Computer Tips

We believe that empowering our clients and the public with good information about computers is very important. To this end, we regularly write articles about “helpful computer tips” that are about all sorts of topics. We are very careful to make sure it’s not techno-babble, and that they are very user-friendly. If you have a topic that you want more information on, please contact us so that we can consider writing up an article to help you!


Shift-Enter | A Tech Tip

Shift-Enter | A Tech Tip

Here’s a really simple and great tip that works in almost every text oriented software.   Most document software (Word, Emails, WordPress, …) automatically makes things “double-spaced” when you are typing.  But, sometimes you want to show something as a single space. That’s where “shift-enter” comes into play.  It creates a “single-space” instead. A simple… Continue >>>

Fighting the Search Engine War

Fighting the Search Engine War

One of the key things that I tell people when they get a new website is “Just Having a Website Doesn’t Mean That Anyone is Every Going to Find It!” There is an endless battle that a website owner has to fight to get found on the Search Engines. Obviously, we all know that Google… Continue >>>

Why is WordPress so Glitchy?

Why is WordPress so Glitchy?

One of the things we hear all of the time is that WordPress can be really glitchy.  We get calls from people on a regular basis that have had their website completely crash, their login screen isn’t working, features have broken down, …  The whole gambit of issues and problems that you wouldn’t have heard… Continue >>>

Web Tip: Vacation Rental Websites

Web Tip: Vacation Rental Websites

I’m not a huge traveler, but when I do I don’t like staying in Hotels.  Between the noise of other people and the confined space, I never feel comfortable.  Granted, if I’m only going somewhere for a night or a couple of days, then a hotel is best.  But, if I’m going somewhere for more… Continue >>>

WordPress Security and Maintenance

WordPress Security and Maintenance

The biggest rage in the website development world right now is WordPress.  Over 25% of the websites on the Internet now use the WordPress platform and this is growing rapidly every day.  Why does everyone want to use it…?  It is because WordPress has so many features and functions available that it can provide almost… Continue >>>

Change Your Font and Save Money

This evening, I read a really great article that a family member had shared on FaceBook.  The article was called “Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions.”  It was all about a kid who did a science project about how much toner was used on the main standard fonts that come with all of… Continue >>>

Security Option for Your Android Tablet or SmartPhone

Security Option for Your Android Tablet or SmartPhone

Here’s a good tip to help you secure your Android Tablet or SmartPhone from theft…  Google built in a neat tracking and security feature in the newer versions of its Android operating system.  If you have an old device, then this might not work for you.  But, it’s worth looking into.  What it does is… Continue >>>

Snipping Tool – Take a Screen Shot

Snipping Tool – Take a Screen Shot

Here’s a handy tool that comes with most of the new PC operating systems (Windows 7 and 8) that will allow you to take a quick “Screen Shot” of whatever you are working on.  This will allow you to create a picture file (jpg, png, gif, …) that you could send to someone to show… Continue >>>

Fill Series Command in Excel

I learned a new tip from a client today that really saved me a whole bunch of time working on something for him… I needed to do a whole series of dates and was not looking forward to having to type a whole year into a chart. When I described how it was going to… Continue >>>

Changing Your Screen Resolution

Do you know what your Screen Resolution is set at? Tired of looking at tiny little writing on your screen when you view websites…? Customizing things to be the way you want can really help you use your computer better! You can reset this on a PC by going to your [Desktop], right-click and choose… Continue >>>

Reformat your SmartPhone or Tablet – Start Clean

Don’t you hate it when your SmartPhone gets tons of glitches? Did you know that you can reformat most phones, putting them back to the original settings? It does wipe all your programs and data, so be prepared. But, it gives you the opportunity to start clean. I just did one on my old Android… Continue >>>

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