It’s Christmas time — a lot of people are purchasing a new computer for their home, sometimes purchasing their first computer, or a computer for their children. Unfortunately, many of these new purchasers don’t know how to protect themselves properly on today’s Internet. That’s where we, as more experienced PC users (of whatever experience level!) […]
Subscriber Paul Nicolai wrote to ask me how to delete some of his private data that was being omitted by a popular free utility. Hi Terry, I have and use the well known CCleaner but still doesn’t clean the form details. Actually i am using IE. I also clicked the box delete all details navigation […]
Subscriber Gwyn sent a question about one of the basic functions of a router, and how it protects you on your cable, DSL, Ethernet or other connection to the Internet: your comment:”But, someone on the Internet side of the router can not initiate a connection to your computer — they can only respond to your […]
Regular readers of Terry’s Computer Tips know that I like to get emails and questions from my subscribers. Of course, since it’s a free computer tips newsletter, that’s hardly a deal you can refuse… Subscriber Valerie Mitchell wrote me recently to ask: Hello Terry: Recently I’ve been getting this pop-up message that says something like […]
It’s finally happened. Someone in Florida was arrested and charged with unauthorized access to a computer network for using someone else’s wireless Internet connection. The St Petersburg Times has a good article. In this case, the individual had parked his SUV in front of the house for hours and was busy using his notebook. When […]
You probably know that Windows and your favorite web browser, whether that’s IE, Firefox, Opera or another, have a number of features designed to make YOUR life easier when you are using Windows or surfing the web. One of the ways they do that is to create one or more caches, that is, temporary copies […]
You’ve been fighting over the computer with your spouse or the kids, right? The next time you buy a computer, don’t get rid of the old one. For a few dollars investment, you can network the two and use one Internet connection to service both of them. Why network? To share an Internet connection, to share a […]
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