3 great ways to send someone an Amazon Gift Card

amazon-gift-cardYou’ve probably seen Amazon gift cards for sale at department stores, grocery stores and other local retailers.

Chances are you have actually bought one of them to give away as a gift. And yes, they really do make great gifts!

But what if you wish to give an Amazon gift card to someone that lives somewhere far away? Well, it’s actually very easy to send them virtually anywhere with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Here are three fast and easy options: [Continue Reading]

Q&A: Where can I get an old roll of 110 film developed?

kodak-110-filmQuestion from Toniah W.:  My mom recently passed away and we had to clean out her house so it could be listed for sale.

While going through one of her closets I found an old Kodak 110 camera with a half-used roll of film in it.

Are there any places that still process 110 film? I’d love to have that film developed and see what the photos are like.

Rick’s answer:  [Continue Reading]

Does your blog take too long to load? Find out right now.

pagespeed-tools-logoNow that Google and other major search engines are taking page load times into consideration when ranking web pages in their search results, it’s more important than ever to make sure your blog pages load as quickly as possible.

There are a number of factors that affect how quickly a web page will load, but figuring out how to make the changes necessary to speed up a blog can be difficult in some cases. [Continue Reading]

How much RAM does your version of Windows support?

microsoft-windowsOne of the most common questions I’m asked here at RicksDailyTips is how much RAM a particular version of Windows will support.

After receiving another such question this morning, I thought it might be worthwhile to put that info in a blog post. Just scroll through the list below until you find your Windows version.

Note: This list only includes the Windows versions that the typical user would have installed on his/her PC.

The various Server and Embedded editions have been omitted for the sake of clarity and readability. [Continue Reading]

How to create a security question that’s impossible to guess

padlockHave you ever forgotten the password to one of your online accounts and clicked on the “Forgot password?” link in order to reset your password?

If so, you were probably prompted to input the answer to the security question you created when you opened the account.

Security questions are intended to identify you as the legitimate account owner in the event that you forget your password and need to reset it.

The concept is a great one, but if used improperly it can leave your account wide open to hackers. How so? Well, lets look at an example: [Continue Reading]

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