Category: Tech Tips

Stay away from free music downloads

October 4th, 2006 by

The best things in life are for free. Well, except when it comes to free music. Free download sites like Kazaa and Limewire prove free songs, but you might get unwanted surprises as well. For instance, you might receive spyware and viruses with your download. Also, the download is at your risk so that it…

Printer Maintenance

October 3rd, 2006 by

Many times, a printer is thrown out due to the ink drying up or ink streaking. Avoiding these issues and  extending the life of your printer is easy. Here are 3 easy steps to perform printer maintenance: 1. Make sure you replace dormant paper in the tray. If paper remains too long in the paper…

How to send pics from your phone

October 1st, 2006 by

Camera phones are the new craze. Although the quality of the pictures are not digital camera quality, it is very convenient to e-mail pics on the fly. Below are the steps to take to e-mail pictures from your camera phone: The details will vary from phone to phone, but the basic concept is the same.…

Airport security: what computer equipment is prohibited?

September 24th, 2006 by

With the 5th year anniversary of 9/11, security measures at the airport are still at a heightened level. What computer equipment is prohibited? What can you carry-on and check? The good news is that just about everything can be carried on or checked. This includes laptops, cell phones, pagers, BlackBerry’s, Treo’s, camcorders, and cameras. There…

What to look for in a Webcam?

September 22nd, 2006 by

An easy way to stay in touch with loved ones and friends is through a Webcam. A Webcam may be hooked up to your computer so your friends and family may see you in real-time. If a grandchild or friend is far away, you can use a Webcam along with sound from your computer to…

Do-it-yourself computer maintenance

September 21st, 2006 by

Below are five steps to take periodically to ensure your computer is running smoothly and your data is backed up and preserved. The better care you take with your computer, the longer it will last and you will stay more productive with less downtime due to problems. 1. Trash Unnecessary Files & Programs Take the…