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I began connecting online in 1983 & have been connected ever since. I've done online tech support for Toshiba & repaired computers in a big box store.I manage the WUGNET group of tech forums on CompuServe and have published two novels (so far).
I began connecting online in 1983 & have been connected ever since. I've done online tech support for Toshiba & repaired computers in a big box store.I manage the WUGNET group of tech forums on CompuServe and have published two novels (so far).

Arhiva Autor

Weather

Best free weather apps for Windows computers and devices

  • misc
  • Marte Brengle
  • 30.01.2017
Ever hear the old saying "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it?" Today, although we still can't change the weather, we have many ways of checking the forecast so we can at least be prepared for what's coming. Every operating system offers a variety of weather...
Jawbone UP3

Reviewing the Jawbone UP3 - Is it really the most advanced fitness tracker?

  • review
  • Marte Brengle
  • 12.01.2016
Fitness bands are quite naturally popular these days. They offer people a lot of options for keeping track of what they're doing in the course of a day. From the simplest step-only pedometer to the most sophisticated track-everything wristbands, a fitness tracker can be a great addition to anyone's quest...

How To Make Advanced Searches In Windows Using Wildcards And Filters

  • tutorial
  • Marte Brengle
  • 03.04.2015
Most of us have had times when we sort-of knew what it was we wanted to find on our computer, but didn't remember the exact file name. In this article, we will talk about some advanced ways to find what you want in Windows, some of which work better than...
Help and Support

How To Get Help Using The Windows Help And Support Application

  • tutorial
  • Marte Brengle
  • 02.03.2015
Ever since the DOS days, Microsoft has included Help in all its software. In the olden days, Help could often be particularly unhelpful. In recent years, however, the help included in Windows is much more versatile, and it's now called Help and Support. Let's discover how it works, how to...

How To Set Program Access & Computer Defaults In Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

  • tutorial
  • Marte Brengle
  • 25.02.2015
In other articles we talked about how to set your default programs for various activities, using the "Set Default Programs" panel and the list of programs that Windows puts in that panel. However, that's not your only option when you want to set defaults. In this article we'll tell you...

Did Add or Remove Programs Disappear? Where to Find It?

  • tutorial
  • Marte Brengle
  • 11.07.2014
As Microsoft continues to make changes and improvements to its operating systems, users have to get used to new ways of doing the same old things. Starting with Windows Vista, the familiar Add or Remove Programs from previous versions appeared to vanish. It wasn't really gone, of course, but Microsoft...

How to Pin & Display Modern Windows 8.1 Apps on the Taskbar

  • tutorial
  • Marte Brengle
  • 12.06.2014
One criticism about Windows 8 was that you couldn't easily access Windows Store apps from the Desktop. They were hidden, running in a different environment and switching between them and desktop programs was harder than it should have been. Windows 8.1 fixes this problem by allowing users to pin Windows...

How to Start And Configure Narrator Through PC Settings in Windows 8.1

  • tutorial
  • Marte Brengle
  • 25.04.2014
In previous articles, I have talked about the Narrator tool in Windows 8.1 and how it has been vastly improved from the Windows 7 version. In Windows 8.1 it's actually worth using and there are plenty of options to make it work your way. Narrator will read what's on your...

How to Use the Narrator on Windows 8.1 Desktop PCs

  • tutorial
  • Marte Brengle
  • 16.04.2014
If you tried to use the Narrator application in Windows 7, you know it wasn't quite ready for prime time. Fortunately, Microsoft has made some great improvements in Narrator for Windows 8.1, basically turning it into a whole new program. Let's see what the new Narrator is all about and...
Journal

How to Create Windows Journal Templates & Send Journals via Email

  • tutorial
  • Marte Brengle
  • 05.02.2014
In this tutorial, we'll cover some more advanced topics about Windows Journal, like making your own templates, sending your notes as emails and how to view them. The instructions being shared apply to both Windows 7 and Windows 8, so don't hesitate to read this guide indifferent of the Windows...
Journal

How to Create Basic Notes & Drawings with Windows Journal

  • tutorial
  • Marte Brengle
  • 03.02.2014
Windows Journal is an application designed primarily for people who use tablet or touchscreen computers or use a tablet and pen as an input device, and it works best when used that way. While such inputs are not necessarily natural to Windows 7, they should be natural for the Windows...
Windows 8.1 Step By Step

Book Review - Windows 8.1 Step By Step, by Ciprian Rusen & Joli Ballew

  • review
  • Marte Brengle
  • 17.12.2013
When I reviewed the first edition of this book - Windows 8 Step By Step - I said that it was "the kind of book to keep handy by your computer for reference, because it will give you confidence that you can do everything right. It's a winner!" Other sites,...
Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard

Reviewing the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard

  • review
  • Marte Brengle
  • 02.09.2013
Nowadays, tablets are becoming more and more popular, and rightly so. They're versatile, and most are a lot more easily portable than even a netbook. However, typing on a tablet screen is not something that comes naturally to many people, and even the widest tablets have only so much screen...
Windows Photo Gallery

How to Edit Your Pictures with Windows Photo Gallery

  • tutorial
  • Marte Brengle
  • 23.07.2013
While Windows Photo Gallery doesn't have the sophisticated editing tools that some other programs do, it certainly has enough for most people's needs. In this tutorial I will cover the basics of editing your photos, so that you get the results you want. [DC-SUMMARY-BREAK] NOTE:This tutorial assumes that you have...
Microsoft Office Professional 2013 Step By Step

Book Review - Microsoft Office Professional 2013 Step By Step

  • review
  • Marte Brengle
  • 16.07.2013
Years ago, when I bought Microsoft Word for DOS 5.0, it came with three manuals in the box: One to explain the program, one to walk the user through creating printer drivers, and one for the built-in programming language. And some people think that those old DOS programs weren't sophisticated....
Install Windows

How to Install Windows 8 on a Mac running OS X Mountain Lion

  • tutorial
  • Marte Brengle
  • 18.06.2013
Although I'd known for a while that one can install Windows on an Intel-powered Mac, I didn't think I had much reason to try it. But then I sat down and actually read the directions for using the Mac utility named Boot Camp, and quickly realized that installing Windows 8...

How to Publish Pictures on Flickr with Windows Photo Gallery

  • tutorial
  • Marte Brengle
  • 17.06.2013
Many people like to publish images on Flickr, a justifiably popular image-sharing site. While there are several ways to do this, if you use Windows Photo Gallery, you've got one of the easiest publishing methods right at your fingertips. With just a few clicks you can publish as many photos...

How to Edit Tags & Captions for Your Pictures in Windows Photo Gallery

  • tutorial
  • Marte Brengle
  • 10.06.2013
In a previous article, I talked about adding People tags to images in Windows Photo Gallery. If you've looked at Photo Gallery, you already know that people tags aren't the only identifiers you can add to your images. In this tutorial, I'll talk about adding Geotags and Captions. Adding such...

How to Rate and Flag Images in Windows Photo Gallery

  • tutorial
  • Marte Brengle
  • 08.06.2013
Anyone who's taken digital photos for any length of time has hundreds, perhaps thousands, of pictures stored on their hard drive. And the more photos there are, the harder it is to find any particular one—unless you've identified them in some easy-to-search way. We've seen how to tag photos with...

How to Create Your Own Screen Saver with Windows Photo Gallery

  • tutorial
  • Marte Brengle
  • 29.05.2013
I recently searched for good and free screensavers. What I found was pretty distressing. Free screensavers appear to be a favorite delivery system for malware more than anything else. However, all is not lost. If you want a really good, free screensaver, you need look no farther than the contents...