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Comment by MmeMoxie on Have You Tried the VLC Media Player? (August 18, 2019 10:26 AM)
Tried it, did not like it, period, end of quote. I found that it was not that flexible or easy to use. As one other posted, the Help is useless, since...
Comment by Reggie on Free Bank Accounts at Walmart? (August 18, 2019 02:51 AM)
What a shame that in (one of) the most affluent nation on earth, so many Americans are financially illiterate. Kids in schools today learn about drag...
Comment by Marsha P. on Beyond Google: The Other Search Engines (August 18, 2019 01:58 AM)
Remember when Google (Alphabet) used the slogan "Do no evil"? And then it disappeared. Why? Because the public started realizing how absolutely vil...
Comment by Ryan James on [SPEED TIP] Are Autoruns Slowing Down Your PC? (August 17, 2019 02:16 PM)
This was a great aid and the fact that it helps you decide on what to turn off or delete is great! Thanks Bob...
Comment by barry on Can This App Get Your Traffic Ticket Dismissed? (August 17, 2019 07:03 AM)
Fred Roller I think your full of you know what , police every where have always had quotas. next you are all partners with the state , the city , the ...
Comment by Phil on Try These Free Online Photography Classes (August 16, 2019 10:31 PM)
Bob, You just barely touched the subject of free photography courses. My two favorites are: https://www.cambridgeincolour.com/ https://www.creativeli...
Comment by Fred on [SPEED TIP] Are Autoruns Slowing Down Your PC? (August 16, 2019 08:42 PM)
An alternative is O&O ShutUp10. This is for windows 10 and there are other versions for other windows versions. It's free last time I checked and rea...
Comment by Robert Marshall on [SPEED TIP] Are Autoruns Slowing Down Your PC? (August 16, 2019 07:47 PM)
I am a less-than-tech desktop Windows 10 user, I always read your articles Bob, just to get some idea of what is going on under the bonnet(UK) - hood ...
Comment by Dr. Sheldon Cooper on [SPEED TIP] Are Autoruns Slowing Down Your PC? (August 16, 2019 07:37 PM)
Advanced System Care has similar functionality in it's Startup Manager component....
Comment by John S on [SPEED TIP] Are Autoruns Slowing Down Your PC? (August 16, 2019 07:32 PM)
A good article, as usual, and autoruns is a good tool. The problem is that what is really needed is a tool that can identify what automatically-loaded...

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Is Cloud Storage Secure and Private?

Are you using cloud services like file storage, online backup, webmail and document sharing? Most people don't know much about the safety and security of cloud computing. The parade of high-profile data breaches in the past year has some people worried about the security of cloud services. Are your files and sensitive data safe and secure in the cloud, or are they vulnerable to hackers, snoopers and other threats? Here's the scoop on cloud storage security...

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What Can You Do With OneDrive?

Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service now comes installed by default with Windows 10. That OneDrive folder is on your File Explorer tree and there is no getting rid of it, even if you deactivate the OneDrive app. Microsoft wants OneDrive to be always part of your Windows experience. So let’s see what OneDrive can do, and why MS is pushing it so hard...

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[CLOUD] Stashing Stuff Online?

Cloud storage has come a long way since 1983, when CompuServe offered its members 128 kilobytes of disk space to store any files they wished. Now it's common for cloud providers to offer multiple GIGAbytes of online storage for free. Let's take a look at the best places to store your files online...

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[UPDATE] Free Cloud Storage Services

When I first wrote about “free cloud storage services” way back in January, 2014, there were a lot from which to choose. But as the industry has consolidated and people have become more dependent upon cloud storage, the number of cloud storage providers offering free space has shrunk. Read on to learn who still offers free cloud storage for your files...

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[SIGH] The Phish That Wasn’t

Cybercrooks thrive on FUD - Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. When a massive breach of a retailer’s customer database occurs, crooks swoop in to con panicked consumers. Every tax season, when people are tearing their hair out, con artists impersonate the IRS. And when Microsoft reneges on a promise and its customers rebel, phish start flying. Huh, what? Read on for the details; all will be revealed...

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[POOF] What if Google Disappeared?

A recent tech kerfluffle involving a home-automation service first got me irritated because the media, again, inaccurately spun a story to create FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt). Then I got thinking, “What if this happened to something that matters, like Google?” Let's explore that thought...

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Cloud Storage: Secure and Private?

Are you using cloud services like file storage, online backup, webmail and document sharing? Most people don't know much about the safety and security of cloud computing. Are your files and sensitive data safe and secure in the cloud, or are they vulnerable to hackers and other threats? Here's the scoop on cloud storage security...

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Stashing Your Stuff Online?

The cloud storage market has come a long way since 1983, when CompuServe offered its members 128 kilobytes of disk space to store any files they wished. Now it's common for cloud providers to offer multiple GIGAbytes for free. Let's take a look at the best places to store your files online...

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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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Juggling Free Cloud Storage Services?

I’ve written about how you can amass over a Terabyte of permanently free cloud storage space by signing up for multiple cloud storage services. The only problem is that you end up with multiple sign-ins, multiple places to search for files, and hassles in moving files from one cloud service to another. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Check out these tools that make your cloud storage look like files and folders on your local hard drive...

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Cloud Storage: Is it Secure?

Are you using cloud-based services like online backup, webmail and document sharing? Most people don't know much about the safety and security of cloud computing. Are your files and sensitive data safe and secure in the cloud, or are they vulnerable to hackers and other threats? Here's the scoop on cloud storage security...

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Hive: Free Unlimited Cloud Storage?

I get suspicious when a website offers me “free unlimited” anything. So when I saw Hive's offer for free and unlimited cloud storage, I was both hopeful and skeptical. Read on to learn what I discovered about Hive...

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7 Cool Things You Can Do With Dropbox

You can do more than just drag-and-drop files to Dropbox, and you don’t have to jump through a lot of hoops to do so. Here are seven of the coolest things you can do with Dropbox…

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Save Money With Hybrid Cellular Phone Service

How does this sound to you, savvy mobile communications customer? A mobile smartphone that does talk, text, and web over WiFi for only $5/month? Or unlimited talk & text even without WiFi for $10 a month? Or talk, text and data for $25/month? Read on to learn how it's possible...

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Eight Free Cloud Services You Should Know About

Cloud computing is a simple, versatile concept. Just turn over your data and software needs to the experts up there in “the cloud” of the Internet. Let them worry about storing your data, keeping it secure, organizing it, and maintaining software that lets you manage it. Check out these different types of cloud services that offer convenience, productivity, security and even entertainment...

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Is Cloud Storage Secure?

Are you using cloud-based services like online backup, webmail and document sharing? Most people don't know much about the safety and security of cloud computing. Are your files and sensitive data safe and secure in the cloud, or are they vulnerable to hackers and other threats? Here's the scoop on cloud storage security...

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Backup and Sync with SkyDrive

The latest version of Microsoft SkyDrive gives other cloud storage services a run for their money. SkyDrive offers the most free storage space of any major service, and has some compelling features. Here's what you need to know to get started with SkyDrive...

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Seven Free Cloud Services You Should Try

Cloud computing is a simple, versatile concept. Just turn over your data and software needs to the experts up there in “the cloud” of the Internet. Let them worry about storing your data, keeping it secure, organizing it, and maintaining software that lets you manage it. Check out these seven different types of cloud services...

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