Computer Tips

When Should I Replace My Computer?

by Robert Seth September 20, 2012

The question of when to retire a computer is a subjective one at best.  It depends on many things.  However, there are some basic rules of thumb you can use to help make the decision easier.   The first question to ask yourself when considering computer replacement is, “why do I want to replace my […]

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How to Maximize Battery Life of Your Windows Laptop

by Robert Seth August 8, 2011

Of all the features that laptop manufacturers try to sell us on, the battery life often becomes the most important feature. (To read the MAC version of this article click here) They’re constantly adding new features and updates.  They improve processors, video cards, memory, screen resolution and all kinds of other things.  They are constantly […]

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How to Extend MacBook Battery Life

by Robert Seth July 31, 2011

Make your laptop as portable, fun, and frustration proof as possible by taking these simple steps on How to Extend MacBook Battery Life.  (Click Here for Windows version of this Article) Apple continue to upgrade processors, memory, video cards, screens and all kinds of other things.  But if your MacBook battery life doesn’t last very […]

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How to Stop a Frozen or Unresponsive Program in Windows

by Robert Seth July 25, 2011

It seems no matter how sophisticated our computers get, we still have to deal with unresponsive or frozen programs.  Last week’s article was about how to do this on a MAC.  Today we’re going to look at how to do it in Windows. Click here to read the MAC version of this article. Unfortunately, this […]

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How to Stop or Force Quit an Unresponsive Program on Your Mac

by Robert Seth July 21, 2011

(Click here to read the Windows version of this article) No matter how sophisticated our computers get, the problem of programs becoming unresponsive is still with us. In mild cases, a program will just “hang” for a while.  If given enough time, it may become responsive again.  In more serious cases, the program just stops […]

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How to Clean the Dust from the Inside of Your MacBook

by Robert Seth July 11, 2011

Your MacBook laptop needs the dust cleaned out periodically to keep it in top working order.  Here’s how to do it yourself and save some time and money! Your MacBook laptop is much more sensitive to dust accumulation than a desktop.  This is because desktops have more room and larger fans to dissipate the heat. […]

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How to Fix or Tune up a CD or DVD Drive and Maintain it in Top Condition

by Robert Seth July 5, 2011

CD and DVD drives are high precision devices that need occasional maintenance to stay in top shape.  In this article we talk about how they work and what to do to keep yours at its best. Have you ever slipped a CD or DVD into your computer or DVR drive only to get lots of […]

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How to Record Sound on Your Computer Without Special Software

by Robert Seth June 27, 2011

Voice recording on your PC or Mac can be done easily and without any additional software.  Both platforms come with built in applications that you can use for this purpose. Of course, as with any software (especially on the Windows side), if you want lots of features and functionality you have to buy something made […]

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How to Remove a Program Correctly and Completely

by Robert Seth June 23, 2011

While it seems like a perfectly simple thing, removing a program from your computer can get kind of complicated.  Especially if it’s not done correctly.  So this is one of those things you should try to get comfortable with because it can become necessary more often than you might think. New computers, especially Windows systems, […]

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How to Do a Screen Capture Without Special Software

by Robert Seth June 20, 2011

Have you ever needed to share exactly what’s on your computer screen but had no idea how to do it? There are many situations where this is either required or desirable.  Sometimes what’s on your screen is just so cool that you can’t wait to share it with someone. Other times, you need to show […]

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