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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

Your Cell Phone Is A Bacteria Farm

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

A professor at The University Of Surrey asked students to make imprints of their mobile phones in a Petri dish to find out how much bacteria the phones carried around. Turns out your phone is home to a lot of nasty bugs. Continue reading

Help! My Computer Won’t Stay In Sleep Mode

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Ken from Kimberley B.C. writes: I bought a store built desk top recently loaded with a new copy of 7, and right from new, it doesn’t want to stay in the sleep mode. I have gone through my power options and nothing seems to work. Even clicking on “sleep”, it only shuts off for a few seconds, then comes back on. Help! Continue reading

Your dirty touchscreen not only looks messy, it could help a thief break into your phone, tablet or touchscreen computer. Crooks are staging “smudge attacks” where they follow the pattern of your fingerprints to determine passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive information. Continue reading

Managing AutoComplete In Internet Explorer

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Artell Watson from Michigan writes: Question: When you fill out information such as name and address, some websites will have a drop-down list. In this list is previously used information. How do I delete items in this list that I don’t need or want? Continue reading

How Do I Copy Items From A Newsletter?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Question: I have a Windows 7 laptop. I know how to copy/paste, but when I try to just copy an item you sell to my friends, (they might want me to order for them) I end up with the whole newsletter. Also, I don’t know how to store the information about the item on my PC. Continue reading

So Long Hotmail, Hello Outlook.com

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Microsoft announced that Tuesday that the new Outlook.com was live, and that all Hotmail accounts would be instantly changed over to Outlook.com accounts. They’re calling it “upgraded,” saying that Outlook.com will deliver “a beautiful, fresh and intuitive experience.” Continue reading

Privacy Warning For Medical Websites

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Think twice about the information you share on medical websites. It could make you a target for advertisers or even criminals. Continue reading

My Taskbar Moved – How Do I Get It Back?

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Question: My taskbar has gone from the bottom of the screen and is now in the vertical position on the right-hand side of the screen. The icons are in a block near the bottom and the Windows, Chrome and Firefox icons are at the top. How do I get them back to the original place, please? Continue reading

Move Your Router, Improve Your WiFi

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

If the WiFi signal in your home isn’t that great and there doesn’t seem to be any technical problem with your router, computer or WiFi provider, it might just be where you have the router located in your house. Continue reading

I have Windows 8. When I use movie maker, I see an option to put to movie on YouTube, but no option to make a DVD. How can I make a DVD? Continue reading

How would you like the ability to edit digital images using the sound of your voice? That technology could be coming to your tablet, phone or laptop soon. Continue reading

How Do I Save Works Files For Word?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Question: I have all my bids and statements on MS Works, but when I send them, some companies can’t open them. They tell me to send on MS Word. I have that, but how do I copy the form from Works to Word? Thanks, Don Continue reading

Smartphones are being blamed for a drop in sales at the supermarket checkout line. Instead of flipping through a magazine or picking up some candy and lip balm while waiting for that person checking out 45 items in the 10 items or less lane, people are checking their Facebook, replying to texts or getting in a Words With Friends move. Continue reading

Help! Programs Missing From Start Menu

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Question: When I bring up my start menu, I don’t see my list of programs, like my word processor. Everything is gone, how do I get my word processor on the list, as well as my other programs that I use frequently? Answer: It’s a pretty easy fix, here’s how to do it. Continue reading

WS App Review: Scanner Radio

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Listening to police and fire scanners can be interesting and sometimes a little scary. You could spend around $100 to buy a scanner and listen to calls in your area, or you could download Scanner Radio for free and listen to calls on over 3600 police and fire scanners in the United States and Australia on your phone or tablet. Continue reading

Georgia State Representative Earnest Smith wants to make it a crime to digitally edit a person into an “obscene” picture. Commonly known as “Photoshopping,” after the popular Adobe digital image editing software, celebrities and politicians are often the targets of photo-editing pranksters. Continue reading

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