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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 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

Chat live with a real Microsoft agent, right from your Windows 10 PC

1/22/2018
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If you’re using Windows 10, your computer has the built-in ability to bring up a chat window so you can communicate with an actual person from Microsoft. You don’t have to go to their website, and you don’t have to pick up your phone. All too often, someone will contact me about a [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:10:29

How to clear cookies for a specific website

1/15/2018
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You probably already know you can go in to your web browser’s settings and clear ALL your cookies for every website you’ve visited. But did you know you can also go in and clear out the cookies for a specific website? You sure can. And why would you want to do that? In [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:08:07

What’s a ZIP file anyway?

1/8/2018
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A lot of people have HEARD of “zip files” but are not really familiar with what they are specifically. Here’s how they work. Part of the confusion with this is that it’s not really obvious or clear what is meant by a folder being “zipped”. I mean, everyone knows what a zipper does, but [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:08:18

How to move all your files and folders to a new PC

1/1/2018
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Hello Scott, My daughter got me addicted to podcasts, and I follow about 15 different ones. Yours is the one I look forward to the most. You provide a great service to a growing audience. Thank you. I have a Windows 7 desktop and it’s time for a new one. I am planning to buy [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:12:51

How to move captions with pictures in MS Word

12/25/2017
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If you use Word and sometimes put pictures and captions in your documents, you will probably find today’s tip helpful. Sometimes when you have a picture and a caption in Word, and you try to move the picture, the caption doesn’t get moved like you would expect it to. Here’s how to fix that (and [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:08:23

How to display all your font samples in one place

12/18/2017
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Today’s tip comes from a question I got recently: Is there a simple way to type a single word and have it list the font name and display the word, so you have a sample of all your font styles? Thanks – Stephen Yes, Stephen, that is possible! A few years ago I [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:08:31

How to get started with Bitcoin

12/11/2017
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In my podcast a couple of weeks ago I mentioned Bitcoin just in passing, and I had some listener inquiries about it. Obviously it’s been in the news quite a bit recently, and some people are asking about what it is, how it works, and how someone can actually purchase it. So today I’ll provide [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration:00:18:08