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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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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.


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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?

Many people don't know that there even is a difference, but there is... and the remedy is different for each scenario. Listen to this PcComputerGuy podcast as I try to shed some light on what is...


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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.

For more information you can also check out our article on the topic at:...


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FBI Warning of Internet Shutdown: Internet Doomsday (yawn)

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

This is the headline you see all over the...



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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...


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