This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- To Update Web Browsers Or Not?
Longtime subscriber Chet wrote to ask about the need to update Internet Explorer and Firefox:Hi Terry. Is it wise to update every time you get an email…for instance I’m still using IE8 and am hesitating to go to IE9…and now it seems FIREFOX, MY BROWSER OF CHOICE, (V3.6.18) is updating every 10 minutes! […]
- Did Windows Updates Delete Google Earth?
I recently received an email from longtime subscriber and friend Jack Carmena, who had an interesting problem:>This week, Microsoft has downloaded updates to my computer on two occasions in the middle of the night.
I didn’t notice until this morning when I tried to use it that during that process, GOOGLE EARTH was deleted/removed/hidden from my computer.[…]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
Articles Newly Posted Online
The following are new individual articles this week on my Terry’s Computer Tip web site that were originally posted in my email or online newsletters.
As above, these are now direct links to the individual articles…
- Master Disk HDD SMART Capability Disabled
Recently, long-time subscriber Tom Sosna wrote with an unusual problem.
Dear Terry, I am an avid reader of your newsletter and look forward to its weekly arrival. I have learned a great deal from it, but unfortunately I may still do some dumb things. A few days ago I downloaded the materials from the self […]
- What is CAPTCHA and Why Do Web Sites Use It?
Every once in a while, I get a strange message from a subscriber. They might be confused. They might feel frustrated. Or, like this one, they might be unhappy… In this one, it was all a matter of misunderstanding — a misunderstanding by a computer user about “confirmation” requirements on web sites. Cass wrote:
If this silly business of asking me for confirmation of something […]
I love the redesign of my Terry’s Computer Tips web site — it makes article posting and maintenance much easier than before. I’m glad I switched to WordPress and the Genesis Theme Framework.