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Change Browser Home Page

One of the most frequent requests I get from customers is how to change their home page. Lets first discuss what is a home page.

If you are foggy about the idea of what a home page is, don't feel bad. It's actually a question I get often. 

Use your Android Smart Phone, smartly!

I'm always down for giving (and receiving) tips or advise on doing things in a better way. One common area I see that could use some addressing is Android Smart phones. Many of the functions that I use daily, and would struggle without, are rarely used by many people! I suspect this is mostly because they don't know such ability exists. Let us change that! In this PC Computer Guy Tech Tip Video I demonstrate the use of "Voice Actions" and speech recognition to accomplish some of the most common tasks Smart Phones handle.

Blazing Fast Computer

I received a call from Kevin of Advance Auto to build a custom gaming PC for his son. Provided with a $1700 budget, I was able to build a system based on an i5 Processor, 8GB RAM, nVidia 560TI Graphics card, USB 3.0, a 1TB Traditional drive and the icing on the cake was a 256GB SSD drive. The computer is packed with other features such as 4 quiet fans, an excellent case, optical and hdmi outputs, SLI capability and more. I was so impressed with the speed of the system that I had to create a video to demonstrate this computer to you!

Home Digital Entertainment System

Technology is great if you can put it to particle use. One of the best uses for me personally of technology is my home setup that allows me to stream videos, pictures or music stored on my computer to the TV in the living room, bedroom or else-ware. I can stream content I've downloaded from the internet, or personal videos of trips we've taken. I can also archive DVD's or music CD's to my computer, so that they are accessible throughout the house; available at my finger-tips anytime I might want it.

Forward Emails (properly) with BCC

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Just today I got another email, forwarded to about 20 other people with my name in the "TO" field. Whenever this happens, I'm tempted to reply and suggest the use of "BCC" if you are going to forward things to me... which I usually just delete anyways! :)

Thoughts on a Mac

Mac vs. PC

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I get asked what I think about Mac often. So let me start by saying that I’m not writing this article because I have a chip on my shoulder. I am sure some of the mac fans out there will view what I have to say here as sacrilegious, which actually gets to one of the core points I will be making.

Spot fake Emails

By far the most common call I get is about computer infections. Most of the time the customer has no clue how the infection got in their computer, claiming to have not done anything. The devil is in the details. This video demonstrates a common fake email that can be the digital cesspool where viruses, hijacking, scams and phishing come from. Here I received an email from "ATT" claiming that I had a bill due. The interesting thing is I do have ATT, but this email was bogus. These scams work off numbers and probability.

Stream your Media and TV

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The Olympics are on. Now if there is any sport I'm more likely to watch than Football, it's the Olympics. I'm an Olympic addict. If watching the Olympics was a sport, I'd definitely get the gold. Of course, I also have to somehow still get things done for the those two weeks. How do I cope? With Orb!

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