Archive for December, 2011

Most smartphones can now play music, which means MP3 players like the iPod will soon be obsolete.

RIP technology: Four popular types that will very soon be no longer

As technology has progressed, we've had to say goodbye to cassette tapes, VHS players and bulky cathode-ray-tube television sets. We've had to throw out the box-like desktop computers that gathered dust in our closets after the local Read More

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If you got a new computer for the holidays, be sure to download antivirus software.

How to get started with a new computer

If you were lucky enough to receive a new computer over the holidays, you've probably wasted no time unearthing the shiny new PC from its layers of packaging. But, before you begin Web surfing, downloading content and selecting the perfect sc...Read More

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If you got a new Android over the holidays, there are a few things you need to set up to get started.

How to set up your Android smartphone

If you received an Android phone over the holidays, you've probably been busy loading contacts, setting up your accounts and just playing with the interface. But, there are some important steps you should take to make sure that your smartphon...Read More

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If you're having trouble reading the screen on your Mac, try zooming in to increase the font size.

How to change font size for Macs

If you feel as though you almost need to touch your nose to your computer's screen to read the print on your Mac, it doesn't necessarily mean that you need Read More

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Don't buy new glasses just yet - if your computer's making you squint, try making the font a bit bigger.

How to make your computer’s font bigger in Windows

Staring at a computer screen for hours each day inevitably takes a toll on your eyesight. In addition, many screens are larger than ever before, so while photos and video can be larger, text often appears smaller. Instead of upping the prescriptio...Read More

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They aren't exactly sugar cookies - Web cookies are small text files that allow websites to "remember" you.

Cookies: The pros and cons

No, this article isn't about chocolate chip or sugar cookies - the cookie we're referring to is what's known as a Web cookie, which is a small text file that is automatically inserted into your hard drive by a Web page server.

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Beware of computer hackers - some may even call you on the telephone, and try to get you to give them remote access to your computer.

Scam Alert: Beware of hackers – even over the phone


Residents across Connecticut reported receiving strange telephone calls on Monday, December 19, from a so-called computer repair company. The cal...Read More

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Facebook has created a new feature to replace its previous personal profile: "Timeline."

Getting started with Facebook Timeline

All of you Facebook users out there may have heard about the social network's latest addition: an application known as "Timeline."

Timeline is a new way to format your Facebook profile that shows your Facebook history in a ch...Read More

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Apple's iPad or iPad 2 is one of the most popular gifts this holiday season.

Four great techie holiday gifts

The holidays are just around the corner, and if there is someone in your family or circle of friends that seems just impossible to shop for, look no further than the world of technology. From tablets to smartphones to e-readers, the world of techn...Read More

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Google's social media platform, Google+, just might be a match for Facebook.

Is Google+ the new Facebook?


Ever since Google launched its new social media platform, Google+, this past summer, people have been abuzz as to whether it will turn out to be Facebook's most serious competitor yet.

Google+ has many similar features to...Read More

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