The Bifocals Guide to RSS

5:00 PM, May. 25th, 2006 · · Computing with Bifocals

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Nancy Carroll Gravley asks (and answers) the key questions of: What is an RSS Feed, why do I want one and why does everything have to be so dadgum complicated all the time?

Protecting Your Files from Prying Eyes

5:00 PM, Apr. 13th, 2006 · · Computing with Bifocals

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In my column from March 7th, I discussed the need to share your administrative password with at least one other person, particularly if information on your computer pertains to that person. In this column I am going to look at ways to protect sensitive information from being viewed even if an unauthorized person accesses your computer.

Six Mac Software Download Sites

3:00 PM, Mar. 30th, 2006 · · Computing with Bifocals

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Nancy Carroll Gravley shows us six different sites that offer Mac downloads, including the MacOrchard, TuCows, VersionTracker.com, PureMac, MacUpdate, and Download.com

The Lost Password

3:00 PM, Mar. 7th, 2006 · · Computing with Bifocals

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So what happens when you need to get into your computer and you don't know (or remember) the password? Nancy Carroll Gravley explains what to do in this situation.

Mac Help Scenarios I & II

3:00 PM, Jan. 31st, 2006 · · Computing with Bifocals

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There are two things that I have observed over and over while at the Apple store.? Both are errors of omission by the computer user.? Had the computer user not committed the error of omission in the first place, they probably would not be waiting in a long line in the Apple store praying for help...

Mac Help Scenarios I & II

3:00 PM, Jan. 30th, 2006 · · Computing with Bifocals

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There are two things that I have observed over and over while at the Apple store.? Both are errors of omission by the computer user.? Had the computer user not committed the error of omission in the first place, they probably would not be waiting in a long line in the Apple store praying for help...

16 Days Without My Mac!?!

3:00 PM, Jan. 26th, 2006 · · Computing with Bifocals

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As I am writing this I have been without my computer for 16 days. That is s.i.x.t.e.e.n. days. One six. Days. Without my computer...

Puzzles & Solitaire Forever!

3:00 PM, Dec. 29th, 2005 · · Computing with Bifocals

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Nancy Carroll Gravley reviews two shareware games, Puzzles Forever and Solitaire Forever. In her review, she noted that both of these games have been around for awhile, but in their current versions they are dazzling.

Nancy’s (Alternate) Holiday Gift Guide

3:00 PM, Nov. 29th, 2005 · · Computing with Bifocals

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It's easy to plan to give an iPod or a Shuffle or a Nano as a holiday gift, but what if you want to go in another direction, or can't afford something quite that expensive?? In this column I have a few alternate suggestions for computer related gifts that you might want to consider.

Teaching 400(+) People to Use a Mac

3:00 PM, Nov. 17th, 2005 · · Computing with Bifocals

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Many of you reading this will be aware of the debacle that occurred in August when the Henrico County Virginia school system decided to sell off 1,000 4 year old, student used, iBooks for? US$50 each. Let me tell you how it should be done.? By that I mean how a school district can go about getting rid of older computers when replacing them with newer models while helping out some of the families and students of the district at the same time.