The computer mouse is great. The ability to point and click on commands to the computer revolutionized computer use back in the early 1990's. It made it easy for many users to see commands and use them. However relying on the mouse to do … [Read more...]
"Gentle Bytes" offers you basic information about computers, tablets and smartphones in simple and clear terms. Gently. You will learn to gain control of your device and use it with pleasure. This is not for geeks. This blog and newsletter is for the generation that had a childhood and higher education with typewriters, card catalogs, and mimeograph machines. (Remember the smell of freshly printed mimeos?)
Who Controls Your Email Address?
When you look at an email address does it make sense to you? Do you know what it means? If you don’t, there’s a good chance you are using an email address that was given to you by the cable company or telephone company that you pay for your … [Read more...]
What’s a Byte?
Bytes A "byte," a small unit of computer memory. "Bytes" are about size. They come in Kilobytes, Megabytes, Gigabytes, Terabytes and more. kB (kilobytes) is one thousand bytes MB (megabytes) is one million bytes GB (gigabytes) is one … [Read more...]