| Feb 28, 2011
* Of the three boxes we tested, the hassle-free Apple TV is the easiest to set up and use.
* Your iTunes video library can go with you on an iPhone or iPod Touch.
* YouTube is built in
* You can stream your...
| Oct 15, 2010
Q: I've got a ton of old VHS tapes. How can I put them on DVD?
A: You'll need a computer that has a DVD recorder and Honest Technology's VHS to DVD 5.0, for Windows computers ($50; honestech.com) or Roxio Easy VHS to DVD, for old-school, non- Intel...
| Jun 24, 2011
Q: Hi, I hope you can help me. I was wondering if there is a recording device like a VCR, except it would record to a hard drive. I have satellite service at home and use their DVRs and love them. We travel a lot in a motor home, and sometimes want to...
| Jul 2, 2011
The next summer blockbuster can be in your backyard.
With a projector, a makeshift screen and proper planning, you can host your neighbors for al fresco DVDs and a side of Wii Sports Bowling. To pull it off on the cheap, you need your own projector, or...
| Jul 9, 2011
Q: Back in the mid-1990s I was probably one of the very few people who actually purchased a Kodak Photo CD player. The system was/is great, and I have several thousand photos on the CDs that Kodak put them onto. Therein lies the problem.
| Jul 14, 2011
Suntimer ($1.99; iOS)
What it is: A calculator that tells you how much time you should spend in the sun.
How it works: Use on-screen sliders to enter your skin type, the UV index of your location and your sunscreen's SPF. Suntimer calculates how long...
| 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...
| Aug 6, 2011
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...
| Aug 10, 2011
My TSA (free; iOS)
What it is: Answers to the Transportation Security Administration's most frequently asked questions, plus travelers (often-outdated) reports of how long you must wait in the security checkpoint line at any U.S. airport.
How it works:...