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What does Facebook know about you?

By Jordan Sanders | November 9, 2021
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Facebook, like Google, is a website with many interesting and relevant features that a large portion of the world’s population find useful.  This is evidenced by Facebook.com being the third-most visited website on the Internet according to Alexa (behind Google.com and YouTube.com).  This level of usage puts Facebook in a similar position as Google for…

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Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet

SandStorm IT Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet

By Jeff Fowler | October 4, 2021
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In this post, we’ll keep an ongoing list of keyboard shortcuts from posts that have been listed in previous blog posts like “6 Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Know” and “6 More Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Know“. In this “Cheat Sheet”, we’ll have all of them listed, but with more concise descriptions for easier…

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Browser Cookies

What exactly are “Browser Cookies”?

By SandStorm IT | June 8, 2021
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A browser cookie is data sent from a website that will be stored on your computer. Typically, these cookies store data such as cart information on shopping websites, login information when you choose to “Remember Me” while logging in to a website, tracking activity across websites, storing customized settings for websites, and potentially other data…

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What is Incognito mode

What is “Incognito mode” in Google Chrome and Why would you use it?

By SandStorm IT | June 2, 2021
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What is Incognito Mode? Incognito mode is essentially a setting on your web browser to disallow the storing of local data relating to the websites you surf. When surfing the web in this mode, your browsing history will not be recorded. Also, any additional cookies sent to your browser during this time will not be…

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What should I look for when purchasing a printer?

By Jeff Fowler | May 25, 2021
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Deciding on which printer to purchase for your organization is no easy task.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed given the complicated technical specs and hundreds of models available. However, with a little research and groundwork, you can save yourself a lot of time and frustration in the shopping phase and, potentially, save money in the…

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Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

6 More Windows Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Know

By Jeff Fowler | April 13, 2021
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Based on our first “6 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Know” post, we decided that it was time to do another one with even more shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts give you an easy way to accomplish certain tasks faster and more efficiently. In this post, we’ll be going over some of the keyboard shortcuts that…

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Benefits and Risks of Software from the Internet

The Benefits and Risks of Software from the Internet

By SandStorm IT | March 9, 2021
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Got a flat tire? You will need a jack, a lug wrench, and a spare. Need to hang a picture? A hammer, nail, and level will set you straight. Almost any problem can be solved with the right set of tools. The same is true with your software on your computer. From writing an essay…

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How to Win The War Against Spam!

By Josh Yarbrough | January 5, 2021
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What is SPAM? SPAM is junk mail that you receive that you didn’t sign up for. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “unsolicited usually commercial messages (such as e-mails, text messages, or Internet postings) sent to a large number of recipients or posted in a large number of places“. And none of us are immune…

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5 Awesome Google Chrome Extensions to Optimize Your Browsing Experience

By Jeff Fowler | October 13, 2020
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In the recent years, Google Chrome has taken the browser market by storm, with over 62% of users now using Google Chrome (according to W3). Most users view it as an easier, faster way to browse the internet. According to reports (source: TechCrunch), there are now over 10,000 different Chrome extensions available on the marketplace,…

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Is your computer running slowly? Here are 3 simple solutions!

By Matt Ballard | September 22, 2020
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One of the most common complaints that IT professionals hear from users is “My computer is running slow”.  Slowness can be related to the computer or can be related to your internet connection. If it is slow to boot up, it could be unnecessary programs running in the background at startup. If it is slow…

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