Category: Computers

How To Make Your Technology Less Frustrating and More Fun This Year

image of computer with 2019 on the screen

“It’s that holiday time of year again, and that means it’s over the river and through the woods to…well, fix my family’s Wi-Fi and other tech problems.”  From: The Complete Guide to Giving Better Family Tech Support  by Jason Fitzpatrick Do you have someone in your family who takes care of your techie problems for you? I was…

Do We Need Mousepads Anymore?

Do you still use a mouse pad? I haven’t used one in years but I don’t use a mouse much either. I like the trackpad on my Chromebook just fine. Now that most of us use an optical mouse that works on almost any surface, I figured we didn’t need mouse pads anymore but a…

Tablet VS Chromebook

What is the difference between a tablet and a Chromebook?

Laptop VS Notebook?

Have you ever wondered about the difference between a laptop and a notebook computer? The question came up last week when I was doing a purchase consultation and I thought you might want to know.  Here is a great article that explains and compares them. http://www.diffen.com/difference/Laptop_vs_Notebook Things To Consider When Buying a New Gadget Do…

How To Clean Gadget Screens

People often ask about the best way to clean the screens on their computers and mobile gadgets. I’ve tried a lot of things and I’ve found a simple solution to be the best… plain water or eyeglass spray and a regular size microfiber towel. Be sure to reserve a special towel that is used only…

Windows 10 Update

You may remember that, back in July when Windows 10 originally became available, I recommended that everyone wait until “the bugs were worked out.” Now that Windows 10 has been available for five months and “the dust has settled,” it’s time to give you an update

​Do You Use Skype or Face Time?

Why Use Skype? Skype is an app that lets you connect with people using the video camera on your computer or mobile device. Face Time does the same thing, but only works with Apple products. Even if you use Face Time, it’s a good idea to know how to use Skype as well. They are…

Six Simple Maintenance Tips for Windows PCs

Most computer owners don’t know much about basic computer maintenance and their PCs are likely to slow down or crash as a result. Of course, most of us don’t know much about cars either, but we know to give them gas, change the oil and keep an eye out for flat tires. It’s the same…

4 Simple Apple Computer Maintenance Tips

Did you know that your computer needs some regular maintenance, just like your car? Just like your car, your computer is a substantial financial investment and causes major inconvenience when it doesn’t run properly so it’s important to keep it in good shape. In both cases, you can learn how to do the maintenance yourself,…

To Sleep or Shut Down, That is the Question

When your computer is not in use, do you shut it down, put it to sleep, or just keep it turned on? In working with clients, it’s come to my attention that many people don’t completely shut down their computers from time to time.  Letting your computer just go to sleep night after night can…

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