Author: Mardi Boettcher

My Mission is to teach adults how to enjoy the many benefits of computer technology and make it simple, easy and fun.

How to Backup Your Computer

Be prepared for a computer crash

Why Backups Are Important Hard Drives Crash — Even though solid state drives, don’t have moving parts like disc drives, they can still fail. Computers can get stolen — especially if you travel Operating system (OS) updates can corrupt or delete your files. I feel so sad when I see clients who are devastated because they…

The iOS 12 Release Made Simple

This week, Apple released a new version of it’s operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 12 and many of you may not care much about it. I’ve been looking forward to this update because it’s supposed to make older phones run faster and I still use an iPhone 6 Plus.  It will be interesting…

Smartphones

When it comes to choosing a smartphone, it’s a matter of lifestyle, personal interests, and budget.  You may not need a smartphone at all, or you might enjoy having the latest and greatest.

What Are Cookies, What Do They Do, And Are They Harmful?

Cookies, you’ve probably heard the term and you might have some concerns about what they do, but maybe they’re just one of those “techie mysteries.” By the end of this lesson, you will understand and be able to explain What cookies are How cookies work How cookies help web browsers improve your experience, Why websites…

The Windows Store is Now the Microsoft Store

Microsoft logo

I’ve often commented to my frustrated students that I’m so sorry that Microsoft just keeps messing with people and doesn’t seem to have a clue about what consumers want.  Reading about the about the many mistakes Microsoft has made over the years was pretty amazing.

How to Avoid Getting Scammed

ransomware website

This post was updated on October 20, 2018 Have you been receiving phone calls or been seeing websites that claim your computer is infected with a virus? They are scams!  Clients call me quite often about these. Just this past week, I was working with a client when she received one and a couple of…