iPhone 6S is silent

I don’t have an iPhone, but my wife does. The other day she handed it to me and asked if I could figure out why she couldn’t hear it ring. She says she checked all the settings; notifications, speaker volume, even the do not disturb feature. After looking at the phone a minute the answer was pretty simple. There is a tiny switch on the side of the phone near the top that silences the phone. If the switch has been activated (pointing down) the phone is silenced. Push the switch to the up position and bingo the ringer and all the various notifications that you have set will be audible. She’s happy again.

Switch up, normal (not silenced) mode.

Switch down, not normal (silenced) mode.

Windows speed up time

It’s the first day of November and a lovely Saturday off for me too. Tonight we set our clocks back and I’m getting ready to change those batteries in the smoke detectors all around the house. So while I’m thinking of maintenance tasks, I can’t think of a better day to perform a quick Windows computer maintenance chore that most of us put off. I’m talking about cleaning up your PC’S temporary files, clearing internet cache and deleting that always burgeoning recycle bin.

Now ignoring these maintenance tasks won’t necessarily shut your computer down, but if not done occasionally they can certainly impact the speed at which your computer interacts with world wide web. I’ve been using a handy utility for quite a few years that does this pretty fast, is easy to use, has a very tiny footprint and best of all is FREE. It’s called the Temporary File Cleaner or TFC.exe. Here’s a summary of what it does:

TFC. or Temp File Cleaner, is a small utility that will clean out all the folders on your computer that house temporary files.  The temp folders that TFC will clean are the Java, Windows Temp Folder, and the Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrome, and Safari caches. This tool will clean the folders for all accounts on the computer including the Administrator, NetworkService, and LocalService accounts.

All you do is download the application, run it and it does the job quickly and even gives you feedback of how much space that it cleaned up. Before you run it make sure that you have Administrator privileges on your machine and that you don’t have any important files in your recycle bin, cause they’ll be gone.

Here’s a shortcut to download TFC.exe thanks to the good folks at www.bleepingcompter.com. Do it today and give your cpu a little break!