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Getting Along With Your Computer

Office 2016 is awesome

Mar 14, 2016 / 9:14 pm

Office 2016 is awesome. And confusing You do not have to live with Office the way it comes out of the box. Okay, no one buys Office in a box anymore. Correct to...

Where is Internet Explorer?

Mar 7, 2016 / 12:40 pm

Yes! You can turn off those system ads in Windows 10, perhaps even before you see them. And yes! You can easily find Internet Explorer and pin it to your Start...

Where are my folders?

Feb 29, 2016 / 12:47 pm

Hey there, Microsoft! How about supporting an email program that works? Windows 10 Mail app lacks the ability to manage mail Back in the good old days of...

PDFs, photos, and planets

Feb 22, 2016 / 7:00 am

Print anything to a PDF in Windows 10. Google Photos will replace Picasa. Visit some planets. If you can print it, you can print it to PDF. For years...

Nag, nag, nag

Feb 15, 2016 / 8:22 am

Microsoft really wants you to upgrade to Windows 10. They’ve beefed up the nag screen and ended support for versions of Internet Explorer that don’t...

Remember when

Feb 8, 2016 / 7:00 am

Have you made the jump from Windows 7 (or XP, or Vista, the forgotten operating system) to a modern version of Windows? Do you miss the old games and the old...

Just stop it

Feb 1, 2016 / 5:00 pm

Usually when sitting down at the computer I just want to get work done. Okay, okay, I just want to get work done after I look at all the dog videos on...

Little technical riddles

Jan 25, 2016 / 3:14 pm

Some days, everything I encounter is a brand new puzzle to solve. Other days, I hear the same questions more than once. How to troubleshoot Firefox crashes As...

Keep malware at bay

Jan 18, 2016 / 9:38 am

As I clean out malicious software from my customers’ computers, the question most often asked is, “How did that get there?” I can usually...

I still like this stuff

Jan 11, 2016 / 6:00 am

Each new version of Windows brings new things and new ways of doing the same old things. Still, there are some things Windows doesn’t do on its own....

I didn't know that!

Jan 4, 2016 / 6:00 am

I love Google Calendar and Gmail, both on my computer and on my Android phone. I’ve been using them both since they were first introduced, and considered...

Ready . . . set . . .

Dec 28, 2015 / 6:00 am

Are you ready to start using Windows 10? If you’re going for the upgrade, this whole column is for you. If your new computer came with Windows 10 already...

Windows live mail update

Dec 21, 2015 / 6:00 am

Some people received a confusing email about their email program last week (see email below article). I’ll untangle that for you. then give you a couple...

Christmastime is here!

Dec 14, 2015 / 6:00 am

Ho ho ho! It’s time once again for the Christmas column, bringing you good cheer and ways to use all that technology you’re craving to enhance your...

Are you the expert?

Dec 7, 2015 / 6:00 am

Are you the person your friends and family turn to when they have a question about their computers? I have three tips you can share that will make you sound...

Take charge of Windows 10

Nov 30, 2015 / 6:00 am

Windows 10 is New and Different Microsoft makes a lot of choices for us, but we don’t have to use Windows 10 the way it comes out of the box. The new,...

That was weird

Nov 23, 2015 / 6:00 am

I enjoy solving problems. So it’s a good thing I work with computers. Sometimes, thought, I don’t need to solve problems at all: My very talented...

Confused?

Nov 16, 2015 / 6:00 am

Three confusing situations: Avast! Free keeps telling you to pay Changing your email password breaks email on your iPad Gmail errors out on your phone or...

Win woes

Nov 9, 2015 / 6:00 am

Windows 10 is still a little rough around the edges, just as Windows 7 was when it was first released. Smoothing those edges can often be accomplished by...

Not the same thing

Nov 2, 2015 / 6:00 am

Files and programs are not the same thing. Search engines and browsers are not the same thing. Is that important? Almost as important as knowing that the brake...

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