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Will Windows 8 be too difficult to learn?

Q: I am considering purchasing a Windows 8 laptop. Being a senior and not as savvy as these young whippersnappers, do you think it’ll be too difficult to learn? I’m presently using Windows XP, and I have used a computer for the last ten years.  But I understand that Windows 8 is a different animal […]

Turning Off Birthdays in the People App

Q: How do I delete a birthday from Windows 8’s Calendar app? Unlike regular appointments, birthdays don’t have a delete button. I don’t want to delete any of these people, but I don’t want everybody’s birthday cluttering up my computer’s Calendar app. What can I can do? A: Windows 8 harvests a lot of information […]

How do I add Adobe Flash to my new Android tablet?

Q: I love your books, and I’m awaiting Samsung Galaxy Tab for Dummies. I am not able to download Adobe Flash for my tablet, and I wonder if you can help. I can stream videos on my desktop, but I’m devastated I cannot do the same on my Samsung Galaxy Tablet. It runs Android version […]

How do I right-click on a touch-screen tablet?

Q: I have a new Windows tablet PC, but I’ve always used Apple computers until now. Now I want to transfer a large number of files from my Mac to my tablet PC using a flash drive. I have several questions, but to let you know the extent of my ‘dummy-ness’, what is a ‘right […]

What version of Windows do I have, and is it 32-bit or 64-bit?

Q: I’m trying to install a program, but I don’t know if my computer has a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows. I don’t even know what version of Windows I have. PC technicians usually repair my PC, and I don’t know what version came with my computer. How can I find out if my […]