RicksDailyTips Newsletter for Jan 14, 2017 – The difference between getting ‘hacked’ and getting ‘cloned’ on Facebook

Hello again. I sincerely hope the new year has been wonderful for you and your family thus far.

If you’ve been using Facebook for more that 5 minutes you’re probably well aware that hackers and scammers love targeting Facebook users with all kinds of fraudulent activities.

I’m sure you’ve seen an occasional “Yikes – I’ve been hacked!” post pop up in your newsfeed. In fact, you probably see them on a regular basis.

The thing is, many of the folks who believe their Facebook account has been”hacked” weren’t really hacked at all. Their accounts have been “cloned” instead.

While the hacking and cloning of Facebook accounts are both extremely irritating for everyone affected by the fallout, they are actually very different things which require very different responses when one of them happens to you.

First, let’s talk about getting “hacked”… [Continue Reading]

RicksDailyTips Newsletter for Jan 7, 2017 – Five free programs that keep your PC running like new

Hello again. I hope you had a fantastic Christmas and New Year. I also hope 2017 turns out to be the best year ever for you and your family!

As you probably know, Windows computers tend to slow down over time due to junk build-up on the hard drive, malware infections and various other reasons.

Today I’m going to tell you about five powerful free downloads that you can use to keep your PC running just as fast as the day you bought it: [Continue Reading]

RicksDailyTips Newsletter for Dec. 31, 2016 – 4 predictions for the tech world in 2017

Hello again, and Happy New Year!

Regardless of your perspective on life, I’m sure you will agree that 2016 was quite a year.

As happens every year, several major events took place in 2016. Some of them were good, and some were bad. The category each of them fell into depends entirely on your own perspective.

The pundits and prognosticators of the world will soon be rolling out their predictions for the new year, so I thought I would take this opportunity to give you a few predictions of my own. I hope you don’t mind. [Continue Reading]

RicksDailyTips Newsletter for Dec. 24, 2016 – How to speed up a sluggish PC

newsletterHello again, and Merry Christmas! I hope you and your family are having a wonderful holiday season!

Modern personal computers are amazing machines. They allow us to do things in minutes that once took hours or days as well as many other things that couldn’t be done at all in times past.

But even with all their awesome power and capabilities, computers are no fun to use when they’re running slowly and freezing up at random times.

Today I’m going to discuss a few things you can do to help speed up a sluggish PC and hopefully avoid having to deal with erratic system performance.

Let’s get started… [Continue Reading]

RicksDailyTips Newsletter for Dec. 17, 2016 – Why gift cards make fantastic Christmas gifts!

Hello again. I hope you had a great week!

Well, the Christmas shopping season is about to switch into high gear. Christmas morning is only about a week away, and if tradition holds these last few shopping days will turn out to be filled with anxiety and frustration for many folks.

Today I have a little tip that can help you avoid much of that anxiety and frustration. Instead of spending hours on end shuffling through dozens of crowded stores, give your friends and family members gift cards and let them buy their perfect gifts themselves! [Continue Reading]

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