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Minimize distractions with Windows 10 Focus assist
No distractions, no problem. Focus assist helps keep your focus on the task at hand.
Email: the more things change the more they stay the same
I started really getting into the internet back in the early '90's. When I got connected I had my US Robotics 33.6K modem, an independent ISP, Netscape, and thought I was the cat's pajamas.. Ha! The ISP gave me a disk that contained everything I needed to get connected, and to set up an email account. Wow! It didn't take long for the junk email to start rolling in. I called and asked, and was told how to get rid of it but that didn't stop it to my satisfaction. I went to a different ISP, and he showed me what to do, and explained how to do it, so I could teach my friends, so that they wouldn't fall into the same trap that I had. I won't explain that suffice to say that it was a lesson learned and it is no longer really applicable. So why did I bring it up? This morning I received 2 emails. One was from and old friend of mine and was addressed to me using her name, but not her email address, and was addressed to an email address that I first signed on to Facebook with, over 10 years ago, and changed it immediately there after. Other emails using her name have come to me using my correct email. I told her about this but apparently she has done nothing. Too bad. Also I received an email from PayPal telling me my account was in jeopardy of being closed because of some total nonsense. I looked at the email header and with a laugh forwarded it to email@example.com. People please, it's not rocket science. If an email sounds to good to be true it probably is, and if doesn't look right check it out, and by all means do not give out personal information ever in an email. Microsoft Outlook 365, Outlook 2016, and Microsoft Email all have made it extremely easy to add these senders to your blocked senders list. Please do so, and protect yourself.
Windows Defender team: Make security easier
Do you feel your information is safe when you’re online? Meet the Windows Defender team and hear the story behind the feature that protects you online!
I keep getting these E-mail's, where I can't block them! Because, the To heading, is my Address and the From Heading is my Address! These Spammer are very smart! What can we do about this problem?
What is the best Windows app for staying organized?
What is the best Windows app for staying organized? With teenagers who have full schedules themselves, I'm hoping to learn new tricks for staying on top of everything!
Staying safe from call scams
Windows Defender engineer Erik Wahlstrom shows you some ways to spot and avoid technical support call scams, and what to do if you get a scam call.
How to protect my laptop ?
Hwo to see someone tracking me ?
I have heard about the numerous attacks recently, and I almost got infected by one. Thanks to my virus knowledge, I am protected! Have you recently encountered any COMPUTER viruses? I am curious to know. I am very sorry if this involves personal info. :)
Transfer your photos from phone to PC without a cable
Perform a one-time set-up with OneDrive to have your photos automatically sync from your phone to your computer.
Cannot Completely Disable Password on Wakeup
I have tried every solution everywhere on the internet to make it so windows NEVER asks for my password, and although it is, in theory, NOT supposed to ask for my password anymore, ever, it still does in *one* circumstance. I have changed the settings so it is not to require a password after waking from sleep, and that works in every instance except for when the computer sleeps because I closed the laptop lid. If it goes to sleep just from sitting without being used for a while and I start it up again, it does not ask for a password, even if it’s been days or longer. But if I close the lid and then start it up again even just a moment later, it requires a password. I have stopped it from asking a password after starting from a shutdown or a restart, and I have turned it off after starting from sleep in all other cases, but for some reason, disabling password after wakeup does not work when sleep was because of closing the laptop lid. What am I doing wrong? I’ve tried all the different settings options I could find, then I googled and found another one or two, which fixed the last of my problems, except this one. I do not want to EVER have to enter a password. All I use my Windows laptop for is games that I can’t get on my Mac, because I hate windows, but there are some games I really like that require it. I grew up using Windows, so I’m very familiar with it, and I can generally fix anything with it that crops up without needing to go to anyone for help, but this is one thing I just can’t fix. On Mac, you only have to change one or two things to never have to enter a password again except for major updates or downloads, and all the settings are easy to find. On windows, I have had to change many more things, and I’ve really had to dig for the settings to change, and I am STILL having issues. Can someone PLEASE tell me what I’m missing?
Create a local user account Select Start > Settings > Accounts and then select Family & other users. (In some versions of Windows you'll see Other users.) Select Add someone else to this PC.
Select Start > Settings > Accounts > Other users (in some Windows editions, it may be labeled as Other people or Family & other users). Under Work or school users, select Add a work or school user. Enter that person's user account, select the account type, and then select Add. If you need to remove that person's sign-in information from your PC:
To open User Accounts, click the Start button , click Control Panel, click User Accounts and Family Safety, and then click User Accounts. Click Manage another account. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. Click Create a new account.
Select the Start button on the taskbar. Then, on the left side of the Start menu, select the account name icon (or picture) > Switch user > a different user.