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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

Enough With The XP Drama

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Suz says it’s time to stop the XP drama. She doesn’t think Windows updates or virus software are necessary. Continue reading

Why Won’t My E-Mails Delete?

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Linda wants to know why the e-mails she deletes from her mobile devices don’t delete from the e-mail server. Continue reading

Will Windows 8.1 Leave Me In The Cloud?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

G Pappy is worried that Windows 8.1 will require a constant connection to the cloud. We explain how it works. Continue reading

Darlinne loves her external hard drive, but wants to know what to do when it runs out of space. Continue reading

Will Thunderbird Work With Windows 8.

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Lonnie wants to know if Mozilla Thunderbird will work with Windows 8. Continue reading

John has a copy of Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation. He wants to know how long the license will last and if he can upgrade to a fully licensed copy. Continue reading

Bad Request Error From Bookmark

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Greg gets a bad request error when he goes to cbssports.com from a bookmark. We at what might be causing the error and how to take care of it. Continue reading

Matt would like to upgrade to the newest version of Internet Explorer, but his Vista OS won’t allow it. Is there anything he can do? Continue reading

Norman wants to set a photo as his desktop background in Windows 8. We show two ways to make that happen. Continue reading

How Can I Copy Photos To A DVD Or CD?

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Darrell wants to know how to save photos to a CD or DVD in Windows 8. Continue reading

Shanker wants to know where to find the server addresses of his e-mail accounts so he can set up an e-mail client on his computer. Continue reading

How Do I Store E-mails On My Computer?

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Lou wants to move his email out of the cloud and onto his computer. We look at some options. Continue reading

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