Terry’s Computer Tips Newsletter – December 14, 2014

This week’s email newsletter article is: ’tis the SeasonIt is the Season — Christmas and New Year’s Day are almost here! It’s the season of joy, giving and thoughtful reflection on our past and what we’d like to do differently in the future. In the midst of all the happiness and gift-giving spirit, there are […]

’tis the Season

It is the Season — Christmas and New Year’s Day are almost here! It’s the season of joy, giving and thoughtful reflection on our past and what we’d like to do differently in the future. In the midst of all the happiness and gift-giving spirit, there are other forces at work… The spammers and scammers […]

Terry’s Computer Tips Newsletter – November 30, 2014

This week’s email newsletter article is: Text Manipulation in Excel – A Practical Example After my recent article Using Excel to Manipulate Text, I received an email from subscriber Noel asking for help. He was trying to use Excel for some manipulation of text, having trouble with numbers converting: Gidday from NZ (again) Terry I […]

Text Manipulation in Excel – A Practical Example

After my recent article Using Excel to Manipulate Text, I received an email from subscriber Noel asking for help. He was trying to use Excel for some manipulation of text, having trouble with numbers converting: Gidday from NZ (again) Terry I liked the article "Using Excel to Manipulate Text", and wonder whether you might be […]

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 […]