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  Linux Mint Tip -  Best Features Of Linux Mint 18.1 Serena   

Linux Mint is often regarded as one of the best Linux desktop operating systems. Over the years, Mint has established itself as a competent Windows 10 replacement and its impressive releases continue to affirm this notion.

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Published on December 5, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
  Windows (all) Tip -  Windows Upgrade Error Codes Decrypted   

So you tried to upgrade your Windows machine to Windows 10 and it did not work. Got the cryptic error code 0x80070070 thrown at you, for instance when you check the Event Viewer, but have no idea what it means.

A search on the Internet shows that other users experienced the same issue, but most of what is suggested is guesswork.

Did you know that these error codes follow a specific pattern that you can easily decrypt? It is actually pretty easy provided that you know where to look for the information.

Lets take 0x80070070 again and see where it takes us. The two important bits that you need to extract from the error code are the first number after the x, and the last four digits.

Published on October 13, 2016 by Paul Illingworth
  Windows (all) Tip -  Microsoft Update Catalog works with any browser now   

Just a quick heads up for those users and system administrators who are tired of accessing the Microsoft Update Catalog in Internet Explorer or using the workaround to use other browsers: the site is now working in any modern browser.

Published on October 19, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
  OS X Tip -  How to find and remove malware from your Mac   

Windows PC users have been dealing with viruses, trojans and adware for decades, but until recently Mac users didn't really have to worry about malware infecting their computers. That is no longer the case however.

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Published on November 30, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
  Win 10 Tip -  Sharing Tab Missing in Folder Properties and Context Menu   

Sometimes you may also face this problem. If you open a folder properties, you notice that "Sharing" tab is not showing in the properties window. Also if you right-click on a folder, you'll not find "Share with" option in the context menu.

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Published on November 30, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
  OS X Tip -  How to get rid of iCloud calendar spam   

There is an epidemic of Apple Calendar spam (and some incidents of iCloud Photo Sharing spam) impacting iCloud users worldwide.

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Published on November 29, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
  Win 10 Tip -  How to set or change default browser or programs in Windows 10   

You may need to change the default programs associated with certain protocols and file extensions. Most of us end up with changing the default browser or image viewer to another program of our choice. If you are one of those, then this post will show you how to change default programs in Windows 10.

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Published on November 28, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
  OS X Tip -  How to Disable Siri on Mac   

Some Mac users may wish to turn off Siri on their Mac, perhaps because they aren't using the Siri service on their computer or maybe they'd rather just use Siri on the iPhone or iPad instead. Regardless of the reason, you can easily disable Siri in Mac OS, which will completely turn off the voice assistant service as well as remove the Siri icon from the Mac menu bar (and Touch Bar if applicable).

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Published on November 28, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
  Win 10 Tip -  How to cheaply and easily improve Windows 10 performance   

Windows 10 performance on older PCs can be cheaply and easily improved through the use of Windows' ReadyBoost feature and a spare USB flash drive or SD card.

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Published on November 27, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
  Apple Tip -  How to Sell Your iPhone Safely   

Fall is the time for Apple picking. On Sept. 7, Tim Cook is expected to show off the iPhone 7, with or without a headphone jack and a dual-lens camera system (and perhaps the Apple Watch 2 and new MacBook Pros). But if the apple of your eye is the new iPhone then you're probably going to be selling your old one.

Published on September 6, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
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