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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 […]

Top 3 Best Practices When Trading Over Wi-Fi

Have you seen the ads lately for wireless routers that are attractive enough to set on a bookshelf in plain view? Yes, routers and modems are generally one of the least attractive pieces of equipment you own. Crafty people have been devising all sorts of eye-pleasing hiding boxes for these little “uglies” for years. For […]

Why Is Windows 10 Suddenly Installed On My Trading Computer?

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If this didn’t happen to you yet, it’s likely it will soon. First, you should understand what is going on with Microsoft. The intention behind Windows 10 is very different from any other OS (Operating System) ever built by the company. There are two core reasons that differentiate the most recent OS release that Microsoft […]

Complete Guide To Laptops For Trading

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The #1 question I get asked whether it’s a desktop or a laptop is, “Which trading computer is the best option for how I intend to use it?” This is what I’ve dubbed the “matching process”. It’s important that you match your style of trading and computer use with the correct hardware. Often, I’ll ask my […]

Complete Guide To Laptops For Trading

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Portability vs. Ability Many traders turn to laptop trading computers in order to have a reliable machine that you can trade on whether you are in your home office or in a remote location. This multi-function approach raises a couple fair questions; -Is portability or ability your main priority in a laptop? -Can you have […]