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Windows 7: Should you make the switch?

7:52 AM Thu, Oct 22, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 Windows 7 — Microsoft’s seventh incarnation of its market-leading computer operating sy…



Review: USB device lets you listen to worldwide radio

2:45 PM Wed, Jul 22, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

It’s all but impossible to get good radio reception in an office building. Steel, metal and concrete conspire to do everything they can to seal your receiver off from AM and FM radio waves.

So if you’re consigned to a cubicle for eight hours every day, it can be difficult to keep up with your favorite news, sports or music.

Hundreds of enlightened radio stations, understanding this listener dilemma, are sending out their audio …



Google wants to run your netbook

11:00 AM Wed, Jul 08, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

I am a big fan of the Google Chrome browser. It’s fast, it’s reliable, and it provides maximum screen room for Web content.

Chrome hasn’t been a huge success for Google since its introduction last September. I just checked the WFAA.com statistics for this month that show fewer than two percent of visitors to our Web …



Windows Vista update is ready

8:26 AM Wed, May 27, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

First impressions: Microsoft My Phone

2:00 PM Wed, May 20, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

Cell phones are such tiny little things. One slip of the hand and your do-it-all communications device can wind up in a tub full of water or down a sewer grate; leave it on a counter at the bank and it can disappear forever.

Of course, you’ve been meaning to archive all the phone numbers, appointments, messages, photos, video clips and music downloads you carry with you on the mobile.

Now they’re gone.



Windows 7 unleashed by Microsoft

4:43 PM Tue, May 05, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 You can download a lot of free things from all the nooks and crannies of the World Wide Web — some legal, some not so much.

But here’s a free downloa…



Countdown to tax time

11:47 AM Mon, Apr 13, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 Attention, procrastinators: your taxes are due this week. That means it’s time to throw it into high gear sometime before midnight Wednesday if your Form 1040 is still a b…



It’s new from Yahoo

2:04 PM Wed, Apr 01, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

Yahoo is making another attempt to position itself as a primary destination for mobile phone users.

The new Yahoo Mobile service provides search functions along with news, e-mail and RSS feeds tailored to your personal preference. There’s an iPhone App available for those who carry the Apple product in their pockets; a mobile Web version works with some other phones, and a smartp…