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Within just a couple days I've had several clients that use Godaddy setup on IMAP with Outlook call about receiving UID error messages when attempting to delete, respond to, or move messages. So if you've found this page - you're not alone. 

Unfortunately - getting Godaddy to respond to something, let-alone take responsibility for something not working properly can take an act of God.

I recommended these clients bail on Godaddy and...


Ditch Godaddy

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PC Matic Reviews from Amazon

Lately I've seen as many "PC Matic" commercials as I have "My Pillow" commercials. I find this interesting as many years ago when this product came out, several customers tried it with bad results. The commercials tout how it's amazing, the best anti-virus ever and so much more. This got me curious as to if they've actually improved the product. So I...



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Search Windows for files and settings

One of the most under used features is the Windows Searching feature. So many people don’t even realize it’s there, which is surprising since it’s been there since Windows Vista! This great unknown...


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Help make the world a better place with Amazon Smile!

Amazon smile is a service of Amazon that donates .5% of your purchase to the charity of your choice. It does not change the price at all of your products and is easy to use. The donation comes out of Amazon’s pocket, not yours. So if you shop on Amazon, why not use “Smile”?

All you have to do is go to http://smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com. It’s that easy.

You will see an...


Amazon Smile

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What is a NAS Drive?

NAS stands for “Network Attached Storage”. Typically we think of external storage in terms of flash drives and USB hard drives. The basic NAS is the same in concept, except it attaches to your network (i.e. your...


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What is the CPU?

The CPU is the “brain” of the computer. (See here for other parts of the computer) It does the thinking, the “processing” of information and is one of the 3 critical components that...


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Users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 are given an opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. You can do this until July 28, 2016 when the free offer expires.

Some people are perfectly satisfied with their current version of Windows and do not want to upgrade. 

We recommend that if everything is working fine, and you are...



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Return of the start menu

Windows 10 Start Menu

The single biggest hatred of Windows 8 (and even 8.1) was the removal of the traditional start menu. Now we all tend to be resistant to change, but if given time to adapt we usually cope and learn to like the changes....



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Google has disabled the mechanism by which many programs interact with Chrome, including Java. This is for people using Chrome 43 or higher. This has been done for security reasons, but will likely have the result of making Java not work in chrome (among other plugins). If you encounter this – as of the time of writing this – the best solution is to use FireFox or Internet Explorer and ensure you have the most up to date Java for that browser (...



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Online Cloud-based Document Storage has become very easy to use, and free. It offers many benefits over keeping files stored on your computer. Some of those benefits include:

  • Ability to share files with friends/family
  • Collaboration – where multiple people can work on the same file without constantly emailing back and forth.
  • Pseudo-backup – should your hard drive crash in your computer, your cloud-based files are still...

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