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Quick Tip: How to Cut In Line to Get Your Windows 10 Upgrade Now

Quick Tip: How to Cut In Line to Get Your Windows 10 Upgrade Now

If you’ve yet to receive notification from Microsoft that you can now download Windows 10, there’s a simple way to jump the line and download it now. Using the Windows Media Creation Tool, you can begin your upgrade to Windows 10 now. For the record, I was able to upgrade my version of Windows 8.1 […]

What It Looks Like When You Begin Upgrading to Windows 10

What It Looks Like When You Begin Upgrading to Windows 10

Ok, so after all of the “reservation” business and continually checking over the last few weeks to “just see” if anything was happening with my new, free Windows 10 upgrade due from Micrsoft, approximately zero happened at the stroke of midnight. On my laptop running Windows 8.1, I ran Windows Update at about [12:28] a.m. […]

Nine Ways to Prepare for Your Very Own ‘Computer Glitch’

Nine Ways to Prepare for Your Very Own ‘Computer Glitch’

Here’s something you probably won’t read from many other tech writers: All this “computer glitch” talk has me freaked out. Maybe it’s because I’m SO dependent on tech – after all, it pays for the roof over my head, the food on the plates of my children, and so on. Maybe it’s because I spent […]

Four Search Engines To Replace Google, Yahoo, or Bing ASAP

Four Search Engines To Replace Google, Yahoo, or Bing ASAP

Imagine reading the Sunday ads in your local newspaper and some dude is sitting there watching you, taking note of what you read most. Now, imagine some other guy (Dude 2) working for “Brand X,” sitting thousands of miles away in some big, shiny office building, saying, “If only we could be in every person’s […]

Keep Your Privacy AND Still Use Chrome? How to Make DuckDuckGo Your New Search Engine

Keep Your Privacy AND Still Use Chrome? How to Make DuckDuckGo Your New Search Engine

A recent Pew Research Center survey found that more than 65 percent of Americans are not too confident – or not confident at all – that their online activities will remain private and secure. The reason? Mainstream search engine providers like Google make money by tracking what users do online and selling it to companies that […]