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Which Smartphone With Voice Recognition?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

I’m considering buying a smart phone of some type. I don’t really need an internet connection, but I’m assuming that all plans require it. What I need most is to be able to place reminders (doesn’t have to be a calendar, just a list for me to access later) in 3-4 different lists. Continue reading

Blurry Sports Photos: ISO? F-Stop? Give Up?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Sports photography can be difficult, especially when you start out with a dSLR camera like the Canon 60D (or Nikon D5100, Canon T4I or any other digital SLR style camera.) Continue reading

Do you have Dropbox? Are you wondering if the iPad and PC can share the same account? Is it better to share or sign up for a separate account? Read this article to find out. Continue reading

AOL Favorites: How To Export To IE

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Are you switching from AOL to another internet provider and don’t want to lose all of your favorites? Want to know how to export them? Check this out! Continue reading

How Does A Surge Protector Work?

Friday, October 12th, 2012

I’ve Always Wanted To Know: How does a surge protector work? If you own a computer, a television or any other piece of expensive electronics you should already own a surge protector. A surge protector is a key part of protecting your gadgets from damage but how exactly does it work? When you buy one what should you look for and what do the various terms mean? Continue reading

Keyboard Missing Sleep Button – Help!

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Did you get a new keyboard without a sleep button? Do you wish you could create a shortcut to put the computer to sleep? Well read this article for two easy ways to do just that. Continue reading

Need To Measure Something on Screen?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Have you ever needed to measure something on screen? Making a graphic for a document and need it to be just the right size? Want a photo to fit perfectly in a profile, but not sure how big the image is suppose to be? Designing a website and want to match the icon sizes of another site you like? Well… Continue reading

How To Change File Extensions in Windows 7

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Do you have instructions that tell you to change the file name and extension? Well Willie from Florida wrote in asking that very question. Read here to get the answer. Continue reading

Are Incandescent Light Bulbs Illegal?

Friday, October 5th, 2012

You may have heard that incandescent light bulbs are illegal but that does that mean? Can you still use them? Can you buy them? Are companies making them. Well, the simple truth is… Continue reading

Windows XP Mode in Window 7?

Friday, October 5th, 2012

I am on Windows XP Pro and am very used to it, but I want to upgrade to 7. I understand that 7 has a “XP mode”, so if I upgrade how do I put it into “XP Mode” – and which version do I need to have? Continue reading

Low Virtual Memory In XP

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

A reader named Carol writes us this week with a low virtual memory message in Windows XP. She wants to keep her computer, but she’s having difficulty with this error. How do you fix it? How do you increase your virtual memory? What other things can she do to improve her PC? Continue reading

Holiday PC Buying Questions

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

When Intel or AMD release the latest and greatest processors, most major PC retailers will want to stock them and offer big discounts on older models to clear out inventory. With Intel’s recent release of Ivy Bridge chips, the older Sandy Bridge desktop and laptops have been selling at discount. Continue reading

Should I Upgrade Vista To 7? 8? Not At All?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Upgrading your desktop computer can be problematic, as some of the software or hardware may not be supported. The real question you should ask yourself before deciding to upgrade is: Do I need it? Continue reading

Funny Photo Maker – Fun Photos Free!

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Have you ever wanted to morph someones face or photo into a really cool picture? Your grandpa on a 100 dollar bill? Garfield showing a picture your friend to John? Other funny effects and cool calendars? Funny Photo Maker is a fantastic free program by AnvSoft which let’s you… Continue reading

Can Static Electricity Damage My Computer?

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Static electricity builds up quickly when you rub up against something or walk on carpeting, but regular daily activities over time can also build up a static charge. After the charge has built up and you touch something conductive the energy discharges and you feel a little shock. Continue reading

Does My Computer Have WiFi?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

To see if your computer has a wireless adapter the easiest thing to do is to check the Device Manager in Control Panel. Continue reading

iOS 6 – Worth The Upgrade?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Apple released iOS 6 September 19th for iPod Touch 4th Gen, iPhone 3GS (and above) and iPad 2/iPad 3 with some fantastic new features. Continue reading

How To Add Music To Webpage?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Music can really add something special to a webpage when it’s done right and fit’s the mood of the site. Music can be added fairly easy with HTML using the following code: (Tested on Firefox 14, IE 9 and Chrome 21)… Continue reading

Change ISP and Lose Your E-mail Address?

Monday, September 24th, 2012

What happens if you cancel your internet service provider? Do you lose your e-mail address? What can you do to avoid it? Read this article to find out! Continue reading

I’ve Always Wanted To Know: What’s the difference between optical and laser mice?
Answer: Computer mice come in a few different types and people are often confused by optical and laser mice. The first important thing to understand is when someone refers to optical or laser they are talking about how the mouse detects when you move it not how it is connected to your computer. Optical and laser mice can be connected either through USB cables or wireless adapters and just because a mouse is an optical or a laser will not tell you if it’s wired or wireless. To determine… Continue reading

Do I Need To Upgrade To Windows 8?

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The good news is that Windows 7 isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Microsoft has traditionally offered long support cycles – for businesses especially, due to corporate customers needing guaranteed support for 3-5 years at a time. In other words, Windows 7 will continue to be supported by Microsoft with software patches, security updates and software. Continue reading

iCloud Updated: Online Notes and Reminders

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Do you use Apple’s free iCloud e-mail and cloud service? Well, they’ve recently added the ability to view and edit notes and reminders on the iCloud website.. Continue reading

How To Password Protect A Flash Drive

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Do you want to password protect your USB flash drive? Read this article to find out how. Continue reading

There was a time when watermarks, (text on an image that usually says who made it or that it’s copywritten) were reserved for wedding photo sample books because the only way to copy a photo was to go to a professional photo lab. The digital photography revolution changed all of that. Continue reading

Laser Vision: Bionic Eye A Reality

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Have you seen science fiction movies where the hero (or sometimes the villain) has an eye replaced or augmented with a laser? This may have been crazy science fiction for some, but it also represented a dream for those who had lost the ability to see… Continue reading

Why Are Muli-Core Processors So Popular?

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Modern computer processors are designed to have multiple cores, basically smaller processors on the single big chip which share resources and can process multiple bits of information at the same time. Why is this design better then one big processor? Why has it become so popular? Continue reading

Did you just got a brand new tablet, smart phone or WiFi connected device (camera, bluray player, etc) but you only have a wired internet connection? How will you connect it? Are you somewhere that doesn’t allow you to install a permanent router? Don’t want to spend a fortune when you only need it to download apps or update software? Continue reading

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