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Comment by Stuart Berg on Android Tip: Block Calls and Texts (August 23, 2017 03:40 AM)
For those that use Avast anti-virus on their Android phone, open Avast and then go to Settings (3 horizontal lines) - "Call Blocker" where you can tur...
Comment by Jim on Computers in the Classroom: Good or Bad? (August 23, 2017 01:53 AM)
Our school district has given all students a Chromebook. When we had to be gone most of a week my daughter was able to get and complete her high scho...
Comment by john silberman on Android Tip: Block Calls and Texts (August 22, 2017 11:50 PM)
"For newer phones running Android Marshmallow (v6.0) or Nougat (v7.0), open the Phone app, go to your recent calls list, find the number you want to b...
Comment by Dena on Android Tip: Block Calls and Texts (August 22, 2017 11:39 PM)
Have been using Mr. Number for a few years and find it useful but after your article I may give TrueCaller a try. Thanks for all your help....
Comment by Bob on Prepaid Wireless Phones: A Good Deal? (August 22, 2017 10:19 PM)
This is a Canadian comment. About 10 years ago I bought a "President's Choice or PC MOBILE" (Loblaws Grocery Chain) Samsung flip-phone. The prepaid ...
Comment by Rob on Android Tip: Block Calls and Texts (August 22, 2017 10:14 PM)
I've used TrueCaller for some time now and Love it it tells me right away if I should answer or not. FREE AND SIMPLE. ...
Comment by Rey on Android Tip: Block Calls and Texts (August 22, 2017 08:43 PM)
The method that I use is not to answer the phone if I don't recognize the number. I already have contacts so people I know, their name will come up. ...
Comment by Blarney on Android Tip: Block Calls and Texts (August 22, 2017 06:50 PM)
I have been using Mr. Number for about 8 months and it seems to work really well and is free also. My other family members have been using it for arou...
Comment by Bruce Deeter on Android Tip: Block Calls and Texts (August 22, 2017 06:29 PM)
I also use Hiya, it works well for me. Available on both Android and iPhone https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.webascender.callerid&hl...
Comment by Lester Helmus on Computers in the Classroom: Good or Bad? (August 22, 2017 06:11 PM)
I hope to get obese kids learning how to use a spreadsheet and losing weight while using my diet plan at www.thecyberdiet.com . Lester...

Vista Articles

 

Cannot Connect to Wireless Router

I ran into a very odd problem with a public WiFi hotspot recently. I learned from it something I didn't know about Windows Vista and Windows 7: their default configuration settings don't work with older wireless networking equipment. Fortunately, there is a fix. Here are the symptoms I encountered and the solutions I found...

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Recovery Disc for Windows Vista or Windows 7

When you buy a new PC these days, it is rare to receive a bundled CD-ROM or DVD disc containing the Recovery Disc software that you can use to try to repair or reinstall your operating system in the event of a catastrophe. Here's how to create a Recovery disk that you can use when your computer won't boot up normally from the hard drive...

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Repair Vista or Windows 7

A hard drive glitch, virus, or other data catastrophe can delete or damage critical system files in any operating system. Windows Vista and Windows 7 offer new repair procedures not found in earlier versions of Windows. Here are a couple ways to attempt repairs of Vista and Windows 7 installations without having to reformat and reinstall Windows from scratch...

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Upgrading to Windows 7

Will I be able to upgrade my XP system to Windows 7? I'm hoping I don't have to upgrade to Vista in
order to install Windows 7. What's the scoop?

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Windows 7 is Coming

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Make Vista Look Like XP

I just got Windows Vista, after using XP for many years. Frankly, I'm not crazy about the Vista look and feel... are there some tweaks I can use to make Vista look more like XP?

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Vista ReadyBoost

What exactly does ReadyBoost do? Is it the same as adding RAM, or is it more like a disk cache? I've read varying reports as to whether or not it really boosts performance on Vista or Windows 7. What do you know about ReadyBoost?

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Disable Vista UAC

I'm getting popups on Vista saying Windows needs your permission to continue. Is this spyware or something I need to deal with? If it's part of Vista, can I turn this annoying 'feature' off?

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Vista SP1 - Do You Need It?

I've heard that Microsoft just released Vista SP1, a package of updates that will make Vista run faster. Should I install it? If so, how do I get Vista SP1?

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Vista to XP Downgrade

Windows Vista was launched with much fanfare and was touted as the operating system for a new generation with a slick graphical interface and many new features. But the reaction to Vista has been mostly lukewarm, and many customers are looking for a way to downgrade from Vista to Windows XP.

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Upgrade to Vista?

I'm confused about upgrading to Windows Vista. There are so many options, prices, and new features. Which ones are really important, and is Vista ready for prime time?

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