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April 22, 2020 by Iben on Iben's blog site
Location - AppData\LocalLow\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content I've noticed an increase of data coming into this folder since back in March. 10MB to 18MB per session. The most I saw in the past was 3MB. I have seen it on more than one operating system. Could it be to make the Internet more efficient or something else?     
The first 3 rows are ones I set.  The second 3 rows are just ones MS’s “frequently used” populated.  edit: columns!!! This early, I haven’t used much. These are the apps I first install onto a new PC.  What are the first apps you install?
April 10, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
This is a great video encoding software that was recommended to me by AzDude. I came across this giveaway and sweepstakes and wanted to share. This is especially useful if you are creating .dream files. Get it here:  
April 8, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
As thousands of people adjust to working from home amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, video chatting has surged to the forefront of necessary tools. This unexpected new development has driven many to try Zoom, an enterprise video conferencing platform with real-time messaging and content sharing. Unfortunately, Zoom's infrastructure wasn't prepared for the surge of users that have joined since the pandemic started, and the convenience of the platform comes with a security cost. "Zoombo...
April 2, 2020 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Edge is going to get some excellent new features: 1) Side tabbing and tab grouping which are designed especially for 16:9 displays. 2) Cut and paste grouping by subject in "Collections". 3) Password breach warnings.   For a more detailed description, look here: For a quick peek at how it'll look, go here:
March 26, 2020 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Seems as if all we do is about viruses, anymore, eh? Well, there's a new zero day vulnerability in Windows and you really should fix it as you could end up infected with ransom ware as a result of its exploitation. MS has found two cases of that, and now that they have described the exploit, chances are much higher of getting hit by it. To get a good description of the problem, check the linked article. If you wish to read the original MS notification, it's here. "On 23rd March, Micro...
March 25, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Over the last few months, the Covid-19 Pandemic has changed the way of life for millions of people around the world. Recently in the United States, schools have been closing across the country, prompting educators to do their best to get resources up online so that all learning doesn’t stagnate.   As children and their parents adjust to this temporary new normal, teachers have been working on setting up remote classrooms and teleconference lessons. To help, Google and YouTube ...
March 17, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We always posts screenshots of our desktops, but lets take it a bit further and post images of your desktop setups!  
March 14, 2020 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
This spring, Windows10 v. 2004 or 2020 first half year update (code named 20H1) will be coming and it's feature heavy, with some meaningful changes such as those in Cortana  and notepad, Windows subsystem for Linux (WSL 2), Windows explorer with much better local search and tied to OneDrive, sandbox and virtual desktops, and a beefed up Task manager. There are more, and I suggest reading up on them in the link above. And have a good weekend! 😉
February 28, 2020 by starkers on starkers corner
It doesn't matter which conversion program I use, my PC freezes up during conversions,  Sometimes it is very early in the piece and sometimes as much as 60% to 70% has completed, which is really annoying because none of it appears in the conversion folder until 100% has completed, meaning the time and effort was wasted. If anyone can suggest what and why this may be happening I'd be most pleased as I have family awaiting their videos. TIA, Mark.  
February 26, 2020 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Ghacks is an excellent tech website. It was recently sold, however, the tech content has remained in Martin Brinkmann's extremely capable hands.  So, I was perusing there, as I really didn't want to do an article about MS killing the useless Live Tiles in W10, because Start10 beats anything MS has offered with W8 onward, nor about new icons coming to W10 as I think the icons created here beat them hands down, and always have. So, Brinkmann discusses the findings of this study, which l...
We’ve had some great discussions on Hard drive speeds over the years. One of my favorites was the one about whether SSDs was worth it. I’ve also been benchmarking my PC’s for a very, very long time: Here is a brief recap: ...
February 15, 2020 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
The external link is a really useful explanation of how to add some power to the W10 context (right click) menu by Brady Gavin at How to Geek. I won't waste your time with copying exactly how to do a registry edit, but I will reproduce the universal warning about editing the Windows registry: "The Registry Editor is a powerful tool and, if it’s misused, it can render your system unstable or even inoperable." A useful link:
February 13, 2020 by admiralWillyWilber on michaelwhittaker71
I remember doing this two years ago. I just tried to play the movie Red Rose off a DVD on my computer. I used to use Windows Media Player that didn't work it would only play off my hard drive. Why would I save a movie I'm only going to watch once. I even tried to auto play. Neither windows media player, or the free version of real player play it. That is what the computer said. O.K. according to the computer windows media player which used to do it. Real player wants to charge me to play DVD'...