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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

How to make sure System Restore is set up properly

12/10/2018
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One way PC problems can sometimes be fixed is by using the built-in function called System Restore. It’s not the answer for every situation, but in certain situations it can be the perfect solution. But in order for it to work, it has to be set up correctly ahead of time. Here’s what [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:12:29

How to save (and restore) your desktop icon layout

11/26/2018
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I’m kind of picky about where I keep the icons on my desktop screen. Not all of them, but a few that I click on regularly. I have a couple of spreadsheets I use all the time, and a link to run Evernote, and a link to my Google contacts. I keep these icons in [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:10:16

New QUICK way to create cloud documents and spreadsheets

11/12/2018
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A lot of people use Google’s cloud services to create documents, spreadsheets, slide presentations and forms. Recently, Google introduced a new way to create this things very quickly. And once you set it up, you can literally do it with a single click. Quick summary if you’re not familiar with Google Cloud – [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:10:11

The best live-streaming webcams around the world

10/29/2018
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All over the globe, there are live cameras set up and streaming the content of whatever happens to be in their view. Here are some of the ones that I think are pretty interesting. The Sea Otter Cam https://www.vanaqua.org/visit/live-cams-sea-otter-cam Watch the sea otters at the Vancouver Aquarium. The Garden Bubble Cam [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:13:12

New information about protecting your identity

10/15/2018
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About a year ago I did a blog post and podcast about the absolute best way to protect the valuable personal identity information that’s stored in your credit files. Today I’ll let you know about an update to that, which makes it much easier to take action on this. You can read my [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:08:52

Start your own podcast – interview with Dave Jackson

10/1/2018
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I’ve been doing my Computer Tutor podcast for over 6 years now. My new podcast, What Was That Like, has been live for just a couple of months and has a steadily growing audience. So I’ve been asked by some of my friends and clients, “How do you start a podcast?”. For that answer, I [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:38:35

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