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Getting Along With Your Computer

Make Your Life A Little Easier

Jan 18, 2007 / 6:00 am

You can easily change Windows XP settings to create a computing environment that makes your life a little easier. You absolutely do not have to accept the...

Improve Start Up Time

Jan 11, 2007 / 6:00 am

This week we have news on several major updates to Windows and other programs, and a tip on how to decrease the time it takes for your computer to start up. Get...

The Way You Like It

Jan 4, 2007 / 6:00 am

Whether you got a new PC for Christmas or you want to make your computing experience more enjoyable on your "old" PC, this week""s column should have something...

Happy Computing New Year

Dec 28, 2006 / 6:00 am

As we approach the New Year, some people feel compelled to make resolutions. Others, like me, cringe at the thought. If you want to call the following...

Computing on Christmas

Dec 20, 2006 / 9:56 am

Some folks won""t be going near the computer on Christmas, but for the rest of us, here are a few things you can do to get into the Christmas Spirit. Carols at...

Happy Holidays

Dec 14, 2006 / 6:45 am

The holiday season is coming, even though the snow seems to be going, at least for now. Here are a few items which I hope will make your holiday computing...

How Not To Internet Explorer 7

Dec 7, 2006 / 6:00 am

You know, I wasn""t sure I really wanted Internet Explorer 7 in the first place. I declined it twice, waited until I had a chance to make a complete backup of...

Portable Music

Nov 30, 2006 / 6:00 am

I""m in my 50""s, and so made the gut-wrenching cultural transition from "records" to CD""s. Somewhere around here, I still have that icon of the 1980""s, my...

More XP Tips

Nov 23, 2006 / 6:00 am

More Windows XP Tips this week! Thank you to everyone who wrote with questions and comments. I try to pass along information that""s useful, and your email...

More Windows XP Tips

Nov 16, 2006 / 6:00 am

Last time I mentioned that I have a Tips folder for a rainy day. Well, even though the sky is clear right now, who knows what will happen by the time you read...

Browsing Tips Folder

Nov 9, 2006 / 12:30 pm

When a client asks how to do something, or I come across a useful tip somewhere else, I put it in a folder for use on a rainy day. As luck would have it, there...

Whoops!

Nov 2, 2006 / 6:00 am

Everyone has done it. A program asks, "Are you sure you want to delete...?" and even though you""re sure, it turns out you shouldn""t have deleted that thing....

Browser Updates

Oct 26, 2006 / 6:00 am

Browser Updates and Computer Waste Roundup Microsoft and Mozilla both released major browser upgrades this week. Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Microsoft...

Tracks

Oct 19, 2006 / 6:00 am

Recently I received a call from a client who had just bought a new computer and was planning to pass on the old one when his family visited for Thanksgiving. He...

Windows Vista

Oct 12, 2006 / 6:00 am

Should I Upgrade To Windows Vista? Microsoft has discontinued support for Windows 98, Windows Me, and as of this week, Windows XP Service Pack 1. If you are...

Firefox, QuickLaunch

Oct 5, 2006 / 6:00 am

Firefox, QuickLaunch, and Registry Backup This week I am relying heavily on questions from readers for column content. So thank you everyone who keeps asking...

Be Careful Out There!

Sep 28, 2006 / 6:00 am

Holy guacamole, it’s been quite a week for security problems and fixes. I hope some of this information helps you navigate the minefield of online computing....

Recycle Computers

Sep 21, 2006 / 6:00 am

Are you going to get a new computer? What about that old one? Simply throwing it out the window from a great height might fulfill your fantasy, but there are...

Patches And Fixes

Sep 14, 2006 / 6:00 am

A patch is simply a small piece of software that is designed to fix a problem in a bigger piece of software. This week we have patches from the usual suspects,...

Start Up Takes So Long...

Sep 7, 2006 / 6:00 am

When I go to a client to fix something or install something, I find that once I’ve done that, they usually have a question about something else. And these are...

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