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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 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


How to change the font size when viewing websites

12/4/2017
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It’s the weirdest thing – as I get older, a lot of websites have decided to make their print size smaller and more difficult to read. So rude of them! But in Chrome (and Firefox), I have the option to make the words bigger. I get this request fairly often from clients. Sometimes [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:08:21


The new Firefox – better than Chrome?

11/27/2017
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For quite a while, Firefox was my default browser. I’ve been using Chrome as my default for several years now and I really like it. But the new super-fast version of Firefox might be tempting. When your Firefox gets upgraded to the new version (version 57) this is the message you’ll get on [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:12:36


Scam victims can possibly get some of their money back

11/20/2017
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I write about scams fairly frequently on this blog. Sometimes it’s because of a new one I’ve just heard about, and I want to warn my readers to be aware of it and not get taken. In some cases, it’s because I’ve just had to deal with a client who has become the most recent [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:11:19


How to easily download Facebook videos to your computer

11/13/2017
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Lots of people are posting videos on Facebook these days. Videos tend to catch a little more attention than a static photo, and a LOT more attention than a simple text post. What if you want to download someone’s video from Facebook and save it to your computer? In the past it was not very [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:08:32


Some more cool websites you might like

11/6/2017
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It’s that time again – today we’re featuring some websites I’ve come across recently that I think you might find useful or entertaining. Fotoforensics http://fotoforensics.com/ These days, you can’t really say for sure if a photo you’re looking at is the real thing, or if it’s been “doctored” with Photoshop or some other [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:12:17


This classified ads service is better than Craigslist

10/30/2017
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Everyone knows Craigslist as “the” online classified ads site. It’s been around forever. But now there are other options so we’re not stuck with the limitations of Craigslist anymore. The site I really like is called OfferUp. You can use OfferUp from your computer (just go to offerup.com) but it’s really designed to [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:10:58


New Amazon scam to watch out for

10/23/2017
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Everyone knows to be careful of scammers when shopping on Craigslist (actually everyone doesn’t know that, but they should). And lots of people are aware of potential scams on eBay, since just about anyone can sign up as an eBay seller. But Amazon – now that’s a place with a great reputation for excellent customer [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:11:43


Get back easy access to Control Panel in Windows 10

10/16/2017
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For some reason, Microsoft doesn’t want us getting in to the Control Panel on our computers. In Windows 10, they’ve created a different thing called “Settings”, but Control Panel is still there (at least for now) if you know where to find it. Here’s how to get to it easily in Windows 10. [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:08:33


3 settings I always change in Windows 10

10/9/2017
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Windows 10 is created and distributed by Microsoft, so it has its own agenda about what programs and settings should be the defaults and how you should use your computer. In my opinion, it’s MY computer so I want to set it the way I want to use it. This isn’t always consistent with Microsoft’s [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:12:53


How to virtually eliminate identity theft

10/2/2017
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So many people are worried about identity theft now. Especially with the recent problem with Equifax, where the personal information of 143 million people was hacked into. What should you do? Should you hire a company like Lifelock to protect your credit file? In my opinion, definitely not (for more than one reason, which I’ll [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:18:20


What happens when you close the lid on your laptop?

9/25/2017
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Do you know what your laptop does when you close the lid without powering it down first? Does it shut it off, or put it to Sleep mode, or Hibernate, or maybe it does nothing at all? It’s interesting to find out what people think about this process. Some people assume that when [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:08:49


How to narrow your search results by date range

9/18/2017
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Recently I got a message from one of my readers, Mike – Boo. I asked a question some months back which you mentioned, but did not answer. Perhaps I can ask again? I need to limit my search results by date. For example, I want to search for mythtv. This is sort of useless and [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:11:37


How to get rid of sponsored posts (ads) on Facebook

9/11/2017
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Thanks to a really good ad blocker (Ublock Origin), I see almost no display ads on most websites. It’s wonderful. But if that’s the only ad blocker you use, you’ll still see ads on one popular website – Facebook. Here’s how you can get rid of the ads on Facebook as well. Facebook [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:10:20


Watch a slide show of your pictures in Windows 10

9/4/2017
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Do you have a bunch of pictures saved on your Windows 10 computer? It’s really easy to view them in a slide show, full screen. (yes, those are my pups – Lilly and Fenway – in that picture) There are lots of ways to view the images stored on your computer. You can [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:07:47


How to get a daily email preview of your snail mail delivery

8/28/2017
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A little while back I discovered a service that doesn’t cost anything and can sometimes be useful. Now my post office sends me a picture of what the letter carrier will be putting in my mailbox later that day. I don’t know how long the US Postal Service has offered this service, but [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:09:05


Watch out for this tricky AirBnB scam

8/21/2017
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I love Airbnb and I’ve used the service several times. But unfortunately, like with many things today, the scammers have figured out a way to trick you out of your money using the Airbnb service. Here’s how it works and how you can avoid it. I love Airbnb (use this link to get [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:14:15


The secret repair trick that techs don’t want you to know

8/14/2017
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Recently a client called me in a panic, because he was in the middle of using his laptop and suddenly it shut off and now it wouldn’t boot up again. By all appearances, his laptop was just dead. Here’s how we handled it. I have to tell you, I really love using this [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:09:21


Google wants your phone number – so give it to them

8/7/2017
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Everyone seems to be in a panic about privacy these days. All the big companies want to know everything about you, and most people are reluctant to give up any more information than they really need to (with one exception – we willingly tell Facebook everything about ourselves). But when Google asks you for your [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:12:03


Case study of a client who was (almost) scammed

7/31/2017
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Online scams are a huge problem, and it seems like they won’t be going away anytime soon. I recently had a client who almost got scammed and wasn’t even aware of it until I explained what happened. Laura contacted me about buying one of my refurbished laptops. Her laptop had been running really [...] Read more » Download Ashford for WordPress

Duration: 00:11:58

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