All posts by Guy McDowell

Kids can learn to program with Scratch

Kids Can Code with Scratch

Across Canada, there are people who are pushing to make computer programming mandatory in public school. I’ve got a few opinions on that, and they aren’t what you might think I would say. But that’s for another day. If your kids are interested in learning

Save money on software

How to Pay Less for Apps and Software

Software can be expensive. If you’ve ever tried to write a program, you’ll know why. Programming is very time consuming, and extremely frustrating. Imagine writing a novel and finishing it, only to find out you can’t even open the book. Why? Because somewhere in those

kill-a-watt electricity use monitoring tool

Save Money on Electricity with This Handy Tool

Nova Scotia Power (NSP) recently announced that power rates are going down just under a percentage point. Any savings is welcome news, but you’re always up for saving even more. You know about turning the thermostat down and LED lights. But did you know about

Get more out of Google

Get More Out of Google

If you’ve walked past a computer in the last 10 years, you’ve heard of Google. It is, by far, the most popular search engine out there. So much so that its name has become a verb for searching the web. We don’t search for things,

disk defragmenter

Computer Getting Slow? Try Defragging.

Over time, computers will run slower and slower. Just like everything else, they need some maintenance every once in awhile. On of the easiest maintenance tasks you can do is defragmenting your hard drive. Sounds pretty technical, but it’s a simple process.

Can You Really Make Money On-line?

Times are tough. Most of us have never known times that weren’t tough. Yet you can use your computer to help you earn a bit more money. Sure, there’s lots of “I made $8,247 last month. You can too!” scams out there. We’re not talking