Technology / Buying Computers

  • Best cheap printers

      

    Printers are the kind of purchase that people make based on price sensitivity. Few understand that the real cost of a printer is not its upfront expense, but rather the cost of replacement ink...

  • $9 Computer Is Not a Scam!

      

    Have you heard about the $9 computer from Kickstarter? It could revolutionize the way we do computing. A first look at the $9 computer C.H.I.P. is a mini-computer chip that is actually like...

  • Extended warranties unnecessary on electronics

      

    Extended warranties are all the rage when you purchase electronics and many other popular items. But I am here to reiterate the refrain that they aren't necessary. Consumer Reports says that...

  • Good Cheap Laptops Start at $199

      

    If you're looking for a cheap laptop, this is the year for you thanks to a 3-way horse race between Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Microsoft's New Laptop Challenges Mac Book Air, Google...

  • Black Friday Preview 2014

      

    Retailers are pessimistic about what this Christmas will bring them. They're expecting a lump of coal, which means that you'll get the deals! Here's a look at the best Black Friday...

  • Kill Switch Technology Coming to Android

      

    With smartphone theft the No. 1 crime in many metro areas, Apple has defied wireless operators and mobile manufacturers to do the right thing for consumers. Apple's iOS 7 offers kill switch-like...

  • How Much Is That Home Printer Actually Costing You?

      

    For almost as long as there have been home computers there has been the belief that you needed a printer to go along with it. But let’s rethink that idea—do you really need a printer...

  • Should You Get A New Computer If You're Running Windows XP?

      

    Now that Microsoft has put the kibosh on support for Windows XP, I'm advising people to ditch their old desktops or laptop computers that run this antiquated operating system. After 12 years,...

  • A Windows laptop that becomes an Android tablet?

      

    As I walk around CES looking at all these amazing TVs, I can't help but note the irony. I'm that guy who doesn't watch TV as a general rule. When the Super Bowl is over, I won't watch TV again...

  • Your guide to Black Friday

      

    Black Friday is almost here. This year more than ever, the idea of Black Friday has spilled over a day earlier into Thanksgiving and even a week earlier to November 22! Love it or hate it,...

  • Tablet buying guide

      

    Buying a tablet has become both more confusing and a lot more favorable to you than it was a year ago thanks to tablet variety and price point. Android vs. iOS In the Apple orbit, you may be...

  • Free ways to really delete data from a computer

      

    The next time you get a new computer, you may want to give your old one away. But what if the sensitive financial info on your hard drive winds up in the wrong hands? Fortunately, my friend Kim...

  • Make Windows 8 work in your life

      

      I have a Windows 8 computer in my office displayed prominently as a reminder. A reminder of what you ask?A reminder to myself not to buy too early if you don't know the technology you're...

  • Apple introduces new OS, iTunes Radio

      

    In a world where Android outsells Apple by 5:1, Apple has been busy showing off new versatility at a recent developer conference. Chief among the new developments Apple unveiled are a new Mac...

  • The browser you use could be costing you!

      

    Are you paying higher prices online just because you use a particular web browser? Like it or not, that's what's happening in the online shopping world. Clark explains.