Author: John Lortz

FREE Seminar Time Again at AgeWell…

It’s time again for our FREE Seminars at the AgeWell Computer Education Center, at the Landing in Lincoln Nebraska. (CLICK HERE for directions to the Landing). The seminars will be on the main level of the Landing, in the auditorium. As always, we’re offering 2 different seminars, depending upon your particular interests… Windows 10 Tips and Tricks Thursday, August 3rd at 10:00 AM In this seminar we offer our best tips on using the new Windows 10, including the new Start Menu, Edge Browser, Cortana, and lots more! We’ll also be talking about all the changes with the Windows 10 Creators Update!...

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The Best Time of Year for Bargains

You all know that in the retail world, prices for your favorite items are always going up and down. Lots of things affect pricing (the price of raw materials, transportation costs, etc.), but ultimately, it’s all about supply and demand, which can be pretty easily related to the calendar year. Ok, there are a few companies that tend to fix prices at levels that never seem to change (like Apple and Nike), because their products are limited and popular, which means that they don’t HAVE to put them on sale. But for most other products, there are specific times...

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How to check if Windows Updates are happening

If you have Windows 10, your computer is already set to get the updates automatically (you have no choice). With Windows 7, it’s probably automatically set, but with that version of Windows the end-user can turn off updates. But to double-check if updates are happening, here’s what you can do. With Windows 10: Click the START button, choose SETTINGS, and then Update & Security On the left menu, click Windows Update, and notice what it says under Update Status with regards to when your computer was last updated. You can also click the Check For Updates button, just to...

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Protecting Yourself Online – It’s time to make it a way of life

It’s no real surprise that cybercrime in the form of malware infections, online scams, and digital hacking, is on the rise. As our daily use of the Internet (email, browsing, purchasing, banking, etc.) goes up, so does the interest of cyber-criminals in exploiting us online. And over the past few weeks and months, this realization has really started to hit home, as a series of internet related crimes hit the headlines. WannaCry (WannaCrypt0r 2.) ransomware was unleashed by hackers and spread to over 200,000 computers world-wide, and although the spread of WannaCry has dramatically slowed, variants, such as one...

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WannaCry Ransomware Attack makes worldwide headlines

Over the past few days, a new strain of ransomware, called WannaCry or WannaCrypt0r 2.0 , has made big headlines as it spreads across Europe and other countries, including the UK, Spain, France, Russia, Taiwan, Japan, and China. Avast, an internet Security company, reports that there has been over 75,000 cases in 99 different countries (although the U.S. is not yet one of them). At this point, most of the infections have been reported in Russia, the Ukraine, and Taiwan, but U.K. hospitals (through their National Health Service), Chinese universities, and even FedEx have reported they have infected systems. CLICK HERE to visit a...

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