Over the course of the last year, more and more people are calling for programming to be a mandatory class in school. Last week, I wrote that my opinion on the topic might surprise you. If you think that I would be all for it,
Across Canada, there are people who are pushing to make computer programming mandatory in public school. I’ve got a few opinions on that, and they aren’t what you might think I would say. But that’s for another day. If your kids are interested in learning
Software can be expensive. If you’ve ever tried to write a program, you’ll know why. Programming is very time consuming, and extremely frustrating. Imagine writing a novel and finishing it, only to find out you can’t even open the book. Why? Because somewhere in those
Nova Scotia Power (NSP) recently announced that power rates are going down just under a percentage point. Any savings is welcome news, but you’re always up for saving even more. You know about turning the thermostat down and LED lights. But did you know about
If you’ve walked past a computer in the last 10 years, you’ve heard of Google. It is, by far, the most popular search engine out there. So much so that its name has become a verb for searching the web. We don’t search for things,
People love special effects. We like those little things like transparent window edges, and menus that seem to slide out from nowhere. Yet those effects also take up computer resources and slows it down a bit.
Windows has some decent tools to help you take care of your computer. The best part is that they are free and already on your computer. Last week we talked about the Disk Defragmenter utility. This week we’ll look at the Disk Cleanup tool.
Over time, computers will run slower and slower. Just like everything else, they need some maintenance every once in awhile. On of the easiest maintenance tasks you can do is defragmenting your hard drive. Sounds pretty technical, but it’s a simple process.
Your cellphone probably cost you nothing out of pocket. So you may not think of how much you have invested in it. But you do have a lot invested in it.
Times are tough. Most of us have never known times that weren’t tough. Yet you can use your computer to help you earn a bit more money. Sure, there’s lots of “I made $8,247 last month. You can too!” scams out there. We’re not talking