Keeping the Family Tree

Walt answers a reader’s question on using Boot Camp to run Family Tree Maker on a Mac.

Groupon’s New Year’s Resolution? To Make Money on Yours!

One of the hottest daily deal categories for the new year? You guessed it — weight-loss programs and fitness classes.

Waiting for Windows 8

Walt answers a reader’s question on whether to wait for Windows 8 before buying a new computer.

A Parallels World Where Windows Zips on Macs

Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac runs Windows quickly and smoothly on Apple devices, integrating programs with new features of the Lion version of Mac’s operating system.

Phones Without Internet

Walt answers readers’ questions on Internet-free cellphones, upgrading a netbook and the limitations of running Windows on a Mac.

Streaming Video to a TV

Walt answers readers’ questions on streaming Netflix movies to a TV without a PC, buying a a PC good for word processing, and more.


iPad Boot Camp

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site. (Click on the image to see a bigger version.)

Faxing with magicJack and Reusing the Windows 7 CD

Mossberg answers readers’ questions about faxing with the magicJack Internet phone device and re-using a Windows 7 CD with Boot Camp or Parallels on the Mac.

Parallels Zips Past Fusion in Running Windows on Macs

Walt reviews the latest software for running Windows on a Mac without rebooting.

Keeping Files In Sync

Keeping files in sync for two laptops, using Quicken on a Mac, transfering files to a new PC with Windows 7.

Using Mac OS X On a PC

Moving Music to a BlackBerry

Running Vista on a Mac