Tips for Computer Users

The Website MalekTips has compiled a suggested list of New Year’s Resolutions for computer users. Some of them:

>> When asking for computing help, especially on free help sites, be sure to describe one’s problems clearly and completely to make it easier for others to assist, as many people doing so are volunteers and have a limited amount of time. A list of suggested items to include in support requests is included in the article.

>> Frequently back up files and perform multiple back-ups. Files can be corrupted by malware attacks, hard drive failures, ignoring warning dialog boxes, and other ways the article describes.

>> Be very careful before posting photos on Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking services. Photos of parties, for example, can cause future problems, and not just because job interviewers later might find these pictures and use them when considering hires.

“While many people think of common New Year’s resolutions such as going to the gym or cutting back to help get rid of debt, changing the way one uses the computer or interacts online does not come up often,” says Andrew Malek, owner of MalekTips. “Following these resolutions, though they may take a little bit of effort, in the long run may save time, and possibly even money.”

The “Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Computer Users” article is available at http://malektips.com/resolutions/.

The Website MalekTips has compiled a suggested list of New Year’s Resolutions for computer users. Some of them:

>> When asking for computing help, especially on free help sites, be sure to describe one’s problems clearly and completely to make it easier for others to assist, as many people doing so are volunteers and have a limited amount of time. A list of suggested items to include in support requests is included in the article.

>> Frequently back up files and perform multiple back-ups. Files can be corrupted by malware attacks, hard drive failures, ignoring warning dialog boxes, and other ways the article describes.

>> Be very careful before posting photos on Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking services. Photos of parties, for example, can cause future problems, and not just because job interviewers later might find these pictures and use them when considering hires.

“While many people think of common New Year’s resolutions such as going to the gym or cutting back to help get rid of debt, changing the way one uses the computer or interacts online does not come up often,” says Andrew Malek, owner of MalekTips. “Following these resolutions, though they may take a little bit of effort, in the long run may save time, and possibly even money.”

The “Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Computer Users” article is available at http://malektips.com/resolutions/.

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