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July 25, 2014

How to Read Computer Specs

…OS, but you’re unlikely to encounter one because so far, only computer nerds use it. Computer manufacturers update their OS regularly, and a new computer usually comes with a recent…

October 9, 2012

Ask the Tekspert: What’s Best For My Computer’s Health?

computers use zero to six watts sleep mode. Not a lot, but certainly more electricity, and more money, than a computer that’s powered off. I rarely turn my computer off….

May 30, 2013

Need Computer Help? Try YouTube Videos.

…want to start by learning some basic computer terminology. In that case, entering “computer terms” or “basic computer terminology” into the search box and hitting “Enter” should do the trick….

June 17, 2013

How to Protect Your Body While You’re at Your Computer

…she breathed while at the computer. She calls that breath-holding ”screen apnea.” It happens, she says, when you are focused on computer information or the person you are emailing and…

August 1, 2014

Tablet vs. Computer: Which Is Right for You?

…produce flyers or do other complicated stuff on a laptop. The Computer Advantage Power and speed The main advantage of a computer is sheer power and increased storage, which means…

March 19, 2013

How Do I Copy and Paste on My Computer?

Looking for computer help? Every week, our Tekspert answers one question about digital technology. Computers, tablets, phones, cameras… Have you ever typed something in a Word document and then had…

April 4, 2014

Why Computers Make Us Feel Stupid & How to Get Around It

…to get smart. I am convinced that the major reason so many of us older folks avoid using computers is the fear of feeling stupid. We think computers are smarter…

November 6, 2013

“Tips My Grandmother Should Have Given Me”

…great aunt, was such a hit that the designer used his Facebook page to crowdsource more tips from his followers. A few highlights from “Grandma Tips vol.2”:   “Remember kid:…

January 24, 2014

Aging With Geekitude: Introducing the Cloud and Dropbox

Last week, Erica wrote about her new crush the Roku, which lets you watch movies from your computer on the TV – read about it! This week, she’s saving her…

December 3, 2012

Ask the Tekspert: How do I make things on my computer screen bigger?

Looking for computer help? Every week, our Tekspert answers one question about digital technology. Computers, phones, cameras, tablets… How do I make things on my computer screen bigger? I have…

January 29, 2013

Planet Talk: Abby Stokes, Computer Coach

…going to be, “If my mother can learn the computer, anyone can.” Your book is the equivalent of Computer 101. Are these first steps enough for most of us, or…

January 24, 2013

4 Ways Computers Get Infected (and How to Avoid Them)

…harmless in the sense that it won’t damage your computer or steal personal information, it may show ads or annoying pop-ups, and it can seriously impede your computer’s performance. How…

March 26, 2014

The End of Windows XP: What’s Your Best Option?

…your browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Firefox) is updated, eventually it will stop playing nicely with your computer system and you’ll notice things slowing down (your computer might already…

May 2, 2014

Bargain Tips From an Online Shopaholic

…looking for a cheap computer, Wal-mart has deals on refurbished computers on their site that you won’t find in stores. Don’t bother with the big box home stores like Loews…

February 4, 2013

How Can I Get Photos Out of My Cell Phone and Onto My Computer?

Looking for computer help? Every week, our Tekspert answers one question about digital technology. Computers, tablets, phones, cameras… One of the advantages of a smartphone is that the phone’s features…