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By Charles Miller Taking a Quick Screenshot Can Save Your Computer Repairperson Hours of Headaches More than three decades ago, if a computer user wanted to print a hard copy of what appeared on their screen, they could simply press the [PrtSc] key. That key is still there on PC keyboards. The print screen feature [...]

If You’re Going to Buy a Color Inkjet Printer in This Climate, Here’s What You Need to Know

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The Computer Corner By Charles Miller Okay! I can take a hint. Several emails that appeared in my inbox said they did not like my advice on the subject of printers that appeared here two weeks ago. The common refrain was that the writers all wanted a color printer that was trouble-free, long-lasting, and inexpensive. [...]

Computer Manufacturers Deliberately Obscure the Longevity of Hard Disks

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By Charles Miller Every so often, I have an experience which reminds me that I might not really understand all of the things I think I understand. There are words and terms we all see frequently, sometimes use, but may not comprehend completely. Case in point is the conversation I recently had with a client [...]

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Mozilla Web Browser Working Toward Total Privacy for Its Users By Charles Miller A recent story in the tech news demonstrates that improving security on the Internet does not please everyone. Some people have their own agenda. The Domain Name Service (DNS), commonly referred to as the telephone book of the Internet, is where your [...]

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Web Browsers Around the World Exist Thanks to Google’s Chromium By Charles Miller Last week in this column, I praised Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, for deciding to share its Chromium web browser program for the benefit of Internet users worldwide. This week, let’s take a look at some of the web browsers around the [...]

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Chromium: Google’s Programming Code That Launched a Thousand Browsers By Charles Miller Google’s Chrome browser is now the most used web browser software in the world. Last week, I had some extremely critical things to say about the dishonest and deceitful marketing tactics Google employed to obtain that number one status. I want to balance [...]

Google’s Road to Internet Dominance Utilized Questionable Tactics

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By Charles Miller No fewer than five Atención readers sent me a reference to the same Washington Post article by Geoffrey A. Fowler entitled “Goodbye, Chrome: Google’s Web Browser Has Become Spy Software.” With a healthy dose of sarcasm I answered back, “What? You mean the biggest advertising company on the planet put malware into [...]

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By Charles Miller Mexican Phone Dialing Procedures Soon to Be Simplified Mark this date on your calendar: Saturday, August 3, 2019. That is the day on which the procedure for dialing telephone numbers in México is set to change again. Again, you ask? That is something I will explain below. Dialing Mexican phone numbers can [...]

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By Charles Miller New EU Copyright Directive Can Affect US Users Earlier this month, lawmakers for the European Union issued the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, a directive that essentially is a list of guidelines for each of the 28 EU member nations to use in enacting new laws to protect fledgling [...]

Is Your Email Address Compromised?

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By Charles Miller A few weeks ago I wrote about the experience of a client o f mine whose email address was “pwned.” In writing that column, I made up what I mistakenly assumed was a fictitious name to protect my client’s privacy. I wrote that when I checked the haveibeenpwned.com website, I found the [...]

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