Bill Husted

Position: Techno Buddy


The slow PC blues have affordable fixes to extend life

There’s a sure cure for a slow computer. Just fork over hundreds of dollars to the guy with a nice smile at the store, and you can carry home a faster machine.Truth is, there are times when that’s...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Maintenance may be a bore, but it can save PC from death

Preventive maintenance for a computer is a boring task. Unlike the panic you might feel when fixing a computer, it’s routine drudgery not much different than regularly mowing the grass.Luckily, I’m...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2010 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

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

Tribal members were told to avoid talking about case

  Tribalmembers were told to avoid talking about case November16, 2002 By Colleen Slevin Associated Press WriterDENVER – Lawyers for the Ute Mountain Ute chairwomanaccused of embezzling money...

DATE: Aug. 21, 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

Precautions reduce dangers of cell phones

When I think of the dangers of cell phones, I picture my wife rooting around in her giant purse, trying to find her ringing phone as she drives along. There’s no doubt that’s dangerous. But there...

DATE: July 24, 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

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