How To Be Notified When You’re Unfriended on Facebook

by Ross McKillop on October 21, 2015

Using a free browser add-on, this very brief tutorial will show you how to get a notification each time someone on Facebook “Unfriends” you (and it works!).

a list of recent people who have unfriended you on Facebook
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The Best Mac OS X Screen Savers: 2015 Edition

by Ross McKillop on October 9, 2015

After installing, setting up and checking out over 50 Mac Screen Savers (!!!), we’ve narrowed our “best of” list down to our favorite 7. Each of them has been tested to ensure they work in the latest version of OS X (El Capitan, 10.11). They are all free and rather unique from each other.

the ios lockscreen screen saver with ios9 wallpaper
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Nintendo Fans: The Greatest Screensaver Ever

by Ross McKillop on October 7, 2015

If you’re even a slight fan of Nintendo games, this is hands down the coolest screensaver, ever. You can play games from within the screensaver itself. It’s free, it works in both Windows and OS X, and it will drastically lower your productivity :)

Nintendo screen saver

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How to Stop Microsoft Office Notifications in Windows 10

by Ross McKillop on October 1, 2015

This quick tip will show you how to disable those annoying “nag screens” that Microsoft pushes in Windows 10 for its “try Office 365 for 1 month” subscription service.

  1. In your System Tray, click the Action Center icon (see screenshot below).
  2. The Windows 10 Action Center icon

  3. Locate the “Get Office” notification.
  4. The Windows 10 Action Center with a Notification being displayed

  5. Now right-click (or “tap and hold” if you’re using a Windows 10 Tablet) and then select Turn off notifications for this app
  6. the right-click menu for an item in the Action Center in Windows 10

  7. That’s it – no more annoying “reminders” begging you to sign up for Office 365.
  8. Note: you can repeat the above steps for any App that you don’t want to receive notifications from :)

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This brief guide will show you exactly how to create a custom message that’s displayed before anyone can sign in to your Windows 10 laptop/desktop/tablet. One of many reasons you may want to do this is so that you can include information about how to return your laptop or tablet if it’s lost or stolen (ie. a reward message, contact information etc). Whatever your reason, here’s how you change the text that’s displayed right before the “log in” screen in Windows 10.

a custom Windows 10 login message
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How to Setup Comcast Email in Windows 10

by Ross McKillop on September 16, 2015

This guide will take you each step of the way through setting up the Windows 10 Mail App to work with your @comcast.net email address.

Comcast and Windows 10

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This quick tutorial will show you how to remove the “Sent From Windows 10″ message displayed in the Windows 10 Mail App. [click to continue…]

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How to Set Up Gmail in Windows 10

by Ross McKillop on September 11, 2015

This guide will take you each step of the way through setting up your Gmail email address in the Windows 10 Mail app. [click to continue…]

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How to Block a Program From the Internet in Windows 10

by Ross McKillop on September 2, 2015

This tutorial will take you every single step of the way through creating a Windows Firewall Rule to block a specific program (whichever you want) in Windows 10. [click to continue…]

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How to Use Finder to Create a Workflow

by Ross McKillop on September 1, 2015

This guide will show you some tips on making the most of what isn’t considered the greatest File Manager in the world, your Mac’s Finder. By customizing the Toolbar a bit, you can create time saving ‘workflows’ for repetitive and/or frequent tasks. [click to continue…]

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How to Create a Windows 10 Flash Drive Installer on a Mac

by Ross McKillop on August 31, 2015

This quick guide will show you how to create a Windows 10 “bootable” USB thumb/flash drive from within OS X. [click to continue…]

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How to Force Your Android Device to Power Off

by Ross McKillop on August 26, 2015

These tips may help you unfreeze your Android device when all else seems to fail.

android unable to start

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How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Tab A

by Ross McKillop on August 25, 2015

This step by step guide will take you all of the way from start to finish through the process of “rooting” your Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet. [click to continue…]

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How to Save an Image From Your Android Web Browser

by Ross McKillop on August 16, 2015

If you’re surfing the web on your Android phone or tablet, and you come across and image you want to save – this is how you do. [click to continue…]

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How to Use Your Boxee Box Without a Remote

by Ross McKillop on August 15, 2015

Even if your Boxee Box isn’t online (which would allow you to use one of the iOS/Android Remote Apps) – you can still connect to (and use) your Boxee Box.

a standard usb keyboard

Plug in a regular old USB Keyboard. Yep, it’s that simple. Use one of the two USB ports on the back of your Boxee Box and plug in a USB keyboard. Use the Enter key, the “arrow” keys and the ESC key to navigate through the various menus. Once you’ve used the keyboard to get your Boxee Box back online, you can download one of the many Android or iOS Apps to use as a Remote.

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