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(StatePoint) The kitchen is perhaps the most functional room of any home, but often it doesn’t feel large enough or flexible enough. And great cooking starts with a comfortable kitchen.
Question: I know Windows XP is about to be retired, but is it safe enough for me to do my taxes or should I upgrade it first? — Ralph
Q: Is there an easy way to see if I have a hidden keylogger on my Windows 7 computer before I start doing my taxes? — Don
Q: I am having an increasing number of emails that are sent from Gmail, not being received and not in their spam folder. If I send it from my Cox address, they receive it. This is very frustrating. Any ideas? — Eileen
Q: I’ve seen you talking about how hybrid hard drives can boost the performance of an older laptop, but what about getting one in a new laptop? I’ve been looking for a new laptop with a hybrid hard drive and I can’t find any. — Clint
Q: I’m going to various countries in Europe this summer and can’t figure out the best way to use my smartphone. Any suggestions?
Q: What causes a laptop’s screen to suddenly have a tiny black spot in the middle of it and is there anything I can do about it? — Thomas
Q: What is better for a computer, leaving it on all the time or shutting it down every night? — Justin
Q: What can I do to get better battery life from my smartphone? It doesn’t even get me through the afternoon on most days. — Ed
I am trying to find a way to legally copy DVDs we own to an external hard drive for storage connected to my laptop. When we take long road trips it would be nice to not have to haul all our movies along. — Bill
Q: I received a call today from a male who identified himself as Andrew Allison with Microsoft Security. He told me that “my NT wires” were installed incorrectly and were causing errors across the internet and that he could talk me through the steps needed to correct the problem. Trying to find a way to report this to Microsoft... — Dennis
Q: I would like to print from my Gmail account on my iPhone or iPad to my printer, but it doesn’t come up in Apple’s print option on either (device). Any suggestions? — Daryl
Q: Is a VPN the safest way to use an unsecured (public) Wi-Fi connection? Are there other ways to stay safe? Are there any free VPNs out there for personal use? — Kevin
Right about now you are likely asking yourself “what the heck is an Ouya?”, and rightfully so, as pretty much the only people familiar with this system are avid gamers, developers, and those who happen to frequent Kickstarter.com.
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In years past you have likely seen the Apple commercials showing the cool, fun, tech savvy, Justin Long stating “I’m a Mac” followed by the nerdy, boring, suited John Hodgman stating “And I’m a PC”. The commercials were witty and very effective in landing the message: unless you are boring, and want to do nothing more with your computer than build spreadsheets and enter data, you should own a Mac. So effective in fact, that Microsoft retaliated with a series of “I’m a PC” ads designed to show everyday people, not just boring cubicle inhabiting drones, to be “PC’s”. Ultimately, the win for this marketing battle went to Apple, as their market share increased, and it suddenly became “cool” to own an Apple computer.
After months of rumors, speculation and discussion, one of the most important announcements in history was made on September 12. It dominated every conversation in the workplace, around the water cooler and in the classrooms. On that day, it was said that people were seen with an “extra hop in their step” and that birds seemed to chirp just a bit louder and with more glee. The sun was brighter than… ok, I guess that’s enough sarcasm. Yes, the iPhone 5 will be released this week. But, is it enough of an upgrade for you to replace your current iPhone? Will it cause Android users to switch their allegiance? What’s the big deal anyway?
Your computer is running slow, sluggish, and just downright terrible. What do you do? Most of the time the answer is “add more memory", but what type? The problem that many people have is determining what type of memory they actually need. There are many different types of memory that go into a computer. The primary memory that is utilized in a computer that most consumers would have to upgrade is hard drive memory, RAM, and video memory.
By now, most people have heard of Amazon’s Kindle Fire. If you are hearing about it for the first time, or have heard of it but don’t know much about it, keep reading. It is a very useful device that you may not yet realize you want.
To many people, buying a new computer is both an exciting and worrisome experience. The worrisome part tends to supersede the excitement as most people do not know what is important to the computer.
I am a techno-geek. Reading about the latest and greatest technology excites me, like a kid in a candy store. I love it all- the newest big screen TV’s, smart phones, computers, game consoles, and tablets. You name it, I am into it. I even love the challenge of confronting and fixing the growing pains that new technology can present.
Yes, Facebook now has a new format for the way you view yours and others’ profiles called Timeline.