Newsletter 2017

by Computer Repair on April 12, 2017

WIRELESS PRINTER TRICK ADDS RELIABILITY

Most devices get an address assigned to them automatically. However for devices that never leave the network like printers, a fixed address can help avoid printing problems. Most printers allow you to make this change via your web browser — Chrome or Firefox or Safari.

With a permanent address even if the network disconnects, the address will stay the same and communicate with computers and the like,

PS. Newer printers now can let you print from your phones and tablets as well. Even when you are not at home ! I can help get this working for you — no problem! (My sister loves to print directly from her phone; it saves extra steps.)

WINDOWS 10 COMES WITH ANTI VIRUS PROTECTION

This software package is called Windows Defender and comes as a part of the Windows 10 operating system. You can use this as your antivirus software instead of the trial version of other products that come with a computer. PS. If you do use another, product Windows Defender will be turned off and offer no protection.

QUICK MAC TIP

The Calendar app has a new feature called “Found in Mail” that keeps track of any events it finds in your email messages. It’s a fast way to see events you may have otherwise missed coming in.

IF YOU THINK THE FREEWAY IS BUSY …

Look, look up in the sky! It’s a bird, no a plane. YES it is. This web site allows you to see the air traffic in real time, click on a plane and get detailed flight information. I just watched someone land at Petaluma airport coming in from San Jose in a Cessna. What is really cool is how much traffic is flying above us at all times of the day and night. Check it out at: Flight Radar

WELL I CERTAINLY DID NOT KNOW THAT.

For some random fun and info-tainment check out the random mode over at Wikipedia. Once there, look for the random link on the right side of the page. Amazing what comes up — you’ll never able to guess what is out there!

Remember I love to help people over the phone as well as in person. Feel free to call with any questions or situation that come up. I even help people while they are looking at products in the store so go ahead and give me a ring!

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