update

Today I'm celebrating an anniversary -- 20 years of online publishing! The Internet Tourbus first rolled out into cyberspace in July 1995, and ten years later, AskBobRankin.com was born. With thanks to awesome readers like you, I'll keep on keeping on. Today's Geekly Update is an expanded version, with twenty items that are guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 15, 2015 | Category: Personal


More Online College Courses

Massively Open Online Classes (MOOCs) is the latest buzzword for online college classes. Demand for them (both free and paid) is taking off exponentially. Students, educators, and investors are flocking to MOOCs these days. Market research firm VisionGain estimates MOOC revenues of $1.5 billion worldwide in 2015. Here are some of the latest innovations in online learning...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 14, 2015 | Category: Education




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