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Laptops For Dummies

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Dan in France
The author in the south of France, reading his e-mail wirelessly (2006).

Ventura, California
The author's laptop (and his reflection), Venutra, CA (2014).

CIA Laptop Bag
In the 5th Edition of the book (in Chapter 20), I mention something called the CIA Bag. It's not really a CIA bag, but really a GSA locking bag. You can purchase the bags at this web site.
Absolute Software's LoJack for Laptops
I figured I'd miss the only laptop theft-prevention system that's embedded in the BIOS of my own laptop! LoJack for Laptops is yet another fancy way to help locate a lifted laptop. http://www.lojackforlaptops.com/
Whither Lurks that Free Wireless Hotspot
Visit http://www.wififreespot.com/ for a list of free places you can hook into using your laptop's wireless network adapter. The list includes Internet cafe's, airports, and other places where Internet access is essentially free. Free! FREE!
Great Laptop Web Page
If you haven't yet been there, the Laptopical.com web site is a great place for information, tips, and stuff about laptops. Highly recommended:
http://www.laptopical.com/

Laptop Blog Posts

Here are some posts taken from my Wambooli Blog which relate to using laptop computers:

2018 Technology Buyer's Guide
Jan 15, 2018 How to select your computer, laptop, or mobile device for the 17th year of the 21st century. Link
Yes, Wambooli is Quite Safe
Nov 9, 2017 The McAfee WebAdvisor plugin was under the assumption that this website, Wambooli, carried great risk. It lied. Link
Hooking Up the Dell XPS 13 to a Monitor
Nov 6, 2017 It can be done, but not without a buncha help. Link
The Dell XPS 13 I Didn't Want
Nov 2, 2017 Rushed into buying a new laptop, I busted my budget. Link
My New Laptop
Oct 30, 2017 It was a rushed decision. Link
The Dawn of Android Oh
May 25, 2017 It will surprise me if it's not called "Android Oreo." Link
Windows 10.1 Finally Shows Up
Apr 17, 2017 Dubbed the "Creator's Edition," Windows 10.1 offers new features, though good luck finding them. Link
A Relic I Cannot Get to Work
Mar 2, 2017 My old Osborne computer won't start. Link
Metered Connections
Jun 27, 2016 When to use one and when not to use one. Link
When it's Safe to Send
Mar 30, 2016 The Wi-Fi you're using is public, so is it safe to do your online banking? Link

For all blog posts related to the topic of laptops, click here.