You and Your Computer

Granny’s New Business Cards

by Anni

Granny ordered new business cards today – and also a few promo items. Standard Business Cards by Vistaprint Tweet This Post

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How to Send a YouTube (or any) Link to Your Friend via Email [VIDEO]

by TechnoGrannyAnni

There are many times when you want to direct your friends to a good video you have seen, or to send them a link to a web page that you want to share. Below I will show you how to do this by just following along step-by-step with the instructions below.  If you would prefer […]

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How to format a letter or document from inside your email [VIDEO]

by TechnoGrannyAnni

You’ve received a letter or an article in the body of an email, and you want to turn it into a separate document.  Then you want to save it without all that extra email clutter – the subject line, the address, the date and so on. Here’s what you do.  You can watch this as […]

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Is Your Computer S-L-O-W and Sluggish? It’s Time for a Defrag … [VIDEO]

by TechnoGrannyAnni

If you think that your computer is getting a bit slow, and you find yourself waiting unnecessarily for programs to come up or pages to change, there are a few processes that you could try to make it respond more quickly.  One of the first thing that comes to mind is that it’s time to defrag […]

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How To Send ‘Blind’ (Bcc) Messages

by TechnoGrannyAnni

You probably receive lots of circulated emails to pass forward; some are worth reading, but many are not. If you do decide to forward them, for the sake of confidentiality, ALWAYS remove any ‘from’ addresses and then send to your recipients ‘blind’ (bcc). No names or email addresses will show up when your message is […]

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How To Uncover Skype Instant Messages

by TechnoGrannyAnni

You never know when a learning moment will come along.  I have said before that I am learning many new things right alongside you – and today was no exception. Here’s a quick note about a discovery – small but worth mentioning – that I made this afternoon. In truth, it was pointed out to […]

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Tips for Travelling with Tech Stuff

by TechnoGrannyAnni

This is coming to you from Merida, Mexico and being here made me think that I should mention a few things to remember when you are travelling with your tech stuff. Now you have this new interest in technology, you may want to take it with you when you go … just as I do.  […]

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PC or Mac Computer?

by TechnoGrannyAnni

You have almost definitely come across lots of well known friendly (and not so friendly) rivalries.  They have been carried on throughout history:  • In sports teams: NY Yankees vs. NY Mets; • In cities, the north vs. the south: In Alberta, Calgary vs. Edmonton; • On TV channels: NBC vs. ABC; • From Medieval England – the historical […]

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Skype-Start Your Day

by TechnoGrannyAnni

I had a wonderful treat this morning! I turned on my Blackberry first, as I usually do, and I saw that I had received a couple of videos in my email from my little granddaughter who lives far away from me in Amsterdam.  So I changed my usual routine and even before I got dressed […]

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Rearrange Icons on Your Computer Screen

by TechnoGrannyAnni

What is an Icon? Icons are those very small symbols that appear on your computer screen, and when you click on them they open up a specific program.  The ones you will see most often are: “My Documents,” “My Computer,” and “Recycle Bin”.  They are also known as shortcuts and, in time, you’ll probably accumulate […]

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