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Windows Users: Uninstall QuickTime NOW

Just a quick, but VERY IMPORTANT advisory today. Word came from Apple late last week that a potentially catastrophic security hole has been found in the Windows version of their QuickTime video player software/web browser plugin, and APPLE HAS NO PLANS TO RELEASE A PATCH. Apple and Microsoft are BOTH warning Windows users to uninstall […]

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. […]

Windows Computer Suddenly Shuts Down? Facebook May Be To Blame

In the past month or so, I’ve been having a problem where my Toshiba Satellite laptop, which runs Windows 7, would suddenly shut down at least once a day for no apparent reason.     The laptop would start right up again with no problems, and when I checked Windows Event Viewer there would be […]

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 8

In what’s likely a move to nudge more of its customers to migrate to Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge (the new version of its web browser, which supersedes Internet Explorer), effective immediately, Microsoft will no longer offer updates, patches or technical support for Windows 8 and has also announced it will no longer support IE […]

Easy Fix For When Windows Doesn’t Find Your New Printer

I had it on my to-do list to replace my inkjet printer for most of this year and when the Canon PIXMA MX922 All-in-One went on sale for $65 on Cyber Monday (it’s back up to $86.05 as of this writing, on 12/15/15, and I’d say it’s still a great buy at that price), I […]