Archive for the ‘Computer Advice’ Category

Take a Screenshot on a Windows Device

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

CNET recently published an article by Associate Editor Dan Graziano that details how to take a screenshot using any flavor of Windows. I thought I would re-post the article so it would be easy to find when it is needed. CNET Article

Autodialing Extension Numbers With iPhone

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Some of the numbers that you have listed under your contacts may require the use of extension numbers to reach the contact. Fear not, iOS can automatically dial those extension numbers for you if you know how to set up your contact. All you have to do is launch your ...

Safely Click On Shortened Links

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Micro-blogging sites like Twitter limit the length of messages so it is a common practice to shorten web links using services like TinyURL. However, hackers can also hide malicious websites or programs behind these generic links. Unfortunately you won't know until you click. Before you click on a shortened link, ...

Time To Update Adobe Acrobat and Reader

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Both Adobe Acrobat and Reader are vulnerable exploits right now that allow hackers to load viruses onto your computer. The virus can communicate with a remote computer that will cause your computer to start sending spam, commit fraud etc. Use the links at the below to patch the security holes. Scroll down ...

Text From Your Computer Or Tablet

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

I love my iPhone and I have friends who swear by their Android phones. But, it is funny how we covet the features one phone has but the other may not. I must admit that I recently discovered an Android service of which I am jealous - Zipwhip. Zipwhip ...

Fix Your Shaky Crime Scene Videos

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Whether you are processing a crime scene or trying to capture your kid's birthday, it is very difficult to capture smooth handheld videos without using an expensive tripod. We have come a long way since I bought my first camcorder that rivaled a television camera in size and weight. Our ...

Critical Upgrade For Flash Player

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Flash is required for much of your Web surfing, including online training. Adobe has patched some serious software flaws in Flash that could let hackers take over your computer. It is very important to download and install this critical upgrade. Download the Flash Player

Is Your iPhone Watching You?

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Apple's iOS 6 on the iPhone has given advertisers a new way to track your Web surfing via an Identifiers for Advertisers, or IFA. When you upgrade your iPhone - or buy a new iPhone 5 - your phone will be assigned a random IFA number. When you visit a ...

Zotero Research Paper Help

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

The summer of fun is over for students and it is back to the grindstone. That means research and writing papers will be filling the evenings for both students and parents. Of course, citing sources is a necessary evil for any research paper. Fortunately, today's budding scholars have Zotero to help ...

Moving Apps To Sidebar In Mountain Lion

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Depending on whether you are a "glass half full" or "glass half empty" type of person, change can be good or bad. I generally enjoy the changes Apple makes to the OS X operating system but I did have a problem with the Finder sidebar after I upgraded to Lion ...

Who Needs A Start Button? Me!

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Most of you have probably already deduced that I am not a big fan of Windows computers. If I have a choice, I would choose a Mac and and an iPhone any day. Unfortunately, just about every job I have had required the use of a Windows computer ...

Send Your Docs To Your Kindle

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

My Amazon Kindle has become one of my favorite tech gadgets. I have the Kindle keyboard 3G but if you are just looking for a great e-reader to use at poolside, I would go with the basic Kindle. The 6" E Ink display reads just like real paperback ...

Just Jing Your Screen Shots

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

A picture is often worth a thousand words - especially If you happen to be the go to tech guy for the family. Even if you aren't trying to do an "on the fly' tech tutorial or documenting an error message, screen captures come in handy. Unfortunately, Windows ...

Hide Suggested Videos On YouTube

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

If you embed YouTube videos on your website, you know that they display a list of recommended videos at the end of your video. Sometimes the videos aren't appropriate for you audience. You can turn off recommended videos when you embed a YouTube video on your website. Open your video ...