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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!”

Be careful when moving or copying email with Apple Mail, Outlook, Thunderbird or Other Software

There are times when you will want to move or copy email messages from an email account to another email account or to local folders on your computer. To do this, you will want to use an email client such as Apple Mail, Outlook, or Thunderbird. While the process usually works, there are some situations… Continue reading Be careful when moving or copying email with Apple Mail, Outlook, Thunderbird or Other Software

Brother MFC-J497DW InkJet Printer

If you are looking for a low-cost inkjet printer, you may want to consider the Brother MFC-J497DW InkJet Printer. It is available for about $80 to $150 online. [ Amazon, Best Buy, Staples ] Availability may be limited as explained below. You may see different suggested bundles for this printer that include ink cartridges of… Continue reading Brother MFC-J497DW InkJet Printer

Here’s why I no longer recommend HP printers

UPDATE: This article was posted on 24 Feb 2021. Since that time, HP has evolved their line of ink tank printers. These will address the concerns presented in the original post regarding waste of consumables and a the costly and complicated automatic ink fulfillment program. The original article is below. (20 May 2022) I had… Continue reading Here’s why I no longer recommend HP printers

Evernote for MacOS Recent Update Version Changelog

This document provides notes for recent updates to the MacOS version of Evernote. You can learn about new features and what has been fixed or improved. Version 7.14 Fixed: Sometimes the app would get stuck loading a note (usually a web clip or shared note) until finally it gave up and assumed you were offline.… Continue reading Evernote for MacOS Recent Update Version Changelog

Google Chrome: Preemptive and Proactive Browser Security with Enhanced Protection

Summary If you are a regular Google Chrome user you may be interested in the enhanced protection feature that can be enabled in Settings under Security. To learn more, from within Chrome you can go to this link chrome://settings/security Chrome Enhanced Protection When you go to the Security options in Chrome, under Enhanced protection you… Continue reading Google Chrome: Preemptive and Proactive Browser Security with Enhanced Protection