Tech Q&A: Upgrade your modem, quit Facebook for good

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When to upgrade your cable modem

Q: My cable modem is a few years old. Do the manufacturers ever update of these gadgets?

A: that is a Good question, because many people forget their modem still exists, unless there is a power outage and they have to restart. The short answer is yes; companies often upgrade the hardware every few years. If the download speed to increase, companies need to offer more advanced modems. What do you want to know whether your modem is keeping up with the demands of your service. You can contact your cable company, of course, but you can skip the phone call if you know what you are looking for. Click here to learn more about the DOCSIS 3.0 and your modem is up-to-speed.

With the help of Apple for the first time

Q: I switched from Windows to Mac after using Windows for 20 years. Do you have any tips for this new Apple user?

A: Switch to Apple needs some adjustment. You can find a lot of things are similar, including many of the programs, but the layout and the look can be dazzling else. You are so accustomed to the “Start” icon and the “Insert” key that you’re wondering what you should do without them. Don’t worry: Apple is known for intuitive design, and you’ll figure everything out in no time. But there are certain tricks to help you through those first few days. Click here for three tips I give to every novice Mac user.

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The adoption of a smart TV’s resolution

Q: My smart TV’s on the picture is not as good as they used to. What can I do to fix it?

A: When a smart TV has problems, it feels like a betrayal. Did you not buy this specific device, so you do not have to think about it? How smart can it be if the TV has problems? But problems with the TV-screen resolution should be easy to solve, and you solve a smart TV much the same way as you with the resolution of a regular TV, using the image of the institutions. Many people assume that the tv is a static machine, but you can change almost every aspect of her image and sound. Just like your digital photo software, you can adjust the brightness, contrast and color of your screen. Click here to find out exactly how to improve your smart TV’s picture quality.

Help for a solution for the New Year

Q: I have never had a budget that I kept. But now I am getting older, I really need to start managing my money. Help me, so that my parents stop lecturing me!

A: The good news is that there are apps and programs to get you on the right path. But this is not to do all the heavy work. It is a lot of effort to keep track of every purchase you make. I love to recommend different methods for keeping track of your finances, but all of them have one important thing: They allow you to see how much you’re spending and saving every month. Click here for apps and programs to help you create a budget and stick to it.

Stop using Facebook for good

Q: I am done with Facebook. How can I delete my account?

A: You’re not the first. Many people find Facebook overwhelming, especially in a frenetic and controversial years, such as 2016. Most Facebook users prefer to take a break for a while, deactivate their accounts for days or even months. The advantage of disable is that you preserve all of your data, including photos and statuses, and you can again when you want to. To completely remove your account takes a little more time, but the process will erase every byte of the data of your account. Click here for the steps to delete your Facebook account.

What questions do you have? Call my radio show and click here to find it on your local radio station. You can listen to the Kim Komando Show on your phone, tablet or computer. Of the buy of an opinion to the digital world problems, click here for my free podcasts.

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