Steve Bass

TechBite: How to Fix Common PC Annoyances

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By Steve Bass

PCs are annoying. They do unexpected things and act like
little children. I know, because my computer’s always
troubled — and from the e-mail I get, so’s yours.

This week: Solutions for some of the computing troubles
and annoyances you’ve asked me to fix.

TechBite: A Nifty Spam Tracking Trick

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By Steve Bass

There’s nothing you can do to prevent a third party from
exposing your e-mail address. But there’s a handy trick to
monitor if a company you’ve given an e-mail address to is
using it to spam you. And then block it so you’ll never
see it again.

TechBite: Shopping for Bargains on the Internet

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By Steve Bass

That’s this week’s main topic: The sites I regularly visit
with daily bargain-priced products, those with coupon
codes for discounts or free shipping, and the tools to
make bargain hunting easier.

TechBite: Podcast Heaven

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By Steve Bass

I’m surprised how many people aren’t taking advantage of
the Internet’s wealth of truly wonderful, enjoyable,
educating, entertaining — and free — podcasts.

TechBite: iPhone Meets the BBQ

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By Steve Bass

Have $100 to burn? (Gawd, I certainly don’t.) If you do, splurge on iGrill’s fancy probe. It’s another thing specially designed for Apple aficionados.

TechBite: Recycle Your Electronics for Cash

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By Steve Bass

It’s unavoidable. With a desk covered with business cards, flyers, and dozens of flash drives filled with product information, CES is still on my mind. And because it is, here are more short takes on products you might find useful. Or not.

TechBite: CES Wows and Duds

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By Steve Bass

I found a handful, maybe a dozen, innovative and smart products in out-of-the-way booths, and a few “oh, wow, I gotta have that” gems. I’ve got a few to tell you about this week — like the gizmos that help you save energy at home and earbuds that’ll knock your sox off.