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Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard Review

SUMMARY Below are some observations from two weeks of using the Logitech K380 keyboard on various devices. For more details, see the owner’s manual, user guide, and product support page. Overall the keyboard is very comfortable, portable, inexpensive, and easy to use. Despite the problems (cons) listed below, I would highly recommend it. PROS AAA… Continue reading Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard Review

Printer Buying Guide as of July 2019

Summary This page offers some suggestions and considerations for color printers. Here’s a short list of printers that are available at Staples for pickup in store: Epson WorkForce ET-4750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer – with 2-years of high capacity ink storage. ($350, normally $500) HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 Color Inkjet All-In-One Printer – with 11×17 scanning and… Continue reading Printer Buying Guide as of July 2019

Apple iPhone – How to Turn Off Siri

These instructions show how to disable Siri on the iPhone. The instructions below are written based on the current iPhone operating system as of June 2019. If when you read this your iPhone is newer or older, the screens may appear differently for you. STEP #1 – From Settings Tap Siri & Search From the Settings… Continue reading Apple iPhone – How to Turn Off Siri

Resolving Samsung Portable SSD Daemon Message

If you have used a USB external Samsung SSD drive, your computer may display a message at startup similar to the one shown here. This message is annoying and seemingly unnecessary. If you go to Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs, you might not see any Samsung software listed. So, there will be no… Continue reading Resolving Samsung Portable SSD Daemon Message

Facebook Friend Request – Safety and Security Guidelines for Accepting, Evaluating, Identifying and Discerning Fake from Authentic

Technology > Facebook Support Summary. This page provides guidelines for evaluating friend requests on social networks like Facebook. While this document refers specifically to Facebook, these guidelines apply to just about any online social network. Background. Some online discussion boards and special interest groups are moderated to filter out fake requests to join. This helps… Continue reading Facebook Friend Request – Safety and Security Guidelines for Accepting, Evaluating, Identifying and Discerning Fake from Authentic

Internet Explorer 7 – Initial Setup and Resolving Problems by Resetting

Internet Explorer 7 can sometimes have problems that result in certain web pages not showing up properly. One way to fix these problems is to reset the program and restore it to the original configuration. Below you’ll find a video showing how to do this. There is also a short video showing the recommended configuration… Continue reading Internet Explorer 7 – Initial Setup and Resolving Problems by Resetting

Checking an MD5 Checksum on an Apple Mac Computer

Technology > Apple Summary. The MD5 Checksum (Message-Digest algorithm 5) is a cryptographic hash function with a 128-bit hash value. It is commonly used to verify the integrity and authenticity of files. Instructions. Follow these instructions to confirm the checksum of a file using an Apple computer. You will need the checksum code associated with… Continue reading Checking an MD5 Checksum on an Apple Mac Computer

Microsoft Word – Creating an Index Automatically Using a Concordance

[ Technology ] Summary Regarding the creation of indexes, the built-in help and support provided with Microsoft Word is limited. This document provides information about creating an index for a document using a concordance. Manual or Automatic Index Creation There are two methods of creating an index, either manually or automatically. If desired, both of these… Continue reading Microsoft Word – Creating an Index Automatically Using a Concordance

SVCHOST.EXE Application Error Windows XP Memory Could Not Be Written

Technology Problem. Windows XP is showing an error message that states: svchost.exe – Application Error… The instruction at “0x009a96bc” referenced memory at “0x00000000”. The memory could not be “written”. Click OK to terminate the program Click on CANCEL to debug the program. Solution. Although this problem may be the result of a virus, it is… Continue reading SVCHOST.EXE Application Error Windows XP Memory Could Not Be Written

Dell Dimension 9200, RAID1 (Mirror) Failed, QuickTime Problems

Problem Summary. A specific Intel hard drive controller with RAID functionality has many known problems with Windows XP and Windows Vista (see Intel Release Notes 20071018, 20070406, 20070223). An incompatibility with QuickTime and Windows Vista on the Dell Dimension 9200 may cause the RAID system to fail resulting in a computer crash, rendering the computer… Continue reading Dell Dimension 9200, RAID1 (Mirror) Failed, QuickTime Problems

Sony ICD-P320 Digial Audio Recorder, Audio Transfer

Instructions These are instructions for transferring audio files from the Sony ICD-P320 Digial Audio Recorder to a Windows computer. Connect the audio recorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable. From the Start Menu, All Programs, Sony Digital Voice Editor 2, choose the Digital Voice Editor 2 program. Or, if the icon for this… Continue reading Sony ICD-P320 Digial Audio Recorder, Audio Transfer