5 tips on buying tech for the Baby Boomers in your family

The holidays are upon us and you need a gift for Mom, Dad or Uncle Harry. You know they’d be thrilled getting a Duck Dynasty wall calendar filled with “down home wisdom” but, damn it, you have a Bachelors Degree and you’re trying your best to prevent the planet from devolving and taking your parents with it. So you’ve decided to help them upgrade to the 21st century.

How to Keep Track of Santa’s Travels This Holiday

There are a ho-ho-whole lot more options for keeping tabs on the Big Man’s whereabouts this year.

How to: Learning a New Tablet, the Easy and Efficient Way

So you’ve bought that shiny new tablet and fired it up. Now what? You’ve got a bunch of app icons, and you know it should be a great tool. But how do you learn to use it? This article assumes you’re new to the tablet world. If you’ve changed operating systems, like moving from an more »

GadgeTell How-To: Make worrying about a hard drive crash a thing of the past

It is how-to week here at TechnologyTell and that means each of the sites will be bringing you a lesson. We have already seen some goodies from Dennis Burger of HomeTechTell and Bill Stiteler of AppleTell and today, well today brings my turn. Today I am going to talk about something that I touched on more »

Tech Tips: How to remove Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen

Most of us has probably had to deal with a computer virus at some point in time. They are very annoying when they appear and they could prohibit you from performing the most basic functions on you PC. I recently ran across an infection called Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen on a relative’s computer. It was preventing them from using any web browser in addition to creating numerous alerts. If your computer has been infected with this Trojan, we’re going to help you get rid of this infection for good.

Fun with the cloud: Using Android to share photos with the iPod Touch

The iPhone has a couple of very popular photo editing and sharing applications that you can’t find anywhere else. Take, Instagram and 100 Cameras in 1 for example. If you don’t have an iPhone or 4th generation iPod Touch, these apps can become restrictive. You can still utilize these apps with an older iPod model, but you have to find a way to import photos onto your older iPod Touch to get the most out of them. It’s a shame there aren’t Android versions for either of these apps yet, but you can make the importing process faster by using the cloud.


How to Jailbreak your iPad

It has been a little over a month since the iPad came out, and already we have seen the first wave of jailbreak software pop up over the web. If you are not familiar with the term, jailbreaking refers to hacking your iPad to gain root access to its file system. That way, you can more »


Gadgetell how to: Get your bike ready for spring riding

As warmer weather starts to creep back in to the northern reaches of the US, it’s time to start thinking about getting back on the roads and trails with your bicycle. If you’re like me, the bike has sat idle while skiis and snowboards got their fill. Here are some easy things you can do more »


How to avoid Chinese knock-offs on eBay. Q&A with a knock off seller

eBay doesn’t always live up to the “if it’s too good to be true” mantra as users around the world use the site to find gadgets way off retail. More often then not (*statistically dubious), it works out for the buyers and seller. But what about knock offs? Case in point: check out this iPod more »

Google Contacts, otherwise known as my first big issue with the Palm Pre Plus, and a simple fix

The folks at Verizon Wireless were kind enough to send me a Palm Pre Plus and a Palm Pixi Plus to play with for a little while. And because of them sending out a few review units, I will in-turn be able to offer some hands-on posts about my use and experience as well as more »


Gadgetell Guide: How to save time by paying your bills online

person doing finances by handWith today’s hectic schedules, there is less and less time for us to do the important things and still have time for fun. Most of us are also trying to fit more stuff into less space. One way to get back some time for yourself and eliminate piles of papers is to start paying your bills online. You’ll have less paper to handle and you won’t have to worry about writing checks, addressing envelopes, or having enough stamps. So, how do you begin? Keep reading.

Gadgetell Guide: Porting a number to a new phone

Gadgetell Guide: Porting a number to a new phoneWith the recent advent of the iPhone 3GS and Palm Pre, along with the BlackBerry Tour and the slew of upcoming BlackBerrys, and Android handsets there’s a chance you might be looking into buying a new cell phone in the near future. Sure, there’s the contract terminations and fees to worry about with getting a new phone, but there’s also another issue for some people: porting their cell phone number. How do you go about doing this? Keep reading.