The Ten Worst Things About the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The Ten Worst Things About the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

From the title of this article, you might think that I hate my 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid. But actually the opposite is true. I love my Fusion and I highly recommend it! Read my article, Top Ten Things I Love About My 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid. But, no car is perfect, and...
How to Play DVDs and .mpg Files on Windows 10 for Free

How to Play DVDs and .mpg Files on Windows 10 for Free

One thing that sucks about Windows 10 is that Microsoft has removed the ability to play DVDs and .mpg files in Windows Media Player! This apparently is due to licensing issues. So, how do you play DVDs on your Windows 10 system? First, check to see if you have the...
Build Your Own Kickass Windows PC

Build Your Own Kickass Windows PC

Building your own computer can be a rewarding experience and can save money in some situations, but not all. I recently undertook my first Windows PC build. Here’s what I learned from the experience. I’ll try to help you gauge whether building your own...
Speed Up a Slow Computer by Installing a Solid-State Drive

Speed Up a Slow Computer by Installing a Solid-State Drive

My old desktop PC from 2006 was taking almost nine minutes to boot up to a usable state (and even after that time, it was still slow for about five more minutes)!  It was ridiculous. I finally said “enough is enough”! I thought about my options:  I could get a new...
Where to Get Inkjet Printer Ink… Cheap  

Where to Get Inkjet Printer Ink… Cheap  

Printer ink is one of the most expensive fluids that you will ever use!  If you were to try to purchase a gallon of it, it would cost thousands of dollars at retail prices. A few months ago, I badly needed to print something out and my last ink cartridge ran dry. I...
Review: Black and Decker D2030 Digital Advantage Iron

Review: Black and Decker D2030 Digital Advantage Iron

After over ten years of service, my old iron went up in a poof of white smoke that smelled like burning electronics.  Unfortunately, it had special screws holding it together so I couldn’t open it up and try to fix it.  Time for a new iron. I did some research online,...
The Best Free Antivirus and Ransomware Protection Software

The Best Free Antivirus and Ransomware Protection Software

For the past few years, I’ve been personally using and enthusiastically recommending Microsoft Security Essentials as a great free antivirus solution for Windows.  After it came out around 2009/2010, it ranked near the top of many independent tests.  It was free, easy...
Fax for Free Using Your Computer

Fax for Free Using Your Computer

I get annoyed in this day and age when I have to deal with a company that still demands information to be sent by fax.  I have long since ditched my fax machine, and it’s a pain to go all the way to Kinkos just to send a fax. But, if you have a computer connected to...
Looper: Best Sci-Fi Movie of 2012?

Looper: Best Sci-Fi Movie of 2012?

Set in the not-too-distant future, Looper has elements of the Terminator series (traveling back in time to change the future), The X Men series (mutants with telekentic powers), and Pulp Fiction (criminal assassins), with a little Blade Runner thrown in. As with so...
Top Ten Best James Bond Songs

Top Ten Best James Bond Songs

With the release of “Skyfall”, I believe the Bond franchise has finally revived the legacy of great songwriting and vocal performances that was a staple of the franchise in the Connery/Lazenby/Moore Bond era. While I don’t have “Skyfall” on my top ten list, it comes...
Save Your Cassette Tape Recordings to Your Computer

Save Your Cassette Tape Recordings to Your Computer

Going through my old cassette tapes brings back memories from high school in a way that MP3’s never can. If you’ve been around a while, you might have a box of old tapes in your closet or attic somewhere. Here are some ways to transfer those recordings into your...
Mountain Bike Review: The 2012 Giant Revel 2

Mountain Bike Review: The 2012 Giant Revel 2

My Specialized mountain bike was recently stolen, so I had to go out and find a new one. After doing some research, I settled on the 2012 Giant Revel 2. This lists for $379, but I was able to find it at a local bike store for $359. To be sure, this is considered to be...
How to Make a Slide Show with Your Windows PC

How to Make a Slide Show with Your Windows PC

I was recently asked to create a farewell slide show. It didn’t sound too hard, so I accepted the task having never done it before. Along the way, I learned some things that I think you’d find useful if you ever need to do this. Software The first question you might...

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