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Could Twitter Replace Your Newspaper?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Could Twitter replace your newspaper. Learn about plans for a daily news edition. Continue reading

Reclaiming 7

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Destroyed your Windows 7 restore disc? The good news is that it is possible to replace it. Continue reading

Where Can I Find Windows Mail?

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Connie wants to add Windows Mail to her new laptop. We show her where to find the program. Continue reading

Help! I’ve Lost My Admin Password

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Dolly lost her admin password when her computer tech passed away. We look at her options for regaining control of her PC. Continue reading

Help! How Do I Burn A DVD In 8.1?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Beryl wants to know how to burn a DVD in Windows 8.1. Continue reading

Photography for eBay

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Want to sell something on eBay? Learn how to take photos that show off your merchandise. Continue reading

Want to have the fun of Christmas every month? Subscribe to a geek-themed mystery box. Continue reading

External Speakers Not Working

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Any time that you have a hardware problem, there are a number of factors that might cause it. Here are some of them, along with some solutions. Continue reading

Y H8 8?

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Steve from Oklahoma writes:

“It appears all the questions revolve around people going back to Windows 7. If 8 and 8.1 are so great, why are so many people wanting to go back to, or stay with, 7?”

Well, Steve from Oklahoma, you’ve asked the million dollar question.   Although, in my experience, there are far more questions concerning staying with XP than

DVD Drive Not Reading

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Roseann from Mebourne, Austrailia writes:

  “Hi Steve.  I’m writing from Melbourne Australia. I’m using (please don’t laugh) Vista Premium, which I have for the last 5 years. It has never given me any trouble up to now. I have been told that this is rare. My problem relates to the E: drive. It is present in My Computer. When I right click in this

Do I Have To Upgrade?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

The techs providing Lois’ tech support want her to upgrade to 8.1 and add OneDrive. Does she have to follow their suggestions? Continue reading

Why Don’t You Talk About AOL?

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Natalie wants to know why we don’t write more about the AOL browser. Continue reading

How Do I Upgrade Kubuntu?

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Bob wants to know where he can find the latest version of Kubuntu. We show him where to find the latest versions of you Linux operating system. Continue reading

In The News 01-02-15

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

In The News 01-02-14 Apple pushes its first automatic OS X security updates, Playstation & XBox networks shut down for Christmas and parents use high-tech to protect kids’ health. Continue reading

Help! Notes Missing From My iPhone

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Carol writes:

NOTES have disappeared entirely from my iPhone — the icon AND the (some important) info which I had put there for “safe keeping” and “future reference”!  Can it be retrieved?

The good news is that you can’t delete Notes from your phone. You may have accidentally moved it to another page as we explained in a previous article.

Unlocking Your Phone

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Unlocking your phone for overseas use or use on another carrier can be fairly straight forward, or a total pain in the butt, but not impossible. Continue reading

How Can I Delete Cloud Access?

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

How to remove the OneDrive app from your Windows 7 PC. Continue reading

Is It Safe to Delete Windows.old Folders?

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Beverly from Taunton MA writes:

I have an ASUS CM5570 that is 4 years old as of Aug 9. It came with VISTA and a Win 7 Home Premium upgrade. I then purchased Win 7 Ultimate. Now I have all of them aboard under Windows, Windows old, Windows old.000 and windows old .oo1. Could I remove any of them because my HD is 3/4 full

How Can I Save My 8MM Film?

Monday, December 8th, 2014

We all love our old home movies. The format that they’re on? Not so much. Here are some options for updating that so that you can continue to enjoy them. Continue reading

Unlocking Your Blackberry

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Unlocking a Blackberry can be a trial. Here are some hints and tips. Continue reading

4 great extensions for Thunderbird e-mail that make your life much easier. Continue reading

New E-mail Scams

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Two new e-mail scams that I have to admit use some pretty clever tactics. Continue reading

Word Frequency Counter

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Word Frequency Counter allows you to count the frequency usage of each word in your text. Continue reading

Facebook: Friend, Page or Group?

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

What’s the difference between a Facebook profile, page, group and event? We break it down. Continue reading

10 Minute Mail

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

10 – Minute – Mail : temporary free web-based addresses created in advance, with no registration required. Addresses expire after 10 minutes, but this time can be manually “refilled”. Continue reading

Why Is My WiFi Signal Weak?

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

If you are having problems receiving your wi-fi signal, there are a number of possible reasons. Here are a few… Continue reading

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