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Kids Learning Technology Skills

At 2 years old my daughter was able to fully navigate web pages and games using my laptops touchpad… on her own computer she was even better with a mouse...

Art of the Reboot

A phrase I use quite often is “when in doubt… reboot”.  I would say about 80% of computer problems can be solved with a simple reboot. ...

Vocabulary Lesson: Defragmetation

Consider the hard drive in your compuer like a small CD.  When you install programs and write files to the hard drive it starts at the center and writes the...

Staying Safe Online

Since I discussed Antivirus I mentioned that I am not that concerned about it because I’m “smart” online.  How else can you be smart to avoid...

Virus Protection

I’ll be the first to admit that I typically don’t worry too much when it comes to securing my computer.  I’m smart enough online to not get...

Wii Love to Play!

First I hope everyone had a great holiday!  I had a great one, and it just keeps getting better ’cause next week is my birthday!  For those of you who...

Making Sense of Burning Formats

Let me introduce you to the family… First we have my oldest brother, I’ll call the Apple Fanboy.  We often spar about what is the better format. ...

Trying Out a New App

On my Palm Pre there appeared a new app yesterday (which I noticed because I check the app catalog religiously) called Post’er.  It allows me to post to...

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