Sarah asks, “Can I fax from my computer?”

01/22/2015
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Q: I have a scanner and a Windows computer. Can I fax documents through my computer without a telephone land line? Like this:Like Loading...

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#68 Sean Wears Two Neckties

01/20/2015
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Now that it's 2015, everybody's wearing multiple neckties! Image credit: Universal Pictures

In this episode of the Deemable Tech podcast, Ray, Tom and producer Sean are back for more tech chatter. First, they help a listener looking for a good way to organize and filter her email inbox. Like this:Like Loading...

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Deemable Tech December 2014 Radio Special

12/28/2014
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In this hour-long radio special, Ray and Tom answer your questions about sending texts over Wi-Fi, editing PDF files and more. The guys also suggest apps for keeping your New Year’s resolutions, discuss your options for cutting the cord, and offer some tips for protecting the new device you received for the…

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Jesse asks, “How can I edit PDF files?”

12/28/2014
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Q: I want to get a program that would edit PDF files. The one offered by Adobe are more expensive that I would like to pay. What names should I look for when I download these types of programs? What safe ones could you recommend? Like this:Like Loading...

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Deemable Tech Tips: Protecting Your New Device, and What to Do With Your Old One

12/28/2014
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If you’re like us, you probably got a shiny new smartphone or tablet for the holidays. Here are our tips for keeping that device looking brand new, and few ideas for what you can do with your old one. Like this:Like Loading...

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Carole asks, “What do I need to know about ‘cutting the cord’?”

12/28/2014
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Q: I have been hearing a lot about younger folks who are cutting the cord. What I see online seems to be mostly about TV’s and streaming, but I want to cut the cable entirely and get rid of my cable package. Not sure if I want to give up my…

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Downloadable: Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

12/28/2014
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Have you ever had a hard time keeping your resolutions for the new year? There are plenty of iPhone and Android apps that can help you out. Like this:Like Loading...

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Kasper asks, “How can I get voicemails off my old answering machine?”

12/28/2014
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Q: Here’s a question about a lower-tech gadget. I have a Panasonic cordless telephone with a digital answering machine. Over the years, it has collected several messages that I’d like to archive. I don’t see any inputs or outputs for doing this. Is there a way to permanently store the…

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Isabel asks, “Can I send text messages across Wi-Fi?”

12/28/2014
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Q: I have an iPhone 4s that does not have a data plan or SMS plan. When I’m somewhere that has Wi-Fi I can receive and send email, message friends or do any other Internet tasks. My question is this: is it possible to send text messages to others, especially people who do…

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Madelyn asks, “How can I make a photo slideshow in Windows?”

12/18/2014
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Q: I want to make a photo slideshow with music for my friend’s upcoming 60th birthday party. Is there an easy way to make one in Windows? Like this:Like Loading...

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Osler asks, “Why is my ‘virtual memory’ too low?”

11/20/2014
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Q: I often get a message from my laptop saying that the virtual memory is too low and that the computer will adjust it. Why is this happening almost four to five times a week? Like this:Like Loading...

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#67 Cordless Phones Stump Us

11/18/2014
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In this episode of the Deemable Tech podcast, Ray, Tom and producer Sean answer more of your burning tech questions. The guys take on a mysterious beeping cordless phone, discuss giving permissions to the Facebook app, and help a listener with a broken webcam. Like this:Like Loading...

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Dangerous hole in Windows security! All users should patch immediately! This is not a drill!

11/11/2014
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Dangerous hole in Windows security! All users should patch immediately! This is not a drill!

If it seems that in the last year or so you’ve been bombarded by one scary online security threat after another, you’re not wrong. And here comes another one. Microsoft disclosed on Tuesday, Nov. 11 that there is a ‘vulnerability’ in the code that handles encryption and authentication in Windows…

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Shelly asks, “How do I move to a new email address?”

11/06/2014
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Q: I have an email conundrum. I have had Comcast internet for years but have decided to switch to another provider because I don’t get online that much or watch cable. The problem is that I don’t want to lose my Comcast email address. Is there a way to keep…

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Eva writes, “Help! I called tech support but got a scam artist instead!”

10/30/2014
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Scam Computer Keys Showing Swindles And Fraud

Q: Recently I called what I thought was an HP support number with a printer problem. In fact, the number connected me to a scammer! He ran a program to scan my computer and then claimed I had been hacked. I realized something was off when he asked me for…

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