Tutorials

How to Search and Find What You Want

Someone recently called me with a problem. They lost an important file. They had searched all the logical places and immediately started to panic. “Did you try using the Search function?” I asked. As an old Windows user, this person said “No, those things never work.” Well, he’s right. The search function in previous versions of Windows wasn’t very good.

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Higgs Boson Explained

You have no doubt, by now, heard about the recent scientific discovery of the Higgs boson. Even if you read all the newspapers and watched all the current news on television, you might still be wondering just what a Higgs boson really is and why the scientific community is making such a fuss about it.

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Setting Up a Wireless (Wi-Fi) Network

More and more people are finding out that they need a wireless network in their home. Whether you want to use a laptop, a wireless printer, an iPad, a Kindle, or a gaming device, you will find that you need to have access to a wireless network. Setting one up is not very difficult or expensive. Here's what you need to know.

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Tabbed Browsing Make Surfing Easier

All of today's web browsers have a feature called tabbed browsing. If you aren't yet using tabs, you are in for a surprise because they make surfing the Web much easier and more fun. Check out this tip to learn everything you need to know about using tabs.

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Help for Gmail

Gmail is one of the most popular online email programs. Why not? It's encrypted, easy to access when you are on the road, and you will never have to change your email address, even if you move and change your Internet Service Provider. Yet, getting used to a new email program can be a little scary. Here's where you can get help.

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Line Up Columns in Your Word Processor

easybutton.jpgTrying to line up text in columns in a word processing document can be a daunting task for the average computer user. If you have ever had this problem, you know how frustrating it can be, so I'll let you in on a little secret -- the easy way to line up text in Microsoft Word and other word processing documents.

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Tech Terms for 2011

learnblocks.jpgWhen I go to party or public event and listen in on conversations, I am always amazed by how much technology has infiltrated our everyday lives. People are talking about computers, social media, mobile phones, and digital cameras. It seems that you have to be up-to-date on the latest technologies just to be able to be a part of the conversation today. So in an effort to let you all join in on the high tech dialogue, I'm going to give you a quick explanation of some of the latest tech terms.

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