by Ray Saitz

   Online is a weekly column which appears in the Peterborough Examiner three Thursdays per month.

I am a retired Secondary School teacher who lives in Peterborough, Ontario. The column is based on the Internet and ranges from useful sites to controversial or topical items of interest to those who use the Internet casually or intensely. 

The column has appeared regularly since 1998, with the only exceptions being major holidays.

       I'm always looking to expand the horizons of the column.  Feel free to contact me with any requests for syndication or re-printing at


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  • Internet instruction

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Send me an e-mail or call me at 705 749 0429.


Here are the links contained in recent articles in The Peterborough Examiner.  


2017Article Links

Your Essential New Year's Resolutions, January 05

Organizing Your Computer's File System, January 19

The Confusing World of Email, February 09

Solutions for Small Problems, March 02

Keeping Your Files Private, March 16

Repair and Restore Your Computer, April 13

The 2017 Webby Awards, May 04

Ransomeware Shows Necessity of Preparation, May 18

Computer Lingo a Security Threat, June 08

Getting Your Personal Space on the Internet, July 06

Summer Diversions on the Internet, July 20

Useful Tips and Questions, August 10

Protecting Your Children and Your Computer, Sept. 07

Technology in the Classroom, Sept. 21

Protecting Your Online Privacy, Oct. 12

Photo Editors for Any Device or Purpose, Nov. 02

Happy Online Christmas Shopping, Nov. 16

A Few Discoveries, Dec. 14

Backup Before Disaster Strikes, January 12

Remembering Your Passwords, February 02

Add-ons For Your Browser, February 16

Your Taxes and the Internet, March 09

The End of Vista, April 06

Windows 10 Tips and Tricks, April 20

Free Software Need Not Cause Fear, May 11

Stop Being Tracked on the Internet, June 01

Securing Your Travelling Computer, June 15

Restoring Your Windows 10 Computer, July 13

More to Keyboard Than Meets the Eye, August 03

Equipping a Student Computer, August 17

Open DNS Protects Everyone, Sept. 14

Security Breaches Huge and Stealthy, Oct. 05

The Fall 2017 Creators Update, Oct. 19

How To Properly Shut Down Your Computer, Nov. 09

The Crowded Field of Browsers, Dec. 07

Christmas on the Internet, Dec. 21

Archive of 2016 Columns

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