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In part 6 of our Computer Tree series, we look at appearance and personalization. Continue reading

Part of five of our special Computer Tree series continues with User Accounts & Family Safety Continue reading

How To Use Microsoft Paint Shapes

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Thom wants to know how we grab our helpful screen shots and add arrows to them. We break in down in simple steps using Microsoft Paint Continue reading

Control Panel Tree Part 4: Programs

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Part 4 of our special Control Panel Tree series – Programs Continue reading

John wants to know if he can upgrade Windows Vista on his laptop to Windows 7 without overwriting his pictures and documents. Continue reading

Why Do They Call It DVD Burning?

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Find out why CD and DVD writers are called burners and how they save data. Continue reading

Internet Explorer Error in Outlook

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

When you try to attach or copy and paste into Outlook and you get an “Internet Explorer Must Close” window, it may be time to update the versions of your software. Continue reading

Caryl has limited mobility in her hands and wants suggestions on the best upgrade option for Windows XP. Continue reading

Part three of our Control Panel Tree looks at hardware and sound Continue reading

Our Computer Tree series continues with part 2: Control Panel Tree – Network and Internet Continue reading

Cel wants to know the difference between an Add-on and an Add-In. Continue reading

Control panel is a helpful tool, but it can be confusing to remember which options lead to which results. So here is the first in a series of decision trees for Windows 7 control panel. Continue reading

What Do I Do With a Hijacked Computer?

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

If you suddenly can’t get past a boot screen that you don’t recognize, odds are that your machine has been hijacked. This is a very hard to repair infection, but there are ways. Continue reading

Listening to Audicity Files

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Peter is having issues putting Audacity sound files on a CD. We look at possible causes and solutions. Continue reading

Deleting Gmail Contacts In Android

Monday, October 21st, 2013

If you have unwanted Gmail contacts on your phone, it is fairly simple to delete them. Continue reading

The choice of operating system in a new computer build can be a difficult one, especially when more then one modern version of Windows is out. Even if you know what version of the operating system to buy, you may be wasting a lot of money buying the wrong copy. Let’s talk about some of the options out there… Continue reading

Find out the difference between Standby and Hibernate and discover how to find the Hibernate feature in Windows XP. Continue reading

Build-Your-Own Computer Part 9: Cooling

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Ever considered putting your own computer together? The cooling solutions you choose can have a dramatic effect on your computer’s longevity and reliability. From case fans to processor cooling to temperature monitoring it’s hard to know what to choose. The first thing you… Continue reading

HTTP VS HTTPS VS WWW

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Whether the website that you’re looking for starts with HTTP, HTTPS or WWW, or any combination of these, you should be able to access the website. Continue reading

Ever considered putting your own computer together? The graphics card can be a difficult choice because there are hundreds of options. What is GDDR5? Do most computers have PCI-E 6 pin? Is the built-in graphics processor good enough for gaming? The best… Continue reading

Ever considered putting your own computer together? The hard drive isn’t as easy a choice as it once was. Do you want a magnetic drive? SSD? Hybrid drive? The choice can make a HUGE impact on the real world performance of your computer. The first thing… Continue reading

MIcrosoft Word Previewer Problem

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

There is a known problem in Microsoft Office programs previewer. The good news is that, while Microsoft works on this, there is a work-around available. Continue reading

Build-Your-Own Computer Part 6: The RAM

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Part 6 of Build Your Own Computer. Learn all about RAM, an area where people sometimes get confused. Do memory timings matter? Is faster memory or higher bandwidth memory more important? What about heatsinks and head spreaders? The first thing you should know… Continue reading

In part five of our Build-Your-Own Computer series, learn how to select the right motherboard for your needs. The motherboard is critically important since all of your devices and parts plug into it. How do you choose… Continue reading

Lonnie wants to know what the virtualapp/didlogical in his Windows Credential Manager is for. We check it out. Continue reading

Build-Your-Own Computer Part 4: The Processor

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

In part four of our Build-Your-Own Computer series, learn how to select the best processor for your needs. Learn what the major difference between Intel and AMD is and why one may offer you a significantly better value then the other. The most important thing… Continue reading

Repairing Real Player

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

When your Real player stops working properly, you have two options… reinstall Real player, or go with an alternate video player, such as Gom. Continue reading

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