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Posted November 15, 2014 by

How to Search for Files and Docs on Windows 10


Searching for files by name and by the contents of the files on Windows 10 is a bit different from Windows 8. Keep reading to find out more about the changes.

Category Windows 10

Posted November 8, 2014 by

How Do I Block Ad Cookies and Data Brokers on Windows?


If you saw this 60 Minutes report on CBS (Click on the YouTube video below to view.), then you know that data brokers are robbing and selling your private data. They use cookies, GPS, the serial number of your SIM card, data that they buy from retailers, and analytics to correlate your IP address with your […]

Category Windows 10

Posted October 3, 2013 by

Chrome: Reset to Default Settings


If your Chrome browser has been acting up lately and you cannot figure out why, it may be a good idea to reset the browser to its default state.

Category Google

Posted September 24, 2013 by

Lightroom 5: How to Merge a Catalog from an Older Version

Lightroom Version 5 GeoLocation Tagging

Many of us having been using Lightroom through multiple versions now. Merging version 2, 3, or 4 Lightroom catalogs into the latest version of Lightroom can be accomplished through the following steps. Instructions provided will work for both Windows and Mac systems.

Category Graphics

Posted January 6, 2013 by

How Do I Manage and Delete Saved Passwords in Chrome?


Many users configure their browsers to remember passwords for frequently visited sites. This helps to avoid entering login information repeatedly. While this can be convenient, the passwords are often stored as plain text in the browser. This means anyone can see your passwords with just a few clicks. To better protect your accounts, you should […]

Category Browsers, Google, Internet

Posted December 29, 2012 by

Android: Disable Syncing of Picasa Web Albums to Gallery App


The Android operating system integrates really well with all of Google’s services including Gmail, Drive and even Picasa. By default, Google will sync your Picasa Web Albums to your Android phone’s Gallery app. Lets see how we can un-clutter the gallery app and stop the syncing of Picasa.

Category Android

Posted November 13, 2012 by

Windows 8: Change a Shortcut Icon in the Start Screen Tiles


Besides Windows 8 apps, Windows also allows users to pin desktop programs to the Start screen for easier access. The problem is that the desktop program icons seem out of place with the overall design of the Windows 8 Start screen. This tutorial will show you how to change the icon of a shortcut in […]

Category Windows 8

Posted September 7, 2012 by

Seven Tech Tips for Finding Landscape Photography Locations

google maps with photos tagged

The landscape photographer is eternally looking for new locations to capture. When traveling through new areas, finding interesting areas and scenes can be challenging. Here is my favorite traditional and technical methods for finding new photography targets.

Category Graphics

Posted September 13, 2011 by

What is the cloud? What are the benefits of the cloud?

The nebulous phrase “the cloud” has entered our daily lives. Many companies such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon are adding cloud services as quickly as possible. New and existing companies are rushing to create new cloud applications. Every recent commercial and software update highlights some new connection to the cloud. To understand the cloud, […]

Posted July 7, 2011 by

Android 2.3.x – Install the Gingerbread Stock Launcher on CyanogenMod 7 Custom Roms (CM7.x.x)

If you own an Android phone and run CyanogenMod 7 (CM7) custom roms on your device, this tech-recipe is for you.  By default, nearly all CM7 roms use the ADWLauncher for the application drawer and the homescreens.  I personally do not like this launcher and prefer the original Gingerbread launcher.  Here I will explain and […]

Category Android, Google

Posted May 16, 2011 by

Nexus One: How to unroot device and restore back to the original rom

This guide will explain how to restore a rooted/custom rom Nexus One back to its original Google image. This guide will work with most Android devices.

Category Android

Posted March 3, 2011 by

Gmail: Backup Email to Hard Disk using Thunderbird

With many GMail accounts going down, it is impertinent to have a backup of your all important mail on your local hard drive. This tech-recipe demonstrates shows how to do this.

Category Google