Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Firefox 42 adds Private Browsing with Tracking Protection

Tired of be tracked while on line. Firefox 42 helps with that now. Whats not saved each time?
History, Searches, Cookies & Temporary files.

It also helps in speeding up Internet browsing.

How to turn on.

Open a new, blank Private Window
Click the menu button
Then new private window.

Or Left click on a link and select open link in New Private Window.

How to know your in the Private Window. The Private emblem will be at the top of each screen
when in use.

Shelby, NC

Monday, November 9, 2015

Turn off Display in groups Outlook 2010

Turn off Outlook 2010 displays email by groups

Outlook displays messages by groups: Today, Yesterday, last week etc.

 To turn off select View on the ribbon bar, Next in the drop down button circled select more.

Next uncheck show in groups.

Now emails will be displayed in consecutive order by the field you select to sort by.
Example: click on date once to sort by date in consecutive order. Click on date again to change the date order.

Shelby, NC


Monday, November 2, 2015

Windows 10 Microsoft plans to force you to upgrade?

Windows 10 Microsoft plans to force you to upgrade?

Upgrades to Windows 10 from all Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers are about to begin.

Windows 10 has been reclassified as an “Optional” update in Windows Update. ... In “early” 2016...Microsoft will again reclassify Windows 10 as a “Recommended” update [so] the vast majority of users will find the Windows 10 install process starts up on their machines...a dramatic change of focus.

Microsoft is dressing ‘choice’ up as ‘you can just keep saying No.
In “early” 2016 things will become more aggressive and Microsoft will again reclassify Windows 10 as a “Recommended” update. Given the default setting on Windows 7 and Windows 8 is for all recommended updates to install automatically this means the vast majority of users will find the Windows 10 install process starts up on their machines.
“Depending upon your Windows Update settings, this may cause the upgrade process to automatically initiate on your device.
Given Windows 10 status will remain as a Recommended update. It means even those who stop it are likely to find the install process initiating every time new Recommended updates appear.
Microsoft has stated that Windows 10 is constantly tracking how it operates and how you are using it and sending that information back to Microsoft by default. Despite offering some options to turn elements of tracking off, core data collection simply cannot be stopped.

GWX Control Panel (formerly GWX Stopper). This is a free tool that can remove and disable the 'Get Windows 10' notification area icon on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Newer versions can also disable 'Upgrade to Windows 10' behavior in the Windows Update control panel. See the user guide at the Ultimate Outsider blog. (
*    Remove the "Get Windows 10" icon that appears in your notification area.
*    Prevent your Windows Update control panel from upgrading your computer to Windows 10.
*    Prevent your computer from secretly downloading Windows 10 installation files.
*    Detect and remove the hidden Windows 10 installation files if they're already on your PC.

 So why not upgrade?
Home users data collection concern you?
So how concerned should users be about Windows 10’s default data collection policies? I would say very.

By default Windows 10 Home is allowed to control your bandwidth usage, install any software it wants whenever it wants (without providing detailed information on what these updates do), display ads in the Start Menu (currently it has been limited to app advertisements), send your hardware details and any changes you make to Microsoft and even log your browser history and keystrokes which the Windows End User Licence Agreement (EULA) states you allow Microsoft to use for analysis.