Word and word processing! (4/23/22 Part 1)

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The Word processor is one of those programs that most everyone will use at some point. So, we found a few tips for you to make the experience better, including not using Word! Word Processing 101 Find a keyboard shortcut cheat-sheet Windows keyboard shortcuts: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/keyboard-shortcuts-in-windows-dcc61a57-8ff0-cffe-9796-cb9706c75eec#WindowsVersion=Windows_10 Microsoft Word keyboard shortcuts: Windows keyboard shortcuts: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/keyboard-shortcuts-in-windows-dcc61a57-8ff0-cffe-9796-cb9706c75eec#WindowsVersion=Windows_10 W10/11: go to Settings, System, Clipboard, you can enable “Clipboard History.” Win + V for Clipboard History Win + . for emoji ❤️ Word has a Focus feature so you can simply write with minimal distractions. Go to View then click Focus. Press Escape to get out of it. Add words to the dictionary! https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/add-or-edit-words-in-a-spell-check-dictionary-56e5c373-29f8-4d11-baf6-87151725c0dc You don’t need Acrobat to make a PDF of your document! https://www.howtogeek.com/352668/how-to-convert-a-microsoft-word-document-to-a-pdf/ Classes are available via Maui Computer Learning! https://www.q-a.net/maui-computer-learning/ You don’t have to buy Word! https://www.office.com/ for the free online version. Its more limited but more than enough for many folks. Also available on phones! Wordpad comes with Windows and is usable for basic use. Google Docs is pretty good, more robust than the free online Word, and free. Libre Office and Open Office are available for free! Macs come with iWork which comes with Pages, a nice little word processor.

We were the fools and forgot World Backup Day! (4/9/22 Part 2)

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Did you know March 31st is World Backup Day? And they do it at the end of March so you’re not an April’s Fool? World Backup Day 2022 We did. And we forgot. D’oh! So, we talked about it! Things to do, to look into, and to think about! And don’t forget our show archives have TONS on backups too!

Moving, Moving, Moving… (4/2/22 Part 2)

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Is it time to move computers? Setting Up a Mac Jonathan got to help his dad set up a brand new 2022 iMac. Guess what? It wasn’t as easy as long timers might remember. https://support.apple.com/guide/imac/set-up-your-mac-apd831707cb3/mac https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/01/12/how-to-switch-from-pc-to-mac-and-what-you-need-to-know https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-set-up-your-new-mac-4687333

Digital Defenses 101: Backups (2/12/22 Part 2)

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Nobody likes eating their vegetables. Nobody likes doing laundry. Nobody likes emptying out the cat’s litterbox. Nobody likes backing up. Digital Defenses 101 – Backing Up It’s a dull, ordinary, boring task that nobody really likes doing, everyone should do, and often doesn’t get done.  https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-beginners-guide-to-pc-backup https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-cloud-backup-services-for-business https://www.acronis.com/en-us/articles/backup-rule/ https://www.crashplan.com/en-us/business/resources/3-2-1-backup-method/

Online Scams! And we’ve got a prize! (1/29/22 Part 1)

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As always, there are online attacks, scams, and badness running amok. Online Scams – 2022 Are things the same as before? Or has it changed a bit? https://blog.malwarebytes.com/malwarebytes-news/2022/01/new-dazzlespy-malware-attacks-macos/ https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-in-2022-were-all-screwed/ https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybersecurity-best-practices-an-open-letter-to-end-users/ Also, our friends at the Dairy Road OfficeMax/Office Depot have given us a FANTASTIC prize! It’s Monster Quest RGB Corded Mechanical PC. What’s great about a mechanical keyboard? Well, Tom’s Hardware has an article about that. If you touch type (or game) its great!

Are You Ready To Change Browsers? (12/4/21 Part 1)

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How many web browsers are out there? A lot, actually. Comparing Browsers So, when if you’re ever unhappy with a browser, why stay? As such, knowing how to change browsers is a good thing! Changing will get easier in Windows 11. Eventually. https://www.neowin.net/news/a-welcome-change-on-windows-11-choosing-a-default-browser-gets-a-bit-easier-with-build-22509/ Get Firefox! https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ Get TOR! https://www.torproject.org/ Get Chrome! https://www.google.com/chrome/ Get Opera! https://www.opera.com/ Get Vivaldi! https://vivaldi.com/download/ Get Brave! https://brave.com/download/