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Hybrid Tech Support – Making the Most of Annual Tech Support Plans

Introduction As a tech consultant, I want to be aware of all tech resources available. Not just hardware and software, but services as well. I try to offer the best advice, even if it means less income for me. Someone called me recently needing help with their home computer. They explained that they have a… Continue reading Hybrid Tech Support – Making the Most of Annual Tech Support Plans

Brother MFC‑L2750DW Resources

The Brother MFC‑L2750DW is a printer, copier, scanner, and fax system that offers fast and economical non-color laser printer output. This page offers links to useful resources for those who have this device. Documentation – Main Web Page [View] User Guide – Online Web Version [View] User Guide – PDF Version, 653 Pages [Download/View] NOTE:… Continue reading Brother MFC‑L2750DW Resources

Remote Computer Access Options — Login Remotely to Your Work/Office or Home Computer

Summary This document offers a list of some services that offer remote access to a home or work computer. Google Chrome Remote Desktop [Cost: $0] Google offers remote desktop software that is configured using Google Chrome. There is no cost to the service. You will need a Gmail account to setup the software. After installing… Continue reading Remote Computer Access Options — Login Remotely to Your Work/Office or Home Computer

Google Chrome — Printing All Content and Missing Background Images for Emails and Web Pages

Problem Summary Sometimes when you attempt to print an email or web page, not all of the content will show in your printout. This is because some images may be considered background images. Usually a background image doesn’t contain important or essential information, but sometimes the background image is important. This document offers a step-by-step… Continue reading Google Chrome — Printing All Content and Missing Background Images for Emails and Web Pages

This Simple Mail Setting on Your Apple iPhone and Mac Computer Can Help Reduce SPAM

Summary Email tracking is a helpful tool used for legitimate reasons by non-profit groups, businesses, and others sending out newsletters. It helps senders know that recipients have received an email. When you open an email, the sender can be notified based on unique images in the email traceable to you personally. However, email tracking is… Continue reading This Simple Mail Setting on Your Apple iPhone and Mac Computer Can Help Reduce SPAM

Global Computer Shortage – Staples Laptop Buying Guide

This document provides some suggestions for buying a laptop computer from Staples at a time when there is a limited global supply of computers stemming from a shortage in chips and also the increased demand due to the continued work-from-home conditions. Why Staples? Purchasing from smaller local retailers like Staples can be more convenient and… Continue reading Global Computer Shortage – Staples Laptop Buying Guide

Apple Mac photoanalysisd process using high CPU for Face ID in Photos App

Summary If you run Activity Monitor on your Apple Mac computer and click on the %CPU heading to sort the processes by CPU usage, you may notice a process called photoanalysisd using massive amounts of CPU power. That process serves the Face ID feature in the Photos program, and runs even when the Photos program… Continue reading Apple Mac photoanalysisd process using high CPU for Face ID in Photos App

Global Printer Shortage – Buying Guide

Introduction There is a global printer shortage being driven by a perfect storm of consumer demand. The following factors are driving the shortage: Chip Shortage. A global chip shortage is resulting in product shortages of printers and other consumer electronics. [Learn More] Pandemic. The global pandemic has created a demand for printers to be used… Continue reading Global Printer Shortage – Buying Guide

Windows Blue Screen Crash When Printing – “Your device ran into a problem and needs to restart.”

Problem Summary As of 10 Mar 2021, many Windows computer users noticed their computers would crash with a blue error screen whenever they would try to print. A sample of the error screen is shown on this page. Problem Solution – Windows Update 2021-03 On 15 Mar 2021, Microsoft issued an update to fix this… Continue reading Windows Blue Screen Crash When Printing – “Your device ran into a problem and needs to restart.”

Important Notice About Apple Mac Evernote 10.8.6 Update to New Dashboard Interface for macOS

Summary Evernote has begun pushing out an update to their software for Apple Mac users. Unfortunately, the update process may create unnecessary confusion for some people. That is explained below. Be aware that the newer version of Evernote will look dramatically different than previous versions, mostly due to the new “Home” feature that offers a… Continue reading Important Notice About Apple Mac Evernote 10.8.6 Update to New Dashboard Interface for macOS

Network Solutions New Account Security PIN, Phone, and Two Factor Login Setup

Summary Network Solution is implementing a more secure login process with an option for two-factor authentication to be enabled. Setup Process There are three steps to setup the new security measures. STEP #1 – PIN. When you initiate a login to Network Solutions you will first be asked to create a 6-digit numeric PIN that… Continue reading Network Solutions New Account Security PIN, Phone, and Two Factor Login Setup

Beware of fake QuickBooks email from Intuit – “Account Suspension Notice!”

I’m alerting everyone I know who uses QuickBooks about the email shown below. It is circulating as of 2 Mar 2021 going to current or former Intuit customers. If you receive the email, know that it is fake and don’t click on anything. You can delete it. I’ve used an image of the email below… Continue reading Beware of fake QuickBooks email from Intuit – “Account Suspension Notice!”