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  Win 10 Tip -  Remove Live Tiles and Resize the Start Menu in Windows 10   

For some folks, the addition of live tiles isn't exactly a desirable feature, as they take up quite a bit of space and make your Start menu much bigger than it needs to be. So if you prefer a slim, clutter-free Start menu, you'll be happy to know that these live tiles can be removed, which will then allow you to shrink your Start menu down to a single column.

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Published on March 14, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
  General Tip Tip -  7 tips for extending the range, speed and security of your wireless router   

Wireless routers make it very easy to share your high speed Internet connection with guests and family members. They also make it easy to use your laptop or mobile devices in any room in the house without running cables all over the place.

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Published on March 14, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
  OS X Tip -  How to Clear and Reset DNS Cache in MacOS Sierra   

Mac OS users who have modified their DNS settings may need to clear their DNS cache before the changes take effect. Additionally, sometimes name servers and domains may not resolve as intended if you have stale DNS cache on the Mac, another situation where resetting DNS cache can often be the solution.

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Published on March 14, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
  Win 10 Tip -  Windows 10 How to turn off ads in File Explorer   

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system differs in several regards from previous versions. It is the last version of Windows according to Microsoft, was offered as a free upgrade to existing license holders, and its core powers not only desktop PCs but also the company's Xbox, mobiles, and other devices.

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Published on March 10, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
  Win 10 Tip -  How To Add Desktop Sidebar To Windows 10   

MetroSidebar is a free software to add desktop sidebar to Windows 10 in which you can add custom Live tiles. You can add weather, launcher, clock, music player, battery indicator, and some other tiles that you use on daily basis.

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Published on March 10, 2017 by James Calkins
  Win 10 Tip -  How To Download The Official Windows 10 ISO From Microsoft   

Microsoft distributed Windows 10 through a special media creation tool. The new OS was free to existing Windows 7 and 8 users for one year. The media creation tool downloads the required files needed to install Windows 10. Users have the choice to use it to update their current system or create an installation disk. The media creation tool takes care of everything but it doesn't give you an ISO file for Windows 10. There is no simple forward way to download the official Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft. There is however, a slightly complicated way to download the official Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft. Here's what you need to do.

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Published on March 9, 2017 by James Calkins
  Windows (all) Tip -  Webcam on-off v1.2   

Webcams allow us to stay in touch with family and friends, or perhaps record and stream video from your computer to the internet or to a file. When not in use , you may wish to disable your
webcam to ensure it is not making unwanted recordings. Malware can take over webcams, so there is potential for spying. Hackers can utilize trojan-horse attacks, enabling them to take control of your webcam, allowing them to record you or take pictures of you without your knowledge.

If you're a parent, you may also wish to disable your webcam for safety reasons.

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Published on March 6, 2017 by James Calkins
  Win 10 Tip -  Fix: Keyboard Not Working At Windows 10 Login Screen   

Occasionally, when you at Windows 10 login screen, your PC's keyboard stops responding or working. The mouse or touchpad continues to work without any issues. The keyboard doesn't respond especially when you resume your PC from hibernation or sleep mode.

This is a serious problem for users who need to enter a password to sign-in to Windows 10. If you are also experiencing the issue, you will be glad to know that it has nothing to do with your keyboard or touchpad.

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Published on March 3, 2017 by James Calkins
  Windows (all) Tip -  The No More Ransom Project - Tools   

Great place to visit if ransomware encrypted all of your files.

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Published on March 2, 2017 by James Calkins
  OS X Tip -  How to Use Screen Lock on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar   

Locking your Mac screen with password protection when you step away from the computer is always a good idea, but the newer MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models do not support the traditional lock screen keyboard shortcut.

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Published on March 1, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
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