WHY PEOPLE HATE BUYING PCs, PART 37

From Paul Thurrott’s blog today.Unbelievable. I love Dell, I really do. I recently bought that Optiplex, which has been great. So when my dad called this morning and asked about buying a new PC, I told him I could probably get something at Dell for under $500. I...

TECH TIPS FOR THE BASIC COMPUTER USER

You might find something you can use in this collection of tips from David Pogue. Take a look! These are just examples from a much longer list:You can enlarge the text on any Web page. In Windows, press Ctrl and the plus or minus keys (for bigger or smaller fonts); on...

DELL DOCK MIMICS MACS

I set up a new Dell Inspiron 518 desktop computer today – a nice home computer, a lovely case bristling with USB ports and shiny black plastic that will attract dust like nobody’s business, fast and well-equipped, shipped with the correct configuration and...

WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN

Make a firm commitment not to be fooled into installing malware on your computer!In this study, researchers created fake popup windows that should have been alarming, and put them in front of people at unexpected times. Most of the people clicked the OK button so...

AUDIO & VIDEO MYSTERIES

A few final thoughts about file formats for audio and video and how that affects a Vista Media Center Extender. This is the place where strong people are humbled and the whole project can be brought down with screams of frustration. I can only touch on a few of the...