How to Simplify Your Computer

Jennifer Wilson

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July 4, 2013

computerweek

Thank you all for joining us in June on Facebook for our Simplify Your Computer week. We had an overwhelming response and many requests to provide a re-cap post for easy reference. We are so thankful for all of our followers, your continued support and patronage!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Word of the day:

WOTD Defrag

Articles:

Tips:

  1. Why should YOU simplify your computer? A tidy computer helps you work faster and get more memories from camera to page!
  2. Tip for The FlyLady followers: Make a clear desktop your digital shiny sink. It really works!
  3. Does your computer take forever to start up? Tip: Change application settings on non-essential programs to not launch when you computer boots up.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Word of the day:

WOTD Phishing

Articles:

Tips:

  1. Legitimate companies will not use email to ask for account information, passwords, verification of security questions or other sensitive information.
  2. For most email responses, it only takes 73 seconds to write a reply. To maximize your time (and the recipient’s time too), don’t go over five sentences.
  3. Use the OHIO rule to manage email. OHIO = Only Handle It Once. If it can be dealt with in
  4. Watch out for emails claiming to alert investors to a breach of security and asking you to submit personal information – this is another version of a phishing scam!
  5. If you’re anticipating a string of emails on a situation and really don’t want that particular interruption, pick up the phone instead. What could take 6-8 rounds of emails can easily be tackled in a 30-second phone conversation.

Videos:

  1. Watch this short but helpful video on E-folder basics.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Word of the day:

WOTD Photo Tag

Articles:

Tips:

  1. Computers crash and accidents happen. But a well-organized photographer always makes duplicates, so even the worst crash won’t result in a loss of pictures.
  2. It’s easy to forget simple tags when you’re concentrating on the content of the picture, but don’t forget to add the physical information about the shot.
  3. While many applications allow you to use custom tags for the purpose of sorting, using a photo’s built-in Exif information can be just as effective.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Word of the day:

WOTD File Backup

Articles:

Tips:

  1. The ideal backup strategy will utilize a combination of online, portable drive and optical media, depending on file type, size and necessary backup frequency.
  2. As important as backing up, is testing the backup. To ensure it’s protecting you, periodically test the backup by attempting to restore them to an alternate location.
  3. If your backup hard drive and your computers live side by side, your data is vulnerable to burglary, fire, or other calamities. For irreplaceable content, consider supplementary backup at a second location.
  4. Remember if your computer is turned off during the scheduled backup time, automatic backups will not run.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Word of the day:

WOTD 5 Computer Maint copy

Articles:

Tips:

  1. Don’t put your personal files on the root of the C: drive
  2. If you download a zip file and expand it, delete the original zip file when you are done.
  3. On a daily basis update your anti-virus scan and anti-spyware, if they aren’t being done automatically.
  4. If you leave your computer on all the time, reboot your computer once a week. It will reset the RAM, and your computer will run much better and faster.
  5. Store your hardware drivers and purchased software installer files off your hard drive.

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