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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Make a Desktop Background

by TechnoGrannyAnni

Do you have a special photo that you would like to see every time you switch on your computer? It’s easy to make your favorite photo into a background on your screen, and it will stay there until you decide to change it.  All the time your computer is switched on, your desktop background picture […]

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Download Photos Using the SD Card

by TechnoGrannyAnni

Your pictures are inside your camera, and you would normally download them into your computer according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Usually your manufacturer provides a special cable with your camera, and gives you directions for how and where to plug in each end of that cable. One end goes into your camera, and the other […]

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Filing Your Photos and Documents

by TechnoGrannyAnni

Organize from the Beginning Fairly soon you will create more and more files and pictures that you will want to save. Just like when you move into a new house and put away all your belongings rather than throwing them into any old cupboard, or unpack groceries and put them away on the correct shelves […]

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How to Search the Internet

by TechnoGrannyAnni

Searching for information The Internet system is complicated and there are many ways to find information, but for our purposes, I’ll try to keep it simple to understand.  If you want more in-depth information, use what you learn here, and go search for yourself!  Or we’ll talk about it more elsewhere. I have heard the […]

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Ergonomics

by TechnoGrannyAnni

About Ergonomics What do I mean by ergonomics?  According to one online dictionary it is: “The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.” You may not be in a public workplace, but you are in your own ‘workspace’ and, as time passes you […]

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About the Internet

by TechnoGrannyAnni

I can’t imagine that anyone hasn’t heard of the Internet – also known as the World Wide Web.  But, just in case … it is a global system, a network of networks, which carries information from computer to computer. As well as information, the Internet is also responsible for carrying and distributing our emails.  For […]

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What else do I need?

by TechnoGrannyAnni

In an earlier article, I explained about computer technology, and I hope you now understand just a little about what’s happening inside your new computer.   Don’t worry too much, though, because you really don’t need all of these technical details.  It’s just a good idea to recognize the words so that when you hear them […]

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Laptop or Desktop?

by TechnoGrannyAnni

To help you decide which the best kind of computer is for you, a laptop or a desktop here are some points to think about. Advantages of a desktop: • You can get nice big screens (monitors) that make it easy to view • You can set it up and claim that space as your own (Wow […]

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