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Start smart: Pinning frequently used folders

Spring cleaning is the worst! Cleaning up the yard, dispersing the kid’s outgrown and out-of-season clothes, scrubbing the winter out of the inside and outside of your house.  I’m tired just thinking about it. Can someone…


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Be nice to your readers (or how to style your documents)

So much of our communication, both in our personal lives and the workplace, is written communication. Whether it’s group-texting your 4 closest friend (hi ninjas!), emailing co-workers and teammates, commenting on a Facebook post, or reading a serious…


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Hyperlinking into the future!

You know those emails you get from your friends with a link to a web address that is seven rows long, and looks like it’s made up of ancient hieroglyphics? What about ‘directions’ on where…


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Why restart your computer?

I get asked to troubleshoot technical issues everyday. It’s a part of my job, and a part of my life. I not only support people using technology, but like most folks, use technology almost constantly…


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Navigating back to the desktop

You know those days where you need to have every file and program on your computer open? Those busy days where you’re trying to do 20 hours of work in an eight-hour day? Those days…


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The calculator: it’s about to blow your mind!

We all know it. We use it all the time. That helpful tool that comes standard on every computer. It’s the handy dandy calculator! Great for crunching numbers (hey, those bills aren’t going to calculate…


Protect Your Account – Use Two-Factor Authentication

OK folks, this one feels like a “duh” type of post to me. Years ago, when I was an angsty preteen experimenting with a new and wild internet, I used to send my friends an…


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File extensions & how to use them

File extension? But it’s not April 15th yet? Normally when we hear the term “file extension”, our mind jumps to belated income taxes, and the inevitable impending doom that will be rained down by the IRS…


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Start smart: Pinning programs to the task bar

We all know at least one of them. They could be your next-door neighbor, your co-worker across from you, your mother-in-law. It could even be someone in your own home…gasp! That’s right, I’m talking about…


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Start smart: Adding programs to your startup menu

People are creatures of habit. We like to sit in the same spot in a movie theater, we order our favorite meal when we go to a restaurant, we pick just the left side of…