Tech – for Everyone

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

Computer Help, Free Downloads, and More…

Today I only have time to share with you some “recommended reading” I think you should see; and some free software I think you should know about..

* How to Get Help For Your Home Computer

Ever wonder how to get help for your home computer, especially after the warranty has run out?” read more..

* 15 Mobile Security Tools

Modern smartphones are vastly more capable than early PCs. For some people, the phone replaces a desktop or laptop PC altogether. Given the quantity of personal information now stored in this pint-sized easily-lost package, security protection is more..

* Netflix streaming now on (a few) Android phones

Today, Netflix and Android scored more points in humanity’s ongoing quest to be able to watch absolutely anything, anywhere, anytime–so long as you’re using the right more..

* I discovered a third use for the iPad

Last fall I wrote that after six months of experimenting with the iPad, my conclusion was that it was primarily good for just two things — reading and Scrabble. But, in order to be fair..” read more..

* Apple to support reps: “Do not attempt to remove malware”

A confidential internal Apple document tells the company’s front-line support people how to handle customers who call about malware infections: Don’t confirm or deny that an infection exists.” read more..

* 10 dumb things users do that can mess up their computers

Users find plenty of ways to run into trouble, from gunking up their system with shareware to leaving it exposed to attackers to forgetting about using surge protectors. Share this list with your own users so they can sidestep preventable problems like these.” read more..

Today’s free download#1: Trillian, the popular multiple-personality IM client, recently upgraded to version 5, giving it a refreshed interface, improved social integration, and, get this, all of the Pro features (from previous versions) for free. To read the rest (and download), click here.

Today’s free download#2: Clean up your Taskbar, ActiveX, Brower and Startup programs. WinPatrol monitors and exposes adware, keyloggers, spyware, worms, cookies, and other malicious software. This program puts you back in control of your computer with no need for constant updates.
Download WinPatrol 20.5.2011 (Window XP, Vista, Windows 7 including x64 support)

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Have a great day, everybody!

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May 19, 2011 Posted by | advice, Android, Apple, computers, free software, how to, Internet, iPhone, News, software, tech | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment