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Despite my best intentions to give personalized gifts to everyone on my holiday list, at least one or two people always end up with a gift card. Deep down I can’t shake the feeling that I’m calling it in. This year, I’ve resolved to consider gifting some great online services, a gift that keeps on giving, month after month.
Last week, I talked about a relatively new option in the field of computer repair: remote service.
These days, we want everything fast, from food to computer repairs. If you’ve seen the TV ads for iYogi.net, you may have wondered, “How can a tech in India fix a computer in Nantucket?” I’m here to unravel some of the mystery of Internet-based tech support.
Computer repair is like taking your car to the mechanic, at least for most of us. As much as I depend on my car, it’s a mystery how all the parts work together to get me down the road.
Like the familiar route you take to work every day, we all find ourselves following routine — even when there may be a faster or easier way.
I have a data problem. I create data in different places with multiple devices. I’ll take pictures with my phone, buy a song on my iPod, download a movie to my iPad and create documents on my laptop. All of these devices fragment my data, and taking the time to converge them can eat the better part of an evening. Within a few weeks, I am all out of sync again.
Long summer days with the kids downloading all manner of Internet sludge has likely left your computer with the technology equivalent of a hangover.
If you’ve ever looked up from a computer to discover you’ve just lost two hours to Farmville or World of Warcroft, you might want to believe that playing video games has some redeeming value.
Buying a new computer can be almost as stressful as buying a new car. How do you find the best fit for your needs without blowing your budget?
Back to school is a great time to take advantage of retailers competing for parent’s dollars, and finally upgrade from that old Windows 98 machine limping along in your basement.
As the new school year approaches, the question I get asked most often is, “Should I buy a laptop or a tablet?”
By now, you’ve probably at least heard of Google+ and you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Is it really the new Facebook?
Back when your computer was shiny and new, it likely came with pre-installed Norton or McAfee anti-virus software.