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Getting Along With Your Computer

You must remember this

This week I have more about reminders, and I have a few reminders. To finish, I have some suggestions for just plain fun sites to visit.

Reminders revisited

Last week (http://rlis.com/columns/column348.htm) I mentioned a program called Desktop Reminder 2 and asked for readers’ suggestions about utilities you like. “Ron” came through big time with the following:

I use Firefox as my browser on this computer and find they have an ad-on called "Reminderfox" that incorporates almost everything that I need except keeping a history of past appointments. It appears on my toolbar and I can easily schedule repeat dates at almost any interval.

Reminderfox looks awesome! You can get it here: http://www.reminderfox.org/. There are a few How-To videos and extensive documentation if you need it, but it all looks very straightforward. You do need to be running the Firefox browser to use it! You’ll find Firefox here: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/.

And that reminds me…

In the last couple of weeks I’ve found several customers still running version 3 of Firefox. We’re up to version 11 now! Version 3 is no longer supported, and there will be no more updates for features --- or for security. You need to update your Firefox!

Visit this link to get the latest version: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/. Once you install it you will notice it looks very different from version 3, and it takes some getting used to. Luckily there is a help page for that. Point your Firefox to Common questions after upgrading from Firefox 3.6 here: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/common-questions-after-upgrading-firefox-36?s=version+3+end+of+life&r=1&e=es&as=s .

Just for fun

Enough of this serious talk. Let’s visit some fun sites.

For a stroll down Computer Memory Lane, visit The Restart Page (http://www.therestartpage.com/#) and click on any of the OK or Restart buttons. There’s something here for your Apple-loving friends and relatives.

Take the NASA tour of the Moon with this YouTube video.  The photography is just stunning.

Tired from all that activity? Check out the Nap Wheel to discover the very best time for you to take a nap. No kidding. And there’s an accompanying book. It’s all here: http://saramednick.com/htmls/book/napwheel.htm. Once you’ve figured out when you should be napping, maybe you can set a reminder!

Do you need help with your computer? I'm here to help you and your home or business computer get along!

Cate Eales runs Computer Care Kelowna (http://computercarekelowna.com/) a mobile service helping home users and businesses get along with their computers. To arrange an appointment phone her at 250-764-7043. Cate also welcomes your comments and suggestions. Send email to [email protected].

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About the author...

Cate Eales has been helping people make online computing safe, accessible and fun for over 20 years. She lives in Kelowna with her husband, Eric, and her dog, Sandy. Cate is a partner in Computer Care Kelowna, helping individuals and small businesses with virus, spyware and malware eradication; personal computer training and management; digital image management; music transfer; and website design, hosting and management.

E-mail Cate at [email protected] with your comments, suggestions, or questions. To browse the column archives, visit the Real Life Internet Solutions website at www.rlis.com.




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