Metered Windows Updates Generally speaking, Windows 10 will update automatically.  What happens when the updates cause issues on our systems?  Can we turn it off? Go to Settings, (gear icon), Updates and Security, Advanced options and select to turn On “Download updates over metered connections.”  This action “disables automatic downloading of most Windows updates.”  The … Read more

Windows 10 update issue Windows 10 will automatically update security for the operating system.  Unfortunately, some of those updates can cause issues, particularly with sharing printers over a network.  If you use a printer that is shared from another computer on your network and that printer simply stopped working for attached computers, the Windows security … Read more

Facebook, (FB), Admin privileges gone!

You access you FB account only to find out you cannot make changes to the account.  You cannot post or put in new pictures, etc.  What happened?! FB sent out a message some time ago that Administrators of FB pages must have 2 Factor Authentication turned on or you will be downgraded to Moderator.  A … Read more

Maximizing the Minimized

When you open a program it will minimize right away to the start bar and you cannot get the program to show on the screen.  It just sits there, minimized!  Some programs simply react this way for a number of reasons.  The work around for this issue: With the program seemingly minimized, hold the arrow … Read more

Using Outlook with a third party E-Mail

For a lot of people, Outlook is the preferred software for looking at email and storing it.  The format is something people like.  Setting a third party email, such as Gmail, can be configured so you get the ease of Gmail and the structure of Outlook.  What happens when you need to change your password? … Read more

Streaming Apps Stop Working

For a few days now you can only access the applications on your streaming device but not any content.  For example, you open Paramount+, scroll to a series or movie, click to play but it buffers forever!  This happens on multiple devices throughout the home and with different apps.  However, some apps do work.  What … Read more

Screen Saver Password, Mac

When you close the lid on your Mac Book or when the screen saver activates on the iMac, you need to re-enter the password every time!  How can that be stopped? Open Preferences, (the gear icon), and select Security and Privacy.  On the General Tab, uncheck the first option: “Require password, (drop down box) after … Read more

Instagram & Offloading Apps (iPhones)

If you use Instagram on your iPhone issues can arise that can be frustrating.  Uploading pictures or a video can take an extraordinary amount of time.  Seems to stall uploading the files.  Attempts to stop the upload, close the program or sign out prove futile.  What solution works?  (Note:  have your username and password for … Read more

Ransomware Protection

If this has happened to you then you understand the devastation this can have on your business or home files.  Ransomware gets onto your system through seemingly innocent online behavior.  The virus can come to your computer by downloading a file, attachment or even an infected toolbar or extension.  The following should be done to … Read more