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When I search on any engine I get everything except what I want. How about telling your fans how to just get what they are looking for and not a bunch of stuff they are not. Thanks, Chuck. Chuck, I can’t promise you’ll find just what you’re looking for, but there are a few tips to make searching productive. Continue reading

What is Downloading and How Do I Do it?

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Are you befuddled by the term “download”? Well here’s some information on what it is and how you do it. Continue reading

Customers purchasing the new Microsoft Surface Pro could be asking, “Where’s the rest of my hard drive?” The tablets come out of the box with a lot less free hard drive space than you might expect. Continue reading

App Vs. Widget… What’s the Diff?

Monday, January 28th, 2013

What’s the difference between a widget and an app? I hope that this clears things up. Continue reading

Old PC & New PC: Can I Use Both?

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Sandy from Sparks, Nevada writes: I have a new laptop that came loaded with Windows 7. My desktop, which I love and adore, is loaded with the original (and updates, of course) of XP. I have no plans of changing the desktop, its still working great, but the laptop is new and I’m wondering if I will have an compatibility problems between the two since they are both hooked up to the same router and wireless printer. The laptop is still in the box, not set up yet…. Answer:The good news is if your older computer is… Continue reading

What’s the easiest way to back up your Wi-Fi passwords on your iPhone? Try one of these solutions. Continue reading

The Dual Core Duel

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Which is better for Kamal? Single core? Dual core? Quad core? Here are some guidelines to help him decide. Continue reading

Learn about the difference between “domains” and “domain controllers.” Continue reading

Off-Site and Cloud Storage

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Off-site and cloud based storage is a great way to backup information you need to a remote place just encase of the unthinkable happens… Continue reading

The Anti-Virus Story

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Should I have several anti-virus programs installed on my machine? Can I run an anti-virus program from a removable drive? Which anti-malware program has the coolest name? If you’ve ever found yourself asking any of these questions, you’ll find the answers here. Continue reading

What are E-mail Attachments?

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

An e-mail attachment is a file you include with an e-mail. For example, let’s say you have a text document or picture you want to share with someone. You can “attach” this document to an e-mail and send it off to them. Continue reading

The blue screen of death is the most dreaded error screen on Windows, caused by a sudden failure of any hardware or system level software. Here’s some advice for troubleshooting the BSoD. Continue reading

The Scale of the Universe 2

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn about everything in between. Continue reading

Explore

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

International Space Station astronaut Don Pettit demonstrates physics in space with water droplets and knitting needles, including an explanation of how the aurora borealis happens. Continue reading

Sleep and Hibernation

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Most computers have both a sleep and hibernation mode. Ever wonder what each does and which is better to use? Read this article to find out. Continue reading

WWW or Not WWW?

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Why is it that sometimes you need to use www when going to a web site and on others you have to leave off the www? Get an answer here! Continue reading

Most (but not all) fonts try to portray a zero as an oval with a sharp top and bottom and flat sides. An O will have a broadly rounded top and bottom. Continue reading

“Done, but with errors…”

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Ever wonder what the “done but with errors” message in your browser means? Wonder if there’s anything you can do about it? Continue reading

What the Heck are ActiveX Controls?

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Are you puzzled by “ActiveX” controls? Well, here’s some info on what these little programs are and how you can avoid them if you want. Continue reading

Opening Display Write Files

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Have some old Display Writer files sitting around that you’d like to open? Here are some tools to do that if you don’t want to have to start trolling Ebay for a Display Writer console. Continue reading

What’s Up With The $$ Files?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

What about all those files with the $$ in front of them? Can I delete ALL of those? Will it help my computer to delete them? Continue reading

What Makes Screen Resolution?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Here’s an answer to a reader’s question explaining what ingredients go into making your computer monitor’s resolution. Continue reading

Audacity and Burning a CD

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Although Audacity cannot burn audio files, there are several free software programs that can. Continue reading

How Big is a Terabyte?

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

KB, MB, GB… we’re starting to see a new player in town when looking at the memory capacity of new computers and it’s a terabyte (TB). Just how memory is that? Continue reading

Leave it On? Turn it Off? WHY?!

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Problems and solutions with leaving your CPU and monitor on. Here’s an opinion on an age-old question. Continue reading

How to Enable DMA in Windows 7 Home Premium

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Here is a quick article that will show you how to enable DMA in Windows 7 Home Premium. Continue reading

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