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Have you ever had trouble connecting your Windows PC to a wireless network? Yeah, me too. It seems that the wireless capabilities of many Windows based machines can be rather finicky. But sometimes it’s not the computer’s fault.

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Windows Taskbar Won’t Auto-Hide

by Michael on April 20, 2013 · 0 comments

Just had another annoying problem with my son’s Windows notebook. Sure am I glad that I (mostly) use a Mac! This time around, the Windows Taskbar had stopped auto-hiding. He had it configured properly, but it wouldn’t obey the setting.

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While troubleshooting my son’s wifi connection the other night, I discovered that he had been infected by the so-called “Delta Search” virus. The end result was that his searches were being redirected to delta-search.com.

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Updating the D-Link DIR-655 Firmware

by Michael on December 31, 2012 · 0 comments

As I’ve noted in the past, I have a D-Link DIR-655 wireless router. Mine is a little older, so I have the A4 hardware version — the latest is Rev B. Over the past week or so, I’ve experienced a number of connection problems.

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As I noted earlier, we recently bought a couple of Asus laptops. Though I was pleasantly surprised by the (relatively) small amount of bloatware that was present when we first booted them up, there was stuff that needed to be removed.

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Asus U47A User Manual and Recovery Disc

by Michael on August 12, 2012 · 0 comments

We picked up a pair of Asus U47A laptops for our kids this weekend. The price was right, and these things have pretty nice specs. I’ve spent a few hours since that time setting them up (and removing bloatware) and have encountered some annoyances.

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Sort Order of Special Characters

by Michael on May 7, 2012 · 0 comments

As a followup to my post about changing the sort order of notebooks in Evernote, here is a rundown of the sort order of various character types on MacOS…

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Do you ever need to share sensitive computer documents with others? If so, please resist the temptation to send them in the clear via e-mail. Instead, you should take a few simple steps to secure your information.

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