Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

The day before

I plan to strictly adhere to this Nutrition Pyramid.

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Please accept my wishes for a safe and happy Holiday!


Please remember — we are now in prime Cybercrime Season. Let’s be careful and cautious out there. And I mean use your full powers of paranoid common sense. Guard your wallet and your purse. Drive double-carefully. Don’t open unsolicited emails. Etc..

Today’s quote:The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

November 26, 2014 Posted by | blogging | 2 Comments

Thanksgiving tech support survival kit (2014 edition)

Folks, here’s a read worth, well.. reading.

* Thanksgiving tech support survival kit (2014 edition): Get some down time over Thanksgiving by preparing in advance for the inevitable ‘Turkey Day’ tech support requests deluge.

Accept it, if you are a regular reader of this blog then your “Tech IQ” will be way ahead of your average PC users (and I mean way ahead!). And I bet that you’re surrounded by friends and family who just about know how to switch their PC on, and think that the more toolbars they have installed into Internet Explorer, the richer and more fulfilling their browsing experience will be.Read more..

Today’s quote:The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” ~ Albert Einstein

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

November 25, 2014 Posted by | advice, tech, troubleshooting | | Leave a comment

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Folks, here’s another pretty picture for your Sunday.

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Click on image to see more by this artist

“Alien Onions – Explore #1 6/13/13″ by Linda Tanner, courtesy of Flickr Commons

Today’s quotable quote:You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.” ~ Barbara Sher

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

November 23, 2014 Posted by | Digital Images | 2 Comments

10 top security threats of 2014

Folks, this really is a ‘must read’, even if you are not a techy.

10 top security threats of 2014 (so far)

One email spiked with innocuous-looking malware to a vendor cost Target an estimated 40 million credit cards and 70 million user accounts at the crest of 2014, beginning a year which made our own employees, coworkers, friends and family one of the biggest security threats of the year

Non-technical people were 2014’s favorite targets for malicious hackers, from data dealing crime rings to targeted corporate espionage attacks...

F-Secure’s Mobile Threat Report Q1 2014 was a bucket of cold water in terms of just how pervasive attacks on typical users are, and how they can spread through apps into businesses.” Read more (please) …

I hadn’t heard the term “the snappening”.. had you? (And I would move her #4 to #1.)

Today’s quote:Either you run the day or the day runs you.” ~ Jim Rohn

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

November 19, 2014 Posted by | advice, cloud computing, computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, Cyberwarfare, hackers, Internet, Internet scam, mobile, Phishing, phraud, Portable Computing, privacy, ransomware, security, tech | Leave a comment

How to get Windows 7 cheap (or even free)

For those of you disinclined to get Windows 8… (and can’t delay until Windows 10 arrives…)

* Perfectly legal ways you can still get Windows 7 cheap (or even free)

Windows 7 is more than five years old. Most of the cheap upgrade offers that were available when it was fresh and new are long gone. But if you prefer the familiar Windows 7 interface (or need it for testing and evaluation) you can still find great deals. Here are all the details you need.” READ FULL STORY

Friday Fun Video:

Today’s quote:The catch phrase for the day is ‘Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile.” ~ Harvey Ball

Let’s all do our part, okay? Make the world a better place.

Copyright 2007-2014 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.


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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

November 14, 2014 Posted by | advice, computers, how to, Microsoft, tech, Windows 7 | Leave a comment

Veterans Day 2014

To any and all who have worn their nation’s uniform..

I tip my hat.

Copyright 2007-2014 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.


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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

November 11, 2014 Posted by | blogging | 2 Comments

Happy Halloween

Folks,

I understand that Mother Nature is going to dampen the festivities for some of you, but I would like to wish you all the best possible Halloween, well, um.. possible!

I do hope you all have a fun (and safe) time Trick Or Treating tonight, and your costume wins First Prize.

And please allow me to remind you not to eat too much of your loot at once, or you might feel like this guy..

Happy Halloween!

Today’s reading reco: Zero Day Weekly: CurrentC hacked, White House breached, APT28 exposed, Verizon shamed

A collection of notable security news items for the week ending October 31, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.” Read more..

Today’s Fun Video (Reader submitted): The fine folks at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory demonstrate why they are the best ever by showcasing their mad pumpkin carving skills.

Today’s quote:Fortune favours the bold.” ~ Virgil

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

October 31, 2014 Posted by | blogging, digital Video, Internet, News, security, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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