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  • Introducing Skype Translator (Interpreter)

    Skype Translator Captain Kirk and the Star Ship had the “Universal Translator” we have “Skype Translator”.  That’s right, Microsoft is offering the beta version of Skype Translator for trial use. It was introduced in May with only English/Spanish translation but now already has six spoken languages, English, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, German and French with an additional […]

  • Discover Microsoft Sway

    Sway is a new Microsoft product that enhances the way you communicate, make presentations, tutorials, newsletters and more. Sway is web based and part of the Office Online experience we discussed in the previous post. Being web based means that you must have internet access and a browser. You may create your entire project right on […]

  • How To Repair Your Xbox Power Supply

    The first sign you have a problem with your Xbox Power Brick is when the red light appears. If you leave your Xbox on long enough, it will collect dust over time. The power brick acts like a small vacuum cleaner and slowly sucks up dust into the brick’s interior. When the dust in the […]

  • Is it Worth Upgrading to Office 2016?

    Right now Microsoft is offering a preview of its Office 16 program. I have been using it for a little over a week and have yet to find the need for this upgrade. Don’t get me wrong, it is a good product. I am no longer wearing my business suite and a part of corporate […]

  • Learning Computers: Understanding Email

    Links to all articles included in this series: The Beginning: Opening introduction to the series Browsers: What are they? How to make them a safer door to Web. Search Engines: The Good, Bad and Ugly. Understanding search results. Malware and Virus: What is Malware? – What is a Virus? What is the difference in their types? How […]

  • Learning Computers: Computer Optimization

    Links to all articles included in this series: The Beginning: Opening introduction to the series Browsers: What are they? How to make them a safer door to Web. Search Engines: The Good, Bad and Ugly. Understanding search results. Malware and Virus: What is Malware? – What is a Virus? What is the difference in their types? How […]

  • Learning Computers: Phishing

    Links to all articles included in this series: The Beginning: Opening introduction to the series Browsers: What are they? How to make them a safer door to Web. Search Engines: The Good, Bad and Ugly. Understanding search results. Malware and Virus: What is Malware? – What is a Virus? What is the difference in their types? How […]

  • Learning Computers: “Browsers”

    In this and all subsequent articles, I will include a Terminology section at the end of each article. If a word, acronym, or term is italicized, there will be a very brief definition listed at the end. Links to all articles included in this series: The Beginning: Opening introduction to the series Browsers: What are they? How […]