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Is Gmail telling you to upgrade to a modern browser? Why it’s happening and what can be done about it. Continue reading

Microsoft has a stern warning for Security Essentials users still running XP. Continue reading

Am I Running XP?

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Learn the quickest way to find out if you’re running Windows XP. Continue reading

Lynne is a little confused about Apps in Windows 8.1. We explain what they are and why she needs them. Continue reading

If I Remove Browsers, Can I Keep XP?

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Vivienne wants to know if she can keep using XP offline. We break down the rules she must follow. Continue reading

My Printer Won’t Work With 8.1

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Robert’s printer isn’t compatible with Windows 8.1 and neither is mine. Here’s how I solved both of our issues. Continue reading

Helen wants to know if it’s possible to retrieve data from an old floppy disk. We look at her options. Continue reading

Is XP Hype Y2K All Over Again?

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Bill wonders if the end of XP concerns are a bunch of hype like Y2K. But was Y2K a bunch of hype? Continue reading

Do I Need A Router?

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Victor plans to use his his Windows XP computer strictly offline and wants to know if he needs a router. Continue reading

Bob is thinking about trying to bring back a Windows 95 computer with Ubuntu. Is that possible? Continue reading

My Camera Won’t Work With A Memory Card

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Molly’s camera was working fine until she got a new SDHC card, now it won’t recognize the card. We look at what’s causing the problem and discuss the difference between SD and SDHC. Continue reading

Help! Authentication Error On My Tablet!

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Authentication error on your device? We look at what might be calling the problem and how to fix it. Continue reading

If you make the switch to Linux Ubuntu, will people using Windows or Mac systems be able to read your documents? We look at the productivity options. Continue reading

How Can I Copy Files From XP To Windows 7?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Max wants to know how he can copy files from his Windows XP computer to his new Windows 7 model without deleting them from the XP system. Continue reading

Robert and Janet are both considering switching to Ubuntu, but first they want to know if they can find a media player. Continue reading

If I Switch To Linux, Can I Keep My Icons?

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Dennis is thinking about switching from XP to Ubuntu, but he has a question first. Can he keep his desktop icons? Continue reading

Elliot wants to know if hackers will forget about XP’s vulnerabilities in a couple of years, making the system safe to use again. Continue reading

VHS & cassette tapes: just how long do they last? Why you might want to transfer your precious memories before it’s too late. Continue reading

Did Microsoft Extend XP Support?

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Did Microsoft extend support for XP? Barry’s heard rumors and he wants to know what’s really going on. Continue reading

Rising fuel costs could cause Amazon to hike the price of Amazon Prime by up to $119 a year. Continue reading

The secret to finding out if someone has been reading your Gmail. A quick trick that will tell you if anyone is logged into your account. Continue reading

Rod wants to try Thunderbird, but he has a few questions first. We’ve got some answers. Continue reading

Netflix has revealed plans to split their pricing into three tiers, but they may cut current subscribers a break. Continue reading

Start A Tech Fund…Right Now!

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Electronics are expensive and become obsolete fast. Here’s a simple way to have cash on hand for replacements. Continue reading

If you may extra for more internal storage on your tablet or phone, you may not be getting as much space as you think. Continue reading

Frank likes Windows Vista just fine and doesn’t understand why people say Win 7 is better. We look at the differences between the operating systems. Continue reading

Where Are My Gmail Contacts?

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Mary wants to know where to find her contacts in Gmail. We’ve got a quick tip that solves her problem. Continue reading

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