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Windows 8 Bing Weather App

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Take a tour of the nifty Bing Weather App for Windows 8. There have been a lot of complaints about Windows 8 apps, but this one is pretty nice. Continue reading

Why Is My Gmail Going In The Trash?

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Is your Gmail doing in the trash? Let’s check out some solutions to the problem. Continue reading

Lou from Salt Lake City writes: How do you increase the font size on the screen of a 7″ Android? Lou, that’s a tricky question. Since the Android operating system is open, it can look a little different on every device Continue reading

How do change the number of messages displayed in Yahoo! Mail? Learn the simple steps. Continue reading

Cheri wants to know how she can use her .exe PC programs on an Android tablet. This article explains why that won’t work and what her options are. Continue reading

Windows 8: Is There A Timer?

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Hazel’s Windows 8 computer shuts down after a period of time. I’ll explain how to change the sleep settings to keep that from happening. Continue reading

Quick Tips – Most Asked Questions

Friday, June 21st, 2013

There are two questions that I keep seeing over and over from our readers this month. 1: How to deal with a missing “new folder” option and 2: Where is spell check in Outlook.com. We’ve got the answers to both questions. Continue reading

In The News 06-21-2013

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

In The News 6-21-2013: Ford brings buttons back to cars, MS Office come to iPhone and Facebook gets #hashtags. Continue reading

Why Can’t I See My Outlook.com E-mail?

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Having issues viewing your Outlook.com e-mail or other programs? One possible solution is to clear your browser’s cache. Continue reading

Can A Kindle Fire Read Nook eBooks?

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Shirley asks: Can a Kindle Fire read Nook ebooks? I haven’t found an answer. Well, you can Shirley – but Amazon won’t make it easy for you. I’ll break down the steps to make it happen… Continue reading

Jerry from Plaquemine, LA writes: Since Yahoo mail is, well, can I say crappy, I suppose the new Yahoo Mail is just as bad. Since I have poor computer understanding and skills, is there anything I can do to get something better. Answer: Sure Jerry. Setting up a new e-mail service is pretty easy. Continue reading

Default Settings, What Does It Mean?

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Eleanor from Lakeland, FL writes:Try as I may, I can not really understand “by default” To me ‘fault’ has a negative indication. So much is done by default and I am lost to meaning. I’d appreciate your directions. Thanks for helping a learner!!! Eleanor, glad to help out. While “fault” may have a negative connotation in some situations. When it comes to tech, it’s a completely neutral word. Continue reading

Will I Have To Pay For Yahoo! Mail?

Monday, June 17th, 2013

John from Florida writes: Your news tip put out the statement that Yahoo was going to close down classic mail. Does that mean they are going to force us to have to pay for some form of Yahoo Mail? I use Yahoo mail, I don’t pay for it currently. Are they just going to start shutting down accounts? Answer: Here’s what’s going on… Continue reading

C.L. from Ohio asks: I see Facebook has hastags now, just like Twitter. If I use a hashtag, can anyone see my post or still just my friends? Hashtags – denoted by the # key in front of a word – are a popular way to categorize and search on social media. But can just anyone see your posts? Continue reading

Apple is finally getting into the music streaming game with iTunes Radio, a free Internet radio service that will feature 200 stations and a catalog of music from the iTunes store. Continue reading

Dianne from Florida writes: Since I am now on Outlook, I cannot print my emails anymore. They get cut off. Help! Dianne, we’ve gotten a lot of questions along this line. Here’s one possible solution. Continue reading

Microsoft has released some crucial details about its new Xbox One entertainment system, when you can buy it and how much it’s going to cost. Continue reading

Lee from Texas writes: Is Outlook,com the same as Outlook Express, a POP 3 account? My son insists I need to get a different email account like Gmail so when the comp. crashes I don’t lose all my emails. Continue reading

The look of Apple’s mobile operating system has been pretty much the same for six years, but now the tech giant has announced and update that gives iPhones and iPads a whole new look. Continue reading

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

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