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Reviewing Windows 8 reviews – as “exhausting” as using the new OS

Tweet My accountant the other day said she’s in the market for a new PC and asked if she and her family should upgrade to Windows 8. Having covered PC technology for many years, she thought I might have some […]

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Three way video interview over the Internet, thanks Oovoo

This is very cool. A three-way interview with one person in Brussels, another in Toronto and yours truly in West Newbury, Mass. I was using a MacBook

Verizon Wireless bandwidth, call minutes limits: there has to be a better way

I have been on a work vacation in Florida this week and have used my iPhone hotspot for Internet access. Since that costs $20 a month and it

Windows checking for a solution…oh, really?!

Two blue screens of death (BSOD)  in as many weeks: Yikes, is it my under a year old desktop? Windows 7? Some of my apps? I have no idea

Is Windows 7 more reliable than its predecessors?

Is Windows 7 really that much better from previous versions...or than much more reliable? I am beginning to think not all that much given huge expectations for Win7. After using

Upgrading Desktop PC require work and research, but it handsomely pays off

I just bought a new desktop after eight years living on a Dell 8300 Pentium 4 for which I plunked down $2562 on April 2, 2003. This time around,

Buying a Long Overdue Desktop

[caption id="attachment_1658" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Dell Studio XPS 8100"][/caption] It's been almost eight years since I acquired my last desktop computer. It's time to go shopping for a new

McAfee Madness

When three of your computers start acting up, you look for the common culprit. By acting up, I mean slow to a crawl or shut you out of

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