Give the Recycle Bin a makeover or get rid of it!

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The lowly Recycle Bin has been with Windows for ages but it’s time for a change…

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How to unsubscribe from unwanted emails

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According to a recent whitepaper compiled by Darya Gudkova and Nadezhda Demidova (PDF) from SecureList at Kaspersky, Spam traffic accounted for 68.6% of all email traffic from April through June.  This is up 2.2 percentage points from the previous quarter.  The report also shows that most SPAM is sourced from the US and sent out to other countries.

That’s embarrassing to admit… the US is culpable for spamming the world.  <shudder>

So SPAM is definitely an issue.  I wonder if anyone ever approximated the dollars being wasted by employee hours devoted to deleting spam?  How many annual work hours are eroded because employees spend time deleting Viagra ads, refinancing mortgage emails, fake emails with URGENT & CONFIDENTIAL in the subject and ghoulish gimmicks to protect your computer from viruses?

I don’t know… I really don’t – but one thing I do know:

Spam sucks and today we’re going to kick its ass.  Come with me.

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WSCC is the bomb

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If you’re an IT administrator or just a guy who wants to garner as much information as possible from your computer, then you need to grab the Windows System Control Center (WSCC) right now.

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5 kick ass tips for the Mail app in iOS 8.1

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The other day I was rushing to catch a train on the Long Island Railroad.

While standing on the platform, getting soaked in the rain, my train eventually arrived and the huge amorphous mass of people began to shuffle themselves into the cabin through the narrow entrance.

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How to mute audio tabs in Chrome

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You lumber your way into work, plop down in your chair and fire up your computer.  After it boots, you bang out a few emails and then open Chrome to check the latest headlines.

In between sips of coffee you suddenly find yourself on Youtube watching videos of choleric cats and talking cats.

After losing a few brain cells watching those fatuous videos, you shift gears into work mode and try to get some real stuff done.  However, you keep hearing an ad in the background and you’re not sure where it’s coming from.

And it’s really grating your nerves by now.   In fact, you’re starting to feel as choleric as that cat in the silly Youtube video…

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