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Computer Care: High-technology use has exploded in the last decade

The first 10 years of life goes by the slowest. Think about it. You're a child and you go to school. Every day is pretty much the same as the last. The monotony seems to go on forever. Every decade thereafter though, seems to quicken the pace somewhat.

January 02, 2010 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: USB port options run the gamut

I am a gadget freak. This should be no surprise to you since you know that I fix and write about computers. Some of the coolest gadgets for computers come in the form of USB-powered devices. So let's depart today from the usual "how to fix your computer" and find some practical and unusual gadgets for it instead.

December 18, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Take out the trash on your computer

Everyone use their computers with little regard as to maintenance. I'm not talking about running virus checkers or scanning for malware. That was another column and we've already covered it. What I'm referring to is the regular task of taking out the trash.

December 05, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Even with its ails, Internet has changed our lives forever

Some say the Internet is our downfall. Others insist it is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Although I'm not a huge Facebook fan, haven't really used eBay in years and don't download music, I think the Internet has changed the way we communicate and do business. I'm an e-advocate for certain.

November 21, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: PCs speeding up, bit by bit

Here we are, leaving the era of 32-bit computing and entering that of 64-bit. It is more powerful, uses system resources more efficiently and doesn't cost much more. One drawback is that hardly anyone knows what it is.

November 06, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Best to reinstall your OS when problems mount

On occasion, I find myself attempting a tuneup on a computer that is beyond tuning. If your registry is corrupt, you have unnecessary programs run at start-up and check disk initiates every time you boot up, you have a problem.

October 25, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Windows 7 is a big step up from Vista

Windows 7 will be out in a couple of weeks and unlike its predecessor, it is something to look forward to.

October 09, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Beware the pitfalls of home PC repair

There are circumstances when a computer can be fixed at home without the aid of a technician. There are also times when self-repair should never be attempted. Consider some of these situations next time something goes wrong with your PC.

September 26, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: The art of returning faulty items

When I was a boy, my dad told me to always ask for the head barber. Tony owned the local clip joint where I grew up. He gave me a decent haircut, shaved my young sideburns with hot lather and tossed a steamy towel on me before slapping a cheap, aromatic after-shave on my face.

September 12, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Beware the costs of free programs

Everyone likes a bargain. There are two-for-one beers, free samples, free parking, free admission, free Wi-Fi and free downloads.

August 14, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Clean junk off hard drive for better performance

Computers are magnets for junk files. There are those that Windows needs temporarily and neglects to discard; there are browser histories; installation files and just plain old junk.

July 31, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Networking your PCs is a snap

Networking your computers can be an asset to your home environment if you have more than one computer. By combining your desktop with your spouse's laptop and your child's PC via a home network, there are obvious benefits. All could share one

July 18, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Don’t take the hook with data phishing games

Phishing is a relatively new term that has roots in its homophone water sport, in that it means one is looking for something that's not readily available. But as opposed to looking for fish, it is searching online for data: yours.

July 03, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Frequent ‘naps,’ then a long rest, best to power down PC

There is an ongoing debate concerning powering down computers. Should you leave them on 24/7 or turn them off when you're done with them?

June 20, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Webcams a great way to stay close

My daughter Molly moved out of the house recently. She not only moved out of the house, but out of the state. So this relates to computers how? I'll tell you.

June 06, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

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