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Brendan I. Koerner

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  • 11 years ago

    Q. My mailbox is absolutely flooded with postcards from Time Warner, trying to sell me on this newfangled digital phone service. Sounds like a good deal, actually—pitch says $39.95 for unlimited local and domestic long-distance. Worth taking ...

  • 11 years ago

    Q. I've maxed out the RAM on my year-old Dell, but it's still sluggish. My brother says I can boost the performance by fiddling with the paging file. What in tarnation is the paging file, and what sort of surgery should I perform? A. The humble pa...

  • 11 years ago

    Q. My young 'un is finally reaching gaming age, and I'd like to introduce him to some of the classics I used to enjoy. I mean, how can the tyke enjoy Halo 2 if he hasn't experienced Centipede too? Now, I've read that Atari is reissuing its classic...

  • 11 years ago

    Q. Is there some way for me to record tracks off Internet radio stations, so I can rock 'em on my iPod? There's this one midnight show on CBC Radio 3 that I absolutely adore, but I can't figure out how to turn the songs into MP3s. A. A modest...

  • 11 years ago

    Q: I recently installed Service Pack 2 on my Windows XP machine, and now the system's gone all screwy: Internet Explorer won't display animations right, I can't play WarCraft III, and Yahoo Instant Messenger is toast. Is it just me, or is Service ...

  • 11 years ago

    Q. I'm sick to death of having to print out documents, then lug 'em over to my antiquated fax machine. I'm sure there's a way to send faxes from my PC, but beats me as to how. Hook me up, my robotic friend. A. There's not just a way, my...