This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Deleting Cities from Apple’s iOS 7 Weather App
When Apple released the new iOS 7 operating system for its iPhones, iPads and iTouches, it made significant changes in the way some of the built-in apps work.
The most evident change was to the user interface of the main OS and of the built-in apps. The new structure is supposedly more modern, but thank goodness they didn’t go the way of the Windows 8 "Modern User Interface."
Icons moved to more solid, bright colors and lost a lot of the embedded images. Fonts changed. Ringtones changed, not only a large number of new ones, but new remixes of the earlier ones.
The Weather program saw significant changes in the user interface. In the weather program, we are ble to set up multiple cities and see the current weather on them, or […]
This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Deleted Files Aren’t Really Deleted
New subscriber David wrote to ask if deleting a file really removed it from the hard drive
I am new to your emails. Enjoy. My question is this:
I routinely delete personal files from time to time.
Someone told me that deleting files do not actually clean off the hard drive, the “system”” simply puts a character in the front of the name so that it does not show; folks (with knowledge) can go in and find all the deleted files and reconstruct […]
- Replacing an IDE Drive with a SATA Drive
I’ve decided to add more hard drive space to one of my desktop computers, so I bought a Seagate SATA internal drive for it.
At the same time, I need more hard drive space in my Linux computer which I use for file storage, i.e. backup of my other computers.
The complication was that I don’t have a SATA adapter in my Linux box.
My solution was a multi-step process: […]
- Read-Only Files From CDROM
Reader jack Carmena wrote me with a question:
I am now caught up.
The 3/11/07 issue has a very good article on file sharing that I think a lot of dummies like me will appreciate and learn something from.
Question: Why do files default to "read only"?
When I am moving, copying files, etc., I always run into that and never knew why.
- Printing Problems with the Print Spooler Service
Subscriber Jerry Munn wrote this week to ask about a problem where he couldn’t print from his Windows XP computer.
Also, can you tell me where to go to restart my printer spooler. We had several power failures this weekend and I no longer have any printer info on one of my computers. When I try to reinstall the printer drivers I get a message that I need to restart my printer spooler. I cannot do this. Help if you can.
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
Windows provides us with a number of different ways to copy files from one place to another, move files from drive to drive or folder to folder, and to create shortcuts for quickly opening files and their related programs.
We can right-click on a file, click Copy (or Cut, if we want to move the file), then change to the directory where we want the file to be, right-click and select Paste. If we want a shortcut, the final step would be right-click and select Paste Shortcut.
Or, we can select the file, and do the Copy/Cut and Paste/Paste Shortcut using the menu bar […]
Several years ago, I was a host of the Cajun Clickers Computer Club’s weekly radio show on WJBO in Baton Rouge. We ran a call-in “ask the experts” show about computers on Saturday mornings.
One of the calls was from a lady who had multiple wireless computers. Originally, they all would connect successfully to her router. Now, some of those in a different part of the house wouldn’t connect any more.
After some question and answer, it all broke down to wireless security. You see, she had never set up any security! She was just using the wireless router straight out of the box. Without the security setup, her neighbors’ wireless routers were interfering with hers.
One of the most important things you can do […]
New subscriber Al Rogenski wrote to ask about wireless Internet access. He has a card in his laptop and a router, but they won’t talk together.
Al’s question was:
I have a Verizon broadband card 770 in my laptop. I would like to get a router so I can set up a wireless network in my house for HDTV, etc. I have a Kyrocera KR1 router which doesn’t work with this newer card. What do you recommend I do?
In order to secure a home wireless network, we have a number of simple steps to take.
The first, and very important, step is that we need to configure the security while we have a wired connection between our computer and the router. Why? Because the changes we make will lock out the wireless computer and could require resetting the router to the factory settings in order to reconnect.
So, get your Ethernet cable, hook it to the wireless router and to your computer. If you’re still running Windows XP […]
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