| Dec 3, 2010
Would the FTC's proposed "do not track" registry really keep marketers, advertisers and others from following you around online?
It would be a great, but companies that want to know where you go and what you buy online -- so they can tell you about stuff...
| 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...
| May 6, 2011
Q: I have an old Sharp handheld battery-powered computer that still works fairly decently. It's time for a replacement, preferably using old BASIC programming language, as I prefer to do my own custom programming. Is there anything similar out there?...
| 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...
| Feb 11, 2011
This article was updated at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, to correct the spelling of Sara Zailskas' name and to clarify that Google Calendar is used as an example of integration.
With iPhone 4's arrival on Verizon Wireless' network, maybe you're thinking...
| Nov 12, 2010
Here's why we count on you readers to help us out. Maybe you remember Steve? He had stacks of 35mm negatives to scan, so he asked us to recommend a scanner. Judging by our e-mail responses, this is a hot topic for a lot of people.
We suggested the pricey...
| Dec 24, 2010
So, you got the gear you wanted. Great! Or you didn't get it (bummer), and you're planning to treat yourself to what you really wanted, just as soon as you get your hands on some cash.
Here's how you can make money off your old gadgets, either because...
| 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...
| Jan 21, 2011
Q: I want to buy a portable HD radio with a speaker that I can carry out to the patio or elsewhere. I have an HD radio, and I like the HD programs here in Peoria on the NPR station, but the radio is solidly plugged into the wall, the plug difficult to...
| Jan 28, 2011
Q: I am on a Navy ship called the USS Laboon. I am looking at getting an e-reader. I have seen many on the Internet and not sure which is the best. I would be using the reader while out to sea. I also wanted to be able to download books on audio, so I can...
| Oct 22, 2010
Q: I'm thinking about getting a nanny cam, but I don't know what I should be looking for. Thoughts?
— Lucy, Niles
A: Most people buying a nanny cam are looking for peace of mind. Is the sitter treating my child well? Is my house OK while I'm on...