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Apple unveils 3rd generation of the iPad

Yesterday, Apple demonstrated the new iPad which will be available to purchase on March 16th (but you can pre-order now) with a price tag starting at $499. The new iPad boasts better cameras on the front and back, faster processor, … Read

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5 new gadgets unveiled at CES this week

Many new technology trends and gadgets were introduced at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas.  This is the world’s largest tradeshow and hosts consumer technology exhibitors in more than 30 product categories. Here are the top five devices that caught … Read

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Use the P2V USB camera to record directly to your computer

The Point 2 View USB Document Camera captures pictures and videos while instantly uploading the recordings to your computer. This camera is easily compatible with both PC and Mac and seamlessly integrates with most instant messaging applications. Use this camera to … Read

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Open winmail.dat files on a Mac with TNEF’s Enough

Here’s something I get asked about often: What do I do when I’m expecting an attachment in an email, but all I see is a file called winmail.dat? Luckily it just involves a simple, small download of an app called … Read

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Holiday gift guide 2011: Part 1

Do you need a few gift ideas for that technology enthusiast in your life this holiday season? We’ve compiled some interesting ideas in this handy two-part list.  Don’t forget to grab something for yourself as well! 1. Adjustable power strip. … Read

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5 ways to capture and record your computer screen

The ability to take a picture or record video of your computer screen is useful in many situations. Working with tech support, capturing images of webpages to include in presentations (this is good back up in case of sketchy Internet … Read

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5 things to watch for in Windows 8

The big tech news of the week was Microsoft’s formal unveiling of Windows 8, the next version of its rather popular computer operating system. Most people who know me know I’m not a big fan of Windows, preferring Mac OS … Read

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Use your computer more efficiently by learning basic keyboard shortcuts

It’s Labor Day in the United States, and today I want to help you work a little less by doing more with your keyboard and less with your mouse. A recent report from The Atlantic stating that 90% of computer … Read

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Do more than sync and share with these Dropbox tips

By now you know we’re big fans of Dropbox and how easy it makes it to sync your files across computers or share files with workgroups. If you’ve mastered those functions, how about spending a little time seeing what else … Read

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Why is my computer running so slowly? Use these tools to find out (and fix the problem)

In a perfect world, we’d all get new computers whenever our old ones started running slowly. In our world, we might have to stick with our computers a little longer. Luckily there are a lot of tools available for Windows … Read

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