So dad, how do you like the iPad we got you?

Have you seen this?     http://www.wimp.com/dadipad/ My sister sent it to me and it’s a hoot. (Actually it kind of hurt–you know how I love the gadgets.) But seriously, if you gift someone an iPad and can’t show them how to use it, gift them some computer tutoring to get them started. It doesn’t take…

Improve Your Typing Skills

If you want to really enjoy your computing experience, it really helps to be able to type.  Here is a great website where you can learn or improve your typing skills.   For a free online typing course go to  http://www.goodtyping.com/      Free online typing course

Car Maintenance Made Easy

Do you have trouble keeping track of the maintenance schedule for your car? Well here is a simple techie solution.  http://www.carcare.org/ There’s nothing to download, you just set up a free account, input a little info about your car and voila! you will receive emails whenever something needs to be done.  The website also has…

Like A Spell Checker on Steroids

When typing documents, do you misspell the same words frequently? Well here is a great solution. When you see the work underlined in red, point on it, then right click to see a menu. Click on auto-correct and it will show you some choices of corrections. Choose the one you want it to substitute and,…

What Was Life Like Before YouTube?

You know how passionate I am about the joys of technology. Well, this will make your heart sing. What was life like before YouTube? Let’s Dance! A tribute to the joy of dance…it’s a wonderful thing. Song is “All These Things That I’ve Done” by The Killers.

Web Browser Hijacked

This week I’ve worked with two clients who have had their Internet Explorer web browser hijacked.  That means that a web page has been installed as their home page and they couldn’t get rid of it.  It was very confusing and frustrating for them. The solution is to download and use either Mozilla Firefox or…

How to Store Your Photos

Lately, I’ve been helping a lot of people with photo management and storage.  One of the most common questions is how best to store them. The rule of thumb for ultimate security is that you have three different kinds of backups with one being off sight.  Then if something happens to your house, you still have…

Malware Installed On Travelers’ Laptops Through Software Updates On Hotel Internet Connections

My daughter sent me a notice from the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) that there have been instances of travelers’ laptops being infected with malicious software while using hotel Internet connections. In these instances, the traveler was attempting to setup the hotel room Internet connection and was presented with a pop-up window notifying the user…

Windows 8

One of my clients needs a new computer and wanted to know if she should wait for Windows 8, so I did a little research and found a good article from Computerworld: Computerworld – Microsoft will charge users who buy a new Windows 7 PC $14.99 for an upgrade to Windows 8, according to a report.…