Terminology Tuesday – What is eSATA, RAM, ROM, CPU, USB 2.0 vs 3.0?

terminology “Computer-type” terminology is everywhere now – everything has a chip or memory or some kind of “brain” in it.

We recently decided to upgrade our television service. Oddly, we got an install appointment quickly! I was sitting back, quite proud of myself, when my husband asked, “Are we going to lose all the programming we have stored on the box when they replace it?” Ugh, no one had mentioned that…. so I called the company and sure enough – they don’t move the programs for you. When I asked how to do it, the customer service rep checked his script…

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Try these search engines that won’t track your queries!

secure-lockEver do a search for something you wouldn’t have if your Gramma was going to access your search history? Ever accidentally hit “search” for the autofilled text in the search engine and get sent to something offensive? Ever wish you had an “undo search” button?

Well, as far as I know that’s not been created yet – but you can keep your accidental and/or on-purpose searches private from now on.

There are several search engines that do not collect data when you use them. I have personally used…

Need to open a graphic file? Use a browser – IE, Chrome or Firefox to the rescue!


This is a great one minute video that explains exactly how to open a .png, .jpg or .gif.

The most important step: Save the graphic to your hard drive in a place you can find it! This holds true for any document you receive as an attachment in an email or pull from a USB drive or CD/DVD – saving the file to your hard drive first is key.

Another tip: