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Getting Along With Your Computer

Odds And Ends

Jan 11, 2006 / 11:25 am

This week we have a few, unrelated, short items for you. None of them really rates a column of its own, but all of them seem worthy of a mention. I hope...

Better Than New

Jan 7, 2006 / 9:32 am

So, did Santa bring you that new computer you asked for? Yes? Great! Now is a really good time to get your computer set up just the way you like it, and to...

XP Your Way

Jan 5, 2006 / 5:30 am

So you’re new to Windows XP? Or, maybe you’ve been working with Windows XP long enough to find some really confusing and annoying things you’d like to...

More Outlook Express Tips

Dec 22, 2005 / 10:48 am

Last week’s column led to more questions about Outlook Express. Now that you know how to create new folders and move messages to them, it should be easy to...

Getting Along With Your Computer

Dec 15, 2005 / 5:30 am

Keeping Email Under Control By Cate Eales Overflowing Inbox? If your email program takes a long time to start up, maybe it’s those 1,827 messages in your...

Getting Along With Your Computer

Dec 8, 2005 / 5:30 am

Happy Holidays By Cate Eales The holiday season is often about family visits. The post-holiday season for me is often about repairing someone’s computer that...

Getting Along With Your Computer

Dec 1, 2005 / 5:30 am

Missing In Action By Cate Eales Last week we talked about how to recover a missing Taskbar. This resulted in a flurry of correspondence asking about how to...

Getting Along With Your Computer

Nov 24, 2005 / 5:30 am

The Task At Hand - By Cate Eales With every version of Windows from Windows 95 to Windows XP, you have a Taskbar on your desktop. The Taskbar is where you’ll...

Getting Along With Your Computer

Nov 17, 2005 / 5:30 am

PDF It! By Cate Eales Remember when “FedEx” became a verb? Suddenly one day, everyone began saying, “FedEx it to Head Office.” Well, “PDF it” has...

Getting Along With Your Computer

Nov 10, 2005 / 10:10 am

What’s New? What’s Next? By Cate Eales We’ve talked before about securing your computer and keeping it secure. One thing Windows XP users should be doing...

Getting Along With Your Computer

Nov 3, 2005 / 5:30 am

Fun and Games By Cate Eales I confess. When I worked in the corporate world, I spent lots of time on conference calls, and they didn’t always have my complete...

Getting Along With Your Computer

Oct 20, 2005 / 9:58 am

Attach This! By Cate Eales The first email in history was sent by Ray Tomlinson in 1971 from one computer to another right next to it. The contents of the email...

Getting Along With Your Computer

Oct 13, 2005 / 5:30 am

Won’t Get Fooled Again By Cate Eales Have you received an email warning of some dire computer-related event, describing a horrible illness or child abduction,...

Getting Along With Your Computer

Oct 6, 2005 / 5:30 am

What’s for Dinner? - By Cate Eales Some people are fortunate enough to have several generations’ worth of recipes that have been passed down to them. Others...

Getting Along With Your Computer

Sep 29, 2005 / 6:40 am

A Little Bit of This A Little Bit of That By Cate Eales Here are a few tips that might help you get along better with your computer. None of them warrants a...

Getting Along With Your Computer

Sep 22, 2005 / 5:30 am

More of your email - By Cate Eales Thank you once again to everyone who contacted me with questions. They are all good questions, and every so often I batch...

Getting Along With Your Computer

Sep 15, 2005 / 5:30 am

Google It! - By Cate Eales Most of us have used the Google search engine find something or someone, but there are many other tricks you can do with Google....

Real Life Internet Solutions

Sep 8, 2005 / 5:30 am

Free Alternatives to Microsoft Word By Cate Eales No question about it, Microsoft Word has become the standard-issue word processing software for Windows...

Getting Along With Your Computer

Sep 1, 2005 / 8:11 am

What the heck is a podcast, anyway? - By Cate Eales Has everybody been listening to the CBC podcasts from the picket lines? I’m listening to today’s podcast...

Real Life Internet Solutions

Aug 25, 2005 / 11:32 am

Cate’s In Box By Cate Eales Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to email with comments and questions. Please keep them coming! Here’s a sample from...

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