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Reclaiming 7

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Destroyed your Windows 7 restore disc? The good news is that it is possible to replace it. Continue reading

Photography for eBay

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Want to sell something on eBay? Learn how to take photos that show off your merchandise. Continue reading

Want to have the fun of Christmas every month? Subscribe to a geek-themed mystery box. Continue reading

External Speakers Not Working

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Any time that you have a hardware problem, there are a number of factors that might cause it. Here are some of them, along with some solutions. Continue reading

Y H8 8?

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Steve from Oklahoma writes:

“It appears all the questions revolve around people going back to Windows 7. If 8 and 8.1 are so great, why are so many people wanting to go back to, or stay with, 7?”

Well, Steve from Oklahoma, you’ve asked the million dollar question.   Although, in my experience, there are far more questions concerning staying with XP than

DVD Drive Not Reading

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Roseann from Mebourne, Austrailia writes:

  “Hi Steve.  I’m writing from Melbourne Australia. I’m using (please don’t laugh) Vista Premium, which I have for the last 5 years. It has never given me any trouble up to now. I have been told that this is rare. My problem relates to the E: drive. It is present in My Computer. When I right click in this

Unlocking Your Phone

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Unlocking your phone for overseas use or use on another carrier can be fairly straight forward, or a total pain in the butt, but not impossible. Continue reading

How Can I Save My 8MM Film?

Monday, December 8th, 2014

We all love our old home movies. The format that they’re on? Not so much. Here are some options for updating that so that you can continue to enjoy them. Continue reading

Unlocking Your Blackberry

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Unlocking a Blackberry can be a trial. Here are some hints and tips. Continue reading

Why Is My WiFi Signal Weak?

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

If you are having problems receiving your wi-fi signal, there are a number of possible reasons. Here are a few… Continue reading

Restoring Images

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

If you have saved compressed versions of pictures over your full-sized versions, you may be able to restore these from a backup. Continue reading

Blue Screen Of Death And How To Solve It

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The dreaded BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH! What it is and how to deal with it. Continue reading

Game Review: Doctor Who: Legacy

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Whether you’re a Doctor Who fan or just love gem matching games like Bejeweled – Doctor Who Legacy is a fun, free game you won’t be able to put down. Continue reading

Clearing Your Hard Drive

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

It’s so frustrating when you go to do a backup and don’t have enough space. This article contains suggestions for making sure that you have enough space for your backup. Continue reading

Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive credit card sized computer module designed to bring fun back to computer programming for kids and for those of us who have loved computers since the stone ages of the eighties. Continue reading

What’s Old (Trek) is New Again Part 2

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

What happened to Star Trek besides the movie franchise that we all know and love? At least the even-numbered ones? It went where it really belonged… into the hands of the fans. Continue reading

Updates for Galaxy S2?

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy S2 is upgradable to the Android “Jellybean” operating system (version 4.1.2). Here are instructions on how to update and what to expect. Continue reading

Continuing In Yahoo Mail

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

In Yahoo mail, you can choose to have the mail server go back to the inbox or on to the next message when you delete a message. Continue reading

Emptying MyBook

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

A reader wants to know if you can empty and reuse a Mybook external hard drive. Here’s the answer! Continue reading

Skipping Audio Part 2

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

In the last article i told you that skipping audio or video may be caused by low RAM. In this article, I will tell you some ways to resolve that. Continue reading

Skipping Audio Part 1

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

If your audio skips while it’s playing, it may be a problem with your RAM. Here’s a brief explanation of it. Continue reading

What Is A Cache?

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

What is a cache and why does my computer write to it before writing files to a disk? Well, it’s a place to store your stuff. Continue reading

Seamless MP3 With Audacity

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Combining .mp3 files in Audicity into one longer file is a great way to listen to split files, and pretty easy. Continue reading

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