Andy gives an introduction to Bluetooth, Monica demonstrates "Veeper" animated images, and guest Mark Douglas showed off some X-Box mods. Calls were answered dealing with CD burning, game backups, problematic mice, and applications that wouldn't close.
Looking at file sharing and some experimental food websites. Also, Amber MacArthur made her CFH debut with a Web Workshop that gives an introduction to blogging. Calls deal with LCD Monitors, Media Center software, web-based photo albums, reading Mac disks on Windows, and video cards.
Monica looks at Firefox extensions, Andy explains Windows XP's System Restore, and calls are answered dealing with Wi-Fi ranges, Microsoft .NET, networking Windows and Mac machines, monitor problems, and DVD authoring.
Andy demonstrates Windows' Disk Cleanup, Monica shows how to erase Internet Browsing history, and guest John Christopher talks about hard drive recovery. Calls deal with hard drives, faxing drawings, virus protection, and Windows/OS X compatibility.
Andy explains SP2, and Monica looks again at Firefox extensions. Guest Mark Douglas looks at PVR alternatives, and Leo answers calls dealing with online video, DVD recording, Windows errors, and the Windows welcome screen.
Andy talks cell phones, and Monica looks at some more Firefox extensions. Guest Amber MacArthur gives a basic intro to finding a domain name and starting up a web site. Calls deal with spyware, web-page compatibility, the iPod Mini, and the default directory in Windows Explorer.
Andy discusses drivers, Monica looks at bored.com, and guest Marcel Gagne talks Linux. Callers ask about file sorting, Windows Explorer's default directory, Z-Modem protocols, and dying laptop batteries.
Andy talks about cleaning up liquid spills around computers, and Monica looks at a PC diagnostic program, and Guest John Christopher shares some hard drive horror stories. Calls deal with digital cameras, Linux on a Mac, and if moving from XP Home to Professional is worth it.
Andy looks at TV on the PC, Monica discusses Winamp, and guest Jim Sanderson demonstrates some Word customisations. Callers ask about PDA's, using Wi-Fi on an iBook, programs that can't be removed, and file sharing between computers with Windows.
Andy gives some tips to improve Wi-Fi signal strength, and Monica shares some trivia websites. Guest Glenn Dietzel talks e-Books. Leo answers calls about iBook errors, multiple copies of XP, management of computers in the office, and user-specific display resolutions.
Andy explains networking over power lines, and Monica runs through some online image storage sites. Guest Sean Carruthers shows off some MP3 players, and Leo answers calls dealing with iTunes, comparisons between audio files, video editing software, and removing DRM from .wma files.
Andy demonstrates the use of a mobile phone as a wireless modem, and Monica looks at some online virus scanners. Guest and Web Specialist Amber MacArthur talks about HTML editors, and Leo answers calls asking about remote PC access, getting WMA onto a Mac, sharing Outlook inboxes between users, and the space needed for defragging.
Andy shows how to add more RAM, Monica looks at places to make friends online, and CFH's Office expert Jim Sanderson talks about Powerpoint. Calls deal with the integrity of data moving around the world, Linux for a beginner, finding old arcade ROMs, and problems downloading .zip files in IE.
Monica introduces bitTorrent, Andy looks at home network troubleshooting, and guest Amber MacArthur goes over some HTML basics. Calls deal with Wi-Fi standards, setting up Linux on a Mac, alternatives to Norton, and using RAM disks.
Andy talks about defragmenting, Monica looks at metroblogging, and guest Greg Danbrooke demonstrates retouching in Photoshop. Callers ask about Firefox compatability, mouse problems, the need to enter a password in Windows XP, monitoring network bandwidth, and hard drive drivers.
Andy talks firewalls, Monica shows off hello.com, and guest Heather McBurney gives some Powerpoint tips. Leo answers calls about synching email and calendars over a home network, mp3 ripping, boot CDs, sound cards, and making the move to Mac.
Andy looks at some software that protects your keyboard from your cat, and Monica looks at an animated character maker. Guest Amber MacArthur gives some basic web design tips. Leo answers questions asking about storing digital photos, differences between Office for Windows and Mac, sychronising email and contacts between computers, updating pirated versions of Windows, and getting the internet to work after upgrading to XP.
Andy reviews some SPOT watches, Monica looks at audio file converters, and guest Greg Danbrooke explains layers in Photoshop. Questions deal with repairing XP, getting around Macrovision protection, upgrading a gaming machine, backing up to CD, and the importance of XP SP2.
Andy gives some "emergency Windows tricks", Monica looks at the top IM clients, and CFH's Linux Guru Marcel Gagne gives gives some software suggestions for making the Windows-to-Linux transition easier. Calls deal with hard drive formatting, upgrading from ME to XP, putting video on a website, and IE errors.
Andy demonstrates the use of the Windows key, and Monica talks about Wikis. Sean Carruthers rounds up some digital SLR cameras, and Leo answers calls about the + and - of DVD's, whether a computer should be bought or leased, emailing pictures in Outlook, HTML in Eudora, and the System File Checker in Windows.
Andy looks at some software that can turn your PC into a karaoke machine, and Monica demos a device that helps manage your time. Guest Amber MacArthur shares some web usability tips, and Leo answers calls about DVD playback problems, media file conversion, slow network speeds, video editing, and recovering hard drive space.
Monica looks at a fun website, Andy troubleshoots Wi-Fi, and guest Andrew Moore-Crispin looks at music mixers. Calls deal with Adware, borderless printing problems, wireless network range, sharing internet history, and a potential risk of laser pointers.
Andy looks at SMS news updates, Monica looks at a site to help you find the cheapest gas, and Photoshop expert Greg Danbrooke demonstrates 3D Anaglyphs. Leo answers calls about Apple LCD's, restore discs, looking at IP addresses on a router, .ca domain names, and burning problems.
Andy checks out some of SP2's updates, and Monica finds some online stress relief. Heather McBurney shows how to use Smart tags in Outlook. Leo answers calls about 64-bit computing, video card troubles, IE running slow, internet telephony, and web video.
Andy looks at Windows Connect Now, Monica demonstrates a couple of Firefox extensions, and CFH's office expert Heather shows how to get row/column subtotals for spreadsheets. Leo answers calls about password protecting folders, remote PC access, firewalls, networking, and surge protection.
Andy sends SMS from a PC, Monica looks at a directory of catchy advertising songs, and guest Amber MacArthur discusses web navigation. Calls deal with web design software, recording internet radio to .mp3, firewalls, installing software in XP, and anti-spyware.
Andy looks at Wi-Fi security in SP2, Monica looks at a free online calendar, and guest Heather explains labels and automatic formatting in Outlook. Leo answers calls dealing with Windows activation, erasing data from USB drives, running multiple firewalls, automatic software installation, and preventing a PC from dialing out on its own.
Some email-related Firefox extensions from Monica, while Andy looks at the advantages of USB security keys. Leo answers calls about DivX encoding problems, cost-effective computer parts, AirSnare in the workplace, PVRs, and the dependability of AVG anti-virus.
Andy shows off some software that can recover data from scratched CD's, and new co-host Amber looks at the best workout-friendly mp3 players. Guest Bill Jelen introduces pivot tables in Excel, and calls deal with personalised menus, removing Windows updates, LCD screen resolutions, sharing email between user accounts, and file sharing between Mac and PC.
Andy gives some spyware removal tips, Amber presents some simple ways to improve your internet searching, and Leo answers calls about doing a clean install of XP, problems with Windows Update, overclocking a video card, facing a monitor in a certain direction, and choosing the right hardware for a PC.
Andy discusses some of XP's backup options, and Amber looks at some autumn-themed sites. Calls deal with disk defragging, user account types in XP, gaming performance issues, cheap web hosting options, and VoIP.
Andy looks at the processes tab in the task manager, Amber discusses the best way to link, and Leo answers calls about power setting in XP, mysterious reboots, Bluetooth, flash memory, and creating images of a hard drive.
Andy explains the workings of CD burners. Amber finds a website that allows you to keep track of your health and fitness. Calls deal with USB radio receivers, connecting two machines by their parallel ports, broken Photo Wizards, using Perl in Windows 2000, and software equalisers.
Andy gives some more spyware removal tips. Amber finds a site that can email you your birthday or anniversary reminders. Leo takes calls about firewalls, partitioning the hard drive on a G5 for the swapfile, routers that support wired and wireless, remote access, and the best way to set up a RAID array.
2.0 Episode 087 - How to find health sites you can trust
Andy shows you how to repair scratched CDs or DVDs, and Amber discusses online medical info and whether or not a site can be trusted. Callers ask about Sasser, recompressing video files, deleting files securely, hiding your domain registration information, and speeding up a dial-up connection
2.0 Episode 088 - How to take your website on the road
In her Web Workshop, Amber shows how you can set up a site to document your travels. Andy looks at what you need to set up a Wi-Fi printer. Guest Nick Barbuto talks about overclocking PCs. Calls deal with RAM problems, removing items from the context menu, formatting a hard drive to remove viruses, and rewitable DVDs.