Use Your Eee-PC As an E-Book

Use Your Eee-PC As an E-Book

To be honest, both the reader and the geek in me would love to get their hands on a Kindle, Amazon’s e-book reader. Unfortunately, though, the Kindle isn’t available in Canada. So, if I want to read my ever-expanding library of electronic books while on the go, my choices are limited. I could print out…

By mikeshinoda June 11, 2018 Off

Tech Tip 93 – Information on Installing Windows XP

Tech Tip 93 – Information on Installing Windows XP

Windows XP logoIn this Tech Tip, we will give you some information about installing Microsoft Windows XP on your computer. Most Windows XP products including Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition install the same way. If you are using an older version of Windows, or even one of the other versions of Windows…

By mikeshinoda June 4, 2018 Off

Part I: A Long Time Ago…

Part I:  A Long Time Ago…

As you may or may not remember, there was a battle going on in 2006 and 2007.  A battle fought largely on US soil. A battle to win the hearts and minds of the US Consumer.  If you weren’t really paying attention, though, you might have missed it—this battle wasn’t featured nightly on the evening…

By mikeshinoda May 29, 2018 Off

Linux on Your Laptop

Linux on Your Laptop

Linux on Your Laptop For many people, myself included, a notebook computer is an indispensable part of their professional and personal lives. The portability and flexibility of a good laptop make work or play a lot easier and a lot more fun. Maybe you’re a Linux user, or someone who wants to make the jump…

By mikeshinoda May 21, 2018 Off

Getting to know the Eee PC

Getting to know the Eee PC

Shocking as that may sound, it’s true. The hot item was a little notebook computer from Asus called the Eee PC. This device sold like mad. So much so, that it was difficult to get hold of one over the holiday season. Luckily, I was nicer than I was naughty during 2007 and was able…

By mikeshinoda May 6, 2018 Off

External Storage: Go Big or Don’t Bother!

External Storage: Go Big or Don’t Bother!

Sometimes it’s hard to believe, but you tend to collect a lot of files. A few documents here, a couple of videos there, and some photos and music all over the place. Before you know it, you have gigabytes and gigabytes of content. And if you have a family that uses computers, the number of…

By mikeshinoda April 30, 2018 Off

A Buyer’s Guide to PC Memory

A Buyer’s Guide to PC Memory

PullQuote 166If there’s one thing that most desktop computers and laptop computers can do with, it’s more memory (often called RAM). No matter how much you have, it’s never quite enough. Newer computers come loaded with 512 MB or 1 GB of memory. That’s OK for basic work, but if you’re doing anything with graphics,…

By mikeshinoda April 21, 2018 Off

Generation “Lost”?

Generation “Lost”?

The relatives have packed up and left, and the feast entrees have been carved into sandwiches and long since eaten. For most of us, the holidays have come and gone. For many of us, especially those with children, that also means that countless digital photos of family and friends have been snapped over the course…

By mikeshinoda April 12, 2018 Off