RIP, Windows 7

By |2019-09-10T13:37:33+00:00September 8th, 2019|Hardware, Technology|

"Sunrise, Sunset" – Windows 7’s retirement and what this means for you Has it really been 10 years? Windows 7 was introduced October 22, 2009. Windows 7 will be retired January 14, 2020. After that, technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC will no longer be available for Windows [...]

Scanning Using Your All-in-One Printer

By |2019-06-06T21:05:54+00:00May 14th, 2018|Feature on Home Page, Hardware, Technology|

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 [...]

Preparing Your Device for Electronics Recycling

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

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 [...]

Adjusting to the Mac – The Honeymoon Report

By |2019-06-06T21:57:04+00:00March 8th, 2016|Applications, Calendar, Contacts, Email, Hardware, Mac, Technology|

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

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

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 [...]

Irony, Nostalgia, and Some Revenge on Youth

By |2017-05-26T09:59:11+00:00June 3rd, 2015|Hardware, Music, Technology|

Generation Y kids are going retro, returning to old-school methods of listening to music. We had a moment this afternoon in our household.  A moment whose irony and significance is not lost on this promoter of "better living through technology."  My kids, ages 16 and 21, opened up their new turntable, and were approaching it the [...]