by Ray Saitz

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


2018Article Links

The Online World of 2017, January 04. 2018

Canadian Internet Use, January 18, 2018

Backup Using SyncToy or the Cloud, February 8

Winter Diversions, March 01, 2018

Spotting a Malicious Email, March 22

Webby Awards Honour the Best of the Internet, April 12

The Password Memory Challenge, May 03

Gentle World of Casual Gaming, May 17

Free Software Can Be Expensive, June 14

The Surprising Survival of the Fax, July 05

Bandwidth and Data Plans, July 19

Snipping and Shortcuts, August 09

More Useful Software, September 06

Child Internet Safety, September 27

Multiple Levels of Privacy Protection, October 11

Solutions for Compatibility and Life Issues, Nov. 01

Christmas Shopping Becomes Controversial, Nov. 15

Hardware and Software Help on the Internet, Dec. 13

Avoiding Scams and Anguish, January 11, 2018

No Excuses for Not Backing Up Files, February 01

Know Your Email Options, February 15

Netfile and Your Income Tax Return, March 08

Stop Hanging Around Your Bank, April 05

Windows Settings and God Mode, April 19

Spring Cleaning Your Computer, May 10

The Next Browser War, June 07

Travelling With Technology, June 21

Handy Websites for Work or Play, July 12

Avoiding a Scam & Repairing a Program, August 02

Equipping a Student Computer, August 16

Stop Facebook Tracking You, September 13

The Wonderful World of Podcasts, October 04

Those Annoying And Mandatory Updates, October 18

The Photo Email Attachment Problem, Nov. 08

Cloud Sharing Your Photos, December 06

Your Computer and the Holidays, December 20

Archive of 2017 Columns

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