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Computer Backup of Personal Files

backup a computer

It is time to backup your computer. For a newbie, there may be questions about how to do it and what is best for you. What to Backup You will need to decide what you want to back up. You don’t need to backup a computer entirely just your personal files. Your programs probably came on a disc, or you …

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Avoiding problems when you uninstall computer programs

uninstalling programs

Uninstalling programs helps to speed up your computer and frees disc space. However, avoiding problems when uninstalling computer programs is essential. Use caution. Do not Do not delete the shortcuts found in the taskbar or on your home page. Removing shortcuts will not uninstall the computer program. Do not go directly into the program file and delete. This action could …

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January Best Buys

After Christmas sales (best done last week of December)- Replacement bulbs, candles, ornaments, etc. 1/2 price or more on gift wrap, cards, decorations.Check-out 1/2 price perfumes, photo frames, one-size fits all gloves, after-shave, Christmas refrigerator magnets, and stationery for next years emergency gifts. Buy perfume for Valentine’s Day.Also computers, stereos, DVD players and other over-stocked electronic equipment will go on …

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Christmas Amaryllis–When and How to Plant

Christmas amaryllis bulb

Christmas amaryllis is a bulb planted in mid-fall to bloom either at Christmas or New Year. They form beautiful big blooms above the long strappy foliage. The bulb is easy to plant and raise. How to plant your Christmas amaryllis You can buy either the amaryllis bulb or an amaryllis kit that includes bulb, pot, and soil. The bigger the …

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Cyber Monday Tips

First, make sure any site you are using has https in the address bar. The ‘s’ stands for secure. Hopefully, you know the usual price of the item you are shopping for so you can tell if it is a bargain. Use Google Shopping and Yahoo Shopping to compare prices with other stores. Make one of your first stops RetailMeNot.com  …

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Mailing Your Holiday Gifts

Some quick tips on mailing holiday packages: Check the last date a package can be mailed and still reach its’ destination before the holiday —Holiday Shipping Dates Be aware of restrictions on what can be mailed and recommended packing of liquids. Mailing restrictions. Buy boxes from the post office or choose a heavy box. If re-using a box, take a …

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Black Friday Tips

The first Black Friday tip is to make a budget. Include amounts you would like to pay for each gift. Make a list and include sizes. If you receive emails from some of your favorite stores, check them for deals and any exclusive offers. Next year sign-up for emails from your favorite stores early. The next Black Friday tip is to …

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Animal Poison Control App

Animal Poison Control app

The ASPCA is offering a free Animal Poison control app in the event your pet should get into poison. The app makes it easy to quickly find what you are looking for e.g. plants, medicine, food. Has images for you to reference. The app tells you how toxic the item is based on the animal’s species and what actions you need …

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Some easy food ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Qwikbit by Kammy Potatoes are the top export of Ireland. Twice baked potatoes would be an excellent meal for St. Pat’s Day. Have the kids help you make a Rainbow cake. Let them decorate the top of a frosted cake with rainbow colored M & Ms laid in arches on top of the cake. Make favorite bread dough recipe or …

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Choose the Perfect Carving Pumpkin

Qwikbit by Debbie Pumpkins are a part of Halloween activities. From carving to painting they delight the child in all of us. How to choose the perfect carving pumpkin. Choose one that is relatively smooth without thick ridges–these are easier to carve. Avoid pumpkins with soft spots, signs of mildew, or worm holes Look for stems that are not loose or …

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