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Laptops & Tablets For Seniors

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For Seniors: Defragment a Hard Drive

If your computer is feeling sluggish, one way to speed it up is to defragment the hard drive. A hard disk becomes fragmented over time, as files are stored hither and yon. [more…]

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…]

Ten Useful Web Sites for Seniors

As you begin to use your computer, you might find the following sites to be good starting points for various types of online activities that you might want to do every day. [more…]

Shopping for a Laptop Checklist

With so many options available, purchasing a laptop can seem a bit intimidating. There are lots of technical terms to figure out, and various pieces of [more…]

Laptop Care and Maintenance Tips

Performing some basic maintenance on a laptop will help it last longer and keep your data protected. Here's some advice to keep your laptop secure and performing optimally: [more…]

14 Common Windows Keystroke Shortcuts

These handy little keystroke combinations are shortcuts that you can utilize for quick access to items you use on a frequent basis. Use these Windows keystroke shortcuts to handle common activities, such [more…]

10 Useful Websites for Various Online Activities

As you begin to use your laptop, you may find the following websites to be good starting points for various types of online activities. From checking the news and sharing photos online to booking a vacation [more…]

Laptops For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Laptops offer a world of convenience for seniors, but they can be a little intimidating, too. To get started off right, there are some important things to consider before buying your laptop. After you've [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…]

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