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.  


2020 Article Links

Your Mandatory New Year's Resolution, Jan 09

More Nifty Hidden Win 10 Features, Jan. 16

Avoiding Phone and Online Scams, Feb. 13

Download Youtube Videos and the F Keys, March 05

Cleaning Up Your Computer, March 19

Computer Repair, April 09

Surfing the Web Without the Effort, May 07

Canadian Shield Protects You,  May 21

More Solutions to Small Problems, June 11

Find or Switch Your Phone or Tablet, July 02

The Battle Over Ad Blocking, July 16

Back to School Collaboration, August 13

The New Edge Mysteriously Appears, Sept. 03

Wonderful World of Podcasts, Sept. 17

Password Solutions, Part One, Oct. 08

Hiding from Google, Nov. 05

Christmas Shopping, Nov. 19

Fixing Problems by Changing Settings, Dec. 10 (no links)

Coping With the End Of Windows 7, Jan. 09

Avoiding Email Scams and Malware, Feb. 06

The New Edge, February 20, 2020

Income Tax Done Easily and Quickly, March 12

Covid-19 and the Internet, April 02

Computer Exploration While Staying Home, April 16

Stop Hanging Around Your Bank, May 14

Tablet or Laptop?  June 04  -- no links

Sharing Files Between Devices, June 18

The Many Facets of Email, July 09

Quality Summer Leisure Websites, Aug. 06

More Back to School Tools, August 20

Sharing Your Computer Safely, Sept. 10

Solutions to Computer Problems, Oct. 01

Password Solutions, Part Two, Oct. 15

Fixing Mouse Problems, Nov. 12

Reader Questions, Dec. 03

A Safe Christmas With the Internet, Dec. 17

Archive of 2019 Columns

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