Did you know that there is are two very basic forms of Facebook you can use on your computer and smartphone?

Facebook has a high-end interface that you typically see on your desktop computer (at facebook.com) and in the Facebook app that you use on your phones. Both of these interfaces, whether on the computer, smartphone or tablet, can consume a lot of memory. What most folks don’t know is that there are other ways of loading Facebook in your web browser that uses a less intensive user interface (and less memory) that is geared toward loading facebook on a mobile phone. For example, let’s say your Facebook app is not working on your phone. You can go to your web browser on your phone (note: this will work in the web browser on your computer and tablet as well) and try (type) the following web addresses into the browser:

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What is an “unlocked cell phone or smartphone”?

You may have seen that term “unlocked cell phone”, but don’t quite understand what that truly means or represents. It is a good thing to understand because it can save you a considerable amount of money and gives you the freedom to move from one cell provider to another in the event you are not happy with their service.

In terms that will hopefully make sense to you, an unlocked phone is a phone that is not tied to any specific carrier (or service). In other words, you can use the phone with multiple cell providers.

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If you’ve ever typed anything into a Google Doc, you can now play it back as if it were a movie — like traveling through time to look over your own shoulder as you write …

This is possible because every document written in Google Docs since about May 2010 has a revision history that tracks every change, by every user, with timestamps accurate to the microsecond; these histories are available to anyone with “Edit” permissions; and I have written a piece of software that can find, decode, and rebuild the history for any given document.

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Chrome OS has a reputation for being virus-proof. Google likes to boast about how secure its operating system is compared to others. Are Chromebooks really immune to viruses, though?

For folks at home owning a Chromebook is probably one of the best investments you can make that will allow you to experience nearly everything the internet has to offer. Here at “Tech News for You”, I highly recommend Chromebook purchases, especially folks in the elder generation, due to the low maintenance and the ironclad security. If you follow the link below, you will learn “why” Chromebook security is the best out there in protecting you from viruses and malware.

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What is “Microsoft Windows 10 “S”?

You may have noticed various notebook computers where the specs indicate the computer runs on Windows 10 S and may be wondering what is Windows 10 “S”?

Windows 10 in S mode is a version of Windows 10 that’s streamlined for security and performance, while providing a familiar Windows experience. To increase security, it allows only apps from the Microsoft Store, and requires Microsoft Edge for safe browsing.

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Three App Launchers for those Microsoft Edge Web Apps that you create…

Microsoft Edge provides the capability to create web apps by going to the menu (three dots at top right of the browser) and selecting “Apps” on the menu. From there you can create (install) new web apps from a site you are currently on or you can select to manage the apps you already have created. Once an app is created it can be pinned to the Windows taskbar or Windows Start Menu. The only issue I have with that is you then have do some navigation around to get to the app(s) that you created.

A solution I have found is this…

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