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updated -Wednesday February 06, 2019 


        Buying a new computer .........  consider
    an Intel CPU  with at least 4 - 8 GB memory  

(Samsung) SSD solid state drive for the C: drive

performance report    Perfmon /report
Hearing Impaired - two new Smart Phone apps    02-19
How to Print from  Chromebook    Is Chromebook right for you
AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon     01-19
have all announced plans to cease the sale of real-time location sharing to third parties

After it became public that a bounty hunter
was able to track down a reporter's phone
by using just a phone number.

They all sell customer location data in the unregulated black market via data brokers

Android cell phone SPAM

Android - accept phone calls ONLY from contacts
  settings, sounds & notifications, Do Not Disturb, set start and finish time

Best Free, No ads, Android Solitaire Game
How to - Control Your Roku    11-18
with Google Assistant for Hands-Free Viewing with a smart phone
Walmart now selling powerful Gaming Computers    10-18
Sans Forgetica - Remember What You've Read With This Font    10-18
Best VPN Services 2018
The Best antivirus is no antivirus    09-18
Best Android Phone Under $100 in 2018    09-18
Sprint admits its 4G LTE coverage is terrible    09-18
Despite Outrage From Users     09-18
 Microsoft Continues To Install Bloatware/CRAPware Applications Onto Every Windows 10 PC
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 firmware update blamed for touchscreen and pen malfunctions    08-18

Great Article - How to Measure and Boost Wi-Fi Signal Strength    08-18
  (large house - go mesh)

How AT&T and Verizon Rip Off DSL Customers    08-18

( a good article that explains why ' the U.S. is GREAT : )
Worst Smartphone failure rates    07-18
6 popular VPNs leak your data: Here's the full list    07-18
 Lose / Break your Chromebook today,
sign into a new Chromebook tomorrow, and pick up exactly where you left off —
as if nothing had even happened    07-07-18
See Your City's Air Pollution Measured in Daily Cigarettes - Smart Phone app
Gaia Sky 2.0.2  allows you to move through the cosmos and descend to the surface
of any planet and even do a close-up inspection of Gaia including its movement
in the sky and its altitude

Gaia is a space observatory of the European Space Agency (ESA)

Windows 10 1803 patch problems    07-02-18
What is 802.11ax  Wi-Fi
 802.11ax is designed specifically for high-density public environments,
like trains, stadiums and airports. But it also will be beneficial in
Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, in heavy-usage homes,
in apartment buildings and in offices that use
bandwidth-hogging applications like videoconferencing.
How to stop Spam on your Android phone and dump Hiya and other chrome extensions
that are all mostly worthless.   06-07-18

Because Android will always send blocked numbers to your voice mail.
You need to setup a FREE Google voice number ...

 Get a GOOGLE Voice number, now change Android settings for voice mail on your cell phone.
Forward voice and missed calls to your Google number.
Now most Robo and Telemarketers system calls will auto hang up
after detecting a second VoIP and fail to leave a voice message
which you normally have to chase down later and delete ..

Let unknown numbers ring to Google voice number by changing your Android cell phone settings

Google voice will also send a text message of the voice message ..
 to your email address from your contacts.

Wifi at Home - Why a mesh network
Android Chrome Browser short cuts
How to Easily Convert Your iPhone's HEIC Images in Windows
Microsoft Releases KB4100403 to Fix Windows 10 Intel & Toshiba SSD Issues    05-24-18 

Microsoft April updates halted
for computer with Intel & Toshiba SSDs    05-16-18

Intel SSD 600p Series
Intel SSD Pro 6000p Series
Toshiba XG4 Series
Toshiba XG5 Series
Toshiba BG3 Series    also update problems with wireless network adapters

 Win10 April Update: RDP, Mapped Drives Broken

 bunch of Microsoft Surfaces don’t work with Win10 version 1803    05-21-18
    Mice and keyboards keep disconnecting

Avast blames Microsoft for Win10 1803 upgrade blue screens, nonsensical options    05-25-18
Check Alexa history to see what things it recorded    05-26-18
Microsoft will now Fix -Surface Pro 4 machines that flicker violently    05-18
Absolute Best way to Limit Data on Android    05-18
Gmail new Confidential Mode - How To    05-18
(HEIF) has arrived to replace JPG pictures   HEVC or H.265    03-18

HEIF images should be half the size of a JPEG image file.
    low-light shots especially tend to be less detailed than their JPEG

CRN   How long can Apple ride the brand that Jobs built and demand premium pricing when better
or comparable products are available from the competition for less.  02-18
Example: Why most current anti-virus software is a joke !    02-18

  Coldroot, a remote access trojan (RAT),
is still undetectable by most antivirus engines,
despite being uploaded and freely available
on GitHub for almost two years.

AMD users reboot problems with Update    01-18
Best Chromebook with 14" screen and backlit keyboard    01-18

 Who should consider a Chromebook

New Wi-Fi standard 802.11ax

 focus is on congested networks,
where it should improve average throughput for each user
by at least four times; this is achieved partly by sending data
to specific devices, rather than flooding an area with signals.
Additionally, 802.11ax will increase network efficiency
and extend the battery life of client devices.                 01-18

Google’s Pixel 2 XL is absurdly close to being perfect    12-17
book:'World Without Mind'     09-17

These tech firms have a program: to make the world less private,
  less individual, less creative, less human ...

Logitech IP cameras plagued by hardware failures, software bugs    08-17
Best instant picture film camera    08-17
How Your Apple Wireless Earbuds  Could Double as Hearing Aids    08-17
World Internet Speed rankings ... U.S. ranks #46
For real Windows 10 privacy, you need the China Government Edition    06-17
Samsung’s ‘peeping Tom’ smartphones can listen and watch what you do on the web
 while monitoring your emails to target you with ads    06-17
How to enable the iPhone’s new 'magnifying glass'    03-17
 Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button    11-16
Hard Disk failure rates  ... ouch !
Seagate hit with class action lawsuit over defective hard drives    02-16
    ( I have avoided Seagate drives for the last 2 years .. )
Beware of ads that use inaudible sound
    to link your phone, TV, tablet, and PC    11-15
Why AIO (all in one computer) is a bad idea    8-15
Learn the Six Key Principles of Persuasion with This Video    5-15
How to Disable Your Webcam (and Why You Should)    3-15
Boost Your Creativity by Dimming the Lights
  Research suggests all you have to do to spark your creativity is turn the lights down low.
Quality Surge Surge Suppressors ($149.00)
NFC stands for Near Field Communication & What Can I Use It For?
2 hours exposure to a device with a backlit display causes melatonin suppression,
 .......... may affect sleep in those using the devices prior to bedtime   
Why Touch Screens Will Not Take Over   ' gorilla arm'
 Why personal computers still need the keyboard and mouse, despite Microsoft's best efforts to kill them off
The "Apple Tax" - America's costly obsession
   Americans are shelling out big bucks annually to outfit the entire household with Apple products.
 And they are spending hundreds - if not thousands of dollars - more each year for the unexpected Apple "taxes" -- add-ons
 that lock them into the Apple system: iTunes downloads for music, movies and games, along with subscriptions and accessories.
Learn to Pick Locks for Fun and an Increased Understanding of Security
Three steps to lock down and protect your laptop
Shopping Malls track shopper's cell phone signals to gather marketing data
Useful Sites for Small Business
Nearly all the tools you need to run a small or midsize company are within reach of any Web browser
DeepSurplus Is a One-Stop-Shop for Cheap Cords and Cables
  For example, Apple sells a mini to mini cable for connecting your iPod to your for $24.95.
The same cable can be had for less than a dollar from Deep Surplus.
The Jack PC can be installed into walls, floor or users' desks where only the connection plate is showing.
Ditch the Granny Knot to Tie Your Shoes More Efficiently
  Go ahead, laugh. But there is 50-50 chance that you are not doing it right.
Western movie stars of the 40's and 50's video
Liquid Metal CPU Heatsink Beats Water Cooling
Shaky hands? Mouse adapter promises relief
most comprehensive article on Nuclear Energy to date    02-17
  Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (MSRE)  #nuclear energy  #deadly renewable nuclear energy

(he glossed over the Fukushima problem - no bias here ?? )

  Six Years On, Fukushima’s Cleanup Looks Harder Than Ever    03-17

MIT review - Fukushima The entire cleanup operation is now expected to cost
       as much as $189 billion and run up to 40 years

Fishermen express fury as Fukushima plant set to release more radioactive material into ocean  07-17

 Good News for safe energy with waste that lasts 10,000 years -
   In a major blow to the future of nuclear power in the United States, two South Carolina utilities said on Monday that they would abandon two unfinished nuclear reactors in the state, putting an end to a project that was once expected to showcase advanced nuclear technology but has since been plagued by delays and cost overruns. Another 9 billion bites the dust.  08-17

TerraPower sodium cooled reactor

Thorium salt reactor
Video       a lesson on radiation - unbelievable story

#renewable deadly nuclear polluting energy
Emergency Wilderness Survival - Tech Tips
Cranberry and oregano make seafood safe to eat

Put oregano and cranberries together and you have a potent 
antibacterial agent that could cut the risk of food poisoning from infected seafood
The Secret Service teaches you how to detect counterfeit Currency
Printer Repair Resource     The Definitive Printer Repair Resource.