Calendar Q & A

Disappearing appointments? Failure to Sync? Here we'll address the most common questions and issues I encounter when I'm helping clients with calendars on their computers and mobile devices. If you have a question I don't cover here, please ask it in the Comments box at the bottom of the article. Disappearing Appointments Q: When I [...]

By | 2017-09-28T22:15:02+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Calendar, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Cloud for Consumers

Cloudy...With a Chance of...Confusion? Cloud computing is a popular phrase these days, and it can mean different things to people and businesses. Even if you aren't running a big business, as a consumer you are likely using "The Cloud" in some capacity. Depending on the type of computer or mobile device you have, you may [...]

By | 2017-07-11T23:27:32+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Backup, Calendar, Contacts, Email, File Storage, Lifestyle, Technology|0 Comments

Preparing Your Device for Electronics Recycling

Preparing Your Device for Recycling Every spring and summer, many communities and businesses sponsor electronics recycling events. It's time to look around and gather up those devices that have been replaced, become broken, or have just overstayed their welcome. Just throwing electronics into the trash is not only dangerous for the environment, but, depending on the device's contents, could [...]

By | 2017-05-26T09:59:10+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Hardware, Recycling, Technology|0 Comments

Better Living Through Technology – A Field Report

So many tech tools to investigate, so little time! Thank you to my clients, friends, and family for a successful 2016 as Your Computer Tutor. Already well into 2017, I continue to enjoy serving as your technology coach and cheerleader for better living through technology. After spring of last year, my blogging took a back [...]

By | 2017-05-26T09:59:10+00:00 February 4th, 2017|Applications, Lifestyle, Technology|2 Comments

Make a Connection with Mom For Mother’s Day

Denise and her mom, circa 2008 when Your Computer Tutor was founded. "Do something nice for me," was always my mother's answer to my pleading question of, "What do you want for Mother's Day?" With age, my own motherhood, hopefully more wisdom, and the opportunity to engage with other families as Your Computer Tutor, [...]

By | 2017-05-26T09:59:10+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Lifestyle, Technology|2 Comments

Rest in Peace, Rolodex – Managing Contacts and Address Books in the Digital Age

Whether you're running your own business, or just trying to communicate efficiently with family, groups of friends, sports team members, etc., having an organized Address Book or Contacts database makes your life a lot easier. For purposes of this article, I’ll use the terms Contacts and Address Books interchangeably, to refer to the databases or lists of [...]

By | 2017-05-26T09:59:11+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Contacts, Technology|0 Comments

Adjusting to the Mac – The Honeymoon Report

I'm well into the honeymoon period with my new Mac, and I promised you all in my last post that I would report in.  I had no intention of giving up my Windows laptop PC, and am now running the Mac and the PC side by side and use each depending on my mood, and what [...]

A PC-Native Takes the Mac Plunge

They say, "Once you go Mac, you'll never go back."  Your Computer Tutor is on a mission to see how true this is, at least for me.  We're Going Mac! My clients are a mix of PC and Mac users, and I've always been able to provide training and setup on both platforms. Back in [...]

By | 2017-05-26T09:59:11+00:00 February 28th, 2016|Applications, Hardware, Mac, Technology|1 Comment

Email: Challenging Conventional Wisdom

What's better - Email software or webmail? IMAP vs. POP What is the best email provider? This is the second of a series of blog entries having to do with productivity data.  Productivity data includes email, contacts/address books, calendar, and tasks/to-do management. It's the "who, what, when, where and how" information that comes through our [...]

By | 2017-05-26T09:59:11+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Email, Technology|0 Comments

It’s Midnight…Do You Know Where Your Productivity Data Is?

Productivity data includes Email, Calendar, Contacts / Address Book, and Tasks / To-Do's What would happen if one of your devices – your cell phone, computer or tablet – were to become lost, stolen, or broken? If you decided to switch to a new personal technology device, would you be at risk of losing [...]

By | 2017-05-26T09:59:11+00:00 August 15th, 2015|Calendar, Contacts, Email, Technology, Uncategorized|2 Comments