It is nearing the end of a remarkable year. I think many of us are happy it is almost over; it hasn’t been a particularly happy time. There has been one good thing, though, that benefits not only our readers but DCT, as well. Our readership has improved this year and that means we have been able to publish a greater number of informative and entertaining articles each week. We want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and we look forward to a great future with you.
May you all enjoy a safe and happy holiday season.
Following is a top 10 list of our most viewed articles over the past year.
Top 10 List
Windows Sleep Problems
Ever since I first installed Windows 10 on my computer, there has been one niggling, recurring problem– it won’t go to sleep! By searching various forums on the internet and spending countless hours with search engines, I have over time “fixed” this annoyance several times, but it keeps coming back to pester me some more like an itch you can’t quite reach.
Here’s the scenario; you have a hard copy of a typed document you want to edit but there is no digital or editable copy available. Your scanning software does not include OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and only saves scanned documents in non-editable image format. Your only courses of action appear to be… a) download and install OCR software or… b) completely retype the document from scratch.
Amazon Video PIN
Most of us probably have our own Amazon Prime account. With all the benefits why would you not? Now, if you have children, they will probably be wanting to use some of the features it offers– most likely the streaming video service. Great!…Right? It can be if you have set up your Amazon Video PIN.
In my last article, How to Load Clash of Clans on Kindle Fire, we covered how to load Clash of Clans. Now we need to show you how to install Google Play. That is right, you can connect to Google Play and load your old village. No starting over for you.
We saw how to create an icon for a single web page in my Elderly Computing article. Sometimes the icon that is created is an empty square– no picture. Let’s take a look at changing the icon to something else.
This has to do with an issue of hooking up a second monitor to your system, but no picture showing on the screen on one of your monitors.
I’ve had this problem when setting up dual monitors before. I unplugged my second monitor and when I plugged it back in, the screen remained black.
I just had a computer brought to me– a Windows 7 laptop. The owner said the language on her computer had changed. She mentioned she was on Facebook when it happened, so I turned it on and everything seemed normal. I opened her browser and went into her Facebook account and it was changed to what I discovered was Portuguese.
I’ve been fooling around with TV capture devices on and off for years now. This allows you to hook up your cable/satellite to your computer. I’ve rediscovered this one recently called EasyCAP that I purchased a few years ago. I decided to hook it up to my Windows 10 computer just to see if I could make it work.
My employer installed Office 365 Business on our computers and it comes with some nice perks. This software allows me to install Office on five separate systems and has the bonus of OneDrive (Cloud Storage). “What is that, Jason?”
Renaming a load of files or folders in a sequential numbering order can be quite time consuming but it doesn’t have to be.
Judging from the above list it would seem that age doesn’t matter and that some articles are timeless. Some of the most popular articles date back to 2013– the gifts that keep on giving.
We couldn’t do it without you, dear readers. Thank you!