Getting Along With Your Computer

More Reader Feedback

Jul 19, 2007 / 6:00 am

These past few weeks have brought lots of reader email. Why aren""t we all outside enjoying the Okanagan summer weather? In any case, I am grateful to everyone...

Browse Around

Jul 12, 2007 / 7:40 am

If I had any doubt in my mind that people who like Firefox and people who like Internet Explorer are really different, that doubt was erased recently when I...

Do I Need More RAM?

Jul 5, 2007 / 6:00 am

This week we""ll look at computer RAM. What is it? How much is enough? Is it easy to get more? RAM is your friend It""s been said that a girl can never be too...

Share Your Photos

Jun 27, 2007 / 10:04 am

Share Your Photos, Test Drive Vista Sharing digital photos should be easy. And it is, if you avoid the temptation to just dump everything from your camera to...

Weird Word

Jun 20, 2007 / 10:12 am

This week we have two email tips, and a reader who needs help with a Word problem. I love a mystery "Alan" wrote with a description of weird behaviour from MS...

Be Careful Out There

Jun 15, 2007 / 6:00 am

Microsoft""s Patch Tuesday for June includes a big whack of Critical Updates for Windows. If you use Yahoo!Messenger, you""ll want the most recent version. Your...

Three Quick Tips

Jun 7, 2007 / 6:00 am

Clip your Thumbnails, organize your Installers, and pass the Java, please. Here are three quick tips to improve your Windows experience. All Thumbs This week I...

Your Questions and Answers

May 31, 2007 / 6:00 am

I""ve received lots of email from readers in the last couple of weeks, and the best part is that there have been almost as many answers as there have been...

Back To Basics

May 24, 2007 / 8:00 am

We""ve talked about advanced tips, shortcuts, workarounds and fixes here for almost two years. But every so often it""s good to get back to basics. Here are a...

Nero Fiddles

May 17, 2007 / 6:00 am

Nero is a popular software program for burning CDs and DVDs. Over the years, it""s become more complex and...pushy. The current version places unwanted programs...

Keep Computer Junk-Free

May 10, 2007 / 6:00 am

Last week we talked about how to clean unwanted programs off new and not-so-new computers. Now that you computer is all clean and shiny inside, I""ll show you...

Junk On Computer

May 3, 2007 / 6:00 am

What Is All This Junk On My Computer? And how do I get rid of it? These are both excellent questions! Increasingly, people are expressing frustration about all...

Reader Recommendations

Apr 26, 2007 / 6:00 am

I often ask what programs/websites/tools/gadgets people like and why. Here are some of your responses. "You""ve got mail." Carole writes, "What websites &...

How To Tips

Apr 19, 2007 / 6:00 am

Two simple tips and one geeky tip for what could have been more complicated situations! How to get your email on different computers and still save it on your...


Apr 12, 2007 / 6:00 am

This week""s column is all about fun. I promise this column will be free of dire security warnings. Google Does It Again The people at Google are either...

This & That

Apr 5, 2007 / 6:00 am

We have news about an important security patch for Windows, and some suggestions for programs you might like. Control what starts with Windows, spell check your...

Your Suggestions

Mar 29, 2007 / 6:00 am

I have the best readers ever! You keep sending me great questions and suggestions for topics. The first two items are topics often suggested by readers. The...

What""s In The Mail?

Mar 22, 2007 / 6:00 am

No big Microsoft updates this week, but there is an important one for the Firefox browser. Also, this seems like a good time to catch up on the email. You folks...

Four For Free

Mar 15, 2007 / 6:00 am

I am always looking for free tools that make getting along with your computer a little easier, or at least a little more fun. Here are four tools I really like....

Unsung Heroes

Mar 8, 2007 / 6:00 am

Do you ever feel that you don""t get all the credit you deserve just for showing up every day and quietly doing your job? There are several components of...