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The Computer Tutor podcast is a weekly show that offers all kinds of cool things that help you use your computer more easily and effectively. You'll say, "Wow, that's cool - I never knew I could do that!"

The Computer Tutor podcast is a weekly show that offers all kinds of cool things that help you use your computer more easily and effectively. You'll say, "Wow, that's cool - I never knew I could do that!"
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The Computer Tutor podcast is a weekly show that offers all kinds of cool things that help you use your computer more easily and effectively. You'll say, "Wow, that's cool - I never knew I could do that!"

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English

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Episodes

Time to get rid of CCleaner

9/17/2018
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In the world of computers and security, there are some companies that once had a decent reputation but went downhill and now cannot be recommended or trusted. I would now put CCleaner in that category. Here’s the story. CCleaner was actually introduced in 2003 – 15 years ago. But it wasn’t rolled out [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:09:13

Have folders re-open automatically after each restart

9/3/2018
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If you’re working on files in a certain folder and you have to do a restart, would you like to have that same folder open up automatically for you after that restart? It’s possible, and it’s really simple to do. Sometimes I find myself in a predicament. I know it’s been a while [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:09:15

What is Windows “Fast Startup” option, and why disable it?

8/20/2018
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In a recent blog/podcast, I talked about the importance of restarting your computer in order to refresh the memory and speed it up. But some people actually powered down their computers and powered up again, and the “Up time” counter did not reset. That’s because of the Windows 10 “Fast Startup” option so we’ll talk [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:09:59

Get a quick preview of almost any file on your PC

8/6/2018
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Back in Windows 7, it was easy to get a “Preview” of an image file that was stored on your computer. Just right click on the file, and choose Preview. That went away in Windows 10. But you can get back the preview option again – and not just for picture files. Honestly [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:11:13

Quickest way to search your PC

7/23/2018
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Windows has its own search function built in. You just click in the Search field, type a file name or a program name, and hit Enter. The problem is, a search can take a long time – especially if you have a lot of data stored on your computer. But there’s a new way to [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:13:22

How to check: when was the last time you restarted your PC?

7/9/2018
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Do you know how long it’s been since you restarted your Windows computer? There’s an easy way to check. You probably already know that restarting your computer will often resolve a problem or error that has come up. I’ve often referred to restarting as a “magic pill” for computer repair since it fixes [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:08:27

My system for getting deals from online classified ads

6/25/2018
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Everyone wants to find a good deal on Craigslist or one of the other online classified listing sites. But most people just go about it “hit or miss” and hope to be lucky and come across an amazing bargain. For me, I want to make this process as easy as possible, and also increase my [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:17:48

How to recover an unsaved Word document

6/11/2018
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Some surprises are fun. Something that is NOT fun is working on a Word document for a while, then a sudden power outage shuts off your computer, and you realize you never saved that document. But there’s good news! You can probably get it back! Actually this alarming situation might happen due to [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:10:47

How to identify fake Amazon reviews

5/28/2018
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I buy stuff from Amazon all the time. A lot of my purchases are things I already know about because I’ve bought them before. But sometimes I’m buying something new, comparing prices, maybe comparing different models of the same item, trying to decide which would be best to buy. It’s great that most Amazon products [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:13:21

One tool you should NEVER use on your laptop

5/14/2018
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Unfortunately, it’s an accident that happens way more often than it should – a liquid gets spilled on a laptop. Water, soda, wine, beer, lemonade, whatever – obviously none of these things are a good thing for a computer. But then, in some cases, the owner of the laptop makes things worse by trying to [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:09:02

How to change the default font in Word 2016

4/30/2018
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When you open Microsoft Word to create a new document, the default font that’s in place and ready to be used is Calibri. But did you know that you can change that, so that a new Word document will start off in whatever font you prefer? This sounds like an interesting 2-part trivia [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:08:54

What do you do with an old laptop?

4/16/2018
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Most people get a new computer every 3-5 years. Sometimes they might go longer than that, but that’s probably about the average. But I see a lot of people that have a stack of old laptops sitting in their office or their garage, just because they don’t know exactly how to get rid of them. [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:13:40

Attach a document to Outlook, directly from MS Word

4/2/2018
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Did you know you can create a document in Microsoft Word and send it from Outlook as an attachment, and you never even need to click to open Outlook? It’s true, and it’s pretty easy. And why would you want to do this? The main reason is simple: fewer clicks. This makes it [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:09:39

The best way to get great new Windows wallpapers

3/19/2018
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A while back I came across this great free software that will go out on the web and grab a bunch of really cool photographs, and use them to create a new Windows wallpaper for your computer which continuously changes as often as you wish. It’s pretty cool! The program is called John’s [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:09:54

How to remove stored passwords from your web browser

3/5/2018
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Today we’re talking about how to remove saved passwords from your web browser. You shouldn’t have Chrome or Firefox store passwords for you. It’s not safe. If anyone ever got access to your computer, they would see a full list of all your accounts and passwords – definitely not good! Use LastPass instead. [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:09:09

Alexa stores your voice recordings

2/26/2018
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It’s great to be able to speak into your device, such as the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot to get some information. But did you know, every one of those voice commands is stored by Amazon? You might find it handy to know how to delete that history. How to VIEW your Alexa [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:10:18

New Chrome feature to make websites shut up

2/19/2018
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Sometimes when I’m browsing the web, I get annoyed and confused. Annoyed at websites that automatically start playing sound, and confused as to why the creator of that site thought it was a good idea. I mean seriously – websites auto-playing sound became a trend maybe 15 years ago, but users made it [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:09:03

Watch out for this fake Facebook video message

2/12/2018
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There is yet another virus making the rounds on Facebook, and it’s tricking a lot of users into clicking on it and infecting their computers. Here’s what the message looks like: I’ve gotten these Facebook Messenger messages from several of my FB friends. It always has the same content – [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:09:45

Don’t send pictures by email!

2/5/2018
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Scott – You’ve piqued my interest with this sentence that you sneaked into a recent podcast: “Really, sending pictures by email is a bad idea to start with, but that’s a story for another day.” How about making that day next week’s podcast? I want to know what you recommend. Photos are a [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:14:18

Automatically backup your photos online for FREE

1/29/2018
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For a lot of people, the most valuable thing stored on their computer (or their phone) is the collection of photos. A lot of things can be replaced, but not the photos. In case you didn’t know, there’s a way to back up your photos that is 100% automated and completely free. You should be [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:09:28