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  • Ransomware - "The Day the Earth Stood Still" -Reprint from October 2017

    Darnell Hughley|Apr 1, 2018

    Okay, that title may be a bit alarming, if not in fact a bit of an overreach. Still, if you have found yourself falling victim to such an attack, it can seem like the proverbial “end of the world” scenario played right out of Edmund North’s screenplay, “The Day the Earth Stood Still”. In this story, an alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. The citizens of earth wanted to know if there was some technology...

  • Tech Talk

    Darnell Hughley|Mar 1, 2018

    “Keep your head to the sky Keep your head to the sky Don’t walk around with your head hung down Keep your head to the sky Keep your head to the sky Surely, surely the clouds are gonna tell you why” These lyrics are from the Platinum selling album “Head To The Sky” by the super group Earth, Wind & Fire. The inference here is that there is no need to walk around with your head hung down and feeling low - but rather, look upward in faith and believe for a better tomorrow and more...

  • Try this: Hum your favorite song for the next 20 seconds.

    Darnell Hughley|Feb 1, 2018

    Now don't you feel better? In fact, there's no better way to calm your mind and boost your spirits than by humming a happy tune. Plus, evidence suggests that the simple act of humming may help keep your sinuses healthy. Now that we're nearing the end of another terrible flu season, we can notice another great reason for you to Hum. (Hold on to your knickers - we're about to get a bit graphic). Way up in the “gold-digger” territory of your nose exist thousands of tiny hair-like structures...

  • Tech Talk Oy Vey – "May You Get What You Wished For"

    Darnell Hughley|Jan 1, 2018

    You survived Christmas! All your gifts and presents have all been unwrapped and now our lawns are all filled with tree corpses that await the sanitation department to come by and grab up a handful of tinsel and cracked ornaments we refused to wrestle away from the fake fir branches. A new year has begun and we’ve even made more resolutions that we will keep for all of one month, then somehow allow them to wane as the second month approaches. Now, there’s the piddling issue of figuring out...

  • Repair or Replace - "My Thingamajig Done Got Slow"

    Darnell Hughley|Dec 1, 2017

    “Why can’t I update my iTunes® software?” “My old Quicken® software that I’ve used for years now is no longer working?” “Where can I find this old type of cable that once connected my ancient printer?” “Hey! How on earth am I supposed to plug this new-fangled cable into my aged computer?” “What on earth is this ‘thingamajiggy’ supposed to be connected to now?” Yep! We’ve all heard someone with an older computer system asking these questions. In fact, as the owner...

  • Windows 10 - "To BE or Not to BE"

    Darnell Hughley|Nov 1, 2017

    "To be, or not to be--that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Or to take arms against a sea of troubles"...

  • Ransomware – "The Day the Earth Stood Still" – "Tech Talk" with – Darnell Hughley

    Darnell Hughley|Oct 1, 2017

    Okay, that title may be a bit alarming, if not in fact a bit of an overreach. Still, if you have found yourself falling victim to such an attack, it can seem like the proverbial "end of the world" scenario played right out of Edmund North's screenplay, "The Day the Earth Stood Still". In this story, an alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. The citizens of earth wanted to know if there was some technology we could...

  • I Think I Have A Virus!

    Travis McGough|Oct 1, 2014

    I hear these words often: “I think I have a virus!” But how can you know for sure? In this month’s article, I’m going to give you some tips to help you figure out if you do have a virus (or some other type of malware) and what to do if your computer is infected. But first, let me clarify some of the computer lingo and jargon that the average person may not understand when it comes to “computer viruses.” People often use the term “computer virus” to indicate that they believe...

  • Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office

    Travis McGough|Oct 1, 2013
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    I often get asked where people can get free or cheap copies of Microsoft Office. Unfortunately, I have to tell people that there isn’t an easy or legal way to do that. If you do need a genuine copy of Microsoft Office, then your best bet would be to purchase a copy through www.amazon.com or www.ebay.com. But, if you are just looking for some programs to create, open, and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files, then there are several FREE (and legal) alternatives that I highly recommend....

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