by Ray Saitz

   Online is a weekly column which appears in the Peterborough Examiner every Thursday.

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


Most of the links in this column were omitted in the print version,
but you can get them by clicking on the title below

Looking Backward and Forward, December 29, 2011


2012 Article Links

Publishing Your Own Ebook, January 5

  Chrome is the New Contender, January 19

Getting Your News With RSS, February 02

Easing Stress at Tax Time, February 16

Intelligent Sites Do Exist, March 01

Hidden World of Usenet, March 15

Don't Be Part of a Cyber Attack, March 29

Social Networking Continues to Evolve, April 12

Health Information on the Internet, April 26

The Internet Radio Revolution, May 10

Big Changes in Cloud Storage, May 24

Many Internet Search Options, June 07

Silver Surfers Go Online in Record Numbers, June 21

Computer Cleanup Improves Performance, July 12

Hidden Tools and Shortcuts in Windows 7, July 26

Protecting Yourself and Others from Phishing, August 09

Equipping a Student Computer, August 23

Protecting Your Computer and Your Children, Sept. 06

Saving Money on Printing Costs, Sept. 20

Managing Your Many Passwords, Oct. 04

Jargon Creates Problems and Scams, Oct. 18

Getting Rid of Your Old Computer, November 01

Useful Sites, Programs and Settings, November 15

Linux a Viable Windows Alternative, November 29

Many Uses for Tiny Flash Drive, December 13

Repairing a Crashed Computer, January 12

Preparing For Disaster, January 26

The Problem with Twitter, February 09

Your Digital Darkroom, February 23

Internet Banking Secure and Popular, March 08

Left Out of the Internet Party, March 22

Useful Sites and Programs, April 05

Flashback Ends Apple's Security Complacency, April 19

Webby Awards Celebrate Excellence, May 03

Finding Solutions to Your Hi-tech Problems, May 17

Planning Your Vacation Online, May 31

Securing Your Travelling Computer, June 14

Sharing Your Summer Photos, June 28

Blending Different Types of Email, July 19

Syncing Your Browser Bookmarks, August 02

Downloading Online Video, August 16

The Quieter World of Casual Gaming, August 30

Nifty Tools and Win 7 Download, Sept. 13

A Browser for Any Need, Sept. 27

Free Programs for Special Purposes, Oct. 11

Here Comes Windows 8, Oct. 25

Email Rules and Filters, November 08

Christmas Shopping and the Internet, November 22

The World of Internet Telephony, December 06

The Internet and Christmas, December 20


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