Troubleshooting in Tips

9 ways to make your old PC faster

One of life's greatest pleasures is unboxing a brand-new PC or laptop. Whether you use your computer just once in a while or are...
Tips March 24, 2017

How to keep your passwords in the right hands in case tragedy strikes

No one likes to think about this, but everyone needs to consider it. That question is: What happens to your digital life if something...
Tips March 18, 2017

3 common Amazon Alexa problems and how to fix them

Alexa is at your service. She will listen, no matter what time of day or night. Ask a question, and she'll do her darnedest...
Tips March 17, 2017

Secret ways to extend your phone's battery life and reduce charging time

Your smartphone is your lifeline. You use it for fun, for work and for emergency situations. So, you know that feeling when your battery's...
Tips March 9, 2017

7 secrets of Windows Task Manager every computer user should know

If you're a longtime Windows user, you've probably encountered the Task Manager on more than one occasion. This handy Windows feature gives you an...
Tips February 25, 2017

One free trick to make an old computer run like new

Time to replace your old computer? There's one thing you can do to keep it going, or turn it into a handy second computer.
Tips February 25, 2017

Find and fix dead spots in your home Wi-Fi

Is your Wi-Fi signal not cutting it? Here are some simple ways to make it go the distance.
Tips February 17, 2017

7 tech myths you believe that you shouldn't

In a fast-moving industry like technology, it's a given that myths are going to appear and stick around. Here are 7 you've heard that...
Tips February 16, 2017

What to do when your computer freezes

Technology is great until it isn't, and a freezing computer can send you up the wall. Learn some common reasons computers freeze and how...
Tips February 12, 2017

Clever ways to safeguard your new Apple AirPods

Apple's new high-tech wireless earphones are an investment. At $159, a set of AirPods is the sort of purchase you only want to make...
Tips January 30, 2017

Secret Windows tool only the tech pros know about

When something goes wrong with your Windows computer, your first reaction might be to call an IT guy. But there's a secret tool that...
Tips January 18, 2017

Secret tips your printer manufacturer doesn't want you to know

Whether your printer is old or new, there are things the manufacturer doesn't want you to know. These quick fixes can save you tons...
Tips January 12, 2017

Stop annoying texts for good

Texting with one person is a breeze. Texting with two is handy. Texting with five? That’s just a crowd. If your text thread is...
Tips January 10, 2017

Watch out for these tech support store scams

Dealing with a malfunctioning computer is extremely frustrating. If something's not working right, you'll probably take your PC to a repair center to get...
Tips December 3, 2016

5 infuriating tech problems, and how to solve them

Do you have an "IT guy" in your life? It could be your son or daughter, or a spouse, friend or other acquaintance. Or...
Tips December 2, 2016

Sponsor Content: Easily restore files after a computer crash

Your computer crashed, but thankfully you had Carbonite protecting your files. Here's your next step for getting them back.
Tips December 2, 2016

Sponsor: Simple steps to clean up and speed up your computer

How long has it been since you've tidied up your computer? If you don't make it a regular habit, your PC's performance can easily...
Tips November 21, 2016

How to speed up a slow phone in 5 minutes or less

When it happens, it's awful. Your smartphone suddenly slows to a crawl and struggles to complete every little task. There are several things that...
Tips November 17, 2016

When should you wipe, shred, delete, erase or reset?

When it comes to computers, the terms wipe, shred, delete and erase are often used as if they're interchangeable - but they shouldn't be,...
Tips October 28, 2016

5 free tools to make Windows better

Annoyed with certain Windows features? If "good enough" just isn't good enough, these programs will fix those things in Windows that have you grinding...
Tips October 20, 2016
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