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Many, if not most of us already have skype. But some people are still not too sure what it is, how it works, or if it will be useful for them.

Skype is an easy to use instant messaging program that delivers very good quality video calls as well with just a couple clicks. This ease of use makes it particularly well suited for...


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In the past, you might get a commercial now and then on youtube. That was then. Now it seems like every other video you watch you are forced to watch a commercial, without the option of skipping it frequently like we once could.

This prompted me to search for a way to skip commercials. Surprisingly this simple download for Chrome works, and works well! Installation takes just seconds and you are off and running.

As far as I know this only works with Google Chrome (Not IE or...



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Listen in as Nick Ellis - PC Computer Guy discusses the "Internet Doomsday" or "Malware Monday" on WIBC 93.1 Indianapolis Radio.


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I saw an advertisement at Frys Electronics for Monster cables with a huge discount. Normally these 5’ HDMI wires ran about $35 bucks, but on sale they were only $13 bucks! Great deal right? Not so much…

I also had a person at Best Buy more than a decade ago try to sell me “nitrogen cooled wires” for my new JBL home theatre. He said with such a nice system, I’d have to have top notch...



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First and foremost, let me dispel the notion that “more files” means a slower computer. It doesn’t matter if you have 5 pictures, or 100 pictures, or 10,000 pictures… at least for the most part. The same is true for music, documents or anything else.

Why doesn’t this matter?

There are TWO places in your computer that can be referred to as “memory”; the Hard Drive and your RAM. These serve completely different purposes.

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eHarmony and LinkedIn passwords leaked, hacked, jacked – whatever. The point is, if you have accounts with either of these systems, change them.

This takes us to a more general concept, changing passwords. Nobody likes to do it, myself included. It’s a pain, then becomes difficult to remember which passwords you used. However if you want any type of security, it is a good idea to change your passwords. I try to balance the inconvenience with security by recommending once a...



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In this video we demonstrate how to create a strong password, very cryptic looking - but very easy for you to remember. A strong password is very important for your security.


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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)

  • 1. You find a hosting company and register your DOMAIN (I highly recommend ...


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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...



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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...



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