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Computer Care: We love our gadgets, but sometimes too much

Everything we use is getting smaller. We now hook our gadgets to our belts or put them in our pockets or purses. The bag cell phone of the early nineties is finally smaller than Captain Kirk's communicator.

October 15, 2011 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Tune up your computer to make it run like new again

Just because your computer is 4 or even 6 years old, it doesn't necessarily mean that you need to replace it. If you see more blue screens than desktops, or you still have an operating system from the last century, your computer is indubitably a candidate for replacement.

October 01, 2011 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Free programs can be great, but sometimes at a price

All too often, free programs aren't worth what you paid for them. Many are junk; some are only malware, not even real applications. Others come with bloatware attached to them, which leaves you wondering where that new desktop icon or browser toolbar came from.

September 17, 2011 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Search engines are your browser's GPS

Internet Web browsers get you where you're going online. But what if you don't know where you're going? It's like driving without a map or global positioning.

September 03, 2011 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Beware of costly email scams

Computers are getting faster as prices drop. Facebook dominates the Internet and email scams from Nigeria and various mystery lotteries continue to fill my spam box.

August 20, 2011 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Beware of phony anti-virus apps; they're really malware

Not all is what it seems when it comes to programs for your computer. There are so many rogue applications circulating the Internet now that one is sure to end up on your browser or in your inbox.

August 06, 2011 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: It may be time to ditch your old programs

The last time we talked, I gave you some ideas on how to improve your computer system.

July 08, 2011 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Random tips to keep your computer humming

If you lose your Internet connection, do you know how to reset your modem? How about stopping the main cause for system overheating? Can you add memory to your computer or stop programs from starting each time Windows boots? If you can't answer "yes" to the above questions, keep reading.

June 25, 2011 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Don't neglect your computer or the bad guys will win

Too many computer users expect to turn their machines on and just use them. They have little, if any, knowledge or skills to help them operate, maintain or repair their own computer.

June 11, 2011 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: High tech devices bring the future to the present

Twenty-five years ago, my most high-tech device was an electric typewriter. Now I have GPS in my pocket and a Bluetooth in my ear. Being the techno-geek that I am, I can't help but wonder what the future holds.

May 28, 2011 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Free apps can make your computer run smarter, better

Over the past few years, I've advised you to update your operating system, renew your anti-virus, run a malware scan and defrag your hard drive. Not exactly a walk in the park, but necessary nonetheless.

May 14, 2011 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Cellphones are getting bigger, smarter and cooler

I upgraded my cellphone this week. Like my desktop and laptop, I don't run to replace these items when new technology hits the store shelves. Generally I wait until something stops working. Recently it was my not-so-smart cellphone.

April 30, 2011 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: User Account Control a matter of preference

Most pop-ups originate from malware. You've seen them. Those annoying ads, the pages of misdirection on your browser or boxes from non-existent utilities that claim to clean your registry.

April 16, 2011 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: When updating registry, back up before going forward

Most computers users are generally not afraid to defragment their hard drives, delete temporary files or even reinstall Windows to their computer. But mention editing the registry and even some well-seasoned geeks may break out in a cold sweat and defer that task to someone more qualified.

April 02, 2011 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Destroy data on old PC or it could come back to bite you

You have an old computer that you want to give away or throw out. Perhaps you found a gem of a PC at a yard sale. Either way, the issue to consider is the data on the hard drive.

March 19, 2011 | Arthur Glazer | Business

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