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Techno Buddy

About: Bill Husted writes for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Preserving photos in the digital age easy with strategy

There goes last year’s vacation. Zap. It’s gone forever. That great Christmas? The one with the prettiest tree ever? It disappeared, too.Only your memories will remain if your family photos...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Desktops top the list for cost and power

The desktop computer was once the magical box of the high-tech world. But ever-thinner notebook computers, netbooks and iPhone-like devices have stolen that magic. That's a shame, because a desktop...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

‘Crash course’ in computing calls for preparation

Your computer is a sneaky beast. It acts as if the two of you are best friends – that it’ll always be there for you. Don’t be fooled. It is waiting with a snarky smile until you have an important...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Basic rule of high-tech: Wait to buy

The antenna glitches with Apple’s otherwise excellent new iPhone reminds me of one of the most basic rules of technology for consumers: Don’t be a pioneer.In other words, wait awhile before buying...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Batteries are old-school stars of gadget world

If batteries could go to a party they’d wear blue suits and brown shoes and stand in a corner while the HDTVs and PCs whooped it up.But without them your iPhone wouldn’t say a word, and your laptop...

DATE: July 31, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Computer symptoms can lead to the cure

A high fever, a weird chugging sound from your car's motor and a computer that freezes up like a Minnesota lake inJanuary have something in common. These are all symptoms - the fever, the engine...

DATE: June 26, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Use technology to protect your home from theft

I've had people try to break into my computer. I've had people break into my home. Take it from me, it's much worse when they break into your home. We spend a lot of time talking about...

DATE: May 29, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Common sense best defense against fraud

ATLANTA - There he sits, a wild-eyed hacker itching to break into your computer. After all, he's heard it stores yourAunt Vera's recipe for spaghetti sauce.While it's possible a hacker will single...

DATE: May 23, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

3-D TV is not the 'Next Big Thing'

The movie business changed overnight. Back in 1953, “The House of Wax" in 3-D made two-dimensional movies instantlyobsolete.Or so it seemed. And it wasn't just the movies that appeared on the brink...

DATE: May 1, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Don't let your digital camera spoil your vacation

I don't have enough digits to count the ways digital photography can ruin a vacation.Don't get me wrong. I have enough digital cameras to start a small store, and I shoot almost exclusively in...

DATE: April 25, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Fixing a PC not always hard but needs care

If a person learns from his mistakes, I'm a danged genius.My history with computers - littered with enough botched jobs to put me on the Most Wanted list of the Better BusinessBureau - makes me the...

DATE: March 14, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Maintenance can prevent breakdowns

It was Sunday in a desolate part of New Mexico. A blizzard made Interstate 40 hard to see. That's just when my oldInternational Harvester Scout coughed, then shuddered. It moved ahead by hops at...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

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