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Redbox Instant Comes to Roku

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

If you’re one of those people who rents DVDs from those Redbox machines, you’ll soon be able to get those movies on demand if you have a Roku streaming box. Continue reading

In The News 6-14-2013

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

In The News 6-14-2013: The new Mac Pro line will be assembled in the USA, the NSA can hear you now and the Xbox One will allow used games, but with a catch. Continue reading

Pat from Oregon asks: I just had to buy a new computer and, of course, it is running Win 8. What I want to know is can I remove some of the tiles on the start screen? There are some I’m not interested in and don’t ever plan on using them. Thanks for any help you can give me. Continue reading

Carl from Columbus, Georgia writes: How do I download a picture that has been e-mailed to me in Outlook.com? Carl, it should be pretty easy. When an image is sent as an attachment, you should see a little paper clip icon. Continue reading

Outlook 2013 Coming To Windows RT

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Microsoft is bringing Outlook to Windows RT tablets and making other changes in hopes of attracting more business customers. Continue reading

Sherry from US (currently South Korea) writes: I use outlook.com (NOT Microsoft outlook) for my email. How can I set outlook.com as my default email client? If I forget and click on an email address in a document or on a webpage, Microsoft Outlook opens – and I don’t want to use it. Continue reading

One of the selling points for the Microsoft Surface is the easy-to-attach lightweight Touch and Type cover keyboards. But while these keyboards are small and light, they don’t have all the features of a full size keyboard. Now there’s an update for the service that will users to toggle between what the keys on the top row do and also offer some shortcuts. Continue reading

Do Tablets Have A Monthly Fee?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Question: I’m interested in buying an Android tablet, but not sure how it works. Do you have to pay a monthly fee? I have a wireless laptop and a desktop and get my Internet service through the phone company. Nobody ever addresses these issues. Thanks for any help this old gal can get. Continue reading

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

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