Browse privately, master Windows and more: Tech Q&A

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Secret Leaves

Q: Google is tracking everything. There Is a site search that does not include what you’re looking for?

A: Yes, Google is tracking everything, and although there are many conveniences – for searching, for connection, and for finding restaurants in the area – I would not blame anyone for are concerned about privacy. If you want to be left alone, but you still want to use the internet, there are specific search engines that value privacy above all and are still extremely useful. Tap or click here for three ways to search the web without Google tracking.

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A Reverse Lookup Phone Numbers

Q: How can I find out who is the owner of a phone number? I have been calling, but I don’t know who they are.

A: Many people will refuse to answer their phones if they don’t recognize the number. “She leaves the voicemail, if it is so important,” they say. However, when the caller is not the voicemail, it begs the question: Who was it? Could the call is important? It Was the organizer of a lottery, with the announcement that you have won the grand prize? A doctor, to let you know that a loved one is in intensive care? Or is it just a telemarketer in the hope of wringing some money out of you? The solution is simple, and once you get the number you are looking for, you can find a lot of comments about it online, especially if it is a well known scammer. Tap or click here to use Google for a reverse phone lookup.

Speed Internet

Q: Wow! I followed the direction, and my internet is faster just by changing a setting. Now I want to do it again, but I lost the steps.

A: It is always great to hear that my advice worked out. The speed of your internet is something of an art, especially where Wi-Fi is involved; sometimes you can use your router in your house, or even pieces of furniture “to clear a path.” Some people invest in extra equipment, which can contribute to the Wi-Fi in your house. In this case, you are looking for a certain setting in the software that make the internet run faster. It also requires that you to follow some specific work – and this time, a bookmark for the page. Tap or click here to see the change of a setting for faster internet.

Great Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Q: I use Windows 10, but I feel like a dummy. You have no short-cuts that only the professionals know?

A: There is a reason that Windows is the go-to operating system for schools and large companies since the 1980’s; it is cheap, and most people can figure out its very foundations in less than an hour. You are right, with each new iteration, Windows brings lot of new tools, and sometimes useful features, you can slow down. Many of us desire to see the keyboard shortcuts that simplify the navigation and the workflow. Just as you guessed, Windows 10 has made it easy to cut, once you know the tricks. Tap or click here for 10 Windows secrets.

Publish on Kindle

Q: I would like to publish a story for the Kindle. Where should I start?

A: Self-publishing has come a long way in the last 20 years, and e-publishing is pretty easy. Kindle Direct Publishing offers a simple platform with a global reach, and it is virtually free. In the meantime, you can use the price of your book, when you want, make it exclusive to Kindle or spread elsewhere, and even commission a professional to help with the design and marketing. Finally, if you want the review of the book or the offline, then you can do so almost immediately. Kindle puts a lot of power at your fingertips, so you can concentrate on the most important thing: writing something good. Tap or click here to publish and profit from your ebook.

What the digital lifestyle, if you have any questions? Call my radio show and click here to find it on your local radio station. You can listen to the Kim Komando Show on your phone, tablet or computer. Of the buy of an opinion to the digital world problems, click here for my free podcasts.

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