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 or notebook the usual computer of choice. The keyboard and mouse are great ways to control the PC.
But, as I look around my den, I see my wife using an iPad Air instead. […]
- 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? […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
If you’ve been waiting for Windows 9 to replace Windows 8, like many users and businesses apparently have been doing, Microsoft has announced that it’s skipping Windows 9 and going directly to Windows 10.
The Windows version that’s been under development under the codename Windows Threshold, anticipated to be called Windows 8, now will be called Windows 10.
It appears that Microsoft is trying to further distance the new Windows version from the user frustration with Windows 8, when it forced a tablet/phone interface onto desktop computer screens. By skipping the antipated version number, it seems to be counting on memory tricks to push Windows 8 further back in Windows history. "Oh, that was back in Windows 8, this is Windows 10."
But, it’s not all smoke and mirrors[…]
ClickBook? That’s a funny name, but it’s the name of a neat little program that I use several times a week.
One of ClickBook’s primary functions is to create PDF files. When you install ClickBook, it sets up a couple pseudo-printer “devices” that programs recognize as actual printers.
However, if you print to the ClickBook Printer, the software printer actually captures the output and stores it in ClickBook’s working memory. So far, this is like every other PDF-printer software I’ve found, including Adobe Acrobat […]
Keeping up with all the software updates is a pain.
Fortunately, there’s a good, free tool that helps to notify us that security updates are available for a lot of our software, and can even do many of the updates we need. The program focuses on security updates, not operational updates, bug fixes, etc. — security updates.
It scans on a scheduled basis to see if there are updates available. If there are, its icon in the Windows Notification Area (bottom right-hand corner of the taskbar) turns red. Double-clicking on the icon will open the program and display the programs, most significant updates shown first […]
Subscriber Arthur Wood wrote with a wireless networking problem — he needed to get his wife’s new smartphone to connect to his wireless network:
Terry, My Wife purchased a Galaxy 10.1 32g, How do I attach it to my Router Cisco WRT 120N. Any assistance would be appreciated.
I wrote back to Arthur to remind him that, if he’s secured his wireless network properly, then his wireless router will only talk to wireless connections that are[…]
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