Tech Talk


Clearing Windows caches

Tech Talk #141 – Oct 24, 2020 In its widespread non-technical use, a cache (pronounced cash) is a collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden or inaccessible place. In the technical world, a cache is either specialized hardware or a specific software location that stores recently used data. Programs can access cached data quickly the next time the data is needed. Clearing your caches can help with troubleshooting computer issues, free

Liquids and laptops

Tech Talk #140 – Oct 10, 2020 Whether it's water, soda, wine, or coffee, liquids and laptops don't mix. At least, not successfully. If you spill some liquid on your laptop, the first thing to do is turn it off by holding down the power button for at least 10 seconds and unplugging it from the wall. If you can remove the battery from your laptop, do that. Now, open the computer and put it

Smishing?

Tech Talk #139 – Sep 26, 2020 Remember when we were young and innocent, and the only thing we had to be on our guard about was phishing emails? You know, the emails from scammers trying to get your login credentials, social security number, credit card info, or some other personal information? Did you ever wonder why it’s called phishing or spelled that way? Way back in the 90s (that’s the 1990s, not the 1890s),