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
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.
You’re reading this site and that tells me that you want to learn more about computers. It’s great that you check in every week and get a little nugget of knowledge. Keep doing that.
Convenience is one of the reasons for computers to exist. You love using your mouse to just point and click to make things happen. You’d think that it doesn’t get easier than that.
It’s that time of year again…sort of. Time to open up the windows and clean out the staleness of winter. Time for a spring cleaning. Might as well give your computer a spring cleaning too. Yes, computers do need cleaning, physically and virtually.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer. Especially now that a computer means anything from the big desktops to the smartphone in your pocket.
If you can read, you can learn to do anything. My father was fond of saying that, and he was right. Anytime I’ve wanted to know how to do something, I’ve been able to find a book or two that would tell me. That goes