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Why It’s Usually A Mistake To Buy A Computer at A Big Box Store

By Kevin / June 3, 2024

If you or someone you know is thinking of getting a new computer at Best Buy, please STOP and watch this video by Dawid Does Tech Stuff.

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The Mark Cherrington Podcast: Episode 2 – Fundraiser Gala, Income Support Challenges, and Donations

By Kevin / June 3, 2024

In this second podcast episode, Kevin and Mark discuss the successful fundraising gala held on May 2nd, various challenges and successes as he fights to get Income Support for some vulnerable people, and we discuss more in-depth the kinds of donations Mark needs and the ways people can support those Mark is trying to help, including monetary, essential items, and e-transfers.

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Quick Tip: Activate a Window Simply by Moving Your Mouse Cursor Over it (instead of needing to click it)

By Kevin / May 10, 2024

In this Quick Tip, I will show you how to “activate” any Window or app to use it instead of first needing to click it and use it. This is particularly useful to login details on a web page. You start typing or even copying and pasting, only to realize it didn’t work because that app wasn’t selected.

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Quick Tip: Hide Clutter in Windows 11 Desktop Search

By Kevin / May 10, 2024

The search box on the taskbar and the pop-up search both have “highlights” that recommend all kinds of distractions, including shopping content, games, and more. Here’s how to turn that off.

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Quick Tip: Get Rid of Notification Ads and Full-Screen Upsells in Windows 11

By Kevin / May 10, 2024

Windows will occasionally send you notification pop-ups with “tips and suggestions.” These tips can include messages pushing the Microsoft Rewards program and other things.

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Mastodon Series: Part 2: Connect With Those You Know, Advanced Mode [Premium]

By Kevin / May 8, 2024

Of course, you want to connect with many of the folks you interact with on Twitter (even if you don’t leave Twitter). You may also want a Tweetdeck-like altenrative. So let’s talk about that.

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Here Are The Firefox Extensions I Recommend! [Premium]

By Kevin / May 8, 2024

In this blog post exclusive to paid subsribers, I will cover the Firefox Extensions I recommend. These extensions will help make the web a more pleasant experience, help prevent tracking, and improve privacy and security.

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Tech News: Dropbox Says Hackers Stole Customer Data From its eSignature Service Dropbox Sign (HelloSign)

By Kevin / May 3, 2024

Dropbox has revealed a major attack on its digital signature (Dropbox Sign, formerly HelloSign) systems that saw customer data accessed by unknown and unauthorized entities.

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Tech News: Microsoft Confirms It Can’t Fix The KB5034441 0x80070643 Error On Windows 10

By Kevin / May 3, 2024

Back in January, Microsoft released an update for Windows 10 that could not be installed due to specific conditions that exist on certain computers (many of them). The issue has persisted, but the suggested solutions are NOT worth the risk. Please hide or ignore the update.

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Windows 11 Settings to Change Immediately [Premium]

By Kevin / May 2, 2024

In this blog post exclusive to paid subscribers, I’m going to show you settings you should change immediately in Windows 11 to improve security, including showing file extensions, advanced options in Windows Update, improving malware protection, and ensuring the built-in antivirus working the way it should be.

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Tech News: Roku OS Home Screen Is Getting Video Ads

By Kevin / May 2, 2024

Roku plans to introduce video ads to the Roku OS home screen.

As Sharron Harding at Ars Technica points out, this comes after recent efforts to increase the number of ads present on Roku as you use it, including free ad-supported streaming TV via The Roku Channel, as they call it, and content recommendations on the home screen. This may include AI-driven content based on what you watch.

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Kevin’s Picks: In My Pocket, A Firefox Browser Extension

By Kevin / May 1, 2024

In My Pocket gives you a very convenient way to quickly access the items you’ve saved to your Pocket account, which I basically use as recent bookmarks across my devices. You’ll need to login, but beyond that it’s super easy.

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Kevin Talks Tech Episode 7 – Clare in Arctic Bay, Nunavut

By Kevin / April 30, 2024

In this episode of Kevin Talks Tech, I spoke with Clare about his life and experiences, including his years working and living in Arctic Bay, Nunavut.

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The Mark Cherrington Podcast – Episode 1 – Introducing Mark Cherrington and the Coalition for Justice and Human Rights

By Kevin / April 28, 2024

In this inaugural episode of Mark’s podcast, he delves into his advocacy work focused on dignity, justice, human rights, and homelessness. He emphasizes that his efforts are solely supported by donations, with no government funding involved. Mark discusses the nature of his work, the formation of the Coalition for Justice and Human Rights, and their dedication to meaningful advocacy.

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Tech News: Microsoft is Bringing More Junk To Your Lock Screen That You Never Asked For – Like Sports, Traffic, and Finance Updates to the Windows 10 Lock Screen

By Kevin / April 26, 2024

Microsoft is up to their tricks again, and apparently has nothing better to do than introduce ads and other related tips to your lock screen aka your login screen in Windows 10. The same thing is already happening in Windows 11.

They just keep cluttering up Windows with stuff no one asked for.

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Tech News: What Chrome Incognito Mode Really Does and What Everyone is Getting Wrong About It

By Kevin / April 26, 2024

In this blog post, I’ll mention the lawsuit that Google settled, claiming the company had been misleading users about Chrome’s Incognito Mode.

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Tech News: Microsoft Reveals You’ll Need To Pay $90 Per Computer For The First Year, and More After That To Keep Using Windows 10 Securely Beyond October 2025

By Kevin / April 26, 2024

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at Extended Support for Windows 10, which Microsoft will begin offering in October 2025. This means Microsoft will continue to offer security patches after that, but for a price.

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Quick Tip: Here’s How To Keep Your YouTube Subscriptions Private

By Kevin / April 21, 2024

In this Quick Tip, I will describe how to stop your YouTube subscriptions from being public. You might not even realize they have been.

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What’s Changing At Kevin The Tech Guy – April 13

By Kevin / April 13, 2024

After a great deal of consideration, I have decided to make an initial round of major changes regarding my home business and this website. This blog post summarizes those changes and what you can expect going forward.

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Please Subscribe to My NEW and FREE Beehiiv Newsletter!

By Kevin / April 12, 2024

Hello everyone! I am genuinely very excited to launch my NEW and FREE newsletter hosted on Beehiiv! You can check it out here, along with the first edition of the newsletter online!

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