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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

Is Microsoft pulling support for Windows 8 & 8.1? We break down the facts. Continue reading

Windows Upgrade Options For XP Users

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

What’s your best upgrade option from XP? We compare Windows 7 and 8. 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

8-Year-Old Creates App For Other Kids

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

An eight-year-old boy has created a free Windows Phone app aimed at kids just like him. 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

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

The Most Important Tech Tip Of All

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

What’s the most important tech tip of all? Samantha says she’s not tech-savvy, find out why we say she actually has the most important tech skill out there. Continue reading

Replace XP With Linux Ubuntu: Part 3

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

We wrap up our tutorial on replacing Windows XP with Linux Ubuntu. Continue reading

Why Stop XP Support?

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

A lot of you want to know why Microsoft is stopping XP support. But I have a question for you. 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

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

f.lux

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Is your computer keeping you up late? f.lux is free software that warms up your computer display at night, to match your indoor lighting. Continue reading

Parkopedia

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

A Wikipedia for parking! Find out where to park, no matter where you’re traveling. Continue reading

Always Show Thumbnails

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Learn how to make files display with thumbnails of the photos inside. 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

Tiles Not Working In Windows 8.1

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Tiles are not working for Bud and Caroline since they installed Windows 8.1. We troubleshoot. 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

Dennis is big on the touchscreen interface for Windows 8. Continue reading

Will AVG Keep My XP Computer Safe?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Alice is hoping AVG antivirus will keep her XP computer safe after Microsoft ends support. Continue reading

In part 8 of our Control Panel Tree series we look at east of access settings. Continue reading

Manuel’s hard drive crashed and he wants to figure out how to get Windows 8 activated again on his new drive. 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

The Bing Food & Drink app lets you go hands-free in the kitchen with your tablet. 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

Did Microsoft Call Me At Home?

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Carolyn has been getting some strange calls form someone claiming to represent Microsoft and wants to know if she’s the target of a scam. Continue reading

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