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  • Tech Q&A: Using old software on Windows 8.1

    Q: For years, I used a mutual fund database program called Value Line Mutual Funds Survey for Windows. When I replaced my Windows XP PC with a new one running Windows 8.1, I downloaded another copy of the Value Line program, but found it wouldn't work. Value Line told me that their software is an older 16-bit program, and that they have no plans to upgrade it to work on my new 64-bit PC. What's the problem, and is there a way around it?
  • Tech Q&A: Why I still recommend Windows 7

    Q: More than once in your column I have noticed that you recommend that a person get a PC with Windows 7 installed. I am wondering why you are not suggesting that a PC with Windows 8 or later makes more sense in view of Microsoft's decision not to...

    PPL Center draws worldwide attention

    Allentown's new PPL Center gets a round of applause with news that it has been nominated Best New Major Concert Venue in the world by concert tour industry trade publication Pollstar. Better late than never. Microsoft fixes a bug that has made...

    Tech Q&A: Data rescue is costly if drive fails

    Q: I want to recover my photos from a 2-terabyte (2,000 gigabyte) PC hard drive that isn't working properly. I can't do it myself because of a mechanical problem with the drive, but a repair shop wants to charge me $1,000. Is that the average price for...

    Troy Wolverton: With Yosemite, Apple takes wise and measured approach to personal computers

    The venerable personal computer has struggled to remain relevant as software and hardware makers adapt to the boom in mobile devices. Apple, though, seems to have found a winning formula. In recent years, Apple has gradually and deliberately attempted to...