Windows XP; End of support April 2014, what’s next?

Windows XP; End of support April 2014, what’s next?The end of support for Windows XP is right around the corner (April 8th 2014). With no more updates, the security implications are huge, particularly since Windows XP still has almost 30% of the desktop market.If you’re still a Win XP user, you are probably wondering what to do when support stops.

Windows XP was and still is a…

iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 7, NOOK HD: How The Best 7-Inch Tablets Stack Up


Seven-inch tablets* are so, so hot right now. Google’s Nexus 7 was a surprise best-seller over the summer, and Amazon and Barnes & Noble both have 7-inchers with excellent high-definition screens for $199. With last months introduction of the iPad Mini, Apple, too has sprinted into the arena, leaving buyers of small tablets with some big decisions this winter.

*Before we go…

Windows 8 is here, so we tested it blind

I downloaded Windows 8 and installed it on a second partition on my 1.5 year old laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 7. Yes, I repair computers but my computer was less than $1000 when I bought it so it isn’t anything super advanced. The install took a little longer than 1 hour total including setting up the user profile. The Windows 8 install looked different than installing Windows 7…

3 Ways To Transfer Data

There are multiple ways to transfer files, data and program settings from one computer to another computer that are not connected to each other via LAN or a wireless home network. We are going to list 3 different options.

Option #1

You can burn your documents, photos and other data from the source computer onto a DVD or copy it to a USB Flash drive or an external hard disk and then transfer…

Everything You Need to Know About iOS 6 in Under Three Minutes

iOS 6 is packed with a lot of great new features and it can be a lot to take in. We’ll show you everything you need to know in under three minutes so you can stay up to date and move on with your life.Watch the video above for the overview. The quick details are below, too.
Turn-by-Turn Navigation
The top feature for most people is Maps, because it now offers turn-by-turn navigation…

The ULTIMATE laptop

Every once in a while a client with high end computer needs, deep pockets and very little time to shop calls me up and says, “I need a new laptop. Get me a good one, that will last 4 years, run very fast and do everything I need it to… oh yeah…and I need it yesterday!”  I love those calls.

Basically, I am given the green light to “go big” and customize the “Ultimate Laptop.” Here is what…

Dont get scammed by Microsoft!


Microsoft is warning users to be wary of a phone scam that has left some victims hundreds of dollars out of pocket.

Scammers are using several well-known brands, including Microsoft, to fool people into believing that something is wrong with their computers. The scam typically unfolds in the following manner:

A cold caller, claiming to be a representative of Microsoft, on…

The new iPhone 5

Thinking about a new or replacement iPhone? Hold your horses! The NEW iPhone 5 is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2012, so it won’t be long before you will get the pleasure of standing in line overnight to get your hands on the latest Apple wonder. As for me, I can’t wait…but I will be pre-ordering online. No lines for me.
Here are a couple of possible protoytpes. A slide out…


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