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The Dual Core Duel

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Which is better for Kamal? Single core? Dual core? Quad core? Here are some guidelines to help him decide. Continue reading

Creating a DVD From Video Clips

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Can’t find the correct codec for your video? Here are some tips that may help. Continue reading

Pogo Games and the Popup Blocker

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Are you getting a pop-up blocker message on Pogo games or one of your other favorite websites? Here’s a fix for that. Continue reading

Replacing An Old Tower

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Looking for a new PC, but stuck with dial-up? Well, there’s good news and bad news… Continue reading

Endangered Audio Cassettes

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Old audio and video cassettes can contain many family treasures, but are extremely fragile. Here are some tips for transferring that valuable information to a more durable digital format while reducing the chances of damage to the tape. Continue reading

Renaming Audio Files

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

How to change that pesky “track 10″ to the name of the song. Continue reading

Reinstalling From Restore Partition

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Why NOT just reinstall from “D” drive? Here’s an explanation of what the restore partition is and how to use it. Continue reading

Reclaim the Games!

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Have your Windows games disappeared? That’s a bummer, but there’s a fairly simple way to get them back, and here it is. Continue reading

Getting an error on start-up because of a program? Here are some steps to fix it. Continue reading

Organize Those Documents!

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

The easy way to organize your files and folders in Windows 7! Continue reading

The Anti-Virus Story

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Should I have several anti-virus programs installed on my machine? Can I run an anti-virus program from a removable drive? Which anti-malware program has the coolest name? If you’ve ever found yourself asking any of these questions, you’ll find the answers here. Continue reading

Military Time in Windows 7

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

If you are in the military, or just prefer a 24-hour clock to a 12 hour clock, here’s how you can change your Windows clock. Continue reading

The Case of the Checked Disk

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Checking your hard drive for errors is a good, although time-consuming way to extend the life of your hard drive. Here’s how to do it in Vista and 7. Continue reading

When it comes to scenery, black and white is much easier to muddle than color. If you want to see how beautiful black and white scenery can be in the hands of a master, then check out Ansel Adams: http://www.anseladams.com/. I know that I am not Ansel Adams though, and I daresay that very few of us are. So extra care is required when photographing in black and white. Continue reading

How To Fix That Full Hard Drive

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

A full hard drive can cause all kinds of problems for your machine, including but not limited to a slow computer and, ultimately, hard drive failure. There are a number of possible reasons for this. Continue reading

Black and white photography has become a “thing” – meaning that everyone likes it, everyone wants it and, sadly, everyone thinks that they can do it well. But not everyone can. Black and white photography, just like every other art form, has rules and characteristics that separate the artistic from the thing that anyone with a camera and Photoshop can do. Continue reading

The Case of the Unique Series

Monday, June 25th, 2012

How can I create non-repeated numbers between 100 and 300 in Excel? What you’re talking about here is creating a “unique series” – and there’s actually a pretty easy way to do it. Continue reading

The Case of the Listening Computer

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Dictating to your computer is fun and easy! Here’s how to do it without buying expensive software. Continue reading

The Case of the Preferred Connection

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Here’s a way to make one of the internet connections from the forest of connections out there your favorite. Continue reading

The Case of Rapport

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The Rapport program is here to help you with your most secure transactions. Continue reading

The Case of the Shredded Files

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Did you ever hear the term “shredding” and wonder what it meant aside from doing awesome tricks on your skateboard? Well, here is file shredding – what it does and how it works. Continue reading

The Case of the Old Vinyl

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Have a bunch of beloved old vinyl sitting around collecting dust? Here are some ways to transfer that music to your computer. Continue reading

The Case of the Dual Hard Drives

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

If you have the opportunity to get a computer with dual hard drives, I say “go for it”. This article explains why. Continue reading

The Case of the Gray Defrag

Friday, April 13th, 2012

If your defrag is gray and it’s ruining your day, you can fix it! Here’s a way! Continue reading

Troubleshooting Your USB Ports

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

If your flash drives don’t work in your computer, but do in someone else’s, your problem may be your USB ports. Here are some possible fixes for that. Continue reading

The Problem with RAM…

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Is there a way to store programs on your RAM chips? No, but if you’d like a fast alternative to your hard drive, you might consider a solid state drive. Continue reading

Autoplay the Easy Way!

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Do you love your Autoplay? Has something bad happened to your Autoplay? Do you miss your Autoplay? Well, here are some options for getting that Autoplay back, and deciding what you want to Autoplay and how. Continue reading

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