The Proper Way to Search for a Website

We spend so much time searching the World Wide Web using web browsers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google’s Chrome browser, that it inspires me to create tips that make that whole process easier for you. In this quick and simple tutorial, I will show...

Learning Dragon NaturallySpeaking by Nuance

Many years ago I tested Dragon NaturallySpeaking and at the time my computer was not powerful enough to handle Dragon NaturallySpeaking by Nuance. About two years ago I rediscovered Dragon and I use it for dictating emails in Microsoft Outlook and for writing these...

Web Browser Shortcuts and Bookmarks

In these four tutorials we will take a look at working with web page shortcuts. Your browser allows you to add shortcuts to the toolbar. In addition, I can show you how to delete shortcuts, add shortcuts and modify shortcuts. The key here is to make it easier for you...

Protect Your Computer from Malware

This video about malware (spyware and viruses) was created by the Federal Trade Commission and is posted on their YouTube Channel. Published on Oct 3, 2012 Malware is short for “malicious software.” It includes viruses and spyware that get installed on...

Free Microsoft Word Training, Tips & Tricks

When I teach people about computers I always suggest they start by learning Microsoft Word.  My free computer training website www.teachanolddognewtricks.com offers more than 70 hours of free computer training in a wide variety of subjects. When I teach people...

14 Google Maps tips and tricks- from CNET

If you use Google Maps on your phone, a lot has changed recently — especially so over the last few weeks. There are lots of new features that are easy to miss and make navigating a lot more efficient, like these keyboard shortcuts. Here are 14 tips and tricks to...

Be Careful What You Post on Facebook

You should assume that things you post on the Internet stays there forever. When you put something on Facebook, or the Internet for that matter, whether it be video, photos or comments, you need to recognize that it is there for the world to see forever. Technically I...

Microsoft Ribbon and Tabs Tutorials

Microsoft Office Training Tutorials: Introducing the Microsoft Ribbon & Tabs When I teach people things about Microsoft Office I typically use Microsoft Word as the tool to create my tutorials. The things you learn Microsoft Word will carry over to Excel,...

Facebook Tips via Facebook

Facebook Tips: Fall 2015 Let’s face it, parents have ruined Facebook for their kids as they use the site to communicate with friends more than their kids do. I use Facebook for one primary reason. As the son of two great photographers I like to take pictures and...

Resource: Official Android Blog

Safety First: Four easy Android security tips With the amount that we do online, from working to learning, shopping to connecting, online security is a critical piece of our everyday life. That’s why we build multiple lines of defense in Android to make the internet...

Happy New Year: Time to Change Your Passwords

This is a great time of year to change your passwords for your bank accounts, online accounts, credit card accounts and anywhere else you use a password. I always tell my students to have three passwords that they use on a regular basis. If the first one doesn’t work...