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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

How Do I Update Flash Properly?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Laurie wants to know to find Flash Player without a bunch of unwanted add-on toolbars. We steer her in the right direction. Continue reading

One of the neat features of Windows 8.1 is that it can handle 3D printing. So, if you own or have access to a 3D printer, you can create and print actual objects. 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

Sending Large Files Made Easy

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Learn about some free services that will make sending large files easy. Continue reading

Will TouchFreeze Work With Windows 8

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Judy has a friend with a touchpad problem and wants to know if TouchFreeze will help. 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

MyMusicCloud gives you the freedom to sore unlimited music for free. Learn how it works. Continue reading

5 Free Problem-Solvers

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Five free problem-solving downloads and how they can make your life easier. 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

What’s A Good Alternative To Photoshop?

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Learn about the different free and paid options available as a substitute for the pricey, subscription-based Adobe Photoshop tool. Continue reading

Can I Turn Scanned TIF File To Text?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Rick wants to turn scanned .tiff files into text. We show him a free and easy was to accomplish the task. Continue reading

Learn how to auto-insert subtitles onto videos with a free download. Continue reading

How Do I Get Rid Of MixiDK V30?

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Use this tip to get rid of annoying toolbars that come bundled with other downloaded software. Continue reading

Originally series, once the exclusive property of the TV networks are now popping up everywhere, including on-demand services such as Hulu Plus and Netflix. Continue reading

The Overdrive Media Console allows you to download E-books and audiobooks from your local library to read or listen to on your computer or your personal devices. It is free to download and easy to use. Continue reading

Restore Windows Paint

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Robert from Raymond Maine writes: How do I get my Windows Paint program back? I tried to repair it from the program files, but it says it has a damaged file and won’t install. I am running XP Pro and IE. Answer: You can reinstall Paint or other Windows built-in programs you are missing fairly easily in Windows XP. Start by clicking… Continue reading

Apps aren’t hard to find (unless you’re looking in the Windows App store,) but good apps aren’t so easy. A lot of free apps aren’t even worth the time it takes to install on your phone or mobile device. So here’s a quick round-up of our favorite apps from the past few months: Continue reading

Is there something wrong with your computer?

Does it seem slower than it used to be?
Are you worried about security holes?
Do you wonder if you have too much clutter on your hard drive?
Is your registry as fast as it should be?
Do unnecessary start-up programs slow your computer down?
Do you have performance robbing memory leaks?
Is your Internet as fast

WS App Review: Sports Tracker

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

There are many exercise tracking applications on the market. However, most are not really up-to-the-mark. The Sports Tracker application is an exception. This application is remarkably well designed and has very few short comings for tracking distance based exercises. It also has a special add-on that enables you to track your heart rate. Continue reading

LibreOffice 4.0 Released – Free Office Suite

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

LibreOffice has released version 4.0 of their popular free office suite with some exciting improvements. Is it worth a download? Is it as good as Microsoft Office 2013? I’ll give you just the facts below. LibreOffice is a Open Source project spun off of the popular Open Office suite. The suite of application includes… Continue reading

WS App Review: Scanner Radio

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Listening to police and fire scanners can be interesting and sometimes a little scary. You could spend around $100 to buy a scanner and listen to calls in your area, or you could download Scanner Radio for free and listen to calls on over 3600 police and fire scanners in the United States and Australia on your phone or tablet. Continue reading

Microsoft Messenger Going Away, Welcome Skype

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Scott from Souza writes: Yesterday Microsoft Messenger sent me an email telling me I had to “update to Skype” or lose my account. I assume, therefore, that I will also lose my Hotmail account and everything in it. I’m concerned that Skype is a social networking service (none of which I trust for security reasons). I have not been able to find answers to these concerns by searching online, and I was wondering what you and your readers know about all of this. Thanks much. Answer: Microsoft… Continue reading

When you buy an album as Amazon, they will now give you a free digital copy. The company is even offering free digital copies of music purchased 15 years ago. It’s called AutoRip and here’s how it works… Continue reading

Here’s the scenario: Dan is going through his start menu, when he comes across some applications that he doesn’t use...ever! He decides to uninstall them, but since he’s too lazy to navigate all the way to the Add/Remove Programs window, He leaves it for another day and moves on.

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Nitro Reader – Best Free PDF Software

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

PDF is a document format used on the web and by companies to transit product guides, manuals, brochures and other documents in a format that can be universally read and will print exactly as the person sending it intends. The most common reader for PDF documents is Adobe Reader available here. The problem with Adobe Reader is it’s basically just a viewer. You can’t use it to edit, create or extract text or images from the files. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a free PDF viewer to do all of that? Continue reading

Gmail Backup

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

If you use Google Gmail, there is a fantastic utility which allows you to backup all of your e-mails to a folder on your computer. You may wonder, why bother, since Gmail has never deleted any e-mail before, but since Gmail is a free service, there are no guarantees that they will not change that policy in the future and limit the retention period for e-mails. Continue reading

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