Here’s a super-fast way to delete your Internet browsing history

clear-browsing-historyThere are many benefits derived from deleting your Internet browsing history on a regular basis, but navigating to the screen where you can delete the browser cache, stored cookies, and history of visited web pages can be time consuming and confusing, especially if you regularly use more than one browser.

Luckily, there is a super-fast way to get to that page by pressing a single key combination. Just press Ctrl+Shift+Del and the settings page where you select the Internet history items to be deleted will be displayed in a flash.

This tip works in all three of the most popular web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome). Give it a try!

Great deal: Save up to 50% on PNY flash memory products!

daily-deal-8Thanks to the folks at PNY and Amazon, right now is a great time to replace your aging flash memory cards with new ones and stock up on a few spares as well.

With their current deals, you can now save up to 50% on a wide variety of super-fast memory cards. Sizes range from 16GB all the way up to 256GB so you’re sure to find the ones you need. And at great prices too!

Click here to read more about these fantastic deals on PNY flash memory at Amazon.

Notes: The links in this post are affiliate links. Prices on Amazon change frequently so savings listed in this deal may no longer be available by the time you read this.

Scam Alert: Beware the nasty new PolloCrypt Ransomeware Virus

scamA new virus called PolloCrypt is making the rounds, and it’s a bad one.

PolloCrypt silently encrypts all the data on your hard drive, then demands that you pay a “ransom” of several hundred dollars to a group of hackers before they will decrypt your files so you can regain access to them.

“Ransomware” of this type certainly isn’t new, but this one is the latest strain of it to hit the streets so you need to be especially wary of it.

It has been reported that the hackers often fail to decrypt a victim’s files even after the ransom has been paid, so it’s wise to avoid getting the virus in the first place if at all possible.

Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself against the nasty PolloCrypt Ransomware Virus: [Continue Reading]

10 ways to fool burglars into thinking you’re always at home and prevent them from breaking in!

adt-stickerBurglars love targeting houses where it’s pretty obvious that no one’s at home. After all, there’s less chance of them getting caught when there’s nobody there to catch them.

Are you worried about your home being burglarized when you’re at work, on vacation, or otherwise away from home?

If so, there are several things you can do to make it appear to potential burglars that your home is indeed occupied at all times – and prevent them from breaking in: [Continue Reading]

How to make completely anonymous phone calls in the age of Big Brother

pre-paid-phoneUnless you live one hut down from Gilligan on that infamous remote tropical island, chances are you have heard that Verizon and some other carriers have been handing over the phone records of every one of their customers to the federal government for some time now.

That’s right, your private calls, texts and Internet communications aren’t private, and they haven’t been for a while.

Does this scare you? It should, even if you live life on the straight and narrow. This policy throws the entire concept of probable cause right out the window.

So how can you ensure your privacy when using your cell phone? [Continue Reading]

Save even more on Amazon by shopping the Amazon Outlet Store

amazon-logoIt’s no secret that some of the best shopping deals around can be found on Amazon. After all, there’s a reason why they’re the world’s largest online retailer.

But few people are aware that they also have an online Outlet store that offers even greater savings than the regular site!
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Q&A: Why does my LCD monitor take so long to display a picture?

asus-vw266-lcd-monitorQuestion from Jimmy M.:  I have a six year old Asus VW266 27″ LCD monitor that I really like and would love to keep. But now I’m having problems with it.

About a month ago it started taking a minute or two for anything to be displayed on the screen after I turned the computer on. The screen would just stay black for a couple of minutes, then display the image.

These past few days it’s taking longer still for the picture to show. The screen stayed black for 20 minutes this morning.

The crazy thing is once it decides to show the picture, it works flawlessly until I shut down the computer. Then the problem rears its ugly head again the next time I turn it on. I know it’s the monitor and not the computer because it does the same thing when plugged into three different computers.

What I need to know is can this be fixed or do I need to just buy a new monitor?

Rick’s answer:  [Continue Reading]

Review: TweakBit FixMyPC

tweakbit-fixmypc-logoIf you spend much time at all on the Internet, you have surely seen tons of ads for the “Fix My PC” style programs that are out there competing for your hard-earned dollars. And trust me, there are plenty of them out there.

All of these programs promise to scan your Windows installation and fix any errors they find, enhancing system stability – making your computer run faster as a result.

Every now and then I’ll download one of these programs and check it out. I recently saw an ad for TweakBit FixMyPC that caught my interest, so I downloaded it and gave it a try. [Continue Reading]