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Microsoft has a new program that allows students to ask friends and family to chip in and buy them a new PC. The company is dubbing it a “student PC crowdsourcing program.” Continue reading

DH from US writes: Comment on Outlook oddity: I opened an Outlook email account months ago. I could sign in without problem for the first couple of weeks, but since then, I’ve been blocked out. Out of curiosity, I try to sign in once every few weeks, and ALWAYS get, “You’ve tried to sign in too many times with an incorrect email address or password” on my first try. That doesn’t make sense. Continue reading

Pepsi has a new vending machine, but they aren’t after your dollar. They want your Facebook like. The new Like Machine made its debut at a Beyonce concert in Belgium and it allowed consumers to swap a Facebook like for a can of Pepsi or Pepsi MAX. Continue reading

Taffy from NSW. Australia writes: Why weren’t we told that all Outlook.com emails would be stored on Microsoft computers????? My emails were stopped until I logged into Outlook.com. I felt that this was illegal & therefore I contacted my provider who help me change back. It was only then that I received my emails from 4 days prior! Was this Legal? Continue reading

Vine App Now Available For Android

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Vine, an app that allows users to shoot, edit and then share six-second videos is now available for Android. The app has proven to be very popular among iPhone users. It was purchased by Twitter last year and the company says it has 13 million users. Continue reading

In The News 6-07-13

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

In The News 6-07-13: iPod 16GB Touch loses some key features, heartwarming homecoming wins Google Doodle contest and Yahoo shuts down Classic Mail, Continue reading

Janelle from Texas asks: I just got a new Android tablet. This is my first device of this kind and am learning my way slowly around it. How do I go about getting my e-mail. I use Yahoo. Answer: Congrats on the new tablet, Janelle. I think you’ll enjoy it. The answer for getting e-mail is the most common answer for any question about how to find something that performs a task on an Android tablet… Continue reading

Motorola is looking at password alternatives, including a tattoo and a pill that turns your whole body into a password. Continue reading

Small Text Size In Yahoo Mail

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Lyn writes: At home I’m using Windows 8, (with yahoo mail) Anyway, I was typing an email and bumped something and my type size sent to tiny, tiny, tiny. I’ve tried everything but can’t find how to enlarge it. My other email addresses and browser are OK, just the one email?? help! Answer: Lyn, I’m not sure if you mean the text is super-small in just one e-mail or all of your Yahoo e-mail messages. So, I’ll tell you how to take care of both issues. Continue reading

With over 400 million users worldwide, Gmail is very popular and they’re hoping to keep that popularity growing by adding some new features to the inbox. One of them, I discovered quite by accident, when I hit the drop-down folder menu option to more an e-mail from one of our dedicated writers into a file. Continue reading

Users hoping that Microsoft would bring back the Start Button with the Windows 8.1 update are going to be disappointed. Instead, Microsoft will offer something called a Start Tip, a Windows logo that appears when you hover the cursor over the lower-left corner. Continue reading

One of the ways that you interact with your Instagram friends is to tap a little heart symbol at the bottom of their pictures to indicate your love for the image. But with a small touch screen phone, sometimes you can end up tapping the wrong button and taking yourself to another page entirely. Here’s an easier way… Continue reading

How Do I Get A WiFi Password?

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Harry from Auburn, CA writes: I get a strong WiFi signal in my apt, how do I get the password? Thanks, Harry. Answer: I will assume you don’t mean the WiFi signal generated by your own router. In that case you would be the person who set the password. But if you’re just trying to use a secure WiFi network that your computer is detecting in your apartment, you would get the password by … Continue reading

Ernie from Walter writes: What is the proper procedure for moving items to my folders under OUTLOOK.COM? Since the switch from HOTMAIL I can always move the first item I try. Subsiquent attempte do not work. Clicking on the MOVE TO function do not provide a list of my folders to select from. Things just sit there as if I had not selected the option. Answer: Ernie, moving e-mails into folders should be a fairly simple process in Outlook.com. Continue reading

Ads Are Crowding My AOL E-mail

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Hi: I have a 10 inch netbook ( ASUS ) using win 7 OS. I use AOL 9.7 for my email. when I open my email there is about the bottom 1/3 of the screen is blocked by advertising Is there any way to eliminate or reduce that.Or is there a different version of AOL that would solve this problem. Thanks for your help. Sincerely Robert Continue reading

Erna from Kentucky writes: Do I have to change my email address on Hotmail to Outlook.com? A lot of people are not happy with the changeover from Hotmail to Outlook.com. There is one bright spot for Hotmail users… Continue reading

No Spell Check In Outlook.com

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

C E from Mobile AL writes: There was a red line under misspelled words in Hotmail, now Outlook does not underline misspelled words, I get a message that says I have misspelled words, but they do not underline them to let me know what the words are. The issue could be with browser you are using to view Outlook. Continue reading

Microsoft Teams Up With NFL

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Microsoft announced a multi-year partnership with the NFL that they say will “deliver truly unique interactive NFL television experiences for the next-generation Xbox One and leverage Microsoft devices and services to evolve the in-game, sideline experience for coaches, players and other personnel.” Continue reading

In The News 5-31-2013

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

In The News for 5-31-2013 – Is a cheaper iPad Mini on the way? Congress demands Google Glass privacy answers and Facebook wants your real name , if you’re going to be mean. Continue reading

What Do I Do With a Flash Drive?

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Questions: A lot of your articles for backing up files or moving files around say to use a flash drive, but you don’t explain how to use it. My son wanted some photos from my computer and said that I should copy them to flash drive and just send it to him. I bought one at the store, but it doesn’t have any instructions. What do you do with a flash drive? Continue reading

Windows 8 Users Ignoring The Apps

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

If you are a Windows 8 user, the results of a new study by Soluto probably won’t surprise you. They found that most people using Windows 8 rarely touch the Metro apps. Which doesn’t seem to be particularly good news for a system with an interface built around apps. Continue reading

Facebook Graph Warning: Is It True?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Susan from Ohio writes: I just got this on Facebook. Is it true? Will it work? “FACEBOOK HAS CHANGED THEIR PRIVACY SETTINGS ONCE MORE!!! DUE TO THE NEW GRAPH APP ANYONE ON FACEBOOK (INCLUDING OTHER COUNTRIES) CAN SEE YOUR PICTURES, LIKES, AND COMMENTS. The next 2 weeks I will be posting this, and please once you have done it please post DONE! Susan, it’s not accurate and it won’t work. Continue reading

Five Great Free Downloads

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Five great free downloads of everything from a complete office suite to an image editor. Check them out! Continue reading

No Pictures In My Outlook E-mails

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Mary from Phoenix AZ writes: I have Outlook for my emails. When I get an email with pictures, sometimes the pictures don’t come thru, all I get is a gray box where the picture should be. I’m missing out on alot of pictures because of this. How do I correct this problem? Continue reading

Can My Laptop Support Windows 7?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Albert from Tx writes: I have a Panasonic CF-30 Toughbook, and now that XP is being dumped, I won\’t be able to get updates etc… What I need to know is there and upgrade that my laptop can support, its and awesome computer and I don\’t want to retire it yet.. Thanks Continue reading

Your TV screen is the most important screen in your home, according to Microsoft and they’d like to take charge of it with the new Xbox One. Continue reading

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