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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

In part three of our Build-Your-Own Computer series, learn how to select the best optical drive for your needs. Learn the ins and outs of choosing a Blu-ray burner and what software you may need to purchase to allow you to play videos. Continue reading

In part two of our Build-Your-Own Computer series, learn how to select the best power supply for your needs. With different energy ratings, certifications, connectors and companies choosing the right one can be difficult. Continue reading

Build-Your-Own Computer Part 1 – Case

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

In part one of our Build-Your-Own Computer series, learn how to select the best case for your needs. It might sound like a simple component but there is more then meets the eye on cases. What layout, size and cooling options will make a big difference to… Continue reading

Are you tired of only being able to view one page at a time in Open Office Writer? Here’s how to view multiple pages. Continue reading

Display Insecure Content

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Are you getting an annoying message in Internet Explorer that says “Only secure content is displayed”? You can get rid of that by changing your Internet Explorer security options. Continue reading

How Do I Do A Screen Capture?

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Deb wants simple instructions on how to do a screen capture. In this article I’ll break it down step-by-step. Continue reading

Find out why you have so many Visual C++ entries in your add/remove programs list and whether or not you should delete them. Continue reading

Spam From Friends? WHY?!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Are you getting spam e-mails from friends? The good news is that they’re not really from your friends. The better news is that you can stop them in their tracks. Continue reading

Default Settings, What Does It Mean?

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Eleanor from Lakeland, FL writes:Try as I may, I can not really understand “by default” To me ‘fault’ has a negative indication. So much is done by default and I am lost to meaning. I’d appreciate your directions. Thanks for helping a learner!!! Eleanor, glad to help out. While “fault” may have a negative connotation in some situations. When it comes to tech, it’s a completely neutral word. Continue reading

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