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Martin KadanskyWelcome to my free electronic newsletter, “Practical Computer Advice from Martin Kadansky.”

On a regular basis I write about real issues for typical computer users, my way of sharing useful computer advice, ideas, and tips.

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Newsletter Archive:

Date

Contents

9/30/2017

Moving to Another Country? Cartridges You Buy There May Not Work in Your Printer

8/29/2017

I spilled something into my keyboard--Now what do I do?

7/25/2017

How to Clean Your Keyboard

6/27/2017

Skype: The Top Good (and Bad) Things You Should Know

5/30/2017

Should you install software updates and patches immediately? What's your hurry?

4/30/2017

Is Your Computer Acting Strangely? Don't Panic! Your Network or Internet Connection Might Be Down

3/31/2017

No Sound? Sound Too Low? Try These Ideas

2/28/2017

Online Dating: How to Protect Your Privacy

1/31/2017

Label Your Wireless Network, Printer, and Computer, It Will Help You Later

12/30/2016

More Fun and Useful Web Sites

11/30/2016

The Best and Worst Places to Store Your Passwords - Are Yours Secure?

10/31/2016

Sending some photos in an email? If you add captions, send a Word or PDF file instead!

9/30/2016

Should your website be mobile-responsive?

8/30/2016

Microsoft Word: How to see your document "life-size" on screen (hint: it's not 100%)

7/31/2016

Watch YouTube Videos in Less Time and with Better Comprehension

6/28/2016

Too many USB devices? Get a USB hub!

5/31/2016

Want to get rid of an old computer? Don't sell it, donate and deduct it instead

4/29/2016

What's a Blog? Should You Start One?

3/31/2016

Does Your Printer Have the Secret Ability to Print On Both Sides?

2/29/2016

Microsoft Word: What's the Best Way to “Push” Text to the Next Page?

1/31/2016

Do You Ever Wish You Could Be Notified When a Web Page Changes? Try FollowThatPage.com

12/31/2015

Should You Use Online Bill Payment? Can You Throw Away Your Checkbook?

11/30/2015

How to Write Better Emails, More Likely to Be Read

10/30/2015

My Most Universal Computer Advice: Turn It off, Then Back on Again

9/30/2015

How to Drive from Here to...Halfway There

8/31/2015

A “Virus” Warning Popped Up? Don't Call That Number, Don't Get Scammed

7/29/2015

Hackers Can Break Into Your Online Accounts *Without* Guessing Your Password! Use This Simple Tip to Protect Your Email and Other Accounts

6/30/2015

Disposing of a Computer or Phone or Tablet? Don't Give Away Your Personal Data as Well!

5/28/2015

A Cheap and Careful Way to Clean Your Computer Screen

4/28/2015

ZAP! How to Deal with Static Electricity

3/31/2015

I Attached My Files to an Email and Hit Send, but It Won't Go!
[Because I attached more than 8mb of attachments]

2/28/2015

I Sent an Email, Did It Arrive? Did They Read It?

1/31/2015

A Voice on the Phone Told You What? Don't Believe It!

12/30/2014

Going Paperless, Carefully Part 2: Use Document Scanning to Reduce Your Mountains of Paper!

11/30/2014

How to Measure Your Internet Speed, and Possibly Improve It For Free

10/31/2014

Are Things on Your Screen Sometimes Too Small to Read? Here Are 8 Ways to Make Them Larger

9/30/2014

Are You Always Searching Through Your Email? Try Saved Searches!

8/31/2014

The Top Three Things You Should Know About Using a UPS (an Uninterruptible Power Supply or Battery Backup)

7/31/2014

The Top Two Things You Should Know About Surge Suppressors

6/30/2014

Microsoft Word: Problems with Paste? Try Paste Special!

5/30/2014

How to Send Secure, Encrypted Email for Free
["Print" to an encrypted PDF, send that PDF as an attachment]

4/25/2014

Microsoft Word: When I Type, It Replaces (and Forward-Deletes) My Existing Text!
[Overtype mode vs. Insert mode]

3/31/2014

Use Email Rules & Filters to Organize Your Messages

2/28/2014

Moving Your Email from POP to IMAP? Read This!

1/31/2014

Buying A Computer Monitor? Read This!

12/30/2013

More Amazing, Wonderful, and Useful Web Sites

11/29/2013

Buying A New Computer? Read This!

10/29/2013

Web of Trust: Additional Protection From Malicious Web Sites

9/30/2013

join.me and LogMeIn: Two Good Ways to Get (or Give) Remote Assistance
- Kadansky Consulting, Inc. Celebrates 15 Years in Business

8/26/2013

Your Computer Will Probably Die Sooner Than You Think -- 10 Simple Things You Can Do Now To Prepare

7/30/2013

Can I Add A Second Monitor To My Computer? What About A Projector?

6/30/2013

9 Reasons I Don't Like Gmail.com

5/28/2013

The Biggest Myth About Gmail
[Myth: Using Gmail means that you must use the Gmail web site for your email--Not true!]

4/25/2013

Going Paperless, Carefully: Print to a PDF!

3/29/2013

Why Do YouTube Videos (or Other Streaming Content) "Stall" During Playback?

2/28/2013

Does typing a password you cannot see drive you crazy? Me too!

1/30/2013

What To Do When Your Web Site Gets Hacked (Broken Into and Destroyed)

12/28/2012

I Delete Email From My iPhone/Android/iPad, But It Still Comes Into My Computer--Argh!
[Use IMAP (if your email account supports it), webmail, or your server's App for your smartphone.]

11/27/2012

Track Changes: What Did You Change In My Word Document? What Did I Change?

10/31/2012

I Can Receive Email When I Travel, But I Can't Send!

9/28/2012

6 Things To Do When Your Friend's Email Account Gets Broken Into

8/31/2012

When I Tap on My iPad or iPhone, I Get More Frustration Than Results!
[Try a capacitive stylus]
- 14th Reason I Don't Like Cloud (Online) Backup and Storage Services

7/31/2012

Cleaning Out and Organizing Your Email--Not Easy, But Worth the Effort

6/27/2012

13 Reasons I Don't Like Cloud (Online) Backup and Storage Services

5/30/2012

Save vs. Save As -- What's The Difference?

4/30/2012

I Try To Change The Font, But It Doesn't Always Work!
[You need to click first!]

3/30/2012

Plugging In An External Drive Automatically Backs Up My Computer, Right?
[No, it doesn't! You should use good backup software, carefully set up, with your backup drive.]

2/28/2012

Don't Let Your Computer Die From Heat Stroke!
[Get it dusted out, and upgrade its RAM to the maximum while you're at it]

1/31/2012

Dangerous Information Hidden in Your Digital Photos, Part 2
[How to detect and remove your physical location stored from your photos]

12/29/2011

Dangerous Information Hidden in Your Digital Photos, Part 1
[How your physical location can be stored in your photos' metadata]

11/29/2011

Protect Your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Files From Data Loss With AutoRecover

10/31/2011

Don't Change Your Technology Just Because Someone Tells You To

09/29/2011

Don't Let Apple's "Lion" Bite You! [Mac OS X 10.7]

08/31/2011

What Do I Do About Email When I'm on Vacation or Traveling?
[Don't try to set a vacation reply or "out of office" message in your email program. Instead, sign in to your webmail and set it there.]

07/27/2011

5 Problems With Webmail That Can Drive You Crazy!

06/30/2011

How can I get my email on more than one computer?
- Martin's E-Newsletter referenced in Chicago Tribune

05/18/2011

The "mugged in London" scam - Prevent thieves from breaking into your email account

04/26/2011

Should I forward these urgent emails to all my friends?

03/30/2011

How can I stop email spam?

02/24/2011

My computer could get infected through Skype?

01/26/2011

Your inkjet printer's dirty little secret [Waste ink collects inside your printer]

12/29/2010

Does using your credit card online make you nervous? [How to use temporary credit card numbers, also consider PayPal]

11/30/2010

My computer is infected? Or could this be a scam?

10/27/2010

How do you get there from here? Use your computer to get maps and directions

09/29/2010

Finally! Cordless phones that don't block your wireless computer
- I recommend: Gary Jorgensen, Car-buying/selling Consultant

08/31/2010

Data Security: What's the best way to protect my electronic files? Use encryption

07/21/2010

"Automatic" doesn't mean what you think
- Staples reduces its "ink rewards" from $3 to $2 per cartridge starting July 1, 2010
- Microsoft discontinues its Bing cashback program on July 30, 2010

06/28/2010

Data Security: How can I protect my paper records?

05/26/2010

Why does Word sometimes print a blank page at the end?

04/21/2010

Data Security: Does the new law apply to you?

03/17/2010

Data Security: The new Massachusetts law you can't ignore
- From the mailbag: Two readers respond to last month's newsletter on paperless billing

02/24/2010

Should I sign up for paperless billing?

01/27/2010

Wireless is always better, right?
- Update on urgent online payroll deadline for Massachusetts employers

12/30/2009

How can I save money using my computer?

12/14/2009

If you own a business that's a Massachusetts employer, don't miss this new urgent online deadline

11/24/2009

How much time do I spend writing? [Microsoft Word - Total Editing Time]
- In the news: Real-world consequences of posting personal information online

10/21/2009

Should I leave my computer on, or turn it off?

09/23/2009

Moving to a new computer is easy, right?
- Kadansky Consulting marks 11th year in business

08/18/2009

Freecycle.org: It is better to give *and* receive

07/15/2009

A Tale of Two Computers [Dropbox & Syncplicity]

06/24/2009

How would I create a web site?

05/13/2009

The future of voice mail: Listen using your computer!

04/22/2009

How to succeed when calling Technical Support

03/18/2009

Why is my computer slow?
- Digital TV transition postponed to June 12, 2009

02/18/2009

Why would I use Quicken or QuickBooks?
- Good news: Staples broadens their Rewards program to take ALL brands of ink and toner cartridges

01/14/2009

Are you ready for the change to Digital TV?

12/17/2008

Amazing, wonderful, and useful web sites

11/19/2008

Should I get an iPod?

10/22/2008

Single-click or double-click?
- Martin's E-Newsletter featured again in Belmont Newspaper

09/24/2008

How do I send an email to more than one person?
- Update: Hot car serves as an actual oven!

08/27/2008

When I move, my email address has to change, right?
- Update: Hot car temperature measured!

07/23/2008

How can I save money on my cell phone bill?
- Summer tax tips

06/18/2008

Cut, Copy, and Paste - What's it all about?
- I Recommend: Anna Huckabee Tull, Custom Crafted Songs

05/21/2008

How do I search using Google?
- I Recommend: Michael Katz, Email Newsletter Consultant (My Guru!)

04/23/2008

How do I get the most from my printer?
- From the mailbag: A reader replies
- Martin's E-Newsletter featured in Belmont Newspaper again!

03/20/2008

The Truth About Email

02/27/2008

What's this thing on my screen? [How to take a picture of the screen]
- Martin's E-Newsletter featured in Belmont Newspaper
- I Recommend: Judy Rice, Health and Fitness Consultant

01/23/2008

My computer can help in cold weather? How? [Weather, school closings, etc.]
- Contest Winner: Send me your most horrible/most wonderful backup story
- I Recommend: Greg Antonioli, Remodeler

12/27/2007

Bonus Issue: End of year advice on protecting your computer and other devices
- Contest: Send me your most horrible/most wonderful backup story
- Summary of recent newsletter issues
- I Recommend: shopper.cnet.com

12/19/2007

What's the single best way to protect my computer? [Back it up!]
- New! Contest: Send me your most horrible/most wonderful backup story
- New! Product to avoid: Canon PIXMA MX310
- Inexpensive USB flash drives from www.microcenter.com

11/28/2007

Using the same password for everything is ok, right?
- I Recommend: Netgear XE102: Powerline Ethernet Adapter

10/19/2007

Passwords, passwords, passwords! How can I keep track of them all?
- I Recommend: John Spino, Estate Attorney

09/19/2007

After you delete something, is it really gone?
- I Recommend: Ed McManus, Insurance Broker - Automobile, Home, and Business

08/01/2007

Hot Summer Tips: Don't Leave It in Your Car! [Rechargeable batteries]
- I Recommend: Craig Tashjian, Personal Mortgage Planner

07/10/2007

How You Can Deal With All Your Piled-up Email
- I Recommend: Anne Goodwin, Professional Organizer

 

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