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At a recent media event, Microsoft announced the Windows 8 Surface tablets. The Surface series of tablets feature very thin design (9.3mm to 13.5mm or 1/3 to slightly over 1/2 inch thick) and 10.6 inch capacitive touchscreens. These tablets are meant to compete directly with Apple’s popular iPad (and various tablets running Google’s Android) while at the same time making Windows 8 relevant to a growing market Microsoft currently has very little presence in. Continue reading

Apple has announced a new model of the highly popular MacBook Pro series of laptops, the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The newest and greatest MacBook to date (did I mention insanely expensive too? Starting at $2199) comes with the latest Intel i7 ivybridge CPU, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB solid state hard drive, USB 3.0 and thunderbolt connectors packaged into a slim 3/4″ thick aluminum body. Continue reading

Which Version of Android Is Best?

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Looking for an Android device but confused on all the versions? Read this article for a few tips on picking which version is best. Continue reading

Many flash drives come pre-loaded with a small amount of software. Is it safe to delete this if you plan to use the flash drive only for storage? That really depends on the kind of software on the flash drive. Continue reading

I’ve Always Wanted To Know:
What is a video card in a computer? What’s an integrated and discreet video card?


Answer:

A video card, at it’s most basic level, is used to display the image on the screen of your computer. Most computers today can either have a integrated card, a discreet card, or sometimes both. An integrated video card is a

Is Defrag Needed On USB Flash Drives?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

I’ve got tons of those USB flash drives, should I defrag them? Read this article to find out if you’re doing more harm then good. Continue reading

Ever wonder how to determine what kind of CPU, memory and motherboard you have without paying tons of money for a PC tech to tell you? Read this article to find out how. Continue reading

Are you getting a message that your copy of Windows 7 is not genuine? Read this article to find out how to fix it. Continue reading

I’ve Always Wanted To Know:
Do expensive cables work better then cheaper cables?


Answer:

This is a question many people ask themselves when purchasing a flat screen tv or a new audio system. The simple answer is: Yes & No. Simple, wasn’t it?

The argument for No:

In terms of picture quality and audio quality when talking about

Read this article to find out how to check all of your e-mail accounts from inside of Gmail. Continue reading

USB 3.0 Ports – Which To Buy?

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

USB 3.0 is much faster than USB 2.0, but how do you add ports if your PC didn’t come with one? Continue reading

Are your Windows taskbar notification icons disappearing on you? Read this tip for a quick fix! Continue reading

I’ve Always Wanted To Know:
Is 1 Ghz in a phone the same as 1 Ghz in a computer?

 

Answer:

All Ghz (Gigahertz), a number commonly referred to as the “Speed” of the processor, are not created equal. Megahertz (Mhz) and now Gigahertz (Ghz) are a measure of the frequency of the processor clock. The faster the clock the more information can be

Manufacturers have finally started releasing and shipping systems with the new Ivy Bridge line of processors in them, but is it a big difference between older model processors and Ivy Bridge? Continue reading

Cheryl from OH writes:

A friend of mine told me she turns her monitor off, but leaves her tower run at night. Is there an advantage to this?

The practice of leaving a computer on, but turning the monitor off is mostly used in the office/corporate environment, because many updates/system upgrades are done by

I’ve Always Wanted To Know:
Why do DVD/CD/Bluray Discs spin in your computer/player?

Answer:
Optical Media (DVD/CD/Bluray) store information by burning or pressing very tiny pits on the surface of the disc. Your computer or player then shines a very narrow laser beam up at the disc and reads where a pit exists and where one doesn’t and

WS App Review: Atomic Web Browser

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Ever wish your web browser in your iOS device (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) worked better? Had more features of a desktop web browser? Read this review to find out how. Continue reading

Getting a credit reports is a great idea if you want to verify the accuracy of information credit reporting companies posses, and to make sure no one’s using your identity to open up accounts under your name. Continue reading

What’s better then adobe’s suite of content creation software? How about a cloud based version which is always up to date and costs over 2000 dollars less? Read more. Continue reading

How To Enable Aero Snap in Win 7?

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

This week a reader asks how to enable windows 7’s aero snap feature, which automatically pops windows to full size when dragged to the side of the screen. Read to find out how. Continue reading

Is bigger really better? Read our thoughts on the new Samsung Galaxy SIII phone to find out. Continue reading

Ever wonder why your 32GB Flash Drive doesn’t show as 32GB? Read this article to find out why. Continue reading

Have a website you go to a lot and wish you could just have an icon for it? Read this article to find out how. Continue reading

Do you have thousands of pictures, documents and songs you couldn’t stand to lose? Find out how to tell if your hard drive is going to die and how to replace it. Continue reading

E-Mail Clients like Outlook, Windows Live Mail and Thunderbird (along with others) offer a vast array of extra features, but can pose problems if you want to keep your e-mails portable. Continue reading

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