300 episodes

The Computer Tutor podcast is a weekly show that offers all kinds of cool things that help you use your computer more easily and effectively. You'll say, "Wow, that's cool - I never knew I could do that!" Show notes for each episode are at http://ComputerTutorFlorida.com

The Computer Tutor Scott Johnson

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 92 Ratings

The Computer Tutor podcast is a weekly show that offers all kinds of cool things that help you use your computer more easily and effectively. You'll say, "Wow, that's cool - I never knew I could do that!" Show notes for each episode are at http://ComputerTutorFlorida.com

    Check your hard drive health every day – automatically

    Check your hard drive health every day – automatically

    If your hard drive starts to show signs of failure, you want to know that as soon as possible. Here’s how to get that alert nice and early.



    When someone says to you, “I have good news and bad news. Which do you want first?” what do you say? For me, I am a “bad news [...] Read more »

    • 6 min
    How to do a Safety Check using Chrome

    How to do a Safety Check using Chrome

    Did you know that Google Chrome can run a quick Safety Check on your computer? Here’s how to do it.



     

    Open Chrome, and click the 3 dots in the top right, and choose Settings.

    Then, scroll down to the Safety Check session and click on “Check now”.



    Chrome will take a few seconds and check for:



    Is Chrome up [...] Read more »

    • 6 min
    An alternative way to send or receive text messages

    An alternative way to send or receive text messages

    There are some people who use computers, but don’t do text messages.  That sometimes presents a problem for them, but there’s a way to get around it.



     

    Here’s an example of what I’m talking about.

    When you go to set up a new Microsoft account, one of the things they will want you to provide is a [...] Read more »

    • 7 min
    Use Chrome to fill in your name and address

    Use Chrome to fill in your name and address

    When you’re online, do you find yourself constantly having to manually type in your name and address when creating a new account? Here’s how to do that with one click.



     

    You know what I’m talking about. You see something on the internet you want to purchase, and it’s for sale on some website where you haven’t [...] Read more »

    • 7 min
    How to view your clipboard history

    How to view your clipboard history

    Your Windows computer has a clipboard feature that you are probably not even aware of!



     

    Before I tell you today’s tip, a little background or “setup” information so that everyone is on the same page.

    One of the most useful features of a computer is the ability to Cut and Paste or Copy and Paste. If you [...] Read more »

    • 7 min
    Two different ways your computer could be running “slowly”

    Two different ways your computer could be running “slowly”

    One of the most common things I hear from people is still this: “My computer is too slow!” The problem is, they could be talking about two different things.



     

    This leads me to ask a clarifying question, so we know exactly what we are dealing with.

    I ask, “When you say it’s slow, are you talking about [...] Read more »

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

seatim ,

Outstanding

Simple, Clear guidance.
One of my favorite podcasts.
Always waiting for the next episode.

Richard from NJ ,

Confidence Inspiring

I'm not a tech expert but I'm always trying to gain more confidence using and troubleshooting my computer. He finds and tests various freeware programs, websites, and solutions and then tells you in plain English how to make your "computer life" something to enjoy and not fear so much. If you go through the archived podcasts you will find numerous tips you will want to use.

When I recently purchased a new computer, I treated myself to the luxury of having Scott remotely set it up for me in a professional way, and what a luxury it was! It was as if he was sitting in the room with me in NJ. All files got transferred, nightly backup is assured, and I am not overloaded with ads and bloatware. Enjoy his podcasts!

Sea monster 3 ,

Was Short, Sweet and to the Point!

This was a well conceived, well produced, simply presented but not dumbed down offering for the everyday computer user. Has deteriorated since the podcaster started an unrelated podcast and changed podcast schedule to every other week.

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