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Comment by Carroll on Send a Free Fax From Your Computer (July 3, 2022 06:29 PM)
While I agree in general with Bill as Bob pointed out there there are certain entities that will not accept an email with attachment. Case in point, ...
Comment by Bill on Send a Free Fax From Your Computer (July 2, 2022 12:03 AM)
As a telecom tech(now retired) I would have to install pots converters for fax machines when switching businesses over to voip. When I asked why they ...
Comment by Hill on Send a Free Fax From Your Computer (July 1, 2022 06:24 PM)
You can buy a usb fax modem to connect a phone line to your pc....
Comment by Glen Fotre on Send a Free Fax From Your Computer (July 1, 2022 06:17 PM)
I've been using MyFax www.myfax.com for years and it works great! Not free, but very inexpensive....
Comment by Ernest N. Wilcox Jr. on Send a Free Fax From Your Computer (July 1, 2022 05:37 PM)
I have had a few occasions where I needed to send a fax. Windows Print to PDF allowed me to create a PDF document which met the need, and with the Fax...
Comment by Karl on Send a Free Fax From Your Computer (July 1, 2022 05:14 PM)
Small error: 'with' instead of 'will'. A bit of Googling with reveal that there are plenty of free and low-cost fax programs with different features t...
Comment by Stephen on Backup For Gmail and Other Webmail Accounts (July 1, 2022 08:14 AM)
I have been using Thunderbird in which I added the 30 or so email accounts that I accumulated over the years. A few are Yahoo email accounts, others a...
Comment by Jim Maunder on Speed Tips for Your Laptop (July 1, 2022 12:39 AM)
Be aware that some laptops have the SSD soldered onto the motherboard and can't be replaced. Check the interne for your make and model first - Google ...
Comment by Michael Parks on Geekly Update - 29 June 2022 (June 30, 2022 07:57 PM)
Most of us try to be sane and responsible. Yet we often have differing views of the same information we are bombarded with daily. Everyone has to dec...
Comment by Dean Clovis on Geekly Update - 29 June 2022 (June 30, 2022 04:45 AM)
Maybe some campaign emails contain more lies and mis-information that are being recognized by Google's anti-spam algorithm? If so they have a great pr...

Send a Free Fax From Your Computer

Old-school fax machines are the dinosaurs of the communications world, but sending a fax from your computer is a convenient, money-saving way to communicate with people who insist on paper documents. There are several ways to send a free fax right from your computer, even if you don't have a fax machine. Here's how you can start faxing from your PC, Mac or mobile device...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on July 01, 2022 | Category: Fax


Geekly Update - 29 June 2022

Are Internet Service Providers ganging up with cybercriminals to spread malware? Will politicians be exempted from Gmail's spam filtering algorithm? Is NASA launching microwave ovens into space? And did you hear about the dyslexic insomniac agnostic who stayed up all night wondering if there really is a dog? Get answers in today's Geekly Update... it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on June 29, 2022 | Category: Tech-News


Backup For Gmail and Other Webmail Accounts

An AskBob reader says: “I've been using Gmail for over a year, and it works great. But I'm a little nervous that there's no obvious way to backup my contacts and email messages, just in case. Is there a solution you can recommend?” Yes, read on to learn how to back up your Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook.com email data.

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Posted by Bob Rankin on June 28, 2022 | Category: Email


Can You UN-erase a File or Folder?

A reader asks: “I accidentally deleted two folders that contained some very important files. I tried one of those free undelete programs, but it didn't find my files. Can you recommend a more powerful recovery tool? I'm willing to spend a few bucks if it really works.” Yes, I do have a recommendation. Read on to learn about this data recovery power tool...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on June 27, 2022 | Category: Software


Free Home Phone Service With Ooma?

Have you seen those TV commercials for an odd-sounding gadget called Ooma that promises to replace your landline, virtually eliminate your phone bill, and give you crystal clear voice quality? Read on to see if this home phone device lives up to the hype...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on June 24, 2022 | Category: Telephony


[SPEED] How Fast Is Satellite Internet?

If you live in a rural or remote area, your Internet access options are limited. DSL, fiber and cable internet service are not available in many thinly-populated areas. Forget about 5G and even 4G cellular access. For many rural residents, Internet access boils down to a choice between miserably slow dial-up and satellite Internet access. Read on to learn about the pros and cons of satellite internet service...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on June 23, 2022 | Category: Networking


Geekly Update - 22 June 2022

Can your old smartphone tell if you are likely to develop Alzheimer's? Has a Google artificial intelligence project achieved sentience and human emotions? And have we finally "kist" cancer goodbye? Get answers in today's Geekly Update... it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on June 22, 2022 | Category: Tech-News


Who is The Most Dangerous Person on the Web?

Security software vendor McAfee publishes a list of the 'most dangerous celebrities.' It has nothing to do with how many times they've been in rehab, or how 'bad' their screen persona may be. It's their popularity that induces cyber-criminals to create malicious websites. Here's what you need to know before you head off to your favorite search tool...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on June 20, 2022 | Category: Security


What Happens to Your Data When You Die?

Benjamin Franklin famously said that nothing is certain except death and taxes. Sooner or later, we'll all kick the bucket, cash in our chips, or shed the mortal coil. Sure, you may have a will, but what happens to your digital assets – your data and online accounts? That's where digital estate planning comes into play. Think of it as having a backup plan to give those left behind, so they can access your data. Here’s what you need to know…

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Posted by Bob Rankin on June 17, 2022 | Category: Reference


[TIPS] How to Buy a Computer Monitor

A computer monitor (also called a screen or display) is often kept for many years, even longer than the computer to which it was originally connected. So when it’s finally time to replace your monitor, you may find that that new rules apply to its purchase that were unheard of when you bought it. Here are some of those new rules, without getting too geeky or extravagant...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on June 09, 2022 | Category: Video


Geekly Update - 08 June 2022

Is that handy app on your phone watching and tracking your every move? Can you sell your digital soul for cash, or at least a gift card? Is there an app to help locate the best local gasoline price? And is there really Nothing to see here? Get answers in today's Geekly Update... it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on June 08, 2022 | Category: Tech-News


Can You Get a Virus from a QR Code?

You know a technology is catching on when malware creeps start using it to snare unwary users. QR codes, those little squares of black and white patterns that you see in various places are typically benign shortcuts for mobile users, but they can carry a nasty (and expensive) payload. Read on for the scoop...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on June 06, 2022 | Category: Security


Speed Tips for Your Laptop

An AskBob reader wonders: “How can I speed up my laptop? It's so much slower than my desktop for most tasks, and it bogs down when I try to open more than one program. Should I replace the hard drive, add more memory, or take some other actions?” Check out my advice on how to improve the performance of your trusty laptop. Most of these tips will help if you have a desktop, too! Read on...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on June 03, 2022 | Category: Laptops


Avoid These ISP Money Grabs

The U.S. broadband market is dominated by just a handful of companies that provide high-speed Internet, TV and phone service. And most of their customers pay far more than they should for those services. Here’s why, and how to avoid money grabs from your phone company or cable operator...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on June 01, 2022 | Category: Shopping


Yes, You Can Get Free Satellite TV

An AskBob reader asks: “Can I really get satellite TV for free? I've heard about free satellite TV channels one can receive with a free-to-air satellite receiver and dish. Is this true? If so, what satellite channels can I get, what equipment do I need, and is it legal?” The short answer is YES, you can. Read on to learn about free satellite TV options...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on May 31, 2022 | Category: Television




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