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Comment by Dee on Can You Trust ScanGuard? (September 25, 2017 06:26 AM)
Thank you so much for this information. I'm looking for AV and Malware Software for my computers and I was looking at Scanguard and looked at TotalAV...
Comment by Don on Tame Your Overflowing Inbox (September 24, 2017 11:58 AM)
I'm guessing you're talking about cell phones. I use AOL mail and my username does not appear in the upper right of my desktop mail window, with or w...
Comment by marge201 on Is This iPhone Madness? (September 24, 2017 02:29 AM)
My 6s is fine and I'll finish the monthly payments in the spring and then will hopefully have a good 2 more trouble-free/paid-in-full years more with...
Comment by Sewlady on [HACKED] A Reminder To Be Vigilant (September 23, 2017 03:12 PM)
I was quite surprised the other day when my ZoneAlarm said it found a virus in ccleaner.exe and fixed it. I thought I was in the clear since I had th...
Comment by Sam Scrutchins on Tame Your Overflowing Inbox (September 23, 2017 04:47 AM)
I would like to see a list of recent articles. There was one sent out the other day about settings on iPhones and iPads after the most recent IOS upd...
Comment by Wayne on Tame Your Overflowing Inbox (September 23, 2017 01:25 AM)
Same here, Henry....
Comment by Henry on Tame Your Overflowing Inbox (September 22, 2017 09:23 PM)
Hi, Bob, thanks as always for the good info. But one of your statements has me totally miff'd: "Outlook.Com (formerly called Hotmail, and not to be c...
Comment by Mac 'n' Cheese on Tame Your Overflowing Inbox (September 22, 2017 08:35 PM)
Kenneth, here are the steps. First, click on the label that contains the messages you want to change. Second, add the new label to all the messages, o...
Comment by John Stolte on Tame Your Overflowing Inbox (September 22, 2017 08:13 PM)
RE: Your comment "I can't imagine being tied to a single desktop for my email". Just FYI (I'm sure you know) that if you have your own domain (or yo...
Comment by Jonathan on Tame Your Overflowing Inbox (September 22, 2017 07:56 PM)
Jay: We like Thunderbird and have had no issues with it the way we use it, which is just to download the messages from our web based e-mail provider...

Personal Articles

 

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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Announcing... The Rankin File!

I've started a new website, and what better day to officially announce it than on my birthday? The Rankin File offers 'small business tech and tips' for those who run their own business. If you have a home-based business, a small business with employees, or you're even thinking about starting your own business, The Rankin File is for you! And as the name suggests, it's not just for business owners. If you're a secretary, office manager, or wannabe techie, my tips will help you score points with the boss. Read on to learn more about what you'll find in the Rankin File...

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Tourbus - The Final Bus Stop

In case you haven't heard, The Internet Tourbus is rolling up to its final stop. After 16 years of online publishing, Tourbus is one of the longest-running email newsletters. But two things have happened this year, prompting me to hit the brakes. Here's the full story...

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Who is Bob Rankin?

Every so often, people ask about my background, and how I got started with computers and the Internet. I've published bits and pieces of my bio before, but never a detailed account of my professional life. So here it is, with a few interesting personal asides...

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My Cholesterol Level is Too High!

After a routine physical, I got the news from my doctor that my cholesterol is too high. My diet is pretty healthy, and I'm not in bad shape for a 48-year-old guy. But this LDL and HDL stuff is a wakeup call for me. Clearly I need to exercise more and be aware of foods to avoid high cholesterol. So here's my 4-month plan to knock 40 or 50 points off that cholesterol number, without using any prescription drugs...

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Bonzai - It's a New Puppy!

I know I'm supposed to write about computers, the Internet and nifty gadgets, but life is more than all that electronic stuff. I'm so happy with my new puppy that I've just got to show him off...

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