Archives for Seniors Computer

Clean Out Your Email

Blog FEATURE ARTICLE Clean Out Your Email Every month or so, purge your email of junk mail or special offers or emails you will never need again. Empty the trash folder yourself, as sometimes emails you meant to delete get hung up in there for an extended period of time. This can cause your computer to run much more slowly if there are a ton of emails stored up.
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Categories: Email and Seniors Computer.

Gmail Tricks You May Not Know About

Blog FEATURE ARTICLE Gmail Tricks You May Not Know About They’ve become such a part of our everyday life that people sometimes underestimate how complicated email accounts actually are. Gmail is like an iceberg, and if you’re only using it to send and receive you’ve barely scratched the surface. This expert’s guide contains seven tips and tricks every Gmail user should be on top of, so you can make the most of your email account. 1. How to check if someone’s been reading your emails Here’s a handy one for anyone who’s had a sneaking suspicion someone has been in
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Categories: Email, Google, and Seniors Computer.

Increasing Browser Sizes

Blog FEATURE ARTICLE Increasing Browser Sizes Modern web browsers work with the keyboard shortcuts for enlarging the contents of a page for easier viewing — just press the Control key and the plus key (+) on Windows to zoom in, or Command and the plus key on a Mac. Press Control/Command and the minus key (-) to zoom out, or Control/Command and zero (0) to return to the standard size. These shortcuts affect total page, however, and if you just want to make the text larger and leave the pictures and other graphics at their normal size, some browsers include
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Categories: Seniors Computer and Windows.

How Not To Keep Your Windows Desktop Organized

Blog FEATURE ARTICLE How Not To Keep Your Windows Desktop Organized When you first buy your computer or when you first installed Windows, your desktop will have very few icons. But like most users, you quickly fill it up with both useful icons and junk. After a short period, it becomes a challenge to find what you want, useful or not. That is the time you need to organize your Windows desktop. You could “spring clean” your Windows desktop by moving unused icons and documents into either the Recycle Bin or into a new folder. Or you could do a
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Categories: Seniors Computer and Windows.

Hilarious Things My Mother Taught Me….

Blog FEATURE ARTICLE Hilarious Things My Mother Taught Me…. 1. mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.2.My mother taught RELIGION. “You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”3.My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL. “If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week.”4.My mother taught me LOGIC. “Because I said so, that’s why.”5.My mother taught me MORE LOGIC. “If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store
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Categories: A Bit Different and Seniors Computer.

An Older Persons guide to “Smartphones”

Blog FEATURE ARTICLE An Older Persons guide to “Smartphones” A smart phone is a mobile phone which can access the internet, send and receive email and can even talk back to you. Do I need to pay a large amount of money to have access to the Internet, be reminded of appointments, tell me where I am, make a comment on Twitter, have a tiny keyboard which is virtually impossible to use ( unless you have long fingernails or a tiny finger and excellent vision). Tells me what the weather is or will be, plays stupid songs (although a ringtone
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Categories: Mobile Phones and Seniors Computer.

Ipad Charger

Blog FEATURE ARTICLE Ipad Charger Your iPad will charge slower if you are using your iPhone charger because it has a different wattage than an iPad charger. It will take much longer to fully charge your iPad if you use the iPhone’s charger. Best to use the iPad charger.iPhone chargers uses only 5 watts, while an iPad charger uses 10 watts. If you charge the iPad with an iPhone charger, it will obviously take twice the time to charge. Best to charge your iPad with the included charger.
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Categories: Ipad Tips and Seniors Computer.

Reboot the iPad

Blog FEATURE ARTICLE Reboot the iPad Did you know you can solve more problems with the iPad by simply rebooting it than any other troubleshooting step? Is your iPad running slow? Reboot it. Does an app quit every time you launch it? Reboot it. Unfortunately, it’s easy to confuse putting the iPad into suspend mode as the same thing as rebooting it. To really give your iPad a fresh start, you can reboot it by following these quick steps: 1. Hold down the Sleep / Wait button for a few seconds. 2. When the iPad prompts you to slide a
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Categories: Ipad Tips and Seniors Computer.

How to See Which Apps Are Using the Most Battery

Blog FEATURE ARTICLE How to See Which Apps Are Using the Most Battery Battery life can be a big factor in getting the most out of the iPad and other mobile devices. When you have battery life struggles, it can be very useful to know what’s causing any rapid battery drain – and sometimes that can end up being an individual app or two. Now in iOS 8, we have more insight on this issue – and we can see which apps are using the most battery in the last 24 hours and the last 7 days. Here’s how: —
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Categories: Ipad Tips and Seniors Computer.