| Jan 12, 2012
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...
| Jan 17, 2012
Dear Eric: What about those new iPhone batteries? I got my iPhone Nov. 1. I was a holdout till my BlackBerry contract expired. I never bonded with the BlackBerry like my friends did, and couldn't wait to get rid of it and get the newer iPhone.
| Dec 6, 2011
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Skype WiFi (Free; iOS)
What it is: A way to connect to the Web via pay-by-the-minute Wi-Fi hot spots around the world. You pay the charges using money in your Skype account.
How it works: Say you want to surf the Web in an airport, but your 3G or 4G...
| Dec 13, 2011
Q: What should I give the tech head on my list?
A: Something cool and unusual that he or she wouldn't think of. It gets tricky because you don't want to blow out your bank account, and because one person's "cool and unusual" is another's "dire and...
| Dec 22, 2011
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...
| Jun 20, 2011
Q: I have about 800 slides I took during a post-college, pre-grad-school road trip to Alaska in 1979. I would like to put it all on DVD(s) with music from the '70s. I have both a Dell and a Mac. What is my best route? Thanks.
| Jan 27, 2012
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...
| Feb 2, 2012
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'...
| Feb 9, 2012
Q: Please tell me how to get out of Facebook. How do I refuse an invitation? Thanks.
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...
| Feb 17, 2012
Q: Saw your article recently regarding transferring documents to a Kindle. I received a Kindle for Christmas and am still getting used to it. At this point, I am only obtaining books from the local library. At the end of the lending time, the book title/...
| Feb 25, 2012
Q: I bought an iPad 1 for my wife a year ago Christmas. At the time of purchase I had no idea that this "great device" lacked the ability to print. A senior level Apple Support Tech directed me to Ecamm and their Printopia app. I opted to skip the demo...