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Professional looking Email

Look cool while doing business.

When I receive emails from MyComputerGuyIndiana@hotmail.com I question their credibility and dedication. Make your business look professional with a proper email address.

It’s really not too difficult to do. I’ll try and walk you through it.

In Summary: (Total time required less than 1 hour)

    Compressed air and Fans

    Quick Tip here: I’ve had a couple computers lately with fans that have failed. This is usually due to the user cleaning the fan believe it or not!

    Cleaning the fans, blowing them out using compressed air is a good thing to do, however there is one very important thing people don’t know… you want to prevent the fan from spinning when you are doing this.

    Blowing the compressed air on the fan, makes it spin, often much faster than it normally would – and puts a lot of stress on the fan and mechanical bearings and parts inside the fan.

    Optimize your startup – the single easiest best tip

    Standby/Sleep Mode and Hibernate mode – two things which have been present since windows XP but still a mystery to so many. Really it’s quite simple. The purpose of these two tools is to help increase your computer startup time. To be more accurate it actually prevents your computer from having to “start up” every time you use your computer. Standby mode, also known as sleep mode, is the fastest of the two options. It takes everything currently open and running – and tosses it into your systems RAM, your fast but volatile memory.

    How to Spot Scams

    In this Tech Tip's video PC Computer Guy shares with you a scammer, who tried to scam the computer guy! In the end, only he got scammed out of a credit card number. Watch this video to see some of the tips that tell of a scammer in progress.

    Slow Internet Speed

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    Is your internet running slow? Or is it your computer running slow? Or is it the web site running slow? What's the difference?

    Podcast: Internet Doomsday and FBI Warnings

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    The world is coming to an end!! Everyone's internet is going to be shut down. The government is after you... Yeah, not so much. Tune in to this edition the Tech Tips Podcast to learn what's really going on, without all the hyperbole.

    FBI Warning of Internet Shutdown: Internet Doomsday (yawn)

    FBI Warning of Internet Shutdown: Internet Doomsday (yawn)

    For the audio podcast on this topic see: Internet Doomsday Podcast

    Trash the old Computer

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    You have that old computer, sitting in the closet (maybe even two or three of them). It sits there because there is a lot of very important, personal data that you don't want to fall into the wrong hands. So instead of trashing it, or even giving it to someone else, you keep it in the closet, taking up space, and only getting older.

    Prevent Email Hijacking, Phishing and Viruses

    In this video we discuss phishing (fishing) for information, email hijacking and ways to avoid it. One of the most common questions I get, is how to avoid bad emails and links. Unfortunately it's not an easy "Do this..." type of answer. The reason it's not easy is because the bad guys are always devising new schemes to trick you! However I try here to provide a couple general, very useful tips to keep yourself safe.

    Picasa Part 3: Edit, Crop and Enhance Photos

    In this third and final video on Picasa we discuss how to edit, crop and enhance your photos. I demonstrate how you can make your pictures look better with just a few clicks. I also demonstrate how to add some effects to your photos and demonstrate my favorite tool: saturation.

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