Laptops & Tablets For Seniors

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For Seniors: Manage Your Money with the Finance App on Your Windows Laptop

Among the many things you can do on your Windows laptop, you can also manage your finances. The Finance App allows you to get quick insight into the stock market with just the touch of a tile. [more…]

For Seniors: Get the News App for Your Windows Laptop

The News app tile typically previews a heading or photo from a current story, but you can recognize it by the word News in the lower left corner of the tile. Although the last displayed story may appear [more…]

For Seniors: Get the Weather App on Your Windows Laptop

The Weather app allows you to set one or more cities for quick access to local weather information. This includes information on wind, visibility, humidity, and barometer readings. You get this information [more…]

For Seniors: Play Movies with Windows Media Player

The Windows Media Player is simple to use. Once it is set up, you have many of the same movie options available to you that you would have on an in home DVD or Blu-Ray player. [more…]

For Seniors: Upload Digital Camera Photos to Your Laptop

Uploading photos from a camera to your Windows computer is a simple process, but it helps to understand what’s involved. (This is similar to the process you can use to upload movies from a camcorder — [more…]

For Seniors: Watch Movies Online from Your Laptop

If you have an Internet connection, you can watch movies on your Windows laptop using an online video sharing service such as YouTube or any of several free or paid movie sites such as Netflix and Hulu [more…]

For Seniors: Connect Speakers to a Laptop

You may want to attach some external speakers to your Windows laptop if you plan on watching movies or TV shows. External speakers can help the sound quality and enhance your viewing experience. [more…]

For Seniors: Rip Music from a CD or DVD

If your Windows laptop has a CD/DVD drive and you place a CD/DVD in that drive, Windows Media Player will ask if you want to rip the music from the disc to your laptop. Doing so stores all the tracks on [more…]

For Seniors: Get the Sports App on Your Windows Laptop

You can spot the Sports app tile on the Start screen by the winner’s cup icon. This app is a one stop shop that can help you stay current will all your favorite teams. [more…]

For Seniors: Find Contacts with the People App on Your Windows Laptop

The People app on the Windows laptop is a combination address book and contact management app. It also provides you with access to your social networking accounts such as Facebook and Twitter. [more…]

For Seniors: Install a Scanner on Your Laptop

Before you can scan documents into your laptop creating electronic versions of them, you need to install the scanner driver so that your scanner and laptop can communicate to one another. [more…]

For Seniors: Find a File or Open an Application with File Explorer

File Explorer is a program on your Windows 8.1 laptop you can use to find a file or folder by navigating through an outline of folders and subfolders. It's a great way to look for files on your computer [more…]

For Seniors: Shut Down Your Laptop with Windows 8.1

You may have heard people tell you that you should always shut down your computer if you aren’t using it. Well with Windows 8.1, you don’t have to worry about undergoing a long process. [more…]

For Seniors: Log Onto Your Laptop with Windows 8.1

When you turn on your laptop, it takes a few moments to load the files it needs to run Windows 8.1. If this is the first time you’ve started up a brand-new Windows 8.1 computer, you might be asked to make [more…]

For Seniors: Set the Date and Time in Windows 8.1

Depending on where you buy your computer, you may have to set the date and time in Windows 8.1. Your computer will keep the time and date through most eventualities, so setting it once is usually more [more…]

For Seniors: Work with Windows 8.1 Tiles

Windows 8.1 laptops uses what are referred to as tiles.You can rearrange these tiles as necessary, group them as an organizational tool, or resize them to fit your needs. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Use the Maps App on Your Windows Laptop

The Maps app is preinstalled with Windows 8.1, so you will find a tile for it on the Windows Start screen. Most mapping applications make use of information about your location whenever you’re connected [more…]

For Seniors: How to Use the Travel App on Your Windows Laptop

The Travel app on your Windows laptop uses the Bing Travel database to offer you information about travel destinations including current weather, maps, currency exchange, photos, restaurants and hotels [more…]

For Seniors: Define Laptop Power Button Functions

You can control what happens when you press the Power button, close the computer lid, or press the Sleep button (if your laptop offers one). To define the laptop power button function, follow these steps [more…]

For Seniors: Empty Your Laptop's Recycle Bin

When you throw away junk mail, it’s still in the house — it’s just in the waste basket. That’s the idea behind the Windows Recycle Bin. Your old files sit there, and you can retrieve them until you empty [more…]

For Seniors: Set Your Windows Screen Resolution

Changing the screen resolution on your Windows laptop can make items onscreen easier to see. Windows allows you to adjust the resolution as necessary to suit whatever your needs may be. [more…]

For Seniors: Change Your Laptop’s Desktop Background

Windows 8.1 offers several preset background patterns and color sets you can choose from the PC Settings. This is just one of the many ways Windows allows you to customize to your needs to make your laptop [more…]

For Seniors: Adjust a Laptop's Keyboard Repeat Rates

Adjusting your keyboard’s repeat rate settings might make it easier for you to type, and it can be helpful to people with dexterity challenges or those adjusting to using a keyboard for the first time. [more…]

For Seniors: Make Your Laptop Touchpad Easier to Use

To avoid having to click your touchpad too often, you can use your keyboard to move the cursor instead of moving your mouse with your hand, or you can activate a window by hovering your mouse over it rather [more…]

For Seniors: Set Default Printer Preferences in Windows

Your printer might offer you a choice of capabilities — such as printing in color or black and white, printing in draft quality (which uses less ink), or high quality [more…]

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