We are celebrating our 10th year as a web site helping people enjoy their computers
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GOOD SAM CLUB
One of the most important things you should have when you are traveling, is
the Good Sam Club and the things that it offers. Join the Good Sam Club Today! Heading out on the road without the Good Sam Club and its many
amenities, would be like leaving without your ATM card or check book. For years this club has served the Rver and served them well.
My wife and I are Life Members.
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Another Flash Drive price break through
Not long ago I reported that you could buy a flash drive for about one dollar a Gigabyte, well the price has gone down again. I recently bought a 32 Gigabyte flash drive for sixteen dollars at Fry's electronics. That works out to be about fifty cents a Gigabyte (WOW), when will it stop? Check the prices in your area, it is a good time to buy flash drives and they have lots of uses.
The purpose of this website
We are very proud of our website and hope that it is a big help to anyone needing computer help. Read our reasons for this website
Carry a portable computer in your pocket
This is something that we all can do, all you need is access to any computer with a USB port. Read how you can do this at a friends or relatives house using their computer. Portable Computer
Are you getting the Internet speed that you are paying for??
I know what kind of speed I am paying for and I like to check it from time to time to make sure I am getting that speed. If I am not, I would contact my Internet Service provider to find out why. If you would like to check your speed, click this link, Check Speed If you do not know what speed you are paying for, phone your ISP and ask them. I would also check with neighbors to see what kind of plan they have. In my area, we found that some were paying more than others with the same Internet Connection speed. If you find this to be the case, I would contact my ISP to find out why. Several people in my area did that and were able to lower their monthly bill or get a faster speed for the same price.
High cost ink cartridges
It seems that many ink cartridges cost almost as much as the printer. It is obvious that the printer companies make a lot of money selling the ink that is required to operate the printer. Read more about this here and find out how you can save big, Save on printer ink
*Is your computer a toy??
That might seem like a strange question, but is it really. If it is a toy, it is probably the most powerful toy ever invented. My point here is your computer must be treated with a lot of respect and steps should be taken to be made secure. This toy as some seem to think it is, is capable of bringing down large companies, even government computers. You see it is possible for some bad guys to get into your computer and use it to do bad things. So take all the security steps neccessary to keep your computer safe and secure. You can do this by having an antivirus program in place. It is also a good idea to make sure you are using a good firewall. Don't open attachments that you receive in your emails and be careful when you are downloading anything from the Internet. Here is an interesting article about a recent virus that was discovered. No one knows how it got there, but it is certainly possible that someones computer was used to plant it. Take a look, Be secure
High Speed Internet(What to look out for)
When signing up for anybody's high speed Internet, make sure you find out if they have a data limit. Some ISP's have a limit on the size of downloads, particularly when streaming video. One such company gives a 20gb a month limit, you might think that is plenty until you find out that the 20gb is split 10gb and 10gb. The first 10gb is in prime time, basically daytime hours. The second 10gb is later at night until the wee hours of the morning, when most of us are sleeping. When you use the first 10gb, your speed is rolled back to approximately what you get with dialup and it stays that way until the start of a new month. Holy Cow, dialup is slow and always has been. I'm just saying.
New: Free WiFi Page
We have started a new Free WiFi Page, it will be updated on a regular basis. This is a collection of various locations around the country. http://www.rvinginfo.com/freewifipage.html
Try one of several free browsersIf you would like to try a browser other than Internet Explorer, here is your chance. Listed on this page are several to choose from. Browsers(Free)
A free Altenative to Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft Office is a little too much money for some of us. Here is a good alternative and it is free. Open Office (Free)
Video TutorialsHere is a page that has Video tutorials that we have prepared. These are helpful tutorials that will assist in using various computer programs. Video Tutorials
Windows XP Help TutorialsI bet many of you did not know that within the Windows XP Help and Support area on your computer, there are many audio, video tutorials. Go to this page and I explain how to access them.
Using Web Mail for SafetyYou can ensure that you are receiving safe email by screening your mail through your web mail mailbox first. I have written an article about this, you can read more here, Safe Web Mail
RV Parks with FREE WiFi
Many of you have used our FREE WiFi places web page for the past few years. Here we offer a FREE WiFi places page just for RV Parks and Resorts. Many of these were sent in by our web site visitors and newsletter subscribers. If you would like to let us know of a WiFi spot, you can do so on the FREE RV WiFi Places page
How to communicate from your RV during or after a disaster
I was lead to write this article after the recent Hurricane disaster in the Gulf Coast.
If you have been Rving for any length of time, then you are probably familiar with inverters. They operate off the RV batteries or a tow vehicle battery........Read More
Why do we need an Antivirus Program
If a virus infects your computer, in some cases it can actually use your computer to send it's self
to others. You will not know this is happening until you start getting emails from your friends and relatives wanting
to know why you are sending them a virus.
What is Wi-Fi
Recently there have been lots of inquiries about Wi-Fi. I will attempt here to shed some light
on the subject. I will try to keep the explanation at a lay persons level, not only for people that are not familiar with
Wi-Fi, but for me also. Read More
Rver's Mechanical Breakdown Protection
We bought a new Alfa Gold 5th Wheel in 1997. We knew that the dealer was going to be offering us an extended warranty
package, so we did some shopping around for the extended warranty package before we bought the the 5th wheel. We were
prepared when we went in to do the paper work at the time of purchase. Read More
USA Clickable MapWARNING, the tips, tutorials and suggestions given in the newsletter and on this web site, are offered in good faith to assist with computer problems and help you enjoy the use of your computer. If the directions are not followed correctly, some of the tips or tutorials could cause problems with your computer.
Make good use of our USA clickable map. Using this map you can get Weather,
Road Conditions and travel information, as well interesting facts about our states. Here is an example, Click Here to go to the map. Then click on MD for Maryland, then click the "Traffic" button
in the upper right column, now click "Live Traffic Camera's". You can actually watch live traffic
at different locations around the state. Have Fun!!
Lately there have been lots of emails attempting to get us to give our bank information, such as your credit card number and bank account numbers. These all seem to have very poor grammar. There is a link for you to click on, do not click it. The bank names they are using are real, but the information is not. Many of the banks that are mentioned in these emails have a place on there real web sites for reporting these fake emails. Here is a sample of what one looks like. Fake Email
Use them at your own risk.