It’s practically painless to convert those old Works files to Word. And we had plenty of reader feedback on passwords.
Save yourself pain and suffering when things go wrong by taking precautions while things are going right. We’ll talk about backups in another column, but you should do two things immediately.
Everyone has strong feelings about Facebook one way or the other. Either you were dragged kicking and screaming into Facebook by your grandkids, or you can hardly tear yourself away. One thing most people agree on, though, is that Facebook News Feeds look like someone threw spaghetti at the wall to see if it’s […]
Mouse not responding! Yahoo hacked! Here’s what to do. My mouse doesn’t work! What should I do? Everyone has this question at some point. If your mouse is unresponsive try these fixes until you find the one that works. For a wireless mouse: Check that it is turned on. Check that the transceiver is […]
Christmas is just about a week away. Yes — It’s our annual Christmas column. Celebrate the season online with us! Wrap it up Now that you know where all your packages are, you are probably thinking about wrapping them. This YouTube video of a department store worker in Japan wrapping presents is amazing. If […]
Desktop shortcuts in Chrome are more versatile than I thought. It’s super easy to kill Facebook Moments. People can wrap packages in under a minute. Who knew? How to make a desktop shortcut for a website in Chrome A customer asked me how to save a web page to her Desktop. She uses the […]
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 connection problems. Track your stuff If you buy things online and you have to leave your home from time to time, it’s good to know when to […]
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 always. Here’s how to find out. Check your modem and router If you can’t connect to any website and you can’t get your email program to work, maybe the problem […]
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 how to do a few simple things. Reboot your router/reboot your modem Persistent issues with connecting to the Internet require rebooting your router and/or modem at some point. You […]
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. Firefox has a built-in feature that makes reading a lot easier on the eyes. Use Reader View for a clean reading experience When you’re […]