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Help! My Desktop Icons Won’t Work!

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

None of Dan’s desktop icons will open and they all have an .LNK extension on the end. We look at what’s behind the problem and how to fix it. Continue reading

MacClurg wants to find the best cloud storage solution. We look at Microsoft OneDrive. Continue reading

Microsoft has released a big security update for Internet Explorer. It’s an important update, since there are almost 60 known vulnerabilities affecting the popular browser. Continue reading

An important security note for users of Windows 8.1. If you haven’t made the latest system updates, you won’t be able to get the latest security patches. Continue reading

Which OS Is Best For My Club?

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Patty needs a new computer for her club, but she’s not sure which operating system to go with. Should she choose Windows 7 or 8.1? Continue reading

Shirley is looking for a way to convert old documents to Word 2010. Is there a quick way and should she even bother? Continue reading

Microsoft thinks it might have the tablet that could replace the laptop – the larger and thinner Surface Pro 3 Continue reading

In The News 05-23-14

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

In The News 05-23-14 Firefox gives in and goes with DRM, Comcast bringing back data caps and a big Xbox One price drop. Continue reading

Will Microsoft Give Up On Touchscreens?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Christine wants to know if Microsoft will abandon touchscreens and go back to emphasizing the good old mouse and keyboard. Continue reading

How Long Does OS Support Last?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

How long are operating systems supported? We compare Windows, Mac OS & Linux policies. Continue reading

XP Security Update: Was It Real?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Terry is wondering if an XP update notice he received is the real thing. Continue reading

A security flaw in Word could allow attackers to take control of your computer if you simply preview and e-mail. How it works and how to prevent it. Continue reading

In The News 03-28-2014

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

In The News for 3-28-2014: Sprint expands LTE service, Microsoft offers $50 bucks to switch from XP and YouTube plans kid-friendly channel. Continue reading

XP computers are 6 times more likely to be attacked than Windows 7 machines. The CEO of AVAST Security issues a warning about the dangers of using XP. Continue reading

XP – Don’t Shoot The Messenger

Monday, March 24th, 2014

We get a lot of angry letters from people who aren’t planning on giving up XP. Continue reading

End Of XP: Don’t Be Flip About It

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Pat thinks we don’t get how serious the end of XP support is for XP users. We explain why we’re being pretty blunt about he situation and what the options are. Continue reading

In The News – 03-07-2014

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

In The News for 3-07-2014: App allows deliveries directly to your car trunk and even opens it for the carrier. Facebook forgets about e-mail and SkyDrive is Now OneDrive Continue reading

In The News: 02-21-2014

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

In The News 02-21-0214 – Microsoft says help your friends switch from XP, Windows looks to challenge Kindle and the most dangerous malware ever. Continue reading

In The News 02-14-2014

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

In The News 02-14-2014: Microsoft gets a new CEO, XP’s market share actually grows as the end nears and a critical Flash Player update. Continue reading

Updates to the Xbox One will allow better voice control, USB keyboard compatibility and improvements to multi-player systems. 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

In The News: 01-31-2014

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

In The News 01-31-2014 – The majority of ATMs are still running XP, Verizon cuts data plan prices and good news for fans of the Windows 8 desktop mode. 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

Can I Buy My Own Security For XP?

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Nina is hoping that she can buy her own security protection for Windows XP. We explain why that won’t work. Continue reading

End Of XP: New Computer Is Too Expensive

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Eleanor knows it’s time to upgrade from XP, but can’t afford a new computer. What are her options? 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

Why Defend Windows 8?

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Clair wants to why we seem to be so positive about Windows 8.1. Continue reading

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