Articles By Patrick Miller

Turn your passion for gaming into a small business

Everyone knows that making video games is big business these days--and if you're good enough, you can even get paid to play them professionally. But what if you're not cut out for game

Published on: July 21st, 2011 Patrick Miller

How to choose between a tablet and a netbook

Tablets, netbooks, smartphones--these days, you can't buy a microwave without being upsold on the 4G, touchscreen, app-store model. But when you're picking out your preferred mobile tech for work (or even for play),

Published on: June 24th, 2011 Patrick Miller

Testing cleanup utilities

Most PC users know that to speed up an old system, you need to spring for new hardware: RAM, a graphics card, or a CPU. If you're not ready to make an investment

Published on: June 23rd, 2011 Patrick Miller

Social media guide to starting a revolution

There's no iPhone app for deposing Gaddafi or swapping out Mubarak, but your everyday tech gadgets and Web services can definitely help. Here's how to use your PC to organize your fellow citizens

Published on: March 23rd, 2011 Patrick Miller

28 tips to master your iPad and iPad 2

Your new iPad 2 might not be as full-featured (or as complicated) as a laptop or desktop PC, but a few neat tricks are still hidden between the surface. Read on to learn how to

Published on: March 17th, 2011 Patrick Miller

Road warrior’s guide to staying connected anywhere

Picture this: You're sitting down in between meetings on a business trip, and you need to send a few quick e-mail messages and an image or two. You pull out your handy-dandy USB

Published on: January 14th, 2011 Patrick Miller

11 fees you might not expect from tech firms and how to stop them

CorrectionThis article previously stated that Best Buy charged "re-shelving" or "re-stocking" fees to consumers that returned products. This was an error. Best Buy Canada does not currently charge such fees, nor have they

Published on: September 8th, 2010 Patrick Miller

15 easy tips to avoid a PC meltdown

Think you know tech? If you don't have a handle on every single one of these 15 tech facts, habits, and efficiency tricks, you're not living up to your potential.Related Story: 15 fast

Published on: August 18th, 2010 Patrick Miller

55 secrets to master the software apps you use everyday

The apps you use most--your Web browser, productivity tools, media managers, and Windows and its built-in accessories--are more powerful than you realize. They are loaded with unpublicized features that make your PC easier

Published on: June 24th, 2010 Patrick Miller

Simple ways to keep your PC healthy without breaking a sweat

As you undoubtedly know, you're supposed keep your files backed up, your applications up-to-date, and your antivirus software current. Unfortunately, you are--to speak frankly--too lazy to do these tasks as thoroughly and regularly

Published on: May 20th, 2010 Patrick Miller

Top tips for basic repairs on common tech gadgets

Your PC will crash, your camera will break, your network will fail, and your printer will chew up paper. Before you spend valuable time and money waiting for tech support or paying for

Published on: April 29th, 2010 Patrick Miller

How to sell your old gadgets for the best possible price

It's not your fault they keep making faster processors, slicker smartphones, and bigger TVs. You didn't ask them to invent an HD camcorder that fits in your pocket. The important part is, they

Published on: April 21st, 2010 Patrick Miller

Cisco woos SMBS with slew of new product launches

Today, Cisco announced a handful of new additions to its Services Ready Platform, Wireless VPN Firewall, and Cisco 100 Unmanaged Switch lineups aimed at small businesses.First up is the Cisco SRP 526W and

Published on: April 19th, 2010 Patrick Miller

Start your own Internet radio station without spending a dime

If you're the kind of person who insists on handpicking a road-trip playlist rather than just setting your music player to shuffle, you were born for radio, baby. Fortunately, you don't have to

Published on: March 5th, 2010 Patrick Miller

Fast and easy ways to clean up your hard drive clutter

Your hard drive is full. Normally that isn't such a big deal, but what if you need to grab a coworker's files before she leaves for a vacation, or what if you want

Published on: January 21st, 2010 Patrick Miller