| Jan 14, 2011
It's official. This is the year of the tablet. Companies all over are trying to make the next iPad, a slim, easy-to-use Web-surfing machine that turns your finger into something like a computer mouse.
This overgrown iPhone without the phone has spawned a...
| Jan 7, 2011
With all the flashy new stuff announced at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, it's easy to think of your gear as flabby, old and tired.
Well, here's a neat little trick that might not make iPhone 4/ iPad owners feel like you've got a new toy, but...
| Dec 31, 2010
If you didn't find a new computer under your Christmas tree, there are things you can do to make your old machine run like wind. If you don't have the know-how to do these tricks, find a computer repair technician who can.
Upgrade your RAM: Few things...
| Jul 16, 2011
Q: I currently have an "ancient" BlackBerry that I love. But it's time to update. I am a Mac user so I thought if was reasonable to upgrade to an iPhone.
Can you walk me through a "decision tree" or survey to help me decide what is the best device for my...
| Mar 4, 2011
I'm no doctor but as I get older, I do keep an eye on gadgets that can benefit me — and my aging mom and in-laws, especially since my mother and mother-in-law have both suffered serious falls in the last couple of years. Here's what I've been...
| Mar 11, 2011
Q: My wife's and my two-year contract is up from Verizon. I have been waiting for the HTC ThunderBolt to come out, as I think the 4G network is the future, at least for a few years; however, I am not a very tech-savvy person and have not even been using a...
| Mar 21, 2011
Looking to energize your workouts with some high-tech-gear? We're here to help.
Swimmers have more choices than ever for underwater music players, but two of the best options out there are the Waterproof iPod Shuffle from H2OFriendly ($139.99;...
| Mar 28, 2011
What are you going to do with that can't-miss gadget idea you've had in your head all these years?
You can continue to let it sit till someone else makes it, or you can go through the hassle and expense of designing the thing, making a prototype,...
| Oct 17, 2011
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Q: I have two VCRs that fell apart and I would like to have the tape placed on a DVD. Who or where do I go? Thank you for your reply.
A: Sorry to hear about your troubles, Sol....
| Apr 3, 2011
Q: Hi Eric; I have a collection of 45s and LPs in my basement that I play and enjoy. I would like to upload them to my computer. Could you give me ideas about what equipment and software I would need to do this? Thanks.
— Bevin Prussia
A: If you...
| Apr 11, 2011
After nearly two decades of PC ownership, I've gone back to Mac. I got tired of life with two laptops — a tricked-out (for 2005) Windows machine and my wife's hand-me-down Mac. I recently bit the bullet and grabbed a 13-inch MacBook Pro, maxed out...
| Apr 15, 2011
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Q: Hi Eric; It's time for us to upgrade our home computer. I have a Dell desktop. I know I want a laptop, but do I want a PC or a Mac? How do I decide? Do you have any suggestions of where to start researching? Thank you, thank you, thank you!