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Adobe, the maker of popular products like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere, After Effects and Acrobat is ending the sale of physical discs in stores at the end of April. Continue reading

Spring Cleaning For Your Smartphone

Monday, March 18th, 2013

As I write this, the first day of spring is only a day away. Seems like a good time to take up that good old tradition of spring cleaning – on your smartphone or tablet. Is your phone the equivalent of a spare room crammed full of stuff you thought you might use someday? Here’s how to straighten things up. Continue reading

Apps aren’t hard to find (unless you’re looking in the Windows App store,) but good apps aren’t so easy. A lot of free apps aren’t even worth the time it takes to install on your phone or mobile device. So here’s a quick round-up of our favorite apps from the past few months: Continue reading

How To Ask An E-Mail Question

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Judging from the questions I receive, sending and receiving e-mail can cause a lot of frustration for our readers. One thing that stands in the way of answering questions is not having quite enough information to figure out what’s wrong. When asking a question about your e-mail, here are some things that can help us help you: Continue reading

Is Outlook Affecting My Flash Player?

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Questions: I had Hotmail and they Switched me to Outlook and I have had nothing but trouble since. I have tried to download Flash Player I don’t know how many times and when I am through downloading it will tell me it is installed, but most every video I play will come up and say I need Flash Player. I am about ready to take Outlook out and throw it away. I take surveys and they say I can’t take the surveys because I don’t have Flash Player. What Can I do? Thanks. Continue reading

Google has issued a transparency report explaining when they’ll allow the government to take a look at your private information such as e-mails, photos and documents. You might say, “Google doesn’t have any of my private information,” but they just might. Continue reading

How Do I Add A Password To Windows 7?

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Carl from Henderson, Nevada asks: How do I ADD a password in W7 that is required when I turn on my computer? Answer: A password is always a good idea. Here’s how to set one up. Continue reading

Facebook announced some big changes to the newsfeed, promising to reduce clutter and focus more on stories from people you care about. Among the new additions, feeds specifically for music and photos. Continue reading

Will My Windows XP Still Work?

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Question: At the present time I have Windows XP. I read that I will no longer be able to use XP in 2014. Is this correct? Can I switch to Windows 7 at that time or will I have to go to Windows 7 before that time. If I have to switch how do I switch to Windows 7? Continue reading

Still happy with your old computer and Windows XP? You aren’t alone. People are holding on to computers and using older operating systems longer these days, here’s why… Continue reading

The IRS and the Better Business Bureau are warning taxpayers about an e-mail scam involving a fake message from the IRS. The message will say that it’s from the IRS and will have a subject line along the lines of “Notification bout tax refund.” The message says it’s about your projected income tax refund and will mention a dollar amount along with a link for you to click on to learn the details. Continue reading

Microsoft has changed its mind about Office 2013. The company had previously announced that if you purchased Office 2013 and the computer it was installed on failed, you were just out of luck. But thanks to angry consumers, that policy is changing. Continue reading

A five-year-old British boy managed to rack up $2500 in charges in just 15 minutes charges playing Zombies vs. Ninjas on his parents’ iPad. He did it with “in app” purchases of add-ons to the “free” game. Here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen to you… Continue reading

The most dangerous thing you can do with a cellphone is probably something you see other drivers do every day. It may even be something you’ve done occasionally yourself. Continue reading

Popular photo-sharing site Instagram has inspired a real- life Polaroid camera that will look like the Instagram logo. The camera will make prints like an old-fashioned instant camera, but also connect to social media. Continue reading

Why Can’t I Use Java In Firefox?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Question: Why can I not play certain games in Firefox? It tells me to download Java, which I have done. I keep getting this message. – Bob Answer – Firefox has disabled the Java plug-in for the browser due to security issues with Java. But if you still wish to use Java to play games, here’s how to do it. Continue reading

Ever wish there was a quick way to find your keys, your cat or the remote? A company says it has the solution for that problem in the form of stickers and a Smartphone app. Continue reading

Question: I bought a Kindle Fire 2nd generation tablet. I click on a video and it says I don’t have Adobe Flash, but does not say how to get it. I am very disappointed in it. It is an Android. – Mike Answer – This should be a quick fix. Continue reading

Help! Copy/Paste Isn’t Working

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Question: My copy/paste operation has failed. Is there a way to fix it ? HP Pavilion Windows 7 Home Premium. Answer: I’m not sure what type of copy/paste operation you’re trying to perform, but I can think of one possibility. Continue reading

Pandora, the popular Internet radio service is putting a cap on how many hours a month of free music users can listen to on their mobile devices. Continue reading

Google+ Sign-In – How It Works

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Google has introduced Google+ Sign-In, which the company promises is “simple and secure, minus the social spam.” If you sign in to Gmail, YouTube or any other Google service, you can use your credentials to sign in to outside apps. This works like Facebook sign-in, but Google says their version is better. Continue reading

Question: I read the article on turning off autocomplete. This would work fine on my desktop, but not on my Samsung Galaxy 2 Smartphone. So, how would you make it work on this kind of phone as more and more people are using this type of phone over a desktop? Continue reading

Recyle Bin Vs. Permanently Delete

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Annie from Willet, NY writes: How do you get items to go directly into the “Recycle Bin” instead of being “permanently deleted?” I accidentally deleted family photos thinking they were going into recycle bin, only to finally read the statement “do you want to go permanent delete?” I tried looking at the recycle bin properties, but there are no options to put in the bin. I have Windows 8 OS. Thanks! Continue reading

The Department of Health and Human Services Text4Health Task Force says mobile messages are a great way to improve the health of Americans, especially traditionally under-served groups like those in rural communities, people with low incomes and minorities. Continue reading

Physicians at Cornell University say they’ve used a 3D printer with a biological ink to create a replica of the human ear that looks and functions like a real one. And that’s good news for the thousands of children born with congenital ear deformity every year and those who have lost an ear to accident or cancer. Continue reading

Another Emergency Flash Update

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Another day, another “emergency” Flash update from Adobe. This is the second time the company has updated to fix a security flaw in the month of February and the fourth for this year. Here’s what you need to do… Continue reading

Your camera phone photos could soon look a whole lot better thanks to a chip designed by scientists at MIT. They say it automatically gives a professional look to shots by instantly making adjustments to things like lighting and color. Continue reading

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