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WS App Review: Gas Buddy

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Remember when $20 worth of gas filled up your truck? Not anymore! So what can you do to reduce the pain at the pump? Download Gas Buddy, an amazing app which will save you time and money on gas. Gas Buddy works by using your current… Continue reading

What CD/DVD’s Are Best For Archiving?

Friday, August 10th, 2012

This is a question not a lot of people think of because they assume CD/DVDs will last forever. Guess what? It’s not true! Regular CDs and DVDs degrade with time and exposure to the elements. So what do you do to keep them as long as possible? Continue reading

How Hard Is It To Build A Computer?

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Building a computer gives you the opportunity to select the components you want and only pay for the things you need. Building your own computer, especially if you are buying a gaming or mid to high end computer, can save you a lot of money over going with a large manufacturer like Dell or HP. So how hard is it? Surprisingly… Continue reading

Excel 2013 Preview

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Office 2013 Consumer Preview is out and Microsoft Excel 2013 has some exciting new changes. Read part 2 of our series of articles discussing those changes and why this may be the best version of office yet. Continue reading

Totals On Selected Files

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Windows Explorer in XP had a line at the bottom of the display that (for the lack of the proper name) I will call the”information bar”. This area showed me how many files I had selected in a folder and the total combined size of the total number of files. Is there such information available… Continue reading

Need A Calculator? Google It!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Have you ever been at your computer or on a mobile device and needed a good calculator? Of course there is Windows built in calculator but now there is a great option from Google. If you search Google for… Continue reading

Word 2013 Preview

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Microsoft Word 2013 includes the traditional ribbon style interface of the 2007/2010 versions of Word, with some exciting improvements – especially when it comes to how you save and share documents. Continue reading

When it comes to computers there are two terms people are often confused about: memory and storage. The confusing thing is depending on the manufacturer or advertisement the words can be switched or replaced with other ones like… Continue reading

WS App Review: Epocrates

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

How amazing would it be to be able to carry around a full drug information database, interaction checker, medical calculator and medical reference suite used by the top doctors in the world for free? Epocrates offers an amazing… Continue reading

How To Send Pictures/Videos from iPad/iOS

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

How do you send pictures or videos from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch? What’s the easiest way to send larger videos? Read this article to find out how. Continue reading

Are you in the market for a new hard drive or backup storage device and notice they come in two different types: solid state memory/hard drives and mechanical/traditional drives. So why would… Continue reading

Tablet’s are such a new device type that many people have the same question: What do I do to maintain it? Well here is a bit of good news and… Continue reading

How To Get WebCam Video In To E-mail

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Ever wanted to send a webcam video in e-mail but ran into attachment size limits? Here is a great way to send video without large attachments and without sacrificing your privacy. Continue reading

Did you know your local library may be the hot place to borrow a great eBook? Read this article to find out more about the kinds of titles and devices your library may support. Continue reading

WS App Review: Words with Friends

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Words with Friends is a tile-based word game where players use tiles to build words on a board. The goal is simple: Get the highest score. The challenge comes in when the board starts filling up and you have to make a word with the letters AAAQZPF. Continue reading

Do you need to reformat your PC but don’t have a Windows installation disk? Read this articles for some help. Continue reading

How Does A Touchscreen Work?

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Touchscreens let us interact with computers, tablets, phones, remote controls and a host of other things with great ease but how do they work? There are two types of touchscreens used… Continue reading

The clock battery (otherwise known as the CMOS battery) is a battery that is used to keep the system clock counting and the user settings saved in your motherboard’s circuitry. Over time, the battery can run out of energy and require replacing. These batteries are style CR2032 and are very easy to replace. Continue reading

Unfortunately, there is no way to turn a USB 2.0 port into a USB 3.0 port. On the plus side, however, USB 3.0 ports are backwards compatible with USB 2.0. This means you can buy an add-in card for your desktop PC to upgrade to USB 3.0 and still plug in all of your USB 2.0 devices to those ports – including a hub. Continue reading

Backing up your Windows folder, (usually in c:\windows) is not enough to restore your computer should the PC’s hard drive have mechanical problems. The best way to restore a computer back to a previous state is to use backup software that supports disk imaging. Continue reading

How Does The Internet Work?

Friday, July 13th, 2012

We take it for granted that the internet just works when we go to a website or when chatting with someone but how does it work? How does typing a letter to your friend in an e-mail program get from your computer to their computer hundreds (or even thousands) or miles away? Continue reading

If you’ve been computer shopping recently there are a few different form factors a computer can come in. There are three main types and we’ll go over the pro’s and con’s of each. Continue reading

Google recently announced the Nexus 7 Tablet, which promises to make a huge impact on the world of lower priced Android tablets. Designed by Google, but manufactured by Asus, the tablet features impressive technical specifications including: Continue reading

LED’s or light-emitting diodes are very small semiconductor diodes which have a unique property of glowing when electricity is passed through them. When an electron travels through a LED’s p-n junction the electron gives off a little bit of energy as a photon of light. Continue reading

Android vs iOS: What You Need To Know

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

The Android vs. iOS debate has blossomed into quite the war among sides. So, what’s the deal? Is Android really the blissful open enviroment that lets people truly customize the device – or is it a virus-ridden monster which has more junk then quality? Continue reading

I use a flash drive to back up all my data and I leave it plugged in all the time. Does leaving it plugged in all the time wear it out quicker, or should I be plugging it in only when I need to copy something to it? This is great question, especially since we’ve all been conditioned from the days of mechanical hard drives that the longer a mechanical device is running, the shorter its remaining lifespan is. Continue reading

Buying a TV today can involve a myriad of confusing terms so what do you need to most know about the different technologies? At it’s core a flat screen TV’s display is driven by one of two different technologies: LCD (liquid crystal display, like most computer monitors) and Plasma (fluorescent gas such as xenon or neon). Continue reading

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