Hello, and welcome…
This is your Rick’s Daily Tips Tech Update for Friday, August 13, 2021.
Topics covered in this issue…
–How to use Emojis in Windows 10 and macOS
–How to blanket your entire home with a strong WiFi signal
–Q&A: Is there a way to silence a noisy mouse?
–7 tips for photographing beautiful autumn landscapes
–Yooperlites: Rocks that naturally glow in the dark!
–Info about my photo/file recovery service
Having trouble speeding up your blog and getting it to pass Google’s Core Web Vitals standards?
If so, you need to ditch your blog’s current WordPress caching plugin and replace it with WP Rocket.
WP Rocket goes far beyond simple page caching. It also makes a plethora of other tweaks and enhancements to your WordPress blog that makes its pages load faster and improves other areas that affect your blog’s Core Web Vitals score in a big way.
If you’ve been struggling to get your blog “up to speed” you really owe it to yourself to give WP Rocket a try. You won’t be disappointed.
Have something you’d like to tell over 11,900 awesome subscribers?
Welcome, new subscribers….
You can make sure these updates keep landing in your Inbox by adding my email address to your Address Book or Contacts List. Click here for instructions.
Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Click here to subscribe.
Today’s Quick Tip….
How to use Emojis in Windows 10 and macOS
If you use Facebook (or do pretty much anything with your smartphone) you’re surely familiar with emojis, those cute little smiley-face type icons that you can add to status updates and other types of messages to express some type of emotion.
But did you know you can use emojis on your Windows 10 PC or Mac as well?
Well, you can, and it’s very easy to do…
If you’re using a Windows 10 PC simply press the Windows+. key combination (that’s the Windows key and the “period” key) and a little window will pop up containing a list of the emojis you can add to your writing. Just click on the emoji you want to use to insert it at the current cursor position.
If you’re using a Mac just press the Control+Command+Spacebar key combination to open the list of emojis that are available to you.
From the blog…
Are there areas in your home where you can’t effectively use your WiFi network because the signal is too weak? This post can help.
A reader want to know if there’s a way to silence the loud (and irritating) clicking sound her computer mouse makes every time she uses it. This post has the answer.
This post offers several tips for taking stunning photos of the upcoming Fall colors.
Click here to see today’s ‘Picture of the Day’.
Every morning I post a new photo that I find inspiring, intriguing, or just plain beautiful to look at. Jumpstart your day by checking it out.
Rick’s Daily Tips is hosted by InMotion Hosting. Click here to find out why.
Rick’s Daily Pick…
I often write about the need for everyone to own at least one Portable USB Hard Drive and how they’ve really changed the game in regards to portable storage devices.
Well today I’m featuring something that takes that awesomeness one step further: a 1TB SSD.
This little gem from SanDisk has a spacious 1TB of storage space, and it’s also blazing fast. In fact, if the device you’re planning to use it with has a USB 3.2 Gen 2 port you’ll be able to read from and write data to this drive at a full 1Gbps!
That means your backups and file transfers will be completed a lot faster than they would had you used an external hard drive.
Today’s post from ‘My Daily Smile’…
These beautiful and intriguing rocks remained hidden in plain view, yet undiscovered until just a few short years ago.
Wondering how you can help me keep doing what I’m doing?
1 – If you’d like to help support my work, you can do so by leaving me a tip.
Every penny of your tip will go towards my blog’s web hosting and other related fees, which are substantial.
2 – You can Forward this email to a friend along with a short note of recommendation. (Just click the “Forward” button or link.)
Rest assured that anything you can do to help me keep helping folks will be greatly appreciated.
Rick’s Photo / File Recovery Service…
Do you have precious photos and/or other irreplaceable files that you’d like to recover from a non-working computer?
Chances are I’ll be able to recover them for you, even if the machine won’t turn on or start up correctly.
Have a question, comment or suggestion? Hit the Reply button and reply to this email. I love hearing what you have to say…
Thanks so much, and have an amazing day.
Your tech buddy,