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SOLVED: Lenovo Flex 3 Flashing Power Light But Will Not Power Up

If you have a Lenovo Flex 2 or Flex 3, you may have a situation in which the unit goes to sleep but will not power back up.  Instead the power LED just keeps flashing at you. Many people believe this is related to Windows 10 but I have read several first hand accounts from […]

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SOLVED: How To Get In A BIOS on an Intel Motherboard

The short answer is to power up the machine while repeatedly pressing the F10 key.  Below is a table of boot / function key options on Intel Motherboards.   Function key or Control key Purpose F2 Accesses the BIOS Setup program. F7 Initiates a BIOS update process where the update files are stored on a USB […]

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SOLVED: Demystifying Intel’s 2015 2016 Processors – What Is the Difference Between an Atom, Celeron, Pentium and Core i Series CPU’s

Over the years Intel has released a number of variations on their CPU’s and started some lines that have since faded out (does anyone remember the Core 2, Pentium Pro or DX Math coprocessor).  So there is no mystery why many people find Intel’s current lines mysterious.  They just don’t know if an Atom is […]

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SOLVED: My Dell Laptop Does Not Charge USB Devices When it Goes to Sleep

If you have a Dell laptop, like my Inspiron 17 5000 series, you may find that USB connected devices, like your cell phone, do not change after the machine has been put into SLEEP mode. I looked through the BIOS, checked DEVICE MANAGER > USB, POWER OPTIONS and more but could not find a resolution. […]

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SOLVED: What is Voice over LTE (VoLTE), LTE, LTE-A and Voice Over IP (VoIP)

Voice over LTE (or VoLTE), much like Voice Over IP (or VoIP) is a new standard for mobile devices (like your cell phone) that will drive the cost of voice calls down to near zero.  To understand the technology, you need to understand that LTE is a data only network.  From 1980’s until 2015, if […]

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Does Social Media Advertising Payback in 2015 or 2016?

I have argued for many years that Social Media is an important communication channel that businesses and politicians should NOT get too excited about.  Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest… authors are nearly always connected to others on these sites in one of two ways: Most often, people are connected to those they know and genuinely like which often means […]

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SOLVED: How To Put Your Netflix Account on HOLD So You Can Try Other Services

I have a problem in that I want to buy the Shomi streaming service for about half a year but I do not want to pay for two streaming services, which means my beloved Netflix has to go… or does it.  I contacted Netflix and they told me they can put the account on HOLD / […]

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SOLVED: How to Select, Copy and Paste Only The Visible Cells in Excel

If you have row or “Grouped” columns (or you have dragged rows or columns so they are too small to see on the screen) and you need to duplicate what you see on the screen somewhere else, you have a problem.  Copy / Paste will include all of the hidden or non-visible cells.  Fortunately, Excel […]

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SOLVED: What is Windows Update For Business

Windows Update for Business is a new product from Microsoft that will be made available for free to corporate customers using Windows 10.  As of today’s date, the software has not been released and little is known beyond Microsoft’s brief explanations.  The key points are that WUFB will: allow IT professionals to manage which of […]

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SOLVED: What Happened To Windows Media Center In Windows 10

The short answer is that there will not be a “Media Center” available for Windows 10.   To make this omission more slightly palatable to loyal Media Center users, Microsoft is making WINDOWS DVD PLAYER available for free to any Windows 7 or 8 PC running Media Center, that is upgraded to Windows 10.  To get the […]

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SOLVED: When is Windows 10 Available for Download for Volume License Customers

While the retail / consumer release of Windows 10 is on 29 July 2015, Volume License (Open License, Open Business, Enterprise Agreement) will have to wait a few more days: “Starting 1 August, active Software Assurance customers who have Volume Licensing can upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education editions.”   Share This With […]

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SOLVED: Fake Virus Alert Technical Support Scam

I accidentally surfed to purolotor.com rather than Purolator.com and was taken to wndow-security.com which redirected to wndow-security.com/win/massage887sx.html which showed a fake (but very real looking Norton alert like the one to the right. The only way for me to keep the popup window from re-opening was to quickly END TASK on all of the IEXPLORE.EXE […]

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