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by Mad Dog

According to legend, Sigmund Freud once said “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.” If he were alive today he’d probably change it to “Sometimes a refrigerator is just a refrigerator.” Of course that would be...

by Mad Dog

They say seeing is believing, but that was in the days before Photoshop. Photoshop, for those of you who think I’m talking about the One-Hour Photo developer at the mall, is a computer program you can use to...

by Kendra Wiseman

You’ve got your Ipod, you’ve got your laptop, and now your grubby little fingers are itching to push buttons on some new gear. Check out these must-haves for new and delicious ways to spend your burger-flipping...

by Marie Knight--Technology Writer

If you find yourself with four three-hundred dollar phones, and you have all the MP3 players and megapixel cameras you can handle, here are a few avenues of choice. Keep one as your home phone line. It may...

by Jim Hoerricks

Photoshop’s Auto Adjustments By Jim Hoerricks Many new Photoshop users invariably find their way to the auto adjustment commands found in the Image>Adjustments menu. Auto Levels, Auto Curves, and Auto...

by The Prophet X

DATA COMPRESSION! Are you getting the best possible quality out of your home studio gear? I learned something new recently that has made a MAJOR difference in my recording quality and since we are all in...

by David Womack

The Case for Online Data Backup Everyone has a data loss story. The stories can be calamitous – a fire destroyed our building; whimsical – my child spilled a soft drink on our computer; frustrating – my...

by Mr. Modem

iPhone Camera Quick-Draw Q. I know how to use my iPhone's camera, but it takes me about 15 seconds to unlock the iPhone, tap Camera, check to see whether it's the front or back lens being used and whether...

by Mr. Modem

Locate Archived Gmail Q. When I check the box by the sender's name in Gmail and then click Archive, the message disappears from the Inbox. Where does it go? I guess I don't really understand Gmail archiving...

by Mr. Modem

Message Forwarding Etiquette Q. I know this may seem like a silly question, but what's the correct way to forward a message? A. On its face, the act of forwarding a message is deceptively simple: Click...

by Mr. Modem

Eliminate Duplicate Files Q. I back up my important data to two external drives, but the files and total space used do not match. Is there any way to compare the two drives so I can determine which files...

by Mr. Modem

Driver's Ed Q. I hear the term “drivers” used all the time, but I have no idea what it means. Can you help, Mr. M? A. A device driver, better known by its shorter name “driver,” is software that helps...
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