Category: PC Support

Get Google Apps for Work and skip the ads

For $5/month per user, you can’t beat the value. Email, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, cloud storage, and much more.  Including free 24/7 support.  And, if you have your own domain (url), it’s easy to use it for your email address, without disrupting your existing website. No more annoying advertisements. Built-in industrial strength spam and virus…

Windows 10 Anniversary Upgrade

A picture (slide show) is worth a thousand words.  Here’s a synopsis of several well-regarded tech outlets regarding the latest “anniversary” upgrade for Windows 10. Including how to postpone and manage the update installation schedule. (Click on any slide to link to the original article)      

Windows 10 Upgrade Deadline July 29

Let’s start with a quick caveat (e.g. CYA) from the “about this blog” page.  “… we cannot assume liability for any actions you take as the result of reading this blog.” There’s a reason for this: time is money.  And, even though most cases we know of have gone without a hitch, there have also…

How to find Internet Explorer after Windows10 upgrade

We had two frantic calls for help in a single day from clients who couldn’t find their Internet Explorer browser after upgrading to Windows10.  “My bookmarks are gone!”  “I don’t like this ‘Edge’ browser!”  And so on… Relax – despite Microsoft’s attempts to get you to use it’s new “Edge” browser, your trusty old IE…

Customize your browser

Make your browser work for you (instead of the other way around) by having it open your regular “go-to” pages automatically.  This example is for Internet Explorer, and can easily be applied to Chrome, Firefox, Safari and other browsers. Start by going to the gear icon and from the drop down, select Internet Options : On…

Merging cells in Excel without loosing data

It’s easy to highlight a couple of adjacent cells and click on the merge icon to make the two become one.  Using this method, you’ll end up with only the data from one cell.  But, what if you want the CONTENTS of both cells to be merged? (example – a column of last names and a column…

Today’s Tech Tip

Turn off the beaters you used to whip up the pumpkin pie topping…  …before you lick them! Today, we’re reminded that gratitude is wanting what we have – instead of having to have what we want.  Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends from Piedmont Technology!

Take the update, skip the add-on

Did you get an alert about updating Java from Oracle?  If so, by all means accept it and keep your system current.  However, be aware that (by default) the updater will install one of those annoying add-on’s to your web browser.  Just be sure to UN-check the box (see picture at right) highlighted in yellow…

Using Google’s Apps

I’ve had several people ask, “How can I take advantage of the free apps offered by Google?”  In particular, how to best use  Google Drive (formerly known as Google Docs).   Here is a synopsis, as well as some links to reputable onlilne resources that will help you make the most of your Google account.…

“Data Hijacking” example

Described in layman’s terms, from an end-user perspective.  (you’ll have to endure a few seconds of advertisement, but well worth the view)   Link to Video:  Computer virus locking important files targets local business http://t.co/f7V4nYevnd