And now, here is your computer news for this month!
First of all, we would like all our clients to know that support for Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system has come to an end. Microsoft won’t publish public security patches, so it is absolutely time to upgrade your computer if this affects you.
New computers don’t need to be expensive so let us know if this is your case. Please don’t wait on this.
A couple useful hints
Passwords! DO NOT use just a single dictionary or proper noun word as your email account password. People tend to underestimate the importance of the data that can be found in emails and just go for an “easy to remember” password that is not secure enough.
You can use programs like KeePass or LastPass, which generate passwords that include caps, numbers and combinations that can’t be guessed and are stored securely by this program, so there’s no risk of forgetting them. If you want something even simpler, just keep a book or notepad with all of your passwords together, so you don’t have to go hunting in multiple places. Cross out old passwords and date the new ones as you change them.
There’s sometimes faster ways to do things than using a mouse. You probably have seen that when we are supporting your computer we don’t really use the mouse as often as most people do. Power users can use keyboard keys to complete many actions that would take longer by using the mouse. This saves time and effort once you get used to it.
So, a Hot Key is a key or a combination of keys providing quick access to a particular function within a program. Here are some of the most frequently used ones:
Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert: Copy.
Ctrl + X or Shift + Delete: Cut.
Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert: Paste/Move.
Ctrl + Z: Undo
Ctrl +Plus : Zoom in
Ctrl +Minus : Zoom out
Have an old cellphone?
We might be able to help you sell your old phone and also recommend a new one, if you’re in the market.
Thank you once again for letting us help with all of your computer woes.