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Google and Microsoft Fighting Child Porn

Thumbnail image for Google and Microsoft Fighting Child Porn by Barbara J. Feldman November 18, 2013

Good news for the good guys this week, when Google and Microsoft announced that they have applied their considerable tech talents to removing child porn from the Internet. Using technology developed by Microsoft to recognize illegal photos and videos, Google’s executive chairman said, “We actively remove child sexual abuse imagery from our services and immediately […]

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Create a Personalized Wallpaper Slide Show

Thumbnail image for Create a Personalized Wallpaper Slide Show by Barbara J. Feldman September 24, 2012

It is really easy to create a wallpaper slide show of your favorite family snapshots in both Windows and Mac. First up, we tackle Windows. To view the Mac tutorial, just scroll down or click here. Windows In Windows 7, click on your desktop, and choose Personalize. Choose Desktop Background Slide Show, and chose a […]

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Is Your Computer Infected With DNS Changer Malware?

by Barbara J. Feldman May 8, 2012

Last year over 500 million computers were infected with a DNS changing malware that intercepted URLs and sent unsuspecting users to alternative evil sites instead. The good news is that in November, 2011, the hackers were caught and the FBI substituted their own DNS servers for the malicious ones. Ready for the bad news? The […]

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How to Slow IE9 Add-on Pop Ups

by Barbara J. Feldman February 14, 2012

If you’ve been annoyed by Internet Explorer 9′s pop-up message about the speed of your add-ons, you are not alone! Leo Notenboom of Ask Leo! explains that although there is no way to turn the message off, you can control when it appears. The message is a warning that IE9 thinks your browser add-ons are […]

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4 Things Windows Users Need to Know

by Barbara J. Feldman December 27, 2011

Although Mac promotes itself as easier to use than Windows, the newest versions of Windows have come a long way in usability. To help the computer-illerate with Windows, the MakeTechEasier.com site has published a great article titled 4 Things Computer-illiterate Users Should Know When Running Windows. The first item is not to believe any ads […]

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Why You Need Internet Explorer

by Barbara J. Feldman November 22, 2011

Even though you may never actually use Internet Explorer to browse the Internet, you should never delete it from your Windows machine because it used by other applications (even if you never actually do!) Learn why you should keep Internet Explorer up to date, and then, simply ignore it by reading this article from Ask […]

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