Laptops & Tablets For Seniors

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For Seniors: Free Up Disk Space with Disk Cleanup

Run the Windows Disk Cleanup utility to free up hard disk space whenever your hard disk is getting full and your computer is running slow. You see, to start up a program or open a file for editing, your [more…]

For Seniors: Delete Temporary Internet Files in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer sometimes saves temporary files to your laptop to allow you to access certain sites or services. These temporary files, however, may bog down your browsing experience, so you may want [more…]

For Seniors: Schedule Windows' Maintenance Tasks

Every machine, including your laptop, runs better with regular, routine maintenance. In Windows, you can schedule regular maintenance such as defragmentation, disk cleanup, and virus scans. By scheduling [more…]

For Seniors: Troubleshoot Windows' Software Problems

If you can't figure out why you're having problems with a piece of software, use the Windows' Find and Fix Problems utility to locate the difficulty. For example, perhaps Internet Explorer doesn't display [more…]

For Seniors: Laptop Buying Decisions — Extras to Consider

There are many variables to consider when buying a laptop, and accessories you might wish to purchase. Variables you should consider include the type of processor, amount of memory and hard disk space, [more…]

For Seniors: Buying the Right Tablet

Buying a tablet is not often an impulse decision. Before you decide to purchase a tablet, there are several things you might want to consider first.

Laptops and netbooks are portable computers, although [more…]

For Seniors: Difference between Laptops and Tablets

Laptops and netbooks, however similar, are quite different than tablets. The most popular tablet is the Apple iPad, although companies such as Dell, Acer, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, and Motorola have brought [more…]

For Seniors: Tablet Buying Decisions: Which Apps?

A tablet's operating system controls which applications can run on the tablet, because those apps must be compatible with the operating system your tablet uses. So if you choose an Android tablet, you [more…]

For Seniors: Tablet Buying Decisions: Which Operating System?

When deciding which tablet to buy, you must consider the operating system it uses. Most tablets use a mobileoperating system (OS) similar (or identical) to operating systems used on smartphones. The OS [more…]

For Seniors: Use a Tablet Touchscreen and Keyboard

You interact with a tablet through its touchscreen and onscreen keyboard. Using a tablet’s touchscreen or onscreen keyboard, you provide input with your finger or a stylus rather than a mouse. [more…]

For Seniors: Tablet Buying Decisions: Wireless or 3G Internet?

Tablets offer two ways to go online: wirelessly or through a 3G (cellular) connection. Your Internet connection choice affects not only your overall cost but also the convenience and reliability of the [more…]

For Seniors: Choose a Windows 8.1 Theme for Your Laptop

If you don’t want to take the time to customize a background, you may want to consider using one of Windows 8.1 themes. Themes apply several color and image settings at once. [more…]

For Seniors: Differences between Desktops and Laptops

The fact is that when it comes to performing computing tasks, a desktop and laptop are pretty much identical. They both have an operating system such as Windows 8.1 or Mac OS X. They both contain a hard [more…]

For Seniors: Laptop Buying Decisions — What Type?

Today, there are several types of laptop that vary by size and weight, functionality, and the way you enter information into them. Here are some options that are available to you: [more…]

For Seniors: Reasons to Own a Laptop or Tablet

Your laptop is a computer in a smaller package, so you can perform all the typical computing tasks with it. If you’ve never owned a computer of any type, your laptop purchase will open up a world of activities [more…]

For Seniors: Understand Laptop Hardware and Software

Your computing experience is made up of interactions with hardware and software. The hardware is all the tangible computer equipment, such as the body of your laptop containing the hard drive, keyboard [more…]

For Seniors: Laptop Buying Decisions — Which Windows?

Your laptop’s operating system (software that runs all the programs and organizes your data) will be one of your first choices. Windows 8 and 8.1 have been a radical departure from previous Windows operating [more…]

For Seniors: Laptop Buying Decisions — Which Optical Drive?

Your laptop is likely to come with an optical drive,which is a small drawer that pops out, allowing you to place a DVD in a tray, push the drawer back into the laptop, and access the contents of the DVD [more…]

For Seniors: Laptop Buying Decisions — Which Features?

Just as there are many styles of shoes or mobile phones, you can find several styles of laptops. Some are smaller and more portable, whereas others are essentially desktop replacements with large screens [more…]

For Seniors: Laptop Buying Decisions —Processor Speed and Memory

Your laptop contains a processor stored on a computer chip. The speed at which your laptop runs programs or completes tasks is determined in great measure by your computer processor speed. Processor speed [more…]

For Seniors: Laptop Buying Decisions —Internet Connection

You have to decide how you’ll connect to the Internet. You can use a dial-up connection over a standard phone line or pay a fee to get a broadband connection such as DSL. [more…]

For Seniors: Install and Charge a Laptop Battery

Your laptop comes with a battery that you should insert and charge when you first take the laptop out of the box. The battery is a rectangular affair that slips into the bottom of your laptop. [more…]

For Seniors: Use a Laptop's Touchpad

Unlike using a typewriter, with a non-touchscreen computer, you use both a keyboard and a mouse or touchpad to enter text and give commands to the computer. On a laptop, the mouse device is in the form [more…]

For Seniors: Use a Laptop's Function Keys

On a laptop computer, you might find that in order to save space, some shortcut functions, such as muting sound or brightening your screen, are accessible by using function keys. Here are the basics of [more…]

For Seniors: Create a Windows 8.1 User Account

One of the first things you’ll need to do on your new laptop is create a Windows 8.1 User Account. You can set up several user accounts for your computer, which helps you save and access specific user [more…]


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