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.  


2023 Article Links

Backing Up Your Files, January 05

Making the Switch to Mastodon, January 19

Convert Old Computer to a Chromebook, Feb 09

Don't Fall Victim to an Internet Scam, March 02

Filing Your Taxes Online, March 16

Manage Your Passwords, Part Two, April 13

Bing AI Revolutionizes Search, May 04

Multitasking on a Computer or Tablet, May 18

Many Options for Online Banking, June 08

Controlling Unwanted Email, July 06

Follow-Ups to Three Columns, July 20

New Computer Software, Pt. 1, Aug. 10

Collected Items of Interest, Sept. 07

Random Topics from My List, Sept 21

Fixing Annoying Problems, Oct. 12

Irritating but Essential Updates, Nov. 02

Shopping Locally Online, Nov. 16

Recovering From Computer Mistakes, Dec. 14

Upgrade Windows 8.1 to Win 10, January 12

Web Apps Avoid Download Problems, Feb. 02

Linux a Good Alternative to Windows, Feb. 16

Ethical Implications of Ad Blockers, Mar. 09

Manage Your Passwords, Part One, April 06

Solving the Memory Shortage Problem, April 20

Expanding Your Internet Horizons, May 11

Hidden Features of the Win 11 Desktop, June 01

Travel Planning Using the Internet, June 15

Sharing Your Photo Memories, July 13

Prepare for a New Computer or Mobile, Aug. 03

Student Computer Software, Aug 17

Sharing a Computer or Android Device, Sept. 14

Local Newspapers Still Available, Oct. 05

Maintaining Your Online Privacy, Oct. 19

Eliminating Irritating Default Settings Nov. 09

More Win 11 Update Features, Dec. 07

Christmas Spirit Online, Dec. 20

Archive of 2022 Columns

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