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QTIP: Secure yOur Passwords

Posted on November 4th, 2015

Your kids can probably guess your computer passwords. Their friends can, too. If you’re like most computer users your passwords include something like "password" or "1234". Really? Really. Some who are craftier use pet names, children’s names, ...

QTIP: Can’t Read the Fine Print? Snap it.

Posted on June 7th, 2015

So you’re a boomer and you can’t read the fine print — or anything smaller than a billboard. Then clarify things with simple utility pictures taken with your smartphone camera. After being unable to read the devilishly unreadable type, a closeup...

QTIP: Why Email Addresses Disappear

Posted on March 30th, 2015

Email users often ask with a hint of panic "Why did my email contacts disappear after my Outlook upgrade? I used to start typing Joe’s name and presto, his address appeared, and badda-bing badda-boom it was selected. Now, nadda." A check of users...

QTIP: Don't Rely on the Open Recent menu

Posted on March 19th, 2015

Avoid relying on Word’s Open Recent menu to reopen files. Recently opened files listed may be similarly named temporary files containing unsaved changes rather than the actual file you expect. Recent files listed may also have been saved to a fla...

NYTIMES: Device Syncing: Call From Computers and Text From Tablets

Posted on March 16th, 2015

By Molly Wood, New York Times technology columnist MARCH 11, 2015 Illustration Credit Minh Uong/The New York Times RECENTLY, I sat next to a woman on a plane with a serious collection of devices: a laptop, a tablet, an iPhone, an Android pho...

QTIP: Are iCloud Drive and iCloud Different?

Posted on September 30th, 2014

Are iCloud Drive and iCloud Different? Apple’s iCloud Drive and its iCloud service are both part of the online synchronization service collectively named iCloud. But, iCloud does a lot of things so it’s reasonable to ask, "Is there a difference ...

QTIP: More Fun with Panos

Posted on August 21st, 2014

I love panoramas. And this summer's spectacular weather offered up great photo opps to test some neat mobile pano apps. 👏👏👏👏 Photo Sphere Camera from Google. Only last week after my summer wanderings and best photo opps were history did Google re...

QTIP: There's a Whole Lot'a Updating Goin' On

Posted on May 29th, 2014

Windows, Mac OS X, and Java The month of May brought us a bumper crop of updates for both Windows and Mac operating systems that delighted and confounded us while we attempted to complete otherwise gainful work. Microsoft provided security updat...

QTIP: Down with Windows, Long Live Windows

Posted on March 31st, 2014

It’s far from being Dooms Day or even news by now, but it’s worth another mention that on April 8, 2014 Microsoft will end support of Windows XP. According to Microsoft: An unsupported version of Windows will no longer receive software updates fr...

QTIP: Safe Surfing Tips for PC users

Posted on March 14th, 2014

Safe Surfing Tips for PC usersSmart surfing can avoid most online threats.Count to 3 before clicking a link. If it looks fishy, it probably is fishy.Allow genuine Windows Updates to install.Allow Microsoft Security Essentials definitions updates t...

QTIP: Sync iOS Email Drafts with your Other Devices

Posted on March 2nd, 2014

IMAP email (Gmail, iCloud, AOL, MSN, Yahoo) messages can be saved as drafts on an iPhone by tapping Cancel, then Save Draft When IMAP folders [a.k.a. labels] sync, drafts can then be edited and sent from your other computers or mobile devices....

QTIP: Give your technology a "time out"

Posted on February 17th, 2014

Now and again I am reminded of a time-tested child-rearing tip that adapts well to troubleshooting technology. Give your technology a "time out". A friend was struggling with one, then another seemingly random problem. First the mouse wouldn’t r...

QTIP: Change Windows 7 setting to maintain window sizes

Posted on August 13th, 2013

Click Start menu > Control Panel >All Control Panel Items > Ease of Access Center > Click Change how your mouse works. Under Make it easier to manage windows, do one of the following: Select the Prevent windows from being automatically arran...

QTIP: So What's in Your Update?

Posted on August 1st, 2013

Have you ever wondered how that MyWebSearch assistant or other useless, annoying toolbars embedded themselves in your browser? And then solutions claiming to help rid them make things worse? Maybe you wonder why your browser now searches poor ...

QTIP: What is "The Cloud"?

Posted on July 28th, 2013

Around 50 years ago comic Bill Cosby asked a question the answer to which seems a slam dunk -- that is until we try to do it. The question: "Why is there air?" Back to the future, when I am asked "what is The Cloud?", I dive for cover blurting “p...

QTIP: Windows/How to move your Optonline contacts to Microsoft Outlook for syncing with iCloud

Posted on July 10th, 2013

Quentin Leo Company • P.O. Box 1094 • New Canaan, CT 06840 • 203-829-3555 • qleo@quentinleo.com On Windows 7 [see Mac OS X example] Confirm in iCloud Control Panel Contacts syncing is checked Launch Outlook Launch Internet Explore...

QTIP: POP or IMAP email?

Posted on June 20th, 2013

POP (Post Office Protocol) mail (Optonline is POP email) downloads a copy of each message to each device when using a standards compliant email client application (Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, iPad or iPhone Email app). POP mail messages downl...