Getting Along With Your Computer

Where's my stuff?

Dec 5, 2016 / 6:00 am

As we stagger into the holiday season, we need to know the status of our online orders. I’ve got you covered. Also, more help for troubleshooting your...

Why can't I get online?

Nov 28, 2016 / 6:00 am

It’s really irritating when you can’t browse to your favourite websites or collect your email. Sometimes the problem is with your computer, but not...

How to get out of trouble

Nov 21, 2016 / 6:00 am

Whether you want to solve computer problems yourself or enlist the help of someone more technical, you’ll save time and minimize frustration if you know...

Recover deleted files

Nov 14, 2016 / 6:00 am

I think it’s happened to everyone. You’re cleaning up your stuff and you decide to move a bunch of files and folders from one place to another....

Fun Firefox features

Nov 7, 2016 / 6:00 am

The web is a great thing except when a web page is so cluttered that it’s hard to get your brain to separate the content from the flashing distractions....

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...

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