Articles tagged: search

Google, the search engine

Tip of the Day: Google is a Search Engine, not a Reference Source

Why Do Search Results Not Have Dates?

Google’s search tools can help you find websites that have been tagged with particular dates. But be cautious; dates may not mean what you think.

How To Find a File on Your Computer

It’s easy to search for files on your machine. Learn about the settings that dictate which parts of your machine get searched.

The Most Important Skill You Can Improve

If I could have you prioritize one thing to improve your online experience, this would be it.

Avoiding Tech Support Scams

What do you do when you suddenly find yourself on the phone with a scammer? Step One: Be Skeptical!

Tip of the Day: Be Both General and Specific When You Search

When searching the internet, be both general and specific, and not too much of either.

Two Steps to Better Search Results

Searching is an art of sorts. I’ll share two common mistakes searchers make, and my two-step approach to better search results.

Tip of the Day: Searching Via the Command Prompt

Using the Command Prompt can often be quicker and clearer than Windows’ own built-in search function.

Tip of the Day: Just Start Typing

One small change to how the Start menu works, coupled with the increased power of Windows Search, and you might find yourself leaving significant parts of the Windows UI behind.

Tip of the Day: Remember the Second Most Popular Search Engine

Tip of the Day: Use Different Words to Search

Tip of the Day: Search Google’s Cache

Tip of the Day: Tell Google What Not to Include

Tip of the Day: Search Using Dates

Tip of the Day: Using Quotes in Search

Tip of the Day: Site Search

Where Do Downloads Go?

Downloading a file from the internet is easy – typically just a click or two. But knowing and controlling where downloads go takes a little more effort.

Searching precisely

Start broad and refine is typically the best search strategy, unless you have something very specific to look for. I’ll show you how being more specific from the start can lead to finding the exact results you want.

The Most Searched-for Term on the Internet

The most searched-for term on the internet tells us something about people’s understanding – or lack of understanding – about how their browsers and the internet work.

“Right to be Forgotten”: Misguided and Misleading

The right to be forgotten is a misleading and ineffectual technique to prevent people from finding information on the internet. Bottom line: it can’t work.

Pulling Fence Posts Using the Internet

So what does the internet really have to do with fence posts? It’s a great example that, among the twerking celebrities and cat memes, we have an incredible wealth of information right at our finger tips. I had a problem, and the internet helped me solve it.

Where is my Outlook “PST” file located?

Outlook’s PST or Personal STore is a single file that holds your email, contacts, and more. You can use Outlook itself to find the location of the file.

Where is Windows Explorer?

Windows Explorer is everywhere – yet finding Windows Explorer on the Start Menu is actually fairly difficult. We look at where Windows Explorer is, and some of the many other ways you can get to it.