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    Uninstall Adobe Flash now – a clear language explanation

    If your website still relies on Adobe Flash, it's time to update the site. It was time to ditch Flash ...

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    Use Skype without an account for meetings

    Microsoft has rolled out a few useful updates lately, the best being the ability to use Skype without ...

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    Microsoft Editor grammar check extension

    It's been a while since I looked at browser extensions.  In the past, I've been frustrated by the lack ...

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    What is my IP for beginners?

    "What is my IP" is something I'm asked occasionally. When a mildly confused customer emails me with ...

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    WordPress won’t save drafts

    I just spent the past 2 hours trying to figure out why my WordPress site won't save drafts or publish. ...

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    Surface Duo now pre-ordering

    Be still my beating heart – Surface Duo is now pre-ordering.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you've ...

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    WT:Social – an alternative to Facebook?

    I’ve signed onto WT.Social  to see if it’s a viable alternative to Facebook. Like many, I’m experiencing ...

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    Tech Gifts for Women – not the usual pinkification

    I’ve been looking over tech gifts for women lists and keep having the same visceral reaction to many ...

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    Meet a grammar assassin’s phishing fail

    A customer just sent me this phishing attempt they received via email. I've blocked out what they wrote ...

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    Dear CEO scam is causing trouble

    If you own a website, chances are high you've received the Dear CEO scam email: It reads: Dear CEO, ...

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    Mouse scrolling disabled in Win 10 – last ditch fix

    I've been plagued by an irritating problem for the past 2 weeks. After a Win 10 update, the mouse scrolling ...

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    WeatherCan – Environment Canada’s weather app now available

    Environment Canada’s new app WeatherCan is a must have for Canadians. Last week  the app moved out ...

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    Still using Google+? Going, going, gone

    Are you still using Google+? Hopefully you received the note about it's pending demise.  Google is ...

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    Presto Card has an app, but don’t get too excited

    Presto (Metrolinx) has an app now! Finally. But don't get excited about it. It lacks the one main feature ...

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    Clear the clutter with Microsoft’s Sticky Notes

    NOTE: This article was originally posted Jan 7, 2019 and updated Sept 27, 2020 Oh, Sticky Notes, how ...

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    Video gaming – I figured out what I’ve been doing wrong!

    Let's get past the  obvious - there are many things I do wrong in life. I'm talking about gaming in ...

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    Quickly mute annoying autoplay videos

    The single most annoying "feature" on webpages is autoplay.  How many times have you landed on a page, ...

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    Help keep links up to date in WordPress with Broken Link checker

    I undertook the mammoth task of moving from Joomla to WordPress.  I took this opportunity to change ...

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    Must have app for designers – correct values from “colours in the wild”

    If you do any design work, you know how frustrating matching colours can be. Unless you have what I ...

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    Video email signatures – next fad in pissing off customers

    A friend spotted this and posted it on his FB feed: After my initial knee jerk reaction passed, I settled ...

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    Oh I like this! A new Edge extension for YouTube

    I was poking the Microsoft store with a stick again to see what would fall out and look what tumbled ...

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    Win 10 Creators update – how’d my old laptop do?

    I took the plunge and upgraded to the Win10 Creators edition last week.  Couple of reminders – make ...

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    Read & Write literacy extension for MS Edge – help for vision impaired & learning disabilities

    I’m always poking around the Microsoft store looking for Edge browser extensions. Until now, the offerings ...

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    MS Edge extension – turn off the lights & watch a movie

    If you enjoy watching movies & Youtube on Edge browser, this is a cool extension - Turn off the ...

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    MS Edge extension – Pinterest button at last

    Extensions are slowly (oh soooo slowly) trickling into the Microsoft Store. There are a couple worth ...

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    Finally, an Edge browser extension worth a look – flick that mouse

    Although the offerings for Edge browser extensions are sparse at the moment, there are a couple worth ...

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    Win App review – a little something to block out the gawd awful noise

    Icon for White Noise Machine Win 10 app White Noise Generator by Idea MK (Store page: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/white-noise-machine/9wzdncrdbvl4) ...

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    Oh FFS! Our itty bitty women hands can’t hold a phone now

    Just file this under ... oh so many categories to choose from I don't know where to start. I'd post ...

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    Using Win10’s Cortana for fast online searches

    There’s been a lot of chit chat lately about Microsoft Cortana’s voice activated help. What isn’t ...

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    Avast Win10 app review – still trying to find it’s purpose

    App Review   ----   ☕☕ /☕☕☕☕☕ Works on: Win desktop/ Surface / tablet / Windows phone ...

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    App Reviews – defining the good, the bad and the downright unuseable

    When I’m testing an app, a list of things run through my mind, ranging from “does it work” to ...

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    Bing search engine brings clarity to the malware fight

    Lurking around the Microsoft blogs this morning and spotted this: Microsoft is changing how they alert ...

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    Win10 app review – Fedora newsreader …. but will it ever synch?

    Fedora –  Newsreader   App Review   ----   ☕☕☕ /☕☕☕☕☕ Works on: Win desktop/ ...

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    App Review – LeadStory – fast, nimble and no frills news #app

    LeadStory News aggregate by Movil Mobile Software App Review   ----   ☕☕☕☕ /☕☕☕☕☕ ...

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    App Review – Scanning documents on the go – Vanaia ScanWritr mobile page scanner

    Vanaia™ Scanwritr App Review   ----   ☕☕☕☕ /☕☕☕☕☕ Works on: Win10 / Windows ...

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    App Review NotePlus – utilitarian #app that deserves it’s solid rating

    Note Plus by DreamMatrix (http://www.dm360.cc/) -- ☕☕☕☕ /☕☕☕☕☕ Works on: Windows phone ...

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    Google’s staggeringly ill thought out April’s Fool prank

    I’m not a fan of April Fool’s. I find the entire concept contrived and tired. Very rarely are the ...

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    No More Voicemail – the latest app to promote obnoxious net behaviour

     I’ve been reading, with a certain wry amusement, a number of sites praising the development of No ...

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    End of the line for the much loved Picasa

    Google announced February 12, 2016 that it will be killing Picasa, the much loved, user friendly photo ...

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    Arriving late to the dance – Twitter finally takes harassment seriously

    For years people have complained about the vicious level of trolling and bullying that is conducted ...

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    Truely bad social marketing idea – advertising your criminal acts

    Not sure, but I think this person may be the ballsiest hacker in the world. He/she is posting their ...

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    App review – Viber texting without your cell phone

    VIBER Connect. Freely – untether yourself from your phone | App Review   ----   ☕☕☕☕☕ ...

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    Remember when I praised Bing maps? Not so fast

    Back in July, I wrote an article about Bing maps and how improved they are. I'm going to hit rewind ...

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    Computer curiosities – where old computer parts go

    I was helping a customer clean out their "box 'o useless parts" aka computer curiosities a couple of ...

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    Bing Maps – all grown up

    Bing maps has been a utilitarian map for awhile but the new beta shows an all grown up feel to the ...

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    Word It smartphone game – The 1950’s are calling & want their stereotypes back.

    I like word games. I have a couple on my phone and spend way too much time playing them. I’m always ...

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    Microsoft’s HoloLens – lot of possibilities but ….

    Microsoft has developed their own smartlens, but upped it to a complete holograph device without the ...

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    Photo resizing for Surface – Fotor

    Windows 8.1's built in photo editing app allows the user to straighten, colour correct, fix red eye, ...

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    Finding alternative browsers for Surface RT

    Updated Oct 6, 2020 - Unfortunately, choices for Surface RT tablets are very slim. Since writing this ...