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June 18, 2018

Get free tech help this summer

…introduction to computers or to an iPad, want to set up your own website for your business, or learn about social media or online banking, you can find free, in-person…

May 27, 2015

Meet YouTube’s Oldest How-To Star

…early adopter of computers. I used one for my business, for writing letters, doing invoices, keeping inventory. I had the first version of QuickBooks. I used a computer before Windows…

November 12, 2015

She Wanted to See the Future — and Her Wish Came True

…secretaries could have computers; management couldn’t. Then she got a secretary… But that was the past, when computers were the size of washing machines and used punch cards. Now 97,…

July 25, 2014

How to Read Computer Specs

…making them much lighter, faster and less fragile than traditional hard drives, which have actual magnetic disks inside that rotate. Computers with SSDs also boot up much faster and remember…

December 19, 2012

This just in!

…the future. Really. Right now, computers are capable of mapping only the most microscopic fraction of the universe – the most ever modeled is 100 trillionth of a meter –…

February 28, 2014

Oh Brother: A Plea for Senior Friendly Tech Support

…Three computers, one phone, two tablets, one Roku and, disastrously, one wireless printer. Making the change was simple on the computers, phone and tablets. On the Brother printer, not so….

December 9, 2014

How to Self-Publish Your Life Story

…Desktop publishing Before computers, typesetting and book creation was messy, labor intensive and not forgiving of corrections. Computers and printers changed all that, making it possible for anyone to write…

August 21, 2014

Online Activities Give Aging Brains a Boost

…hang onto your memory and other cognitive skills – even improve them – as you age. “Using computers and the Internet will protect people who are 50 years or more…

August 7, 2017

Typewriters Are Making a Comeback

…the turn of the 21st century, even electric ones were quickly being put on the shelf to make room for desktop computers. Yay! No more White Out or smudgy carbon…

November 4, 2014

A Noted Artist Creates an App for the Aging Mind – and Eye

computers for quite some time. I think I bought my first one in the late ’70s. I began using computers because it made documenting and archiving my work so much…

March 26, 2014

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

…waiting for Microsoft to release Windows 9, so they can just skip over 8. The bad news is, most older computers – many of the ones running XP – don’t…

June 21, 2015

92-year-old says arrest was “a catharsis” – and more from the week online

…that many of the federal government’s computers that were hit by Chinese hackers for sensitive information on employees were not encrypted. Worse still, many of the machines didn’t even have…

February 15, 2015

The Pope Confesses – and more from the week online

…the whole report here. Old Computers Are Being Remade Into Fishtanks Obsolescence being what it is in the tech world, some inventive people have started figuring out how to use…

December 6, 2012

Explore: Free Classes at the Apple Store

…of classes on getting the most out of the company’s products – not only computers, iPads, and other devices, but software, too. Most of the Mac-based classes are free; some,…

January 6, 2013

Help! I Get So Much Junk Email, Part 3: How to Find a Buried Email

Looking for computer help? Every week, our Tekspert answers one question about digital technology. Computers, tablets, phones, cameras… Congratulations! Now that you’ve taken the steps to control spam emails (click…