Why is My Computer So Slow?

This is a great question because fixing this problem costs so much less than it used to years ago. The shortest answer is – “buy and install more memory (RAM)”. One of my college professors used to have a rule about upgrading an older computer before buying a new one....

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I have Windows Vista – is that bad? Should I upgrade?

Usually, in technology, newer is better. However, with the release of Windows Vista, something happened that is rarely seen in this type of environment. Vista had certainly been a long time in coming. Typically, Windows operating systems come every couple of years (think Windows 95, Windows 98). However, Windows XP...

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Should I Renew My Anti-Virus Software?

Why You Should Never Pay for AntiVirus Software (or, how to save $50.00 per year). Every once in a while, someone will come up to me and say – “hey, good news! I paid for the latest anti-virus software renewal updates, just like you said!” At that point, I like...

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Connecting a computer to the TV – and why

This subject is one that’s absolutely amazing, once you take the plunge. Sure, it’s kind of strange having a computer in the living room. Sure, you have to find somewhere to hide it, or make it look like part of the furniture. But the amount of things it opens up...

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How to Pick Your Next Mobile Phone

This is a great question I get all the time. I’m going to break this down into categories as much as possible. First, ask yourself – what do I want my mobile phone to do? Do I want to email from it? Sync with Outlook or Microsoft Exchange? Send instant...

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Printing on both sides

This has irked me for years. Why waste half a piece of paper when printing? Duplex printers address this issue well – they print a page out, then suck it back into print on the other side. But what if you don’t have a printer that supports automatic duplexing? Printers...

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Your Next Computer

Often, I get asked by friends and family what they should get as a new computer. My first question is always in regard to budget, and what you’ll be doing with the machine. Are you going to just go on the Internet, email, store pictures and music, and do some word processing? If so - this article is for you.

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