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People are often surprised when they find out that I prefer laptops over desktop (or tower) computers. For the average computer user, laptops have everything a person needs to get up and running right out of the box. It’s usually not necessary to have to shop around for parts – the typical l…

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Wireless printers seem to be all the rage these days and why not? The convenience of being able to place your printer anywhere in the room, even in another room altogether and still be able to print, makes them very appealing indeed. And with just about everyone equipped with a wireless rout…

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It’s no secret; people want their machines to run fast. That’s why people who know very little about computers will spend so much money making sure they have the most ram and the latest processor with all the bells and whistles. Even though they have only a vague idea of how any of these par…

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Let's talk about power. Not the kind of power that we usually think of when we think of computers and power. I don't mean processor power measured in gigahertz or anything like that. Let's talk about the power that your computer needs to run. Good, old-fashioned AC power - all computers need…

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If you have surfed the web for any length of time then I’m sure at some point you’ve run into the infamous “red X” where a picture or other graphic was supposed to appear.

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Computer repair is a tricky business - you never know what kind of problems you are going to be asked to solve and there is always the pressure to get it done quickly. Every call is a different challenge and most of the time it can take a half hour or more just looking around trying to get a…

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Once upon a time there was this guy who was so enamored with “cloud” computing that he stuck all of his digital eggs in one basket and in the blink of an eye lost it all.

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Most of the time, when I get calls for computer help I can usually figure out how to fix things out instinctively. Why? Well because I examine the contents of the different menus looking for the option that will most likely get me closer to my goal (while keeping in mind whatever it is I’m t…

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One of the features that make laptop computers so appealing is the fact that they are portable. With a laptop you are free to roam where you want to.

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One of the things that I’ve noticed over the years is that it’s real easy to forget to pay attention to what the mouse is doing.

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If there is one basic function that everyone is familiar with and yet shrouded in mystery I would have to say that would be the “print” command. Again, everybody is familiar with the print command – click the print button and your printer spits out a hard copy. But the reason it’s shrouded i…