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Q. A pro tech friend tells me that reset is no longer needed because of the way Microsoft does updates. Why do you feel it’s beneficial, given the downsides?

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The cords and wires that populate our lives seem pretty much invisible until something goes wrong. Product photography rarely shows wires of any kind. But in real life cables, cords, and wires are everywhere.

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Sometimes I see a small green or orange dot near the top right of my iPhone screen. What does that mean?

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Q. I got my first Android smartphone over the holidays. Which apps do you consider must-haves?

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Watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas” has been a holiday tradition since my childhood and this year it can only be viewed on AppleTV+. Does this mean I have to buy an AppleTV?

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Q. I have several old computers in my garage that are just taking up space. Before I send them to the recycler, I wonder if there is anything useful I could do with them.

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Q. I can’t print from my laptop computer. When I checked if my HP5255 was connected, I found a printer email address that ended with @hpprint.com. I also do not understand why that address is different than my regular email address.

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Q. I was tempted by an app on the Microsoft App Store but stopped when I saw the permission list: “Access all your files, peripheral devices, apps, programs, and registry.” Do I have to let them breach my security?

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Q. The Internet in my house seems slower than at my local coffee shop. How do I measure the speed and compare the two?

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Q. My computer was crushed in an accident. I was able to rescue the drive from the wreckage, but how do I copy my files onto a new computer?

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Funeralocity.com recently launched nationwide to include the top 100 metro markets in the country. The website was originally created for the Atlanta area in 2017.

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Q. Most retail stores accept merchandise returns, but what about software? Is it possible to get a refund from the App Store?

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Modern smartphones do a lot of things, and you may have read here before about how to get the most out of them. The truth of the matter is that even the most tech-savvy users are often discovering new things on their phones, and finding new ways to put them to use. At the same time though, i…

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Q. My incoming caller ID information seems less accurate lately. It works fine for numbers I already recognize, but most everything else is inaccurate.

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Q. When I open Safari on my iPhone, I am always forwarded to Apple’s website. Is there a way to choose a different home page?

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On Nov. 26, NASA In-Sight Lander arrived at a new home on Mars. The seven-month journey covered nearly 300 million miles to advance our knowledge of our neighboring planet.

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Q. As a longtime iPhone user, when I needed a new phone I would just get the latest model. Now the lineup has so many choices I’m confused. How do I pick one?

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In the 1950s the City of Memphis was one of the most important economic centers in the Southern United States. The economy was so strong that many entrepreneurs relocated to the Bluff City to grow their portfolio. One such businessman was Levi Shelton Hartzog, the owner of a small bakery in …

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Q. I have too many passwords to remember. I write most of them down and put them on a card in my wallet. How do you keep track of your passwords?

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Q. I’m thinking I can rid my life of big, bulky speakers and use my iPhone to replace a skipping CD player. What would you recommend for listening to the radio in my house?

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iPhone 8 Pros iPhone 8 Cons  iPhone X Pros iPhone X Cons •Home Button with Classic Design •Lower screen resolution than X •No bevel, more screen on front for higher resolution screen •No Home button•Touch ID from Fingerprint •Larger Bevel on front •Face ID for opening phone •Different design…

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I recently was talking to a friend about topics for my column. He suggested writing about things to make life easier. Floating in the back of my mind were browser extensions.

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Recently I have returned to old podcasts that I had followed in the past. Podcasts have augmented driving and exercise time off and on during the last 10 years. What sparked my interest was a podcast based on my favorite TV show, “The West Wing.” The Podcast is cleverly named “The West Wing …

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Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration declined to recommend the agency approve Covid-19 booster doses for everyone who got vaccinated six months ago or longer. CNN's Don Lemon discusses the decision with medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner.

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Whether you're dealing with anxiety, fighting an illness, or want to feel your best, a good night's sleep is extremely important. Here are some tips to help you sleep better.

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CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains when you should stretch and why stretching may increase your longevity.

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When digging into the details of Macy’s earnings report, it is clear that much of their boost comes from the online world. When compared to this time last year, online sales are down six percent. At this time last year, all stores were closed. Therefore,...

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August is what some call the Sunday of summer. But don’t worry, I can help you find the best money-saving deals that will certainly help you get through these dog days of summer. Check out my list below to find out how your dollar can...

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Chances are, your Festival Essentials checklist does not currently mention any items weighing in at over 10,000 pounds. We’re suggesting an edit: if you’re alphabetizing, “Recreational Vehicle” fits quite nicely between “portable charger” and “sunglasses.” Can we convince you that an RV is as critical...

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Ready to vacation, but on your terms? RV travel has spiked in popularity since the pandemic and shows no signs of slowing. If you’re new to this sort of getaway, a good way to learn the ropes is to rent. Beyond the big box agencies,...

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Broadry — Tiny homes are a BIG thing. The little vacation-rentals-on-wheels are gaining popularity with outdoor enthusiasts seeking a unique mini cabin-like campground experience. Guests can book these budget-friendly mini homes like they would any other campsite or glamping accommodation — most range between 175 and 350...

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Broadry — While major national parks and large family attractions tend to grab travel headlines, there are still plenty of under-the-radar destinations to consider visiting this summer. RVshare, the largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace, put together a list of some of their top camping-friendly picks: South...

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In this week’s Ask Brad, Brad Wilson from Brad’s Deals gives his take on how to score potential discounts on Apple products: Advertiser’s disclosure: If you purchase something through a Brad’s Deals link, the site may earn a commission. Pricing and product availability are accurate...