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Youtube, iPhones and proper use of thumbdrives

Q. How can I upload a video from my iPhone or iPad to YouTube? Do I have to save it to my computer first and if so, in what format? A. If you create a video using your iPhone or iPad, you do not need to save it to a computer in order to place it on...

 

Tech Talk: Ideas for transmitting super-large files

Q. I have approximately 100 pictures from a recent vacation that I’d like to send to others. Any suggestions for a program I should use for this? A. “Sending” photos to me means transmitting them, in which case it would be via email. One word...

 

Keep the computer on or turn it off?

Q. My grandson offered to “fine-tune” my Windows 7 computer to make it run better, though it wasn’t really having any problems. He installed several programs and now I’m having problems where none existed before. Could the programs he...

 

Discounts vs. rebates, cursors and other tech truths

Q. Why do online companies offer rebates instead of just selling a product at a lower price? It seems like there are always strings attached such as receiving a rebate check that can only be used to purchase other company products. A. Companies have...

 

Tips for staying healthy and happy at your computer

Poor posture, inadequate lighting and other ergonomic and environmental issues can be particularly troublesome for older computer users – my aging self included. If you are a card-carrying baby-boomer or senior, here are a few tips you can use to...

 

What you allow when you grant an app "permission"

Q. I am concerned about the permission requests I get when I install apps on my Android phone. Some of them make me wonder if the apps are safe. Should I be concerned? A. Your concern is justified. Most Android app installations require some...

 

The not-so-peculiar case of the missing recycling bin

Q. Without warning, my Recycle Bin disappeared. Do you have any idea where it went or how I can get it back? A. Computers do things like this periodically just to let us know who is really in charge. There are several things you can try to return...

 
 By Richard Sherman    Columns    May 1, 2013

Windows gives you a second chance with Control + Z

Q. Sometimes when I drag a file from one location with the intention of placing it in another location, I fumble with the mouse and it winds up in the wrong spot. When that happens, is there some way I can cancel what I just did so I can start over?...

 

What causes those arrow marks in my e-mail?

Q. I probably should not even bother you with this silly question, but I’m curious: What causes all those “> >” marks that appear in the body of e-mail? They can be very irritating and sometimes they even overshadow the text. A. Those...

 

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