Thursday, July 14, 2016

Class Summary 7-14-2016

Lose your keys or your car in that huge parking lot? $29 Stick one of these tiny tracking devices on you car, wallet, keys, … and an app on your smartphone will let you know exactly where you left...

This site contains a long list of Google voice commands you can use

Ever wish there was a way to hyphenate words in a document so you did not have all that extra space on the right side of a line of text? Well you can. This is an automatic feature of MS Word. All you need to do is turn it on!

Automatically hyphenate a Word document
On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Hyphenation, and then click Automatic.

Uninstall ALL of that program with Revo Uninstaller. Sometime the Windows uninstaller just does not work. You program is not uninstalled or not all if it goes. And the leftovers can be a program. Revo gets rid of all traces of the program. Works great.

We have talked a lot about lower cost alternatives to your home phone. Here is one that is totally free each month. GVMate lets you plug a “regular” house phone into your PC and use it with Google Voice eliminating all your phone charges for that house line.

Control over automatic downloads

Win+I > Network & Internet

Advance options

Set as metered connection ON

AntiVirus update
Avast purchasing AVG for 1.3b
Sophos Home is free and looks good

Ransomware recovery tools. I still think making regular image backups plus using OneDrive for your document is your best insurance. But these tools may get you out of the locked up system should you get caught by one of these Ransomware attacks.

Was asked about Free Telly and found a good youtube video about it. Cannot be added to FireStick, but works right on your PC or Mac. Simple video shows you how to install it. I think I will give it a try on my test machine first.

Covered how to set your startup website for Google Chrome. Also works similarly in Firefox and IE.

Open Chrome

Locate the site you would like to have open when the browser starts
Click the menu tool in the upper right

Click Settings

Click the third radio button under On startup, then click Set pages

Click Use current pages and then click OK.

Sign out of Chrome, then go back into it. Your new startup page should be open

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