Should My Business Have a Website or Just Be on Social Media?

Hi, Denise Rivas, Your Computer Tutor here. This vlog was inspired by recent questions from several small business clients. On the surface, the questions really have to do with marketing strategy, but marketing a small business today almost always requires using technology in some way. Besides, I did get a degree in marketing way back, [...]

By |2018-07-30T21:32:43+00:00July 30th, 2018|Social Media, Website|2 Comments

Your Computer Tutor Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Happy 10-Year Anniversary to Your Computer Tutor What were you doing 10 years ago? I was launching Your Computer Tutor, my first entrepreneurial venture. In some ways, 10 years seems like the blink of an eye; but when I consider how much technology has changed in 10 years, it feels like a lifetime [...]

By |2018-06-05T21:16:30+00:00June 5th, 2018|Lifestyle, Technology|1 Comment

Scanning Using Your All-in-One Printer

Scan? Yes You Can! The fax machine is all but dead, so scanning documents is a vital feature for today's home office. Here's the thing, though: Most all-in-one printers are plug-and-play for printing and copying, but their scanning features require a little more work to set up.  Scanning is the creation of an electronic copy of a [...]

By |2018-05-14T17:44:22+00:00May 14th, 2018|Hardware, Technology|0 Comments

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+00:00September 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 [...]

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+00:00April 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+00:00February 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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 [...]