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New Ransomware Threat Targets Gamers

Last week Ars Technica reported on a new spike in ransomware infections that largely put gamers in the crosshairs. The article is fairly technical, but the key takeaway for consumers is: In the past four days, researchers from three separate security firms have reported that a large number of legitimate WordPress sites have been hacked […]

How To Unsend In Gmail

It used to happen to me at least once a week. The second after you hit “Send” on an email in Gmail, you realize you forgot to add your attachment or you made some other mistake, but it’s too late. Actually, with the Gmail Unsend option turned on, it’s not! The Unsend add-on/plug-in adds an […]

How To Block The Automatic Windows 10 Update Microsoft’s Sneaking Onto Your Computer

I was getting pretty tired of those annoying “Update to Windows 10 now for free!” dialogs that have been popping up on my Windows 7 laptop for the past few months, but at least it seemed like the Windows 10 Update was still a choice, and I could still refuse to download or install it. […]

Facebook-ery: Facebook Emoticons & Emoji

FB Emoticons! You can enter specific keyboard combinations and Facebook will automatically convert them into those full-color pictures for you (though the full-color picture won’t be visible until AFTER you’ve posted the status update). Alternatively, you can copy certain symbols from one page or window and paste them into your Facebook status update to achieve […]

Troubleshooting WiFi Problems

Today’s post is an edited combination of two posts I originally wrote for Love My Echo. Streaming audio or video freezes and skips, devices frequently losing their network connection or failing to communicate with other devices on the network, and a WiFi signal that’s frequently weak are all signs of a potential WiFi problem.   […]