Quick advice about free phone charging stations

If you saw a credit card swiper sitting out in the open, you probably wouldn't be crazy enough to just slide your card through it and "see what happens" on your bill.  Right? By the same token, you shouldn't trust free charging stations -- there may be a device on the other end of the cable…
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Get your laptop’s F1-F12 keys behaving like function keys.

This is, I'll admit, one of those things I just never got around to looking up but came across this today.  Laptops usually double-up the jobs of the Function keys (that top row of F1-F12) to do things like toggle the Wireless adapter on/off, or change the screen brightness and so on.  Usually, you hold…
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Vista to Win10? Here’s info.

Don't. First off, it won't be a free upgrade; you'll have to buy it (probably $119ish) but here's the short answer:  You'd be installing a new OS on a system probably 5-10 years old.  Your money would be better spent on a new system.  And there's a very good chance that you might not be…
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PCs and second-hand smoke

You know all the commercials about how second-hand smoke are bad for people? Got these from a colleague online. Owners smoked at their computer for years. I've dealt with a few PCs like this over the years and they're next to impossible to get clean (and you don't want to pay for the per-hour that…
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