Every computer contains a device it uses to store information even when the power is off. Up until a few years ago, that device was always a hard disk drive (HDD). Increasingly, computers ship with solid state drives (SSDs) instead. Why? SSDs deliver better performance than HDDs, especially during startup. Because they don’t have any moving […]
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Few SUVs offer TV ads that display their products honestly. Maybe that’s why Italian automaker Fiat’s ad was a breath of fresh air, disguised by humour typical of the brand’s ads. Disclaimer: The 2016 Fiat 500x Sport I test drove came with the little blue pill pre swallowed, it seems, and I didn’t get the attention the lucky […]
Why is your computer so slow? That might be the wrong question to ask. Sometimes it isn’t your computing device (computer, tablet, etc) that’s at fault. Our computing environments grow ever more dependent on fast Internet connections. This is especially true if much of what you do occurs online and not on your own computer. Many people clued […]
Few automakers seem to earn loyalty for a range of vehicles. But there’s one that gains customers for just about every product in its lineup: the sedan, the compact, the sports coupe, the crossovers. For a week, I drove the bad boy of the bunch: Subaru’s 2017 WRX. It’s the one Subaru whose appeal (and whose audience) […]
Sometimes Apple’s Mail.app doesn’t perform the way you want it to. This can happen for several reasons. Here are two common methods you can use to troubleshoot and fix Mail problems.
As much as I like innovative technology, I also have a soft spot for vehicles that keep the driving experience as simple and as pleasurable as possible. Enter the 2016 Mazda3 Sport GS. First impressions I spent a week with this popular hatchback, in Meteor Grey Mica. The “Sport” in the vehicle’s name refers to the hatchback. […]
We all have issues with our computers from time to time. Sometimes those issues show themselves via odd behaviour on your computer’s screen. Odd behaviour like this is a great reason to take a “snapshot” of the screen. Screenshots let you show other people everything that happens on your computer screen, from the exact wording of an error message […]
Eggplant. That was the first word out of the mouth of the owner of the 401 Diner, where the guys meet for breakfast after hockey Wednesday and Friday mornings. It’s one of the more unusual words used to describe a car. It might have something to do with the Pure Burgundy Metallic paint job. There’s also an organic […]
When your computer starts up, it in turn starts up a number of programs. This may seem to be a convenience. On a maxed-out, ultra-powerful, super-expensive computer, it can be. Not so on lesser machines. The more applications you run, the heavier the load on your computer. (I blogged about this here.) Having programs place a load on your […]
My aging car lives on in the automotive market thanks to the model’s seemingly perpetual popularity. That’s why it gave me a baseline for comparison when I drove the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe LX.
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- The no-nonsense 2017 Subaru WRX
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- Keeping it simple: the 2016 Mazda3 Sport GS
- Screen shots/capture made quick and easy
- A maxi among MINIs: The 2016 Cooper S Clubman
- Run fewer programs when your computer starts up
- The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe
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- 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Sport Package
- Finding energy hogs on your computer
- The 2016 Kia Sorento
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