Windows 10 Upgrade – Rocky start but then easier than pie!
I finally updated my main PC from Windows 7 to Windows 10! The process started with unexpected difficulties, despite having two Windows 10 USB Recovery Keys from Dell. The first key I tried said: “Bad Computer The key has already been used on another computer, you are not allowed to use the key on more…Read More
Trying out the Grammarly’s free version & Premium
I consider myself to be a decent writer when I have the time to focus and proofread my work. Unfortunately, that extra time is getting harder to come by. I tend to avoid software that checks my spelling and grammar. As much as I would love for my writing to be perfect, a large portion…Read More
My Adobe InDesign Cheat Sheet
One of the companies I work for has me build and publish a catalog for them about once or twice a year. I hear that Adobe’s InDesign is supposed to be great for this! But I find the InDesign tools less intuitive than those in Illustrator. So each year I start out in InDesign, picking…Read More
Cannot log in to Gmail with Outlook
Log in to gmail with your browser. Then “Turn on” access for less secure apps at: https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureappsRead More
My beloved Adobe Fireworks!
It has been a few years since Adobe announced the sunset of Fireworks (formerly Macromedia Fireworks.) I am hopeful that they will come to their senses and continue with the product that I love. However, that is looking less and less likely as time goes by. I am happy to say that Adobe will still…Read More
New Laptop! Why I chose the Dell Precision 15 7000 Series (7510) mobile workstation
Background: I am a webmaster, a photographer, a graphics artist, and a mom. A normal day can have my computer running as a test server, syncing to the cloud, checking things in multiple browsers, running Microsoft Office and Adobe CC programs, skyping, playing music, and watching videos. I also have a strong interest in making…Read More
Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Upgrade – Things to know.
I have run across so many articles lately that are geared to and encourage you to upgrade to Windows 8.1 instead of sticking with Windows 8. I finally gave in and made the switch on my own computer last night (January 16, 2014) so that I can make more informed recommendations to my clients. Here…Read More
“Windows 8 Configuration – A list of settings and changes that I would like to remember
After a recent harddrive failure, I finally replaced my Dell Studio1555 running Windows 7 Pro with a Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition, running Windows 8 Pro. … Windows 8 is different! I had multiple friends offering advice, but I was determined to shut them out and see how much I could figure out on my…Read More
Adobe brings their subscription model to the US with Creative Sutie 6
This week, Adobe has finally released pricing and other information for their upcoming CS6 packages. I have been eagerly waiting to see the list of new features and how pricing will change with the promise of a subscription model. Here are the things that have jumped out at me: Adobe has combined Web Premium and…Read More
Using Windows Seven’s speech recognition
A recent hand injury has left me unable to type for while. This is a recurring problem in my life, so I finally gave up and purchased Dragon Naturally Speaking Premium. While I wait on my dragon to get here I am trying out Windows 7’s built in speech recognition. Although it is pretty buggy,…Read More