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Eric Gwinn

Eric Gwinn
Eric Gwinn has written about gadgets and video games for the Tribune since the early '90s. He enjoys telling readers about electronic gear that solves real-world problems at a reasonable price. Eric's articles appear in the Tribune weekly, and he often shows up on WGN radio and CLTV.
Eric Gwinn has written about gadgets and video games for the Tribune since the early '90s. He enjoys telling readers about electronic gear that solves real-world problems at a reasonable price. Eric's articles appear in the Tribune weekly, and he often shows up on WGN radio and CLTV. « Show less

Top Eric Gwinn Articles

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  • How to move files to your Kindle

    How to move files to your Kindle
    Here's a question that no one has asked me lately, but I'll give you the answer anyway: What's new with the old Kindle? Glad you asked. The Send to Kindle app for the PC lets you send your personal documents from your Windows computer (a Mac version of...
  • How to turn a photo into a sketch

    How to turn a photo into a sketch
    Q: I may be asking the impossible. I would like to convert photographs to line drawings. I am 78 years old so I can't use something that takes time to learn or might be complicated. PhotoShop exceeds my budget, and I would prefer something automatic. I'...
  • An easy way to navigate

    An easy way to navigate
    My City Way USA (free; iOS) What it is: Travel-related apps covering 37 cities, each city with its own collection of restaurant finder, tour info, transit schedules, crime reports, dog park locators and more. How it works: Choose a city, from Atlanta to...
  • Control Facebook

    Control Facebook
    Q: Please tell me how to get out of Facebook. How do I refuse an invitation? Thanks. — Cynthia A: Internet social networks are one of the most important innovations in human history. They've led to life-and-death revolutions, in addition to...
  • Fight off that computer virus

    Fight off that computer virus
    This time of year, you hear plenty warnings about email scams and phishing attacks. You know not to reply to an email with your Social Security number, and you don't open email attachments from strangers. You've learned to keep your firewall software...
  • Slick ski resort guides

    Slick ski resort guides
    TRAVELER APPS iTrailMap 3D ($4.99, iOS) What it is: Three-dimensional trail maps for hundreds of resorts and ski areas worldwide. Available without an Internet connection, so they're perfect for skiers, boarders and hikers out on the trail. How it...
  • In search of a comfy keyboard

    In search of a comfy keyboard
    Q: I have always been an excellent typist.  My occupation required it. I am now 77 years old and a novice on the computer. I find the flat keyboard difficult. Why haven't the manufacturers made the keyboard keys closer to the typewriter? Any...
  • Dump your drives the green way

    Dump your drives the green way
    Q: How can I dispose of a dysfunctional La Cie external hard drive so that stored data cannot be retrieved? — S.S. A: If all else fails, take a sledgehammer to it and beat it to a plastic-and-metal mess (make sure you're wearing eye protection!)....
  • Can I transfer e-books?

    Can I transfer e-books?
    As the ancient philosopher Mick Jagger once opined, "You Can't Always Get What You Want." Q: Hopefully you can help. I have many read and unread books paid for and downloaded into my Sony e-book reader (the first model). Someone helped me transfer them...
  • More on e-recycling, Kodak Photo CDs

    More on e-recycling, Kodak Photo CDs
    When S.S. asked recently about disposing of a hard drive so that its data couldn't be retrieved, I didn't imagine the number of emails I'd get. I suggested seeking out an e-Steward, a recycler certified by the Basel Action Network as a greener recycler...
  • September 29-October 3, 2008

    Monday, September 29 Chicago Tribune Newspaper Party Eric Gwinn, The Gadget Adviser Emily Nunn of Good Eating, 'Fake Foods' Maine South H.S. Marching Band www.south.maine207.org Ben Franklin www.hfkpresents.com Skip Parker www.myspace.com/skipparker...
  • Watch TV on your phone

    Watch TV on your phone
    Name: MobiTV iPhone app What it is: A free way to watch shows from Fox News, Comedy Central, NBC Sports and other programming — most of it recorded — on your phone. The free app, downloaded 1 million times from the Apple App Store, gives...