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Windows 10: How to Keep Cortana Out of Your Business

Windows 10: How to Keep Cortana Out of Your Business

It’s not your imagination if you think we are fast approaching the world of George Orwell’s 1984. Just to be safe, today we’re going to talk about how to put small fuzzies on your keyboard. (Kidding. At least about the fuzzies.) In a previous article, I showed you a bunch of ways to increase privacy […]

13 Tips to Avoid Common Security Threats to Your Trading Computer

Baskin-Robbins is famous for their 31 flavors of ice cream. Ben and Jerry’s has 60 of their own flavors. You know what!? It’s still all ice cream. The same is true when it comes to computer security. Each year there are new flavors of threats – new viruses, Trojan horses, phishing schemes, and so on. […]

Windows 10: How to Configure Privacy Settings

I’m wouldn’t call myself a conspiracy theorist, but some of the changes in Windows 10 make me want to line my room with tin foil and go read my disaster prep magazines. I’m joking, of course. But, there are some settings in Windows 10 that I feel are unnecessary and intrusive to traders. Be Aware […]

How to Set Up Multiple Monitors in Seconds on Windows 10

I’ve been a trader for 30 years. I’ve watched as trading technology has changed by leaps and bounds. Remember getting stock quotes with Quotron? I do. I used it as a young stockbroker. All I had was a single screen. I remember the first time – in the late 1990’s– when technology progressed enough for […]

Quick Tip for Navigating Windows 10 Start Menu

Lots of traders skipped Windows 8/8.1, going straight from 7 to 10. A big reason for that was because the Start Menu disappeared in Windows 8. It came back partially in Windows 8.1, but didn’t really come back in all its glory until Windows 10. In the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (August 2016), Microsoft changed […]

What’s New in Windows 10: Edge Browser

Microsoft and Google have been fighting over your Internet surfing grounds for years. With the introduction of Windows 10, Microsoft has upped their game with the new Edge browser. (Edge will eventually completely replace Internet Explorer.) Just looking at the data, like speed benchmarks, Chrome and Edge compare nicely. And, there are lots of cool things […]

What’s New in Windows 10: Cortana

You’ve probably seen the commercials for Cortana. It works like Siri or Ok Google. Basically, it’s a voice-activated interface that can perform a host of tasks like searching your computer or the web, setting reminders, showing news related to your interests, and lots more. In order to access everything Cortana has to offer, she (and, […]

What’s New in Windows 10: Start Menu

If you’re like most of our customers, when you upgrade to Windows 10, you will have skipped Windows 8 entirely. Lucky you! Seriously.

You may have heard about how the Start Menu disappeared in Windows 8. Trust me, you didn’t want to see that. It was very confusing.

Fortunately, Microsoft got the message, and put back a semblance of the Start Menu in Windows 8.1.

Now, in Windows 10, it’s even closer to what you’ve been used to in Windows 7.

But still not exactly the same. (more…)

Top 5 Best Practices for Trading on a Laptop

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I just recently got back from a great vacation overseas. Do you think I took a laptop to trade while I was gone? You bet I did!

In the process of making sure I was taking everything I needed for trading, I realized I’ve never written about the do’s and don’ts of trading on the road.

You may have seen my other posts on how to choose a laptop for trading. Now I’d like to talk about how to get the most from that purchase decision.

Specifically, I want to give you some tips to ensure your laptop-based trading results are just as good as you would get on a desktop computer. (more…)

Improve Trading Focus by Organizing

Have you ever been on a nice, long walk and suddenly there’s pebble in your shoe? That happened to me the other day. I didn’t want to take the time to get rid of that pebble. I just wanted to keep walking. But the further I walked with that pebble in my shoe, the more […]