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Tech Talk #75 – Apr. 14, 2018 Network activity   The network icon we've had since Windows 7 is useless because all it does is tell if you’re connected to the internet or not, which you probably figured out because you've been searching Google for 55 Chevy alternator brackets. But man, Windows XP had a network icon that did something. Like what? Oh, it blinked in time with your network traffic, and you could right

Should you #DeleteFaceBook?

Tech Talk #74 – Mar. 31, 2018 Should you #DeleteFaceBook?   Without turning this column into a link-fest, I’ll try to summarize this whole kerfuffle about Facebook for you and give you some options.   In 2014, a developer created a personality quiz for Facebook. More than a quarter of million people installed the app. Just like any other Facebook developer, this guy had access to data about the people that installed the personality quiz,

Your digital legacy and before Google

Tech Talk #73 – Mar. 17, 2018 Your digital legacy and before Google Part of being a grown-up is facing the fact we won’t be here forever. Most people are familiar with wills and family trusts as instruments of helping your loved ones know what do when you die. Wills and family trusts make it clear what your wishes are.   You do have a will, right? If not, get one. While you’re at it,