's Homepage...Mouseing over many icons, buttons, and links on this page gives additional help.
Mouseover help is ON... Click here to change it to OFF... (via "My Site Settings")


 

 Ask a Quickie...

Perhaps you have a short simple TECHNICAL question.  If so consider asking a "Quickie". A "Quickie" is a short question of 70 characters or less that can be answered quickly in 350 characters or less.

Typically "Quickies" are answered within one day.

ask a "quickie" (view "quickies")

 Daily protonic.tips...

Mouseover to see FULL tip title.
Click Tip Title to preview the Tip.

  Better safe than sorry

If you're unsure that a file or program is clean, scan it for malware before you open or install it
Find out if a file or program of 10MB or less is free of malware by uploading it to http://www.virustotal.com, a free service which scans submissions using a combination of antivirus engines. VirusTo... Show More
  Creating Recovery Media

You can create a recovery media right from the Google Chromebook. You need a 4 GB or larger USB flash drive or SD card. This card needs to be wiped completely so make sure you don’t have any data on it. Open up chrome://imageburner and follow on screen instructions.
  How to Create Custom Windows 8 Tile Icons for Any ...

Windows 8 shows desktop application shortcuts on its Start screen, but these shortcuts look out of place in the new, tile-based interface. However, there is a way to spruce up your Start screen with detailed tile icons for your desktop applications.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1EghKNg
  Workaround for Local Network Discovery Failures & ...

Local networking usually works flawlessly on Macs, which is why some of the most aggravating issues that a select group of users may experience with OS X Yosemite pertain to network connections.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1EggNEz
  Where Is that File I Just Downloaded?

In the not-too-distant past you had to be quite attentive when downloading files from the Web. Otherwise you may not have known where your downloads went. Fortunately, the newest versions of the more popular browsers have much better download control. Where downloaded files are saved is entirely und... Show More
  How to Turn Off or Disable the SmartScreen Filter ...

Windows 8 has a new layer of security that builds in the SmartScreen filter from Internet Explorer right into Windows itself. If you don’t like that idea, here’s how to disable it.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1Ck7BwU

 Latest Industry News...

Mouseover to see FULL title.
Click Article Title to see News item.

  Five antivirus scanners for Mac

Think you don't need an antivirus scanner for your Mac? Get your head out of the sand and get protected! While malware is much rarer on OS X than it is on Windows, the increased popularity of the platform means that hackers have turned their attention to this new ecosystem.

Read more at: http://zd... Show More
  Chrome browser for Android gets major change with ...

Chrome version 40.0.2214.89 will be available in Google Play over the next few days and with it comes more than just a couple of bug fixes, bringing an updated page info and content settings UI, along with a host of performance improvements.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1tbD5Ds
  New Zero-Day Flaws Found in Adobe Flash

IT security experts are warning Adobe Flash users to be aware of a couple of new zero-day vulnerabilities identified in the program. While Adobe has released updates to fix one of the vulnerabilities, it doesn't expect to have a patch ready for the other until next week.

Read more at: http://bit.l... Show More
  Windows 10: release date, price, news and features...

Microsoft's big reveal on January 21 is through. Check out a digested version of all the announcements below, and some updates on post-event confirmations from Microsoft execs, like more details on Skype and how Spartan is not a replacement for Internet Explorer.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1Ecggn... Show More
  Windows 10 preview download is available now

A new build of Windows 10 preview is available for download, Microsoft announced Friday morning.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1uEsa6u
  Microsoft's Spartan browser: What's under the hood...

During yesterday's event, Microsoft officials showed off a glimpse of Spartan in action, promising that it would be available to testers in its Technical Preview program in the coming months.

Read more at: http://zd.net/1CW8Dxo
 

 What Our Clients Say...

I appreciate the immediate response to the problem I was experiencing. thank you.

" I appreciate protonic and I have recommended it to my friends. "  January 23rd, 2015

The support was quick, efficient and solved the problem. excellent and thank you.

" I am impressed having never used the company before. I will certainly spread the word and thank you again. "  January 20th, 2015

Always excellent response.  January 6th, 2015

I feel much better knowing that my computer is fine. excellent service you have. puts me at ease. e korman  January 5th, 2015

Excellent response, excellent work.  January 4th, 2015

Excellent service, have gotten my system restore function back on and working., thank you, efkorman716  December 28th, 2014

It seemed that he quickly and accurately assessed the level of expertise of the person he was assisting. I consider that very important so that the tech isn't requiring his client to deal with issues clearly beneath his competency level.

" I think the service is exemplary. that level of customer service, of course, is dependent on the individual competency on many levels of the technicians in the pool. you encourage asking for another tech if issues are not resolved to the client's satisfaction rather than downgrading the tech's rating. that's fine as long as there is a process in place to review the tech in-house to ensure that his/her performance is meeting protonic.com expectations. "  December 18th, 2014

He was sure knowledgeable and was able to pinpoint the discrepancy immediately.

" A great asset to all computer users. "  December 8th, 2014

Here is a random sample of a recent Quickie:

Q:

How to get incoming emails in gmail to show in thunderbird my default

A:

https://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/thunderbird...

 Quickies are for TECHNICAL questions only.  For web site help please click here

  Ask a Quickie...  You've asked 2 "Quickies".     
display my quickies
    
  send it  

    You have   chars. left.

There are 277 "Quickies".

display / search all 277 quickies

 What Would You Like To Do?

Click an activity icon below.
 
You nave NO unanswered questions (open tickets).

You have no tickets that have been answered within the (past days).

Change my Website Preferences. (if you would like to change number displayed.)
View my Question History.

 

  protonic.poll...  

Are you reading the new protonic Tips?

Yes

No

What tips? I didn't know they existed.

vote