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Can you stop Windows 10 from updating automatically? Continue reading

We get a lot of questions about Linux-based systems. There’s a seemingly endless number of versions (known as distros or flavors). Linda is curious about Robolinux. She writes:

What is the purpose of Robolinux? Just wondering if I need to familiarize myself with it.

Robolinux is a robust user-friendly Linux distribution oriented towards Windows users who want to migrate to the open source

Locks On Taskbar Icons

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Ron has locks on some of his taskbar icons. We help him fix the issue. Continue reading

Does the arrival of Windows 10 mean support is stopping for earlier Windows operating systems? Continue reading

Help! Your Tip Isn’t Working On My PC

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

What happens when a tip won’t work on your PC? We’ve got some troubleshooting tips. Continue reading

How Can I Open Publisher 2000 Files?

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Is there a way to open Publisher 2000 files? We look at some alternatives. Continue reading

Can I Charge My Phone Overnight?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Is it safe to use a phone charger overnight? Continue reading

Norway Shuts Down FM Radio

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Is it the beginning of the end for FM radio? Norway is shutting down all FM signals. Continue reading

Government: Windows 7 PCs Come Out On Top

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

The PC is far from dead according to some numbers released by the government. Continue reading

Beware Stowaways On Updates

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Beware stowaways on updates. How to avoid ending up with unwanted toolbars and programs installed on your PC. Continue reading

Six quick keyboard shortcuts to make Google Drive easier. Continue reading

Help! Excel 97 Stopped Working

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Excel 97 has stopped working on Alan’s computer. What may be wrong and what he can do to fix it. Continue reading

How Many Versions Of Windows 8?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

How many versions of Windows 8 are there? We’ll explain why the answer could be 4 or 12. Continue reading

6 Versions Of Windows 7

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Did you know there are six different versions of Windows 7? We break them down. Continue reading

What Is A SIM Card?

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Al wants to know why his cell phone provider is asking him to register his SIM. Continue reading

Use Google Now For Quick Calculations

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Use Google Now to quickly calculate a tip. Continue reading

Two flash-drive sized PCs are on their way to the marketplace. How they can turn your TV into a PC. Continue reading

Opt Out Of Verizon Supercookie

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

You can opt out of Verizon’s supercookie, but doing it isn’t that easy. Continue reading

Imbed Video In A Word Document

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Learn how easily imbed online videos into your Word 2013 documents. Continue reading

Open Word 2013 To A Blank Document

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

How to make Word 2013 open to a blank document instead of a start menu. Continue reading

Microsoft adds more phones to the list eligible to test out Windows 10. Continue reading

Find An Android App Fast

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Learn how to find apps fast on your Android phone. Continue reading

Facebook: No Nudity Allowed Except…

Monday, March 30th, 2015

There’s no nudity allowed on Facebook – with a few exceptions. We break down the rules. Continue reading

Work Offline With Google Drive

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Work offline with documents from your Google Drive. Continue reading

Amazon Gets The Okay To Test Drones

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Amazon gets the go-ahead from the FAA to test delivery drones. Continue reading

Live! Straight From Your Oven

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

A new oven will let you watch a livestream of you dinner baking using your smartphone. Continue reading

Is It The End Of Internet Explorer?

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Microsoft is focusing on a new and improved browser for Windows 10. Why this could mean the end of Internet Explorer. Continue reading

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