How to Cut Copy and Paste Tutorials

Learn How to Cut, Copy, and Paste on Windows, Mac, and Mobile

Learning how to copy and paste on a computer and on a mobile device like a smartphone (Apple iPhone or Android) or tablet device (Apple iPad or Android tablet) is a key fundamental skill a surprising number of people never learn.  I’ve recorded a new and updated version of an older lesson teaching these important skills and concepts.  I split it into two videos you can see below.

 

Part 1: Copying, Pasting, and the Clipboard – Terms and Concepts

Part 2: Copying and Pasting Step-By-Step on Windows, Mac, and Mobile devices

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Bitcoin Tutorials App

Announcing Bitcoin & Altcoin Tutorials – Cryptocurrency Course App

I’m very happy to announce the launch of a new course I’ve been working on – The Bitcoin & Altcoin Tutorials app:

Bitcoin Tutorials App

Bitcoin & Altcoin Tutorials

The course teaches you all about Bitcoin & cryptocurrency, which — if you’ve been paying attention to my updates for the last few months — you know is one of the most important new technologies to come along since the Internet.

21 years ago, most people dismissed the Internet (websites, email, etc.) as a “fad” or a “scam,” which baffled me at the time since I could see clearly that it was the way of the future.

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how to order computer courses

How to Register, Place an Order, and Use This Site

Because so many people have asked for help with this, I’ve recorded a video that walks you through the entire process of placing an order for any of my easy computer courses.

It starts with a quick recap of the registration process (a free account is needed for viewing the courses), then shows you the Member Area where you access the lessons. 

The video continues by showing you how to select a course, add it to your cart, apply a coupon code for a discount, and concludes with checking out to complete your order.

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device driver update example

What is a Driver and Should You Pay to Update Them

This is an older video of mine I first recorded back in 2008 which explains the often-misunderstood computer term “driver” or “device driver” in non-technical language.  While I’m at it, I also make sure you understand the related terms “software” and “hardware.”

I recently was sent an email by a new student named Marcos who had seen this video and had a follow-up question I wanted to answer.  Marcos wrote:

“Now that you’ve cleared up what drivers are — (thanks!)  why do I need to update them? 

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Video – The Parallels Between Traditional Wampum and Bitcoin

In this video I want to talk a little about a cryptocurrency I discovered a little while ago called Wampum or Wampumcoin

 This video continues my series of videos on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Basics Explained for Non-Technical People

 I think that in many ways, Wampum (in particular, Wampum belts) used traditionally in Native American cultures has many parallels to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, including specifically to the blockchain technology that is the core of crypto.

Indulge me for a moment while I wax enthusiastic about the idea of Wampum as a cryptocurrency; why I’m personally enthusiastic about it – not just because of my Native American ancestry, but also for the parallels I see between ancient Wampum belts and modern technology.

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What is Bitcoin & Altcoin Mining Explained in Non-Technical Terms

 In this lesson I want to explain the poorly understood concept of mining. This explanation is for non-technical people:

 This video continues my series of videos on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Basics Explained for Non-Technical People – make sure to watch the other videos if you missed them!

With traditional currencies and payment systems there is a network needed for the system to work.  Decades ago this was a physical network of human tellers handling cash and checks sent through the postal system or carried from one location to another.  Over time, this gradually migrated to a digital computer network used today by banks and payment companies such as Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, and Western Union.

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What is a Bitcoin & Altcoin Wallet Explained in Non-Technical Language

 In this lesson I want to explain the concept of a wallet and a wallet application which is used with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to send, receive, and hold onto funds. We also take a look at an example of a wallet program. This explanation is for non-technical people:

 This video follows up from my previous lesson that gave a non-technical introduction to Bitcoin and how it’s more than most people think it is, so make sure to watch that lesson if you missed it.

 A wallet “stores” your money and is sort of a cross between a traditional (physical) wallet and a bank account. In reality, the wallet holds something called a private key which “unlocks” your access to the funds that are actually stored on the blockchain, which is the public ledger system used by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

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Prypto Cryptocurrency Scratch Card How-To Video

I wanted to post a video I recorded recently that introduces an extremely cool cryptocurrency product — crypto scratch cards by a company called Prypto.

The way they work is you buy a high-quality physical card with a visible code and a hidden code underneath a scratch panel like you find on a lottery ticket or many gift cards.  The card can be redeemed for the amount of cryptocurrency pictured on the front, including varying amounts of bitcoin, litecoin, dogecoin, and more.

I think these scratchcards are a great way to get cryptocurrency — in fact, I was so impressed I became one of the first US-based resellers and plan to start carrying them on my site in the near future!

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Aloha Bitcoin

My Cryptocurrency Consulting Project Here in Hawaii

I just wanted to make a quick post here to announce a project I’ve been working towards since last year. It’s mainly of interest to people here in Hawaii, but I figured I’d post briefly and link to the introductory article on the project’s new site — AlohaBitcoin.

Things are still in development, but I will be offering Bitcoin and cryptocurrency consulting and technical services to individuals and businesses here in Hawaii.

Feel free to click the link and read more if you’re interested.

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Video: What is Bitcoin? (It’s More Than You Think)

This video is the first of a series and will help you understand Bitcoin better in non-technical terms.

 

More and more people want to know what Bitcoin is – Is it a currency? A payment system?

The answer is yes to both, but that’s not the whole story – those are just part of a bigger picture.

This first video should answer some of your questions but may leave you with new ones — let me know what you most want to understand about Bitcoin and I’ll answer a selection of them in future lessons.

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