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Outlook Changes

Posted on by Pamela Santangelo

We have received notice of some significant changes that you may encounter as an Outlook user. The following information was provided by Microsoft. With an ounce of patience you can likely follow the steps and complete the task without too … Continue reading

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Adrian Answers Your Questions

Posted on by Pamela Santangelo

1. Do I need to upgrade to W-8 before I upgrade to W-10? You can go right from Windows 7 to Windows 10 without the need for 8 between. 2. Am I eligible for W-10?  (How do I find out?) … Continue reading

Accessing Remote Systems via Windows Remote Desktop

Posted on by Adrian Santangelo

I may use the following terms here and there, so let me start by defining them… RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) – the act of accessing a Windows system remotely using integrated technology. RDC (Remote Desktop Client) – the software program … Continue reading

The evolution of the mobile computer

Posted on by Adrian Santangelo

In this column, I’m going to touch on a question I have received from multiple readers over the past few weeks: What is the difference between a laptop and a netbook? Though very similar, each holds its own place in … Continue reading

Malware, part 2: Protecting yourself from online threats

Posted on by Adrian Santangelo

It’s time to learn how to protect yourself from malware and other online threats. By following a few simple steps, you can help remain a step ahead and know how to react if something does get through your defenses. Install … Continue reading

Malware part 1: What are the threats?

Posted on by Adrian Santangelo

The online world is not all fun and games. As the use of personal computers has exploded over the last 15 years, online threats have been growing right along with it. You’ve probably heard some of the terms used to … Continue reading

When backups fail: Data recovery

Posted on by Adrian Santangelo

Continuing on the path begun in the last two columns, this week we’re going to discuss data recovery. Even with proper backup methods in place, data can be lost for a variety of reasons, including accidental deletion or loss between … Continue reading

A backup plan, part 2: What method will work for you?

Posted on by Adrian Santangelo

In last week’s column, I discussed the various forms of data storage. Branching off from that, we can now better understand various backup methods. I encourage you to refresh your memory by re-reading last week’s column. There will be information … Continue reading

A backup plan: What type of data storage works for you?

Posted on by Adrian Santangelo

Almost everyone who has some form of digital storage also has something they never want to lose. Unfortunately, recent statistics show 31 percent of computer users have lost all of their files due to events beyond their control. Don’t want … Continue reading

Wireless networks present security risks for users

Posted on by Adrian Santangelo

Wireless networks are commonplace these days. They are so ubiquitous and inexpensive that almost anyone can set one up in a matter of minutes with $100 (or less) worth of equipment. Today, laptops come with wireless capability built in. It’s … Continue reading


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