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
This is probably legal, but it still feels like a scam
You know I love writing about illegal scams, how they work, and how to avoid them. Recently I was approached by something that seems to have all the characteristics of a scam, but it’s most likely legal. Just this past week, I received this message, which was submitted via the Contact form on [...] Read more »
Are you running the current version of Windows 10?
There are different versions of Windows 10, and you might not be running the most current one. Here’s how to check. Windows 10 is the most current Windows operating system. If you’re still running Windows 7, you NEED to upgrade to Windows 10 now (you actually needed to do this over a year [...] Read more »
How to recover a Word document that was never saved
Have you ever started typing up a Word document, and gotten quite a bit of text entered, then accidentally closed it without saving? Today’s lifesaving tip will show you how it’s possible to get that document back. A friend of mine used to create Word documents very dangerously. [...] Read more »
How to make a program start at every bootup
Is there a particular program that you want to run automatically, every time you turn on your computer? Here’s how to make that happen. What we’re talking about today is usually the OPPOSITE of how we discuss this topic. So many programs want to insert themselves into the “startup” process when they have [...] Read more »
How to password protect a Word document
Do you have information in a Word document that you don’t want anyone else to see? Here’s how to put a password on it. Some of my clients store all of their account passwords in a Word document. Some people use a Word doc to keep track of their medical information, or perhaps [...] Read more »
Should you ever allow a bad program to make changes to your PC?
Do you think there’s a time when a bad program requests permission to make changes to your computer, and you should allow it? This question came in from Jerry, in Minnesota – Hi Scott, I’m a long time subscriber. We’ve “talked” in the past about your laptops and a couple other things. Here’s [...] Read more »
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!
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.
When I am working as a new IT support tech, I listen to this podcast and learn a lot. One of the amazing things was how to read articles in Chrome with no clutter.
Thanks for taking the time and sharing your experience.