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Comment by Richard on Here's How to Partition Your Hard Drive (January 23, 2020 09:39 AM)
There are other advantages to multiple partitions. If you use Linux separating home and other data makes it easier to update/upgrade without losing y...
Comment by TN on No Bars, No Signal? Try a Cellular Signal Booster (January 23, 2020 04:26 AM)
We have a remote cabin in Northern California that is at the edge of a cell node. We can get signal outside intermittently with our $10 Huawaei Tracfo...
Comment by NB on Here's How to Partition Your Hard Drive (January 22, 2020 11:48 PM)
EaseUS has always worked perfectly for me. FWIW, I run 3 partitions on my laptop, which has a 2 TB SSD... C: for operating system and programs (aka a...
Comment by hifi5000 on Here's How to Partition Your Hard Drive (January 22, 2020 09:12 PM)
I have used GParted to do partitioning work on any hard drive I own.It is reliable and the instructions are easy to follow.I use it most when I have t...
Comment by MartinW on Here's How to Partition Your Hard Drive (January 22, 2020 09:00 PM)
I have two laptops running only Linux mint. Two others are dual boot with Windows 10 (latest version) and Linux Mint. I used GParted and it worked per...
Comment by John Tyler on Partition Your Hard Drive? (my advice...) (January 22, 2020 07:13 PM)
You didn't answer the question on how to partition a hard drive just your reasons not to. EDITOR'S NOTE: The answer was in today's article: https:/...
Comment by Louise Smith on Partition Your Hard Drive? (my advice...) (January 22, 2020 07:04 PM)
I admit to being a geezer. And one who likes to try new things. I have always and will always partitioned my drive into a C:\ OS and programs and...
Comment by Ken H on Here's How to Partition Your Hard Drive (January 22, 2020 07:01 PM)
"A long time ago, in a digital galaxy far, far away" I was always looking for new ways to "help" my computer perform "better" the way I wanted it to. ...
Comment by Cho on Here's How to Partition Your Hard Drive (January 22, 2020 06:26 PM)
Louise, Mike and others (from original article) are still CORRECT. I.E. O/s, (registery), Programs on "C" ..... DATA on SEPARATE partition (or drive...
Comment by Renaud Olgiati on Here's How to Partition Your Hard Drive (January 22, 2020 06:22 PM)
As a long-time Linux user, HD partitioning is routine for me; mainly because it allows having separate partitions for the data and for the system, whi...
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Here's How to Partition Your Hard Drive

Partitioning your hard drive is like putting up digital fences, splitting your hard drive into distinct sections, each for a specific purpose. A parition manager allows you to install multiple operating systems, or just keep different types of data in their own little containers. Here's the scoop on partition managers, and my advice on when you should (and should not) partition a hard drive. Read on...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on January 22, 2020 | Category: Hard-Drives


Try This Solution for Weak Wifi Signals

Wireless networking is now common for home and office networks, but there are some circumstances in which WiFi is not enough. You may have 'dead zones' in your home or building where wireless signals are either very weak or cannot penetrate at all. In such cases, a technology called Powerline Ethernet can solve the problem. Read on to learn all about it...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on January 21, 2020 | Category: Networking


No Bars, No Signal? Try a Cellular Signal Booster

Sometimes your mobile phone can't pick up a good signal inside your home, a building, on the road, or in remote areas. In some cases, a cell phone signal booster might help. Here's the scoop on which ones work and which to avoid...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on January 20, 2020 | Category: Mobile


Need to Speed Up Your Internet Connection?

Looking for ways to speed up your Internet? A slow, crawling Internet connection is a source of great frustration. Sometimes the slowdown is beyond your control; the Internet is subject to traffic jams just like any other highway. But there are some things you can do to maximize whatever speed you are able to get. Here's a bucket of tips and tools that can help you go faster on the information highway...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on January 17, 2020 | Category: Networking


Don't Fall for the CatPhishing Scam

Many years ago, Ambrose Bierce wrote: 'I have known men to fall in love by light so dim they would not choose a suit by it.' Today, the light is not only dim but deceptive. Lonely people of all persuasions are at increasing risk of being preyed upon by phony romantic partners who not only aren’t what they seem to be, but may not exist at all! Read on to learn about catphishing...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on January 16, 2020 | Category: Security


Geekly Update - 15 January 2020

Will your robotic vacuum cleaner grow arms and do the dishes? Do you need a reverse microwave in your kitchen? How can you dispose of obsolete tech gadgets in a non-toxic manner, and make a few bucks as well? And do you need to update your Windows 10 computer... yesterday? (Hint: YES) 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 January 15, 2020 | Category: Tech-News


Here's Why Phishing is Getting Worse

Webroot, a computer security company, conducted a phishing survey last August, and asked 4000 office professionals about their email habits. The results may be surprising, but they shed light on why phishing attacks are increasing, both in the home and in the workplace, and how to protect yourself from this threat. Read on for the scoop on phishing...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on January 14, 2020 | Category: Security


Yes, You Can Still Get Windows 10 For Free

January 14 2020 is the 'end of support' date for Windows 7. The last 'official' day to get a free upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 was July 29, 2016. Many of us chose to let that opportunity pass, for a variety of reasons. Maybe you saw no need to upgrade, maybe it was reports of bugs in the new OS, or perhaps you just got busy and missed the deadline. Or did you? Now, over three years later, there is still a path to upgrade your Windows 7 computer to Windows 10 for free. I tried it, and successfully upgraded a Windows 7 computer. Here's the scoop...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on January 13, 2020 | Category: Windows-10


Try These Free Online Research Tools

The World Wide Web is at once a gold mine and a cesspool, so how can you find answers to your questions, and the helpful, authoritative information you need? Check out my list of the best free online reference and research tools...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on January 10, 2020 | Category: Search-Engines


Geekly Update - 09 January 2020

Is your internet router keeping track of every breath you take? Have you fallen for any of these devious tricks while shopping online? And will a robot vacuum with a four-figure price tag clean up after your robo-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 January 09, 2020 | Category: Tech-News


Can You Get a Virus Just By Opening an Email?

Is it possible to get a computer virus by simply opening an email? It's true that email has been and remains one of the most popular attack vectors. Hackers, spammers, phishers and scammers are all knocking on the door of your inbox. But how easily can they slip in, and wreak havoc on your computer? Let's find out...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on January 08, 2020 | Category: Email


The Worst Place to Buy a Smartphone?

A 72 year-old man went to a Verizon store with a friend to buy a new phone. Shortly after they entered, the place was invaded by three armed men who shot out the glass front door. 'I felt helpless,' the man said, despite having the presence of mind to shield his friend and dial 911. The suspects were quickly captured. And then the real robbery began...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on January 07, 2020 | Category: Gadgets


Can My Employer See What I Do Online?

If you're like most people, you do a bit of personal web browsing at work. Maybe you check your email, pop into Facebook, or do a little online shopping at lunch time. But have you ever wondered... can your employer see what websites you visit? Here's what you need to know about employee internet monitoring...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on January 06, 2020 | Category: Privacy


Software Piracy: Is it Really a Crime?

A reader asks: I know some of my friends are using commercial software without paying for it. They say it's no big deal to get pirated versions of games from 'warez' sites, and that I'm a fool to pay for Windows or Microsoft Office, when I can download them for free. Software piracy seems like one of those 'victimless crimes', so why is it illegal? Read on for my analysis...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on January 03, 2020 | Category: Software


Geekly Update - 02 January 2020

Are scientists working in secret underground labs to create genetically modified babies? Is your smart tv spying on you and selling your viewing data to third parties? How much money can you save by NOT buying the latest and greatest tech gadgets? And will AI make mammograms more accurate in 2020? 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 January 02, 2020 | Category: Tech-News




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