Home / Tag Archives: Tech

Tag Archives: Tech

Tech Tip: Finding Closed-Caption Content Online

Q. How do I find English-language content with English-language subtitles? I am hard of hearing and lots of content, principally movies, will have subtitles in every language under the sun, except English. A. Some video providers may be putting those ...

Read More »

Tech Tip: Creating a Point of Return for Windows

Q. Is a System Restore the same as a backup in Windows? A. While System Restore and backups can both help get your computer back to normal if something goes wrong, the two are different things. (The common technical advice ...

Read More »

Tech Tip: Using Microsoft Apps on a Chromebook

Q. Can I use Microsoft Office on a Chromebook? A. Chromebooks run Google’s Chrome OS, which was introduced in 2009 as a streamlined operating system for netbooks and other lightweight laptops. While you cannot install the traditional Windows or Mac ...

Read More »

Tech We’re Using: This Valentine’s Day, Considering Tech That Keeps Couples Together

But that whole approach is fueled by an expectation that our search for love is like finding a needle in a haystack. And from what I’ve seen, love doesn’t often work that way. Having too many choices is in itself ...

Read More »

Tech Tip: Picking a Default Account in Mac Mail

Q. I have multiple accounts set up in the Mac’s default Mail program. I notice sometimes when I create a message, Mail automatically sets the sender address to the account I use for personal correspondence and not my preferred home-business ...

Read More »

Tech We’re Using: Keeping Gear (and Herself) Warm at the Winter Olympics

How much social media do you consume for work, what forms of it do you consume the most, and how do you handle the deluge? Photo Ms. Minsberg at her desk. “I’m one of those people that has an obnoxious ...

Read More »

Tech Tip: Thawing a Frozen Apple TV App

Q. I have one app on my fourth-generation Apple TV that freezes every once in a while, and the only way I can get out of it is to unplug the whole Apple TV box. Is there an easier way ...

Read More »

Tech Fix: Apple’s HomePod Has Arrived. Don’t Rush to Buy It.

Apple’s speaker is certainly an impressive piece of hardware. Audiophiles will appreciate that it has a woofer with a custom amplifier and seven tweeters. The result is a speaker with a deep bass and rich treble that is loud enough ...

Read More »

Tech Tip: Finding Videos With Audio Descriptions

Q. I am blind, and I do not subscribe to any streaming video services at the moment. How would you suggest I determine, quickly, whether a good percentage of the original content and current popular third-party content on Netflix and ...

Read More »

Bits: Farhad’s Week in Tech: Less Time on Facebook, More Noise From Amazon

You should read this piece by my colleagues at The Upshot for an explanation of why American health care will prove difficult even for Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon and Warren Buffett to fix. And they’re not necessarily the first to ...

Read More »