Terry’s Computer Tips Newsletter – November 16, 2014

This week’s email newsletter article is: Ex-iPhone Users Missing Text Messages One of the nice features of the iPhone is Apple’s proprietary iMessage system. When you try to send a text to another iPhone, it will use Apple’s iMessage system instead of the usual pay-per-message SMS text message system. Which did your message use? Easy […]

Using Excel to Manipulate Text

One of the neat things that you can do with Excel is to use it to manipulate text. If you have a rows of similar data, all of which need to be manipulated in the same way, Excel excels in letting you extract, add, manipulate, and generally modify the text. There are a number of […]

Ex-iPhone Users Missing Text Messages

One of the nice features of the iPhone is Apple’s proprietary iMessage system. When you try to send a text to another iPhone, it will use Apple’s iMessage system instead of the usual pay-per-message SMS text message system. Which did your message use? Easy to know — the background color of an iMessage is blue, […]

Terry’s Computer Tips Newsletter – November 2, 2014

This week’s email newsletter article is: Prevent the POODLE Bite There is yet another “man-in-the-middle” attack that is live in the world. Unfortunately, this one is aiming at the implementation of SSL 3.0 security that goes back for 15 years. Fortunately, most web servers are using the later TLS security protocol. However, and unfortunately, we’re […]

Prevent the POODLE Bite

There is yet another "man-in-the-middle" attack that is live in the world. Unfortunately, this one is aiming at the implementation of SSL 3.0 security that goes back for 15 years. Fortunately, most web servers are using the later TLS security protocol. However, and unfortunately, we’re still exposed to it, depending on the web server’s configuration […]

Terry’s Computer Tips Newsletter – October 19, 2014

This week’s email newsletter article is: Desktops, Notebooks, Smartphones and Tablets Each of us has our preference for our everyday computing device. Whether we use an individual desktop computer or share a desktop with the family, our individual notebook or share a notebook with our family, the power, storage and monitor size make the PC […]

Quick Tips – Using Google as a Resource

Over the years, Google has expanded well beyond a search engine. But, the search engine has expanded its functionality, too. It’s a great resource for quick information: 1) Want to know about unit conversions? Just type the conversion you want into the Google search bar. Sometimes, you don’t even need to press enter. Example: 1 […]

Desktops, Notebooks, Smartphones and Tablets

Each of us has our preference for our everyday computing device. Whether we use an individual desktop computer or share a desktop with the family, our individual notebook or share a notebook with our family, the power, storage and monitor size make the PC or notebook the usual computer of choice. The keyboard and mouse […]