Ask Mr. Modem: The Perils Of Remote Access


Q. What do you think about letting other people take remote control of my computer to analyze and fix problems? A. I would be inclined to use something like that right after I have a microchip implanted in my body so my cat knows where I am if I wander off. In short, I wouldn’t. […]

Ask Mr. Modem: A Second Chance With CTRL + Z


Q. Sometimes when I drag a file from one location with the intention of placing it in another location, I fumble with the mouse and it winds up in the wrong spot. When that happens, is there some way I can cancel what I just did so I can start over? A. Windows does provide a second chance of […]

Ask Mr. Modem: iPhone/iPad Printing


Q. Is there some way I can print directly from my iPad or iPhone? A. There are several ways to accomplish this, though I found it easiest to purchase an AirPrint printer (http://bit.ly/ruT5I4). AirPrint printers are wireless printers approved by Apple to work with the iPhone, iPad and other iDevices. I use an Epson Artisan 730 printer primarily for printing […]

Ask Mr. Modem: Windows 8 In A Nutshell


Click to read more about Mr. Modem Q. Now that Windows 8 has been released, have you tried it and if so, what do you think, Mr. M? A. Overall, I like it, though it is clearly designed for touchscreen devices. Using it on a desktop computer with a touchscreen monitor is a bit awkward, though it […]

Ask Mr. Modem: Beware Of Security Scams


Click to read more about Mr. Modem Q. I received a message that warned me of security problems on my computer that could be fixed if I clicked a link and paid some outfit $24.95. My security programs show no problems. I’m inclined to think this is a scam. What do you think, Mr. M? […]

Ask Mr. Modem: Avoid Skewed iPhone Photos


Click to read more about Mr. Modem Q. When I take photos with my iPhone or iPad, they are usually crooked or tilted. Is there some app or something I can do to keep my photos on an even keel when taking them? A. There sure is, but you don’t need any third-party apps to do it. […]