People have been selling and donating old tech for years. One security researcher decided to find out just how many people remembered to delete their personal information before handing over their old devices. You’ll be surprised at just how many did not erase them properly…

Before donating or selling a device, you need to make sure everything has been deleted properly.

If you don’t wipe your device, information can be found later on down the road. All those deleted letters, financial documents and compromising photos are still lurking on the computer. All it takes is a little know-how to recover them.

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It appears that Microsoft is going ahead with its plans to drop the useful ‘System’ applet from the Control Panel, and instead force people to use the ‘Settings’ app that was first introduced with Windows 8…

This risks annoying a lot of people, because the ‘System’ part of Control Panel is genuinely very useful, giving you an overview of your PC (such as what processor and amount of RAM you have installed), along with quick links to your PC manufacturer’s support website and more.

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Can Microsoft Word read to me? Yes, it can. There are three ways to accomplish this task: The Speak and Read Aloud features in Word, or the Narrator feature in Windows…

The Speak feature was incorporated into Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) back in version 2003. It was called Text to Speech (TTS) then, and it functioned much the same as it does now. Fortunately, it’s a very simple procedure to set up and use, so you can get started immediately.

Learn More @ PCWorld

Using The Chromebook’s Instant Tethering Feature (that allows you to use your phone’s mobile data to connect your Chromebook to the internet)

Many of you may be unaware of the Chromebook’s instant tethering feature (as I was). What this feature does, once set up with your Android phone, is this. If you lose your Wi-Fi connection, your Chromebook will automatically connect by default to your Android phone. Once connected, the Chromebook uses your phone’s data connection for internet access (similar to setting up a hotspot, but without the hassle).

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