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October 19, 2015

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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Like every Android user on the planet, I didn’t ask for the Android 6.0 “Marshmallow” upgrade; it just appeared! There! On the screen! “A new version of the Android operating system is available.”
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October 16, 2015

Exporting Text Messages

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You know the cops or a vicious divorce attorney can do it. How about you? When you want to save a copy of a text message thread, is there a better way to go about it than long-press/copy/paste? You bet there is!
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October 14, 2015

Inky Issues

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You know the story: You buy a printer cheap but pay over time when you restock the ink. And man, do those ink cartridges drain!
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October 12, 2015

Freeform Formatting in Word

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Yes, it’s possible to format poetry and verse in Word. It’s ugly, but it can be done.
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October 9, 2015

Remember This Color!

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Word isn’t a drawing program, but it contains drawing tools. So you might be frustrated when you try to design drawing elements and Word isn’t very helpful with your efforts. One specific area has to do with custom colors.
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October 7, 2015

A Trip Down Port Lane

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Back in the early days of the PC, it seemed like each peripheral used its own interface.
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October 5, 2015

Sorry That I Missed Your Email

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I recently updated my new Macintosh to the latest OS X operating system, codename El Capitan. That experience is something I’ll write about later. Until then, I’ll let you know how I completely deleted all my email.
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October 2, 2015

Google Docs to the Rescue

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My son needed to write a college paper, one that had special formatting. So he asked me a Microsoft Word question on formatting a numbered list. I told him the answer, but the suggestion didn’t work. Turns out he wasn’t using Microsoft Word at all.
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September 30, 2015

A Dialup Modem Answers the Phone

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Back in the 1980s, I paid the extra money to have two phone lines installed in my apartment. Both apartments: I outgrew my single bedroom apartment, where the computer sat in the living room. The second apartment had a second bedroom, which became my office.

The first line was for me. The second line was for the computer. Specifically, it was for the computer’s modem.
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September 28, 2015

Is the Network Down?

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Man, this web page is taking a while to load. The spiny thing is going backwards still, which probably means the Internet is down? Is it? Or is the network slow when the spiny thing goes forwards?
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