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Getting Along With Your Computer

Do not fall for it!

Oct 31, 2016 / 6:00 am

When you need help for your computer, there are plenty of choices. Some of those choices are scammers. Yes, there are still scammers, and the situation has...

Cool Google Calendar tricks

Oct 24, 2016 / 6:00 am

Following up on recent columns: Recognizing FB scams and false information; another cool trick with Google Calendar. Is this for real? Two frequent questions...

That was easy!

Oct 17, 2016 / 6:00 am

Gently remove your flash drives, recover your deleted photos, and regain control of your Facebook email notifications. It’s easy when you know how. Safely...

Check your calendar

Oct 10, 2016 / 6:00 am

I use Google Calendar for work and play to see where I am supposed to be and what I am supposed to be doing. I like it because I can get to it on any computer...

Control your Control panel

Oct 3, 2016 / 6:00 am

You sent me lots of email last week with things to ask and tell. Keep the email coming! I’ve got answers to some of your questions, and you have answers...

Beware ransomware

Sep 26, 2016 / 6:00 am

Ransomware has been around since 1989, but it’s getting worse and spreading faster. Learn how to protect your data. What is ransomware? Ransomware is a...

Good and bad utilities

Sep 19, 2016 / 6:00 am

This week: Use a good utility to regain easy access to the Control Panel, and avoid bad utilities purporting to be driver updaters. Where the heck is Control...

What could go wrong?

Sep 12, 2016 / 6:00 am

I asked how your Windows 10 Anniversary Edition upgrade went, and my mailbox filled up pretty quickly. Half of you didn’t get it yet, but want it. Half of...

I didn't know that

Sep 5, 2016 / 6:00 am

I found out some interesting things last week. Maybe I’m the last to know, but on the small chance I’m not, I’m passing them on to you. There...

Smart Upgrades, Part 2

Aug 29, 2016 / 6:00 am

Once your Windows 10 Anniversary Upgrade completes, you’ll notice some changes. And there are some things you probably won’t notice that you should...

Smart upgrades

Aug 22, 2016 / 6:00 am

Windows 10 Anniversary Upgrade is rolling out to computers that already have Windows 10 installed. It will show up in your Windows Updates. One way to upgrade...

Stop emailing your photos

Aug 15, 2016 / 6:00 am

The most inefficient way to share your photos or videos with someone is with email. I’ll show you a better way. I’ll also show you how to get a...

12-second fixes

Aug 8, 2016 / 6:00 am

Sometimes solutions are complicated, but sometimes we get lucky and fixes are quick and easy. These two are in the latter category. Use them on your own...

If you've upgraded...

Aug 1, 2016 / 6:00 am

You just completed a successful upgrade to Windows 10. Congratulations! You should do a few things immediately after your upgrade to make Windows 10 more secure...

Should you upgrade?

Jul 25, 2016 / 6:00 am

The free upgrade to Windows 10 offer expires July 29. If you’re still trying to decide whether to upgrade, here’s what you need to know. Is it any...

Let's have some fun

Jul 18, 2016 / 6:00 am

This week we’re taking a break from Windows 10 to point out several useful and fun websites. We’re also taking a break from politics and cat videos....

Change your POV

Jul 11, 2016 / 6:00 am

Microsoft takes one more shot at changing your mind about upgrading. Use Windows Libraries to change your point of view. Change your laptop’s situation to...

Microsoft letting you say no

Jul 4, 2016 / 6:00 am

Windows 10 is in the news again as the end of the free upgrade approaches. Evernote pricing is changing, and the “free” tier is a little more...

Protect your photos

Jun 27, 2016 / 6:00 am

It’s almost Canada Day! It’s almost the 4th of July! Celebrate by taking some great photos. Do at least two of the following three things to protect...

Look up! Way up!

Jun 20, 2016 / 7:00 am

Feedback and Space Holy wow! Thanks for all the feedback on the recent Windows 10 articles. I’ve included most of it in this week’s column. Keep it...

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