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 [...]

The Cruel Reality of Passwords

By |2019-06-06T21:04:24+00:00March 3rd, 2019|Feature on Home Page, Privacy, Technology|

When you are settling into a new computer or smartphone, you will likely be prompted for every single godforsaken set of logon credentials you have ever created since the beginning of time. This is a slow torture that often lasts a full year.

Your Computer Tutor Celebrates 10 Years in Business

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Cloud for Consumers

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

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

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 [...]

Better Living Through Technology – A Field Report

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

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 [...]

Make a Connection with Mom For Mother’s Day

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

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, [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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 [...]