If you try to install a program [that you are sure is safe] you may be presented with a message that it is from an unidentified developer and you will not be allowed to proceed. You need to navigate to Applications > System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General > [Click the lock to make changes] […]
This is why you should not post too much information on social media. If this were a bad guy, he could use some of this information to his advantage for social engineering, guessing passwords, etc.
We had a knock at the door last Sunday [11/10/2013] and it was a US Post Office delivery person with an Amazon delivery. I was shocked because I did not expect an Amazon delivery on a Sunday, especially from the US Post Office. I like the idea of Sunday deliveries so I can get my […]
I used Remote Desktop and need to be able to put my computer in sleep mode when done. I do not want to power it off because I may need to wake it for something else. I know I can remotely power on, but I have not messed with that… Here’s the command for sleep […]
I am so sick of cell phones with modified versions of Android (that means you HTC and Samsung)! That is why I have been looking so forward to the Nexus 5. I was going to get the Nexus 4, but the lack of LTE was a deal breaker. Well, the wait is over because the […]
I found the need to create a virtual image of a computer so I could run it as a virtual machine. There are many ways to do this, but I found a quick tutorial here. This tutorial involves free programs and one shareware program. I [somewhat] followed the tutorial and the program Disk2vhd created a virtual […]
PC Magazine is reporting that Indonesia tops China as cyber attack capital, with China in second place. You can read the full article here. If you block IP address ranges, you might want to add Indonesia to the list. For my fellow United States citizens, please note that we are number three on the list of […]
I am not a Windows 8 fan, but I do have it on a couple computers. There is a new, free update that hopefully makes it less of a nightmare for some users. Be warned though, the new “start” button that is included is pretty much useless. I believe there will be some backlash for […]
I thought that I should write a quick how-to install avast! Free Antivirus since I just recommended against Microsoft Security Essentials. I am not going to go into details why you should use avast!, so hopefully you already did your research. Let’s get straight to installing: Go to the avast! website and follow the steps […]
I previously recommended Microsoft’s Security Essentials because it was free, required little interaction by the user, and it was effective. I used it on all of my Windows computers, but I will be phasing it out and not recommending it because of an article in How-To Geek. Just one article is changing all this? Yes. This […]
This Phone Arena poll says so. I agree (I voted).
I have been trying to convince people to buy music from Amazon MP3 instead of Apple iTunes because of formats (I prefer MP3 for compatibility). This video also explains that music from Amazon is often cheaper than iTunes.
I have a modified version of Android 4.3 on my T-Mobile HTC One and Google Voice Voicemail was not working properly. I found the following information in this post that solved my problem. The settings in this post were intended for a Samsung phone, but it only took a little interpretation to figure out how […]
This is a short post, but I get a lot of requests for this information, usually when I am trying to sleep. I use a small program that runs in the Firefox web browser (known as an extension or add-on). The add-on I use for downloading videos is called Video DownloadHelper, which is free and works quite well. […]
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is an exceptional phone, but comes with a lot of useless Samsung apps. One of my least favorite apps is S Voice, which is supposed to allow you to speak commands to your phone. Google also does this and (in my opinion) is much better at it. To disable S Voice […]
I really dislike Facebook and it seems many of my friends also do not care for it. I tell them to cancel their account and I frequently hear that they use it out of necessity. I can understand this because I also have an account out of necessity, but the difference is that I do […]
Set Default Telephone Numbers With everyone having multiple phone numbers, it can be difficult to use voice dialing. You will tell your phone to call John Smith and it may stop and wait for you to make a selection from the listed numbers. Or, it may decide to call one of the numbers after a […]
Requirements: This tip is for Android phones using Gmail contacts. This has not been tested on the iPhone or other mobile operating systems. I often get personal calls on my work mobile phone and vise versa. This is because people just see mobile next to the numbers and make a guess. What many people may […]
I tried T-Mobile a few months ago and only lasted a few months (see the post here). I had purchased a phone outright and tried the prepaid plan because it was a decent deal at $70 per month. This included unlimited talk and text with 5GB of 4G data per month. Voice coverage was not […]