Why does Windows 10 update so much?

I hear this question/statement VERY often, “It seems every time I turn around, my computer has an update!” Once each day, Windows checks your computer to see if your computer needs updates.  You see, Microsoft regularly releases new features, security patches, bug fixes, etc. But it’s OK – Windows does…

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Streaming TV overtakes Cable TV

Get this – subscriptions to video streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu have overtaken cable subscriptions!!! This info, according to the Motion Picture Association of America’s 2018 report, states 610 million people, more or less, commonly use streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.  And, this number…

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How to hide your Active Status on Facebook Messenger

When I hit the office each morning, I check ‘communication’: texts, email, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook Messenger.  I receive more and more Facebook messages each and every week.  Facebook Messenger seemingly is overtaking email as the preferred electronic communication tool. 1.  This is an easy fix.  Look in the lower right…

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Yes – even ‘Frank the Computer Guy’ can get hacked…

Yes, even I get hacked from time-to-time. Monday, I was working on a ‘sick’ computer when all of the sudden, my firewall notified me some nefarious actions were happening on MY computer. I noticed 15-20 ‘programs’ installing on my system – I wasn’t TOUCHING my system.  So, I did what any good computer guy…

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Casa Caperton has Cut the Cable

Casa Caperton has ‘cut the cable’; that is, we’ve dropped Comcast TV but kept Comcast Internet.  Now, we are using an Amazon Fire Stick ($45/month), Netflix ($11/month), Hulu ($11/month), Amazon Prime ($8.25/month), Playstation Vue ($45/month) a $50 digital antenna we picked up at Walmart AND LOVING IT! I can’t speak for…

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