Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

You won’t believe: Detailers’ Easy Trick to Clean Any Windshield!

Micro$oft gets nasty on forced Windows 10 “Upgrade” — (Update to “How to Stop Windows 10”)

This is an update to what I previously posted here. (I’m a Mac user, but I write such things out of concern for friends still suffering the handicap known as Windows.)

Microsoft has recently gotten downright mean, and certainly unethical. The latest “popup” windows about upgrading now interpret clicking the “X” as “upgrade” instead of “close” — both the “X” and the “OK” button function the same as choosing “upgrade.”

According to a WND article here:

To avoid the forced “upgrade,” a user has to go into the fine print. Inside a logo box in the ad is a scheduled date for a mandatory upgrade. The user must look in the tiny type just below that line and find where it says “here” and click on that to avoid the upgrade.

Read more on their site.

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How to Stop Windows 10

Many of you are frustrated at Micro$oft forcing Windows 10 on you against your will. This is no exaggeration. They are silently downloading 3 gigabytes of Windows 10 installer files without consent (which is practically theft since it robs you of bandwidth and storage space you pay for), and they are insisting (via pop-ups that leave you no way out) that people with Windows 7, Windows 8.1, etc, upgrade to Windows 10. This new OS drags many PCs to a crawl. If you were forced into an “upgrade,” there is a way to downgrade, going back to your earlier version, but you must do so within 30 days of the upgrade. Settings –> Restore –> (Google is your friend here). There is also a freeware program that will delete the unwanted Windows 10 installer files and stop the merciless pop-ups. Again, Google is your friend. I am not a Windows user (I use Mac), but again, I am your friend. The freeware I installed on a church computer to stop the madness, is called GWX Control Panel from Ultimate Outsider (link below). http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

Photoshop Tips & Tricks (Download/Stream 80-min. Seminar)

How To Retouch Family Photos—80-minute Adobe Photoshop Seminar with Expert Doug Joseph

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Running Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes. Recorded Live on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 in Clarksburg, WV

Learn how to correct: lens distortion (LD), camera flash partial washout (PW), flash hotspot reflections on eyeglasses (HR), plus color correction (saturation, brightening, adjusting lows, mids, highs), and consider standoff & resolution for framing, canvas prints, etc., using actual photos (taken with an iPhone 5). Bonus: How to add yourself to a group photo whenever you took the original shot!

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