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What Is A Cache?

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

What is a cache and why does my computer write to it before writing files to a disk? Well, it’s a place to store your stuff. Continue reading

What Exactly IS A Router?

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

What exactly is a router, and can you use one in place of a cable or DSL modem? Continue reading

Seamless MP3 With Audacity

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Combining .mp3 files in Audicity into one longer file is a great way to listen to split files, and pretty easy. Continue reading

Which Memory Card Should I Buy?

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Which memory card is right for your device? We break down the options and help you make the best decision. Continue reading

Wearable Tech: Part 2

Monday, April 21st, 2014

The wearable tech products that can turn your body into a computer. Continue reading

How wearable tech can turn your body into a computer. Continue reading

Internet On The Go

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Terri wants to get internet at her mom’s house, but her mom has no need for internet service, so Terri wants to look at her options. Here are a couple, including pay-as-you go or as part of your plan through your wireless provider. Continue reading

Learn how to use disk management to partition your hard drive. Continue reading

DVD Plus or Minus

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

DVD – R and DVD + R are both available in most electronics stores. Which would be the correct format for recording? Continue reading

Solving CAPTCHA

Friday, March 21st, 2014

CAPTCHA software was designed to keep websites safe from “bots”, but, like so many other security “features” of websites ends up punishing the good for the sake of the bad. Here are some suggestions for helping the visually impaired solve CAPTCHA. Continue reading

Saving Your Memories

Monday, March 10th, 2014

You want to keep your old photos safe forever, and the best way to do that is safe storage and redundancy. Continue reading

Facebook Buys WhatsApp

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Facebook is paying $16 billion for popular messaging app WhatsApp. But will that mean changes for the app? Continue reading

A problem with Java 7 put many of us who play games on Pogo.com out of commission. Thank goodness, it is resolved now, but here is the information on it, just in case a similar issue happens in the future. Continue reading

Replace XP With Linux Ubuntu: Part 3

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

We wrap up our tutorial on replacing Windows XP with Linux Ubuntu. Continue reading

Replacing XP With Linux Ubuntu: Part 2

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Replacing Windows XP with Linux Ubuntu: part 2 of our special series Continue reading

Replacing XP With Linux Ubuntu: Part 1

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Thinking about replacing XP with Linux Ubuntu? We walk you through the process step-by-step. Continue reading

PS4 vs. Xbox One Part 3: Not Just For Gaming

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

There is a lot that you can do with your consoles other than simply game… movies, sports, even CRUNCHY ROLL! Continue reading

Robots Have Already Taken Over: Part 2

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

From sweeping the floor to cleaning the litter box, how robots can make your life easier at home. Continue reading

Robots Have Already Taken Over: Part 1

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Most people are not aware that robots are all around us and they already control many important aspects of our everyday lives. Continue reading

What’s the difference between a server and a router? George wants to know. We break it all down and explain why a home server might be a good option. Continue reading

PS4 vs. Xbox One Part 2: Tech Specs

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

The hot new gaming consoles right now are the PS4 and the Xbox One. Here’s a look at the hearts and guts of both machines, which one has what advantages and disadvantages and where they tie. Continue reading

Perfect Gadgets For Travel

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Find out the best gadgets to pack when you’re ready to hit the road for some traveling. Continue reading

Will Reformatting Kill A Virus?

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Reformatting your hard drive will remove a virus from your system, but there are also some less radical solutions. Continue reading

The eagerly-awaited next-gen consoles from Playstation and Microsoft are finally here. This is the first in a series of articles that compares the two companies’ history with consoles and compares the two consoles themselves. Continue reading

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