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June 22, 2017

Monitor Resolution Update

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Beyond the processor, one of the most murky regions where names, numbers, and abbreviations lurk is the computer monitor. Evolution doesn’t remove the old names, but it does settle down the field to something more reasonable.
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June 19, 2017

Amazon Consumes Whole Foods Whole

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The Internet joke goes that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos asked his Amazon Home device, “Hey, Alexa! Buy me something from Whole Foods.” And Alexa replied, “Buying Whole Foods.”
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June 15, 2017

Code Searching

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A friend of my discovered an interesting trick for Microsoft Word, something I wasn’t aware of. Buried within the old Find command, what Word 2016 calls “Advanced Find,” you can search for character codes.

Yeah, this revelation may not launch your rocket, but it makes me all gooey.
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June 12, 2017

More Trouble, More Shooting

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My Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-one Desktop Reference For Dummies is not only my longest titled title, and one of the most popular, but it was getting old. I’ve recently updated the book to cover Windows 10, and it is now available in those few bookstores that still exist.
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June 8, 2017

I Don’t Have Time For Themes

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Word 2007 introduced the concept of the theme in Word. I ignore it. I mean: I see the point. Design experts have crafted a set of fonts, styles, and colors and you can quickly apply them to any document. Neat-o. But Word has another set of themes, which I also ignore.
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June 5, 2017

A Whole Month of YouTube

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It’s been six weeks since I launched my new YouTube channel. I’ve uploaded over 30 videos, most of which are tips on Microsoft Word. I also added an Android tip, just to test the waters.
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June 1, 2017

Clear the Cache

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Recently, my Pixel tablet had an issue with the Maps app constantly downloading. When I checked the notification, the card said, “Canceling.” It was stuck.
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May 29, 2017

Make Word Look Like Word Again

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Recently, a reader asked me how to make Microsoft Word 2010 look like her beloved Word 2003. The answer is definitive: You can’t.
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May 25, 2017

The Dawn of Android Oh

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Just this past week, the Google I/O event teased Android O. That’s the letter O and not a zero. The Oth version of Android doesn’t yet have a candy name, though most people assume it will be Android Oreo.
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May 22, 2017

The Days of Floppy

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Over the past week, I had a chance to use an older PC. The only way to get data off the system was to use a floppy disk. It was maddening.
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