The Old Dog
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The Old Dog has lots of tricks up his sleeve. If there's a question that you may have about technology, please feel free to ask the old dog.
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  • 27 Jun 2011
    Tax Time Email Scams
    As June 30 rolls around, it’s time to remind you that you need to exercise particular caution when doing your taxes on line. Be especially vigilant of any emails that you receive that purport to be from the ATO; chances are, they’re not. They’re more likely to be from somebody...
    Archived in Tips and Tricks
  • 10 Jun 2011
    How To Use A Mouse – Part 2.
    Now that you know how to click a mouse, let’s look at the double click. The purpose of the double click is to not simply select an item that you see displayed on the screen, but to activate it as well. This may also be termed as opening, or perhaps...
    Archived in Tips and Tricks
  • 10 Jun 2011
    How To Use A Mouse – Part 1.
    For those who have grown up in the age of Windows and Mac computers, the usage of a mouse is something that is second nature. However, many of us are a little bit older than that, and in many cases, a mouse is not something that we are immediately comfortable...
    Archived in Tips and Tricks
  • 26 May 2011
    Repurposing a Retired Computer for Seniors In Your Family
    My mum has recently started to learn how to use a computer. At the age of 82, this was quite a task for her to undertake, and as her assigned teacher and mentor, I am seeing some issues that I have not seen before. Although a highly intelligent and mentally...
    Archived in Tips and Tricks
  • 25 May 2011
    Internet Dating – Dos and Don’ts
    The internet can seem like it’s a safe place to spend your time, and by and large, this is very true. But that’s because mostly, while you’re accessing the web, you are doing so from the safety of your living, dining or bed room. You’re safe there, and nobody can...
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