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Saving An Image From PowerPoint

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Michele from San Diego CA writes: I have another question regarding desktop pictures. I receive emails with Microsoft PowerPoint slide show attachments containing pictures I want to use for desktop backgrounds on my PC. How can I capture pictures separately from PowerPoint? Michele, it’s pretty easy… Continue reading

Adjusting Line Spacing In Word 2010

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Natalie from Florida writes: You recently wrote about adjusting Line Spacing in Word 2007. Can you also write about Adjusting Line Spacing for Word 2010 as I could not use the instructions that were for Word 2007. Thank you very much. It seems that the more features they add to Word, the more difficult it becomes to do simple tasks like line spacing. Here’s out to find the necessary settings in World 2010. Continue reading

In The News 4-26-13

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

In The News 4-26-13: Strong support in the House and Senate for an Internet sales tax could mean online retailers could soon be required to charge state sales tax for purchases and Comedy Central is teaming up with Twitter for a comedy festival. Continue reading

Twitter Launches #music Service

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Social networking site Twitter has launched a new music service called #music. The service mines people’s activity on Twitter to find out which songs are the most popular and to find new artists who are rising in popularity. Continue reading

App Gratis, a service that lets users know about free app for iPhones was pulled from the Apple App Store and the app’s push notifications were disabled. Continue reading

Remember standing at the magazine rack reading comic books while your mom did the shopping? Well, I sure do, all all these years later I am still a huge comic book fan. Comixology is a free app (though most of the content costs) that brings your favorite comics and graphic novels right to your phone or tablet. Continue reading

Question: I’ve been receiving an-email newsletter for several years and suddenly two weeks ago, they stopped coming. I went to the website to sign up for the newsletter again, but it says that I am already subscribed. What’s going on? Answer: The most likely culprit is that the spam filter for you e-mail service or program decided that the newsletter looked like a piece of unwanted junk mail or spam. Here’s how to fix it. Continue reading

Flixster Now Available On Xbox Live

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Popular movie app Flixster is now available to Xbox LIVE subscriber in the United States. Users will also have access to their UltraViolet movie collections and access to movie rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster joins Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, epix, ESPN, GameSpotTV, Hulu Plus, Netflix and other video services along with multiple music services and, of course, games. Continue reading

Google Fiber – Google’s super-high speed internet service which is so far available in the Kansas City area – is taking on Cable and Satellite providers by adding a long list of premium channels to the list of service available. Continue reading

Ungrouping Messages In Outlook.com

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Enid writes: Steve, you sent out advice for ungrouping messages for Gmail, but I do both and cant find the change for Hotmail/Outlook. I hate this bunching as it winds up sending messages to people who’ve previously been copied as one continues in conversation and THAT’S A REAL PROBLEM if you say something in error. Thanks. Hello Enid, I’m glad you asked the question, as I have a new Outlook.com account and I am no fan of grouping. So walk through it with me while we fix my account. Continue reading

Firefox Autofill Not Working

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

I started using Foxfire and have a problem. Using Explorer my standard fill in forms retained my data and all I had to do was click to pull it up. With Fox Firefox only some forms will retained the data. Do I have a switch set wrong? If so how to I fix it. Firefox HELP has not given me an answer. Continue reading

Can a tablet keyboard measure up? I check out the Type Keyboard for the Microsoft Surface Pro. Continue reading

In The News 4-19-2013

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

In The News for 4 -19-2013 – Google gives more info on Google Glasses, the computer you wear on your face and the IRS says your private electronic communications aren’t private at all. Continue reading

With the end of support for Windows XP only a year away, Microsoft is encouraging businesses to upgrade now to a newer operating system by offering a 15% discount through their Get2Modern offer. Continue reading

More and more Americans are saying goodbye to watching traditional television. Are you ready to cut the cord to the antenna, satellite and cable to become a Zero TV home? Continue reading

Richard asks: When I tag a photo of someone on Facebook, it won’t go to their site. How do I fix this? Answer: If I understand you correctly, when you tag someone in a photo, you’d like it to post on their News Feed or Timeline. Here’s how it works… Continue reading

Recently, a family friend said to me in frustration, “I wanted a picture of my granddaughter and they said it was Tweeted and Instagramed. What does any of that even mean?”

For those of us who frequently use social media, we throw around newly-created verbiage like Tweeted, Facebooked and YouTubed like everyone should understand. This is a little list for those of you, like the very sweet nun who called me last year for social media advice, don’t “even know what a FaceTwit is.” Continue reading

Microsoft ended support for Office for Mac 2008 on April 9. The company reminded users in a blog post on their website. Office for Mac 2008 will continue to function on computers, but Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates or bug fixes. Continue reading

In The News for 4-12-2013

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

In The News for 4-12-2013 – Broadcasters worry about “Zero TV” homes, the new Xbox expected to be unveiled soon and no GPS while driving in California. Continue reading

Can I Stream.it? Find Movies & TV Shows

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Want to stream your favorite movie or TV show, but not sure where to find it online? With so many competing services these days, your show might be on NetFlix, it might be on Amazon Prime or it might be on Hulu. Can I Stream .it? searches across multiple video services and lets you know where to find your favorite show. Continue reading

Question: Why is Facebook trying to charge me a dollar to send a message? Answer: If you’ve tried to message someone who isn’t your Facebook friend, you may have seen the window below pop up. For one $1, you can be sure your message won’t go into the recipient’s “other” folder. Continue reading

Ransomware Virus Attacks On The Rise

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Law enforcement agencies are warning computer users to be on the lookout for ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a type of malware that works by hijacking your computer. Lockscreen ransomware locks your screen and displays a message that says you’ve violated federal law by accessing sites associated with terrorism, child pornography or other criminal activities. Continue reading

One thing that has bothered users of Windows 8 is the seeming disappearance of the Snipping Tool, the handy little program that lets you grab screenshots. This was particularly bothersome to me, since I recently purchased a Surface Pro and the tiny little keyboard doesn’t have a PrtScn key. The good news is that the Snipping Tool is still there, it just seems like Microsoft is trying to hide it from you. It’s now buried within the Windows System32 file, but there’s a really simple way to find it. Continue reading

Your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Instagram account could be the perfect tool for thieves looking to steal your identity. Here’s how they do it… Continue reading

Two years ago, tech giant Google announced it was doing some spring cleaning. The company said it was shutting down a number of products and merging others into existing products. They were serious about cleaning house. Since then, they’ve closed 70 features and services. Continue reading

A web service called FireMe! aims to protect you from your own social media mistakes. The service scans Tweets and looks for those with content that could cost the Tweeter his or her job. Continue reading

In The News – 4-5-2013

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Your weekly update in the world of technology. – Facebook finally announced a Facebook phone….sorta. The company unveiled the new Facebook Home Android app. Continue reading

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