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Laptops & Tablets For Seniors

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For Seniors: Play Checkers on a Windows Computer

Windows Checkers is easy to play, and a great stress reliever. The Windows version of checkers is an online game where you match your checker-playing skill with another player. [more…]

For Seniors: Open Hotmail E-mail Attachments

Windows Live Hotmail allows you to open e-mail attachments and even edit compatible files using Office Web Apps. Hotmail allows the editing of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote-compatible attachments [more…]

For Seniors: Share Photos and Videos Online with Flickr

Image-sharing sites such as Flickr allow you to share photos and videos over the Internet. Sharing photos and videos online through Flickr gives you a chance to share memories with family and friends who [more…]

For Seniors: Play Online Games

Windows includes many games, and you can find more online. Games you'll find online may be single-player games such as solitaire and Sudoku. Other games are muli-player, such as those where you enter a [more…]

For Seniors: Do Your Investing Online

You can perform online investing through most major brokers. Investing online is convenient, and online brokers enable you to place buy or sell orders very quickly and inexpensively. In addition, you can [more…]

For Seniors: Search a Web Page Using Internet Explorer

Sometimes it helps to be able to search a web page for specific information; luckily, Internet Explorer lets you search a web page easily. For example, you might search a web page to find out if it really [more…]

For Seniors: Subscribe to RSS Feeds Through Internet Explorer

An RSS feed contains frequently updated content from a website, such as breaking news. Subscribe to an RSS feed through Internet Explorer, and you'll easy stay on top of what's new on a website. [more…]

For Seniors: Play Podcasts through Internet Explorer

A podcast is an audio news article, interview, or similar item. You can play a podcast through Internet Explorer and control its playback, pausing or jumping back and forth through the podcast, and controlling [more…]

For Seniors: Get Advice about Finances Online

Through the Internet, you can access a wealth of financial information online. You can read financial news, get investment advice, and share financial investment information with others online. [more…]

For Seniors: Do Your Banking Online

Banking online is convenient. Typically, your bank will allow you to make account transfers and check your balance through the Internet. Your online bank may even allow you to download your account activity [more…]

For Seniors: Protect Yourself Against Objectionable Internet Content

While browsing the Internet, you might accidentally stumble upon content you find objectionable. Using Internet Explorer's Content Advisor, you can protect yourself and anyone else who uses your computer [more…]

For Seniors: Create E-mail Folders in Windows Live Hotmail

E-mail message folders are a way to organize your incoming Windows Live Hotmail messages so that you can find them easily. E-mail folders work like the folders on your computer; after you create one, you [more…]

For Seniors: Create Custom Signatures for Microsoft Live Hotmail

A signature is a quick way to add some closing information, such as your name and organization, to the end of every Microsoft Live Hotmail message. If you use Hotmail for personal use only, your signature [more…]

For Seniors: Format Windows Live Hotmail Messages

Windows Live Hotmail provides tools to format the text in a message so that it looks pretty, funky or professional. Format a Hotmail message by changing fonts, adding color, and more, just as you would [more…]

For Seniors: Apply a Design Theme to Windows Live

If you spend a lot of time in Windows Live, you might want to customize its environment by applying a design theme with a preset design and color set. Windows Live includes Hotmail [more…]

For Seniors: Add Contacts to Windows Live Hotmail

To make addressing e-mails faster, you can save people’s e-mail addresses in the Contacts List in Windows Live Hotmail. Contacts that you add to Hotmail can be used with Windows Live Messenger as well, [more…]

For Seniors: Display the Windows Live Hotmail Reading Pane

You can display a Reading Pane in Windows Live Hotmail to make it easier to read all your messages. Normally, the messages in Hotmail appear in a long list, and when you click one to read it, the list [more…]

For Seniors: Send and Receive Instant Messages (IMs)

Instant messaging (IM) is a type of instant communication that's text-based. Instant messaging programs include Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger [more…]

For Seniors: Share Videos and Photos Online

The ability to share photos and videos online is a wonderful way to connect to others. Upload videos or photos to an online sharing site, then share them with your friends and family via e-mail or through [more…]

For Seniors: Share Videos and Photos Online

The ability to share photos and videos online is a wonderful way to connect to others. Upload videos or photos to an online sharing site, then share them with your friends and family via e-mail or through [more…]

For Seniors: Protect Against Viruses and Spyware

The best way to protect your system against viruses and spyware (malware) is to install an antivirus program. Easily check your Windows laptop for an antivirus program, and if one is not installed, you [more…]

For Seniors: Shut Down a Nonresponsive Windows Application

Sometimes in Windows, an application may freeze and become nonresponsive. If a program no longer responds to keypresses or mouse commands, you may need to force that program to shut down. [more…]

For Seniors: Start Windows in Safe Mode

Windows' Safe Mode is a limited starter mode you can use to investigate and eliminate problems. When Windows starts in Safe Mode, it makes active only the files and drives necessary to start Windows. If [more…]

For Seniors: Create a Windows System Restore Point

Create a Windows system restore point so you can restore your files to a point in the past before problems began. A Windows system restore point backs up your system files, allowing you to easily restore [more…]

For Seniors: Restore the Windows System

After creating a Windows system restore point, you can easily restore a working Windows system to your laptop should disaster happen. A system restore point saves important system files so they can be [more…]

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