Boston LegacyWorks, LLC offers talks and individual help on technology topics, troubleshooting and tutoring on PC usage, and services so you can manage and maintain your computer, your network of computers, or how they connect with the world.We want you to realize your goals and be able to include your PC among the tools to improve and enhance your life.
Contact us for more information on how we can help .
The next Computer Q&A at Third Place Commons is February 25 (more details). We also have other classes/talks available. See our full speaking schedule.
Thoughts on improving and simplifying your life through technology.
What should you do about HeartBleed?
Last Monday, news broke about a key vulnerability in the primary encryption method used to ensure the security of the web sites we use. If your eyes just glazed over during that last sentence, it’s time to put a pot of coffee and see why this is a potential threat for you…and what you can do about it.....<more>
To the 24 percenters: What to do about Windows XP?
...It’s almost as if most of the townspeople of Windows XP has been evacuated to safer ground and nearly 3 out of ten folks have decided to stay in town....<more>
The Mythology of Macs and Malware
At Sunday’s Computer Q%A at the Commons, one of the participants shared her experience at a local Apple store while buying a new Mac. Multiple employees assured her that she didn’t need any anti-virus software...<more>
It’s a Mystery!
...I love mysteries. Whether it’s technical troubleshooting or a TV murder to solve, I enjoy the process of un-wrapping the situation and working back from an event to find the cause, and, hopefully, a solution...<more>
Are You Using Your Lock Screen?
Nearly all desktop, laptops, smartphones and tablets have a “lock screen.” But is it just an annoyance that you swipe or click away or is it actually locked with a pin or password?...<more>
Making Email Work Best in a Mobile World
Email used to be simple. Connect, access your email and disconnect. However as more of my clients access email between their PC, and newly purchased smartphones and tablets...<more>
When Text Size Varies and Defaults Don’t Apply
A couple of weeks ago, I started talking about how to make text and objects on your screens more visible and usable. It’s a step in my personal campaign to have technology work to our benefit instead of us having to accommodate small screens, tiny pointers, ...<more>
“We’ve noticed you have a virus on your computer…”
This week I had intended to follow up with part 2 of my exploration of how to make your computer adjust better to your needs. However, as they say in the news media: We interrupt our regularly scheduled program for this important announcement...<more>
Do you accommodate technology too much? Sizing up the options
The tension is obvious. Head and neck pitched forward; shoulders hunched; brow furrowed, eyes squinting …We work very hard to create, modify, read, and navigate our computers and mobile devices...<more>
April 8th – The End for Windows XP?
Today marks the 48th-day countdown to a major event in the computer world. It’s not a major product launch or a new technical advance. “It’s the end of an era,” some say or at least, the beginning of the end <smile>.. <more>
Virtual Credit Cards Put Online Card Requirements under Your Control
While leading a discussion on electronic books recently, an attendee raised a question about security. He didn’t like the idea of having his credit card “on file” with the eBook retailer... <more>
A Little White Lie Trips Up Apps
“Quicken 2014 says my Windows 7 is not supported.”
That was the problem posed to me a few weeks ago by a client who had been using Intuit’s accounting package for years, faithfully upgrading it each year. Starting Quicken after his most recent upgrade produced two puzzling error messages. <more>
New Approach with Microsoft Office Could Eliminate
Microsoft’s Office 2013 officially launched this year after months of previews and promotions. With launches this year, the company has the developed a version of the product that could conquer its
greatest competitor…itself. <more>
“It was working fine until I installed/updated/changed that
In the years supporting computer software, this is probably the most common phrase I have heard and continue to hear. While you may not think you can go back before the problem occurred, Windows System Restore does make it possible...<more>
Commons QA: Moving Email from between Web Mail Services
One of the questions from Febuary's "Computer Q&A at the Commons"
involved how to tranfer your address book and email from Comcast to
Multiple Certificate Errors Can Simply Mean a Date
If you have these problems when connecting securely to your regular web sites, there is a simple solution...<more>
Reducing Mouse Dependency
Imagine a world where computer mice had not yet been invented. Everyone would use their keyboard to move around the screen, run programs, access information...<more>
Insights on Accommodation, Ease of Use, and Universal Design
On Saturday, I attended Insight: a low vision expo put together by Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted.
With about 300 people preregistered...<more>
Boston LegacyWorks, LLC.
Boston LegacyWorks, LLC supports beginning and intermediate computer users through education and maintenance services. If you live in the Seattle area, we offer in-home and office visits to improve your computer experence. Through this site we share also information and resources for people looking to use their computers more effectively and securely.
PO Box 55003
Shoreline, WA 98155
PO Box 55003
Shoreline, WA 98155