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Lizzie asks…

How do Gucck shoes really fit?

Buying some Gucci shoes that say 9.5 The guy says they basically fit like an 11 is that accurate?

steve answers:

Well. I’ve bought a 2 pairs before and they fit true to size.
If you have a Neiman Marcus or Gucci store near you. I would suggest going

Sandra asks…

What Jeans and shoes to wear with purple lacoste polo?

I’m out tomorrow, wearing a purple lacoste polo, I’m thinking either dark navy blue jeans or black g-star jeans, than black gucci shoes? I have no purple shoes. just black or white.

steve answers:

Wear skinny jeans with flats or sneakers

Laura asks…

Where can I buy Gucci shoes in Vancouver?

I found some Gucci shoes I like on the Gucci website and I’m just wondering where around Vancouver/Surrey is Gucci stuff sold? I’m having trouble finding a place.. And yes I want real Gucci not knock offs

steve answers:

900 W Georgia St
Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6
Neighbourhood: Downtown
(604) 488-0320

George asks…

Is there such thing as overdressing for a job interview? Would a boss feel jealous and not give a job if you.?

Show up in an Armani suit, or wearing Gucci shoes and hundred dollar shirt?

Or would dressing in my most expensive clothes help me get the job?

steve answers:

I am a former chef and did hire in some places and there all correct, if you look to good they may feel your only there for the short term and if you applying for a service position and go in to well dressed then you may not even get considered, there are alot of factor.

For a man a nice dress shirt, tie or no, nice pants and shoes, well groomed, not tattoos showing or piercing, no alot of jewellery, the same for the young lady’s, nice dress or blouse and skirt shoes, nice makeup, none of the other issues, leave your other image outside.

If you going to be a waiter or waitress, go for a drink or lunch see how the place operates and what they do to serve there customers.

Michael asks…

Do they make designer shoes for babies?

My little sister is about 3-4 months old and I want to buy her some designer shoes. Like Gucci shoes, Coach or even UGGS or vans. Do they make them for babies that are about 4 months old? if so, please direct me to a website.

steve answers:

Uggs, yes. The rest, no, you have to wait until they are a bit older. About a year.

And why would you want to buy a baby designer shoes? I’m sure there are better things to buy for them, and it’s a waste of money. I doubt they notice. Save the designer duds for when they start to care.

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Mandy asks…

I dropped my tablet computer. Is there anyway to get the scratch off?

I dropped my tablet computer. Is there anyway to get the scratch off? or should I return it if I have a guarantee on it?

steve answers:

First of all you a flip cover can protect your phone. I don’t think any company will give you warranty on scratch.

Ken asks…

Can you tell me the name of a specific program for designing flow charts and websites for tablet PC?

A few years ago, I found a link on Metafilter to a free program for quickly designing websites. The user would sketch rough pages and draw in some connections, and the program would dynamically generate a working version of that page. I remember that it was designed specifically to work on tablet computers and that it was free; I think its name might have started with a D and was one fairly short word. I uninstalled it by mistake and have been regretting it ever since. Do you know the program I’m talking about? And if not, do you know of a similar one, hopefully also free?

steve answers:


Richard asks…

Is it possible to connect a tablet to my DIAL UP service on my home PC?

If not, what’s the least expensive broadband or wi-fi I can get with a tablet computer?
Edit to Mike: That’s what I wanted to know……if a tablet had a phone jack or not. Sounds like not.

steve answers:

I know of no tablet that has a dialup modem. Or even a wired network jack. That kind of defeats the reason for having a tablet.
Any Wi-fi will work with a tablet. Cheapest one will be the free Wi-fi at the coffee shop. If you want Wi-fi at your house, then the cheapest will be DSL added to your land line.

Chris asks…

Tablet versus Laptop poll: Do you prefer tablets or laptops, and how fast do you type?

I can’t stand tablet computers because I normally type about 70 wpm and can’t stand 1-finger hunt and peck on that crappy little screen. I require a full keyboard.

Your thoughts?
My theory is that people who type very well prefer to have a full keyboard, while those who are not strong typists go for the tablets because they notice much less of a trade-off in terms of functionality.

steve answers:

Laptop and i’m a pretty fast typer, i learned proper typing when i was a child using an actualy typewriter

Robert asks…

Do any of you use Tablets for your Business or your work?

What do you do for a living and how do tablet computers help you make your job easier?

steve answers:

My Tablet computer help me every time. Like, after office, at home, business, client meeting.and friends contact.

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Mandy asks…

Would this laptop be alright for gaming?

The laptop I’m currently using for gaming really sucks, only because of the graphics card (Intel (R) HD graphics). I found a used laptop on ebay that I am considering buying, since it seems to be better than mine, but I am unsure if it would be a good buy. It is an HP ProBook 6455b Phenom II, with a 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD4250 Video graphics card. If it can’t run things on high settings or even medium settings that’s fine. It can run everything on the lowest settings imaginable, as long as it can run it with minimal lag. I’m not intending to play games that are more graphic-intense (like Skyrim for example). I just want to be able to play the games I got on steam, such as The Stanley Parable or Rogue Legacy, or even TF2 (my laptop crashes even when playing this). So how would this laptop do?

Here is a link to the laptop in question. It has a lot more details that I didn’t mention here; http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-ProBook-6455b-Phenom-II-Dual-Core-2-8GHz-4GB-320GB-ATI-HD-4250-Gaming-Laptop-/271357689446?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item3f2e2dbe66

steve answers:

That will play the games mentioned above no problem.

Charles asks…

What games can my laptop play?

I have a Dell Inspiron M5010. Here are the specs:

AMD Athlon II P320 2.1 GHz 15.6″
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit pre-installed w/CoA
AMD Athlon II P320 2.1 GHz dual-core processor Supports HyperTransport 3.0 technology
3 GB DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM 320 GB hard drive DVD RW Drive No floppy drive
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250/HD 550v graphics processor

Give me a list of games I can play instead of telling me to go to System Requirements Lab please. Thanks!

steve answers:

You can play:
Modern Warfare series
Counter strike 1.6 and Source
Battlefield 2
Battlefield 3 on low stinks
Counter strike global strike on low settings
Crysis 2 on super-low settings.
Starcraft 1 and 2.
Probably all of the strategy games.
All online games.
All flash games.
There are hundreds more, but it will be too much so I just put down famous games.

Maria asks…

Can I update the graphics card on this laptop?

Its an HP Probook 6455b. I have my eyes on it online and ill use it for some gaming, work, etc. and can it play games like runescape, world of warcraft on lowest or mid settings, drakensang online, and dark souls, battlefield 3 with the current graphics card or if i can update it to a more better AMD or nvidia?
Processor: AMD Phenom II DualCore 2.8 GHz
Graphics: Dedicated ATI Mobility Radeon Hd 4250
4GB Ram upgradeable to 8GB
320GB HDD 7200 RPM

And what card should i upgrade it to if its possible, like the best card it can support?
Also is it possible to change the processor??

steve answers:

No, and no.

Go to the HP website and look for the “maintainence manual”. It’ll show you what’s the max available.

Sharon asks…

Good games that fit my pc specs?

i want a new game to play that will run on my pc some games i have right now are silent hill 4, ManHunt 2, Amnesia, Terraria, Garry’s Mod, COD2, and Killing Floor
all these games except gmod run just about perfect
Here Are My Specs

Processer: AMD V140 Processer 2.30GHz
RAM: 1.74GB
Graphics Card Name: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
idk if this is important but
DAC Type: internal DAC(400MHz)

Thanks In Advance
I know of cyri i just want recommendations for games

steve answers:

- Left 4 Dead 2
- Rollercoaster Tycoon 2
- Binding of Isaac
- Super Meat Boy
- Half Life 2 + EP1 + EP2
- Fortix 1 & 2
- World of Warcraft
- Borderlands
- Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind GOTY
- Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion GOTY
- Warcraft III Battle Chest
- Age of Mythology
- Titan Quest Gold
- Torchlight
- Assassin’s Creed I and II
- Portal 1 & 2
- Saints Row 2
- Braid
- Hitman Codename: 47, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin & Hitman: Blood Money
- Plants vs. Zombies GOTY
- Garry’s Mod
- Amnesia: The Dark Descent
- World of Goo

Steven asks…

ATI Radeon 9700 Pro a good graphics card?

I dont know much about graphics cards but i do know that the one i have in my laptop sucks. Its a “AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250.” I found an “ATI Radeon 9700 Pro” in my closet today and I was wondering if its good to run PC games. Also is there a way to take out my current one and replace it with the one i found? My laptop is an HP Pavilion dv6.

steve answers:

Its pretty old depending what your planning on doing with it if your just going to serf the net itll be ok but if your planning to game with it playing the latest and greatest it will fail if youve got the cash get yourself anevga 780gtxoc from tiger direct itll make your 97oo pissitself excuse the language ones a 4 cylinder the other a v12 so yea go for the v12 itll kick ass

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David asks…

Is Nokia BH-503 Bluetooth headset compatible with Samsung Corby Mate GT B3313 ?

I am planning to buy it. Please tell me any site for home delivery in a District place at MP.
Also tell Nokia BH 503 best buy price.

steve answers:

The protocol is bluetooth. Make/model is not a big factor.

It should work as long as the Bluetooth version of the headset is same or lower than the bluetooth version on the phone.

John asks…

I want to buy a touch screen mobile with all facilities?

My budget is Rs. 6000/-
Should i buy nokia 5230 or 5233
Or should i buy some other Samsung set.
Is the sound quality of Nokia 5233 good.
Give me some information about the set.
Further, which internet connection should i take on my mobile?
A sure 10 pts to the Answer with appropriate information.

steve answers:

Samsung corby 2 is better than Nokia and sound quality is also good and touch sensitivity is also good , here are its features

Size Dimensions 109.9 x 60.6 x 11.7 mm
Weight 102 g
Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 3.2 inches
– Accelerometer sensor

3.5mm jack Yes

Memory Phonebook Yes, Photocall
Call records Yes
Internal 26 MB
Card slot microSD, up to 16GB, buy memory
Data GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
3G No
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP

USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
Camera Primary 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels
Features Smile shutter

Features Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + downloadable

- MP4/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1000 mAh
Stand-by Up to 620 h
Talk time Up to 9 h 30 min

Its price is around Rs. 5849. Go for airtel or idea.

Donna asks…

What would be the best cellphone handset to buy out in India with 3G and WiFi?

I am planning to buy one cellphone handset with features including 3G and Wifi. My budget for it is around Rs.6000-7000. So can anyone suggest me the best handset matching these features in this range. Am planning to buy it at Bangalore so if possible tell me its dest. where to buy at reasonable rates and the best handset with its price and LINK to its image if possible.

Thanks in Advance

steve answers:

I got samsung “corby colour” for 6k last week..i also checkd samsung other mobiles which are worthy of 7k to 8k with all features what we need now a days….like wifi..3g…video clarity…touch etc…check in any show room in malleswaram…u can find..but plz dont dare to purchase in BIG-C..products from thier show room are used (no mater which brand they belongs to)



Charles asks…

What is the best affordable touchscreen phone?

I need a touchscreen phone with good internet and camera at a low price. Can anyone help me? I don’t know which one to choose. :[

steve answers:

Samsung corby

Rs 6,800/-…:)

Laura asks…

How Much does the Samsung Genio Touch cost?

I’m going to sell my iphone soon seeing as I never use it and i was thinking about getting the Genio touch. I’ve looked it up and it seems really cool but I can’t find the price.. any help?

steve answers:

Vodafone has it for £53, I think. According to one of the commenters below: http://www.cellphone-reviews.co.uk/2009/09/samsung-s3650-genio-corby-review.html Also try buying from mobiles.co.uk or carphonewarehouse to get free gifts: http://www.cellphone-reviews.co.uk/2009/09/samsung-genio-touch-also-available-on.html

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Ruth asks…

Should I purchase an Asus 1015bx Netbook?

Hello everybody
Here’s the netbook I’m looking at right now:


I’ve read some reviews about this laptop having a grainy screen, I’m not sure how grainy is grainy but I’m an aesthetic so I’m a little hesitant to buy this laptop now knowing that there’s going to be an issue with the graphics.

Could anybody talk me through how grainy the screen is?

Thanks in advance.

steve answers:

I have an acer netbook with the same screen resolution (1024×600), and I’ve never noticed anything grainy about it when watching movies or doing some light photo editing. Sure, you’re not going to get super HDTV quality picture or a “retina” quailty screen, but hey, it’s only $300.

Lisa asks…

Asus 1001 PDX netbook?

I want to buy a new netbook.Could i play games on Asus 1001 PDX?

steve answers:

This netbook was not made for gaming, it would play very simple games only…

Charles asks…

MSI U180 vs ASUS X101 (netbooks)?

They are the same price.
Which one do you think is better?





steve answers:

Both are contain same feature. But the ASUS brand is good brand.
So I think ASUS X101 is better than MSI U180.

Laura asks…

my asus netbook won’t charge?

Hey there,

I have an Asus EEE PC 900 netbook and it stopped charging one day. I replaced the battery and it still didn’t charge, Went out and got a universal netbook 40 w univeral charger from maplins after they tested my charger and it didn’t work. Got it home and tried all the tips, even with the ones that fit perfectly, still didn’t charge.
Could it be the netbook itself, or do I just need to try more tips?

steve answers:

The component which is generically called the Plug, Jack or DC In Port. It is a modular part and usually referred to as the DC in Board in service manuals or tech sites.. It is likely that this little circuit has failed. It is replaceable but pricey if the netbook is taken to a professional service center. The cost could equal half the value of a new netbook. Shop around if taking it to a pro.

The bottom panel of the netbook must be removed and DC in Board will be accessible. It is held in place by2 screws and a tiny plug to the motherboard. This setup may vary slightly depending on manufacturer but basically the same on most machines. Great caution has to be exercised not to damage the motherboard when disassembling the netbook.

If you decide to attempt the repair yourself. Download a copy of the netbook’s service manual. They are free ( some sites will try to get you to pay or make an account–search around–they are available freely with no strings attached ) and usually in PDF format. Search using the model name, number and keywords “service manual”.

Good Luck.

Mary asks…

Is this asus netbook a good bargain?

I’m currently looking for a new Laptop, because mine is getting really slow & the screen freezes a lot. I’ve set my eyes on the Asus F201E-KX065DU
I’ve done some research and it has generally become pretty good reviews. I’m 17 and I mainly use my computer for office and Internet.

The only thing I need to know is, do you think this is a good deal? I’ve found it for about 300 euros (I live in Germany), and I think that’s a pretty good deal. I don’t have a lot of money to buy a new one so that’s a plus that it’s so cheap. Also, generally I’m not very good with electronics, they always seem to get problems pretty fast, so I don’t want to spend a lot of money.

It’s also important for me that it’s easy to carry around, and seeing as it’s a netbook I’m guessing it is. The laptop I have now is quite big and I can’t fit it in any of my bags, which is really annoying.

But do you think it’s maybe a little too small? Or do you think it’s a good bargain and I should go for it?

Thanks :)

steve answers:

Though, in my opinion, there are better ones out there for 300 Euros, but then, once you’ve “set your eyes” on that laptop, its difficult to convince you to buy something else. =P

For the ASUS F201E…
If you’re planning to use it mainly for office work and surfing the web, then it should be fine.
Gaming is not impossible on the laptop as long as you don’t overexert it: you can play some web-browser games or few flash games.
You should have proper maintenance for your PC in order to keep it running at its max performance.
Even a very fast laptop/Desktop can become slow if it doesn’t have proper maintenance.
It is small and light therefore easy to carry around. If there are many positive reviews of that laptop, then why not just buy it?

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Laura asks…

What is the difference between Windows 7 Professional 32/64 bit upgrade and Windows 7 Professional?

I need to buy Windows 7 for my computer. I have a Macbook Pro and I need to partition my hard drive. Windows 7 Professional 32/64 bit upgrade is significantly cheaper. Can I buy that or do I need to buy Windows 7.


steve answers:

You can do either, if you buy windows 7 you can upgrade it through internet. So there’s no difference.

Mark asks…

Can I use the windows 7 upgrade package if I already have windows XP pro installed?

If I already have windows XP pro installed on my computer, can I use the windows 7 professional upgrade disc, or do I have to get the windows 7 professional full package? I know I’m going to have to format and what not, but I do not know if I need full or can use the upgrade.

steve answers:

You have to buy the full package. The upgrade requires that you have an earlier version installed when you run it. Since you have to format (because of XP) prior to installing, you won’t have a version on your hard drive.

Sharon asks…

What would happen if I used anytime upgrade on Windows 7 Professional?

Windows 7 Professional is the highest edition of Windows 7 so what would happen if I upgraded using Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade? Would it upgrade me to Windows 8? Please help me out. Thanks.

steve answers:

Wrong. Windows Ultimate is higher than Professional so if you avail of the Windows Anytime Upgrade you will be upgraded to Ultimate, not Windows 8.

David asks…

How do I upgrade Windows 7 Home to Professional?

I have the product key for Windows 7 Professional and the download for it, and I am just wondering if I can do an upgrade instead of having to delete any important files. Both are 64-bit versions.
I didn’t even finish downloading it, I’m just asking so I’m not surprised if it doesn’t just let me upgrade after running it.
If someone could just answer this question, that would be helpful .. Can I do an in-place installation, or do I have to do a clean install?

steve answers:

Yes, you can do an in-place upgrade to Windows 7 Professional. I would burn the iso image of Windows 7 Professional to a DVD and use it and your product key to upgrade. You can also buy an Anytime Upgrade Key and update that way as well.

Michael asks…

Is it possible to transfer Windows 7 Professional over to another PC?

I have Windows 7 Professional on another computer, and used Windows Anytime Upgrade to get it. Is it possible to do something to transfer Windows 7 Pro over to my new gaming PC? I was planning to install new RAM to it, and I realized that Home Premium limits to 8GB. Please help. I also don’t want to wipe my hard drive.

steve answers:

Actually it depends. If it was an OEM version (i.e. Pre-installed on a computer you bought) then no.

If however you bought a retail version of Windows 7 yourself then you can move it to a different computer as long as it’s only installed on one computer at a time (and if it’s a Windows 7 Upgrade version you should have the Pro upgrade key which can be used on the new computer. The new computer must have it’s own qualifying XP/Vista/7 license). The previous Windows 7 installation on the old computer must be formatted/deleted. You might have to call Microsoft and explain what happened to complete the activation. Activating it on the second computer will automatically in effect “deactivate” the license for the first computer. The key will work with both 32 and 64 bit, but only one can be installed at a time.

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James asks…

Where can you get a cheap laptop with a webcam?

i wanted to know where you can get a cheap laptop with a webcam. i really want one that is like less than $150 dollars, maybe a little more but around $150.

please no mean anwsers!

steve answers:

Try this free web app its the best tool out there featured on CNN and is worldwide, watch the quick 1min video when you open it up explains how it works. Basicly it will scan all the top online shops and does a price comparison for you saves heaps of time and money. My brother used it to get a playstation game which he got for $25 when ebay was selling it for $45. I walked into Harvey Norman last week and checked out a HP 210 Laptop which was $399 but used this free web app and found it for $269 and free shipping

Linda asks…

What is the cheapest computer that Unity could run on? and are there alternatives to Unity for less?

I am looking to make some games and apps. I’ve heard that Unity is the best program for this. I have limited funds so I was wondering whats the cheapest laptop that has the capability of running a program of that size. I am also wondering what any alternative to unity there may be. Or where could i find unity for less but legally. Thank you and please help?

steve answers:

Unity is the name of a Linux distribution created by the Ubuntu project.
It is free.
It is an operating system, not a programming environment.
It can be installed on a laptop without removing Windows, but you will need help.

Any modern laptop can run it.

Laura asks…

How do I convince my parents to get me a new laptop?

My current laptop is a 5 year old HP G62. It pisses me off more and more every day. It freezes constantly, shuts off when I close the lid. The CPU is alright – the GFX Card is complete crap. It overheats like crazy, even on a cooling pad. As I am typing, my fingers feel the heat. It’s slow as hell.
My parents don’t really like to spend money. Are there any cheap laptops that are good quality? By that, I mean: everyday computing, some school notes, and games like The Sims, NFS, etc.

steve answers:

I think the inside of your laptop is dirty and prevent the cooling system to work properly. But 5 years old laptop need a replacement anyway.

Tell your parent that the service life of a laptop is 4/5 years so your laptop need to be replaced by new one. Or tell them that a program from school/college need a better laptop, just do not lie to them. You can also tell them that a new laptop not necessarily expensive, there are cheap laptops on the market, start from below $300.

In addtion you can sell your old laptop for Extra $$$, so your parent need only to add a small amount of money.

Take a look at the list below for general purpose laptop (copy paste to new tab)


Or for gaming laptop start from $400 you can see:


You can run The Sims 2 and NFS on Intel HD4000 but to get a better quality settings choose the AMD platform such as Asus K55N-DB81

Good luck.

Donald asks…

Can someone help me find a laptop that would be cheap and good for gaming?

Im limited on money..Whats the cheapest laptop that could play games such as vindictus well?

steve answers:

Budget? Look here.

Donna asks…

If i have a laptop can i just replace all the parts to make it a gaming laptop?

I am making a laptop for my friend, he wants a gaming laptop, i know i can get a pretty cheap laptop. I would be able to replace the RAM and Hard drive and motherboard and graphics card, etc, right?

steve answers:

On a laptop, you can relatively easily change the RAM and harddrive.
Changing the motherboard, CPU, GPU is a far more difficult and complicated story.

It can be done, but it’s not worth it AT ALL as you will be limited in the parts you can choose from than when working on a desktop (compatibility issues)

My advice is just to find a laptop that already has powerful parts. Unlike desktops, it would be more expensive if you buy a cheap laptop and then try to find good parts to go with.

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Donald asks…

I need help making my Halloween costume?

So I want to be a Hello Kitty/ Go Go Yubari mix. How do I make so it doesn’t seem too sluttish or stupid? Or should I just be one or the other?

steve answers:

Ok, so last year i was really creative and I took a box, a normal sized one and i taped one side shut and cut a big square out of the front and then i painted it my favorite bright color (orange) after it dried i took a pencil and outlined the menu thing of an ipod, then on the back i outlined APPLE IPOD 13 GB since i was 13 at the time. And then i took black and traced what i outlined.. Then i put a hold thing on top and used string for the headphones!!! It was awesome! And you take a pillow and put it on top so when you put it over ur head it rests on the pillow, and your an ipod!!! It was soo cool, i also had a light it in. I got tons of comments on it and everything!

George asks…

Pick Your Choice??………………..?

Skittles or Starburs
Takis or Hot Cheetos
Facebook or Yahoo Answers
Hello Kitty or Gir
http://www.kittyhell.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/hello-kitty-halloween-costume-2.jpg or http://garmahis.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Bunny-Halloween-Costume.jpg

steve answers:

Hello Kitty

Chris asks…

Is this a good halloween costume idea?

My best friend and I are being Hello Kitty and Chococat. We’re 14 and in 9th grade. We’re wearing tight dresses with hoods with ears and lace tights and cat makeup. It’s pretty much a requirement at our dances to dress sexy and cute. Is this a good idea?

steve answers:

Oh yeah, it is a great ideal for you two. It sounds both cute and sexy for your age. I am sure you’ll get some looks from some boys. You both will look good in the tight dresses and lace tights. Well, have fun and enjoy yourselves!

Laura asks…

Halloween costume ideas for girl groups?

So far we’ve got sailor moon, hello kitty & co, and harajuku lovers. Any other thoughts?
P.S. We are trying to be somewhat interesting/original and not slutty

steve answers:

Charlies angels

Ken asks…

Which halloween costume would guys like better? why?

Minnie Mouse:


Hello Kitty:

steve answers:

Minnie Mouse,

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Mandy asks…

how to get microsoft office activation key from already installed?

I have Microsoft Office 2010 installed on my laptop and want to add it to my tablet. The version is good for 3 computers. I ordered it online and received the disk in the mail but not the activation code. The code was sent to an old e-mail address that I don’t have anymore. Is there a way to find the activation code on an already installed version?

steve answers:

I used to use the Magical Jelly Bean key finder for that. (Yep, that’s really its name.) Looks like the author decided to make it a paid app rather than free since then: http://www.magicaljellybean.com/product-key-finder-win7-office2010/

Comparison chart at: http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ Doesn’t look like the free version opens much of interest any more. The free version worked great for Windows XP and Office 2003, so I’m sure the new version works. It’s just not free any more.

Jenny asks…

What is the difference between Kindle Fire and an Ipad?

Can a person also download/read books in an Ipad? What is the best device/tablet that can be used for reading books? What is the difference between the Kindle fire and the regular grey kindle?
Thank you..

steve answers:

There’s a very good user review here, from an owner of both iPad and Kindle Fire HD. It’ll help you decide:


I say the Kindle Fire HD. Not only it is much cheaper, but also the Kindle is actually doing better than the iPad on some areas. Let me try to give a comparison between them.

IPad advantages (over the Kindle Fire HD):
- Bigger 9.7″ screen (Kindle is 8.9″ screen max)
- Best screen resolution (Retina display is 264ppi, Kindle is 254ppi)
- Rear view camera
- GPS (but Kindle Fire HD 4G model has GPS as well)
- More app selection (iOS)

Kindle Fire HD advantages (over the iPad):
- Better Dolby audio speaker (the newest iPad still has mono speaker, not even stereo)
- Dual band, dual antennas WiFi (iPad is Dual band, single antenna)
- File transfer with computer directly via USB cable (not for iPad)
- Lighter in weight, more portable
- Kindle only features like Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, Kindle FreeTime, X-Ray for movies and books, Text-to-Speech to read a loud books, etc.
- 4G LTE subscription plans are cheaper (a comparison can be found on the Kindle’s sales page, for the Kindle HD 4G model)

Kindle Fire HD is even better than iPad when you use the tablet for streaming video and watching movies, as it has dolby audio speaker and dual antenna WiFi. Another thing I like for Kindle is their digital content supply, including books, magazines, music, movies, TV shows, etc. IPad is good on these as well, but any videos and books you bought on iPad can’t be used on non-Apple devices, while things you bought from Amazon can be used on other computers or tablets (including iPad).

The latest regular grey Kindle e-readers don’t have audio function, so you can’t use the Text-to-speech function on those Kindles to read books aloud. The latest Kindle Paperwhite has touch screen, but control is still more convenient on the Kindle Fire. Quite a lot of users reported the anti-glare screen of Kindle Fire HD is quite good for reading as well.

Yes you can download and read books on the iPad, and you can install the Kindle app to read Kindle books on iPad as well. IPad’s biggest advantage is on the apps. The Appstore of iPad has been developed for years, so it has a great selection of apps. However, on the Kindle Fire, apps are not really that limited (there’re over 60K apps), and many users find all popular apps that they really need are there. You can also sideload quite a lot of Google Play apps (i.e. Android apps) on the Kindle Fire, many reviews have mentioned the steps and it’s quite easy. But if some apps are really important to you and you can’t find them on the Kindle, then iPad should be your choice.

Hope that helps.

Laura asks…

Why does my wife want an iPad when she already has a Kindle Fire?

I think it’s a bit ridiculous, they serve the exact same purpose. She won’t even consider an Asus tablet which I think is superior and cheaper. I told her she has to try to sell the other device when she buys the new one.

steve answers:

I have both an iPad and an Android tablet (a Xoom). There’s no comparison. IOS is years ahead of Android in tablets, plus the Android apps are far inferior to this in Apple’s App Store. My Xoom is practically unusable. The only reason I still have it is that I can’t in good conscience give it to any family members. She’ll be able to install the Kindle app on the iPad and access all of her content.

Sandra asks…

How much is a wacom tablet?

I got photoshop CS5, but I would like to buy a tablet to draw with it, how much would one cost and would someone also help me to use it?

steve answers:

First, you’ve got to decide what you need in terms of size, quality, brand, etc… Try reading this comparison article:


The Wacom Intuos4 lineup is pretty popular. The Small starts at $229, and the XL is about $800. If that’s too much, try looking for a used one, maybe even an Intuous3, which is probably sufficient for your needs.

Ken asks…

How do you make a MMORPG and or a 2d game?And what is the difference between 2d and 3d games?

What programs can I download for free to get me started?
What program should I buy to make the game I would market?
Will I be able to use my own illustrations if I make a 3d game?(i’m purchasing a graphic tablet soon)
Are Gta4, Red Dead Redemption, WOW, and Runescape 3d games?

steve answers:

I disliked “The’s” answer, but i gave him a +1 because most of what he said I agreed with.

The problem here is your grasp and skill. If you’re asking how you can make an MMORPG, I am sorry to burst your bubble, but you just failed before you even started.

Making an MMORPG is not just downloading a program, put some icons and graphics together and then a month later, a game pops out. This isn’t the same as breeding a chicken to lay eggs for you.

Making a basic game:

- you can use things like Construct Classic, GameMaker, Torque, Unity 3D, but they all require some level of logic even if most of them are object-based
- you need to understand what graphics are used for what, what file types for what, how to use file types with what apps
- you need to know how to deploy the game and program it in what platform and its basic requirements
- you need to know the legalities of it
- you need a copy writer, lawyer, etc, etc

Making an MMORPG takes:

- the understanding and skill to create the database that store that information
- the web services that calls the game client
- the security apps that secure the line
- the server operating system that houses the game files


This is a very in depth and complicated topic better discussed when you’re older or if you have the ability for it. If you cannot even understand the fundamentals that an MMORPG is very complicated to make, then you have a problem here. Differentiating between 2D and 3D will be the least of your worries.

PS: I am not trying to hammer down on your dreams, but I’ve worked in game development before and have heard a lot of kids say they wanted to create so and so game, but ultimately 99% of them fail before half the game is even complete and these kids actually devote a lot of their time researching and knowing the basics.


Take a look at my answer for a different question: http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ArtlabLDO_gGEadwpp1eBnbBFQx.;_ylv=3?qid=20120524022848AAI7rDs

This talks about social networking web sites. If you read what I said there, even a web site can be complicated to make. What do you think an MMORPG would take in comparison? Most likely a lot more work.


However, to try to encourage you to go after your dream, start off with one of the following:

Construct Classic
Construct 2 HTML5
GameMaker HTML5
GameMaker Studio
Torque 2D
Torque 3D

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Maria asks…

Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Specs?

Please mention all the pros and cons. Also, does it even have a Disc Drive? What’s the RAM of that beauty?

steve answers:

Lenovo’s IdeaPad U1 is quite the clever combination of multi-touch tablet and laptop. When you ditch everything but the screen for the slate-like tablet section, the device is to switch processors and operating systems.

When both halves of the U1 are together, it runs on Windows 7 on a Intel Core 2 Duo SU processor, but when you split them up, the tablet will use a custom version of Linux and a Qualcomm ARM Snapdragon processor. This means that you’d be getting the best combination of power and battery life for each scenario. Other than that neat setup, the U1 brings 4GB of RAM (512MB in slate/tablet mode), two USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, VGA, HDMI, 4-in-1 memory card reader, and a 1.3-Megapixel camera.

Ruth asks…

Does Lenovo x60 tablet have finger touch?

I have recently bought a Lenovo X60 tablet / laptop. However the touch screen only works with the stylus and not my finger. Is there a way around this?

steve answers:

Here is a Link that will have information or provide you with support, if not you could

try a search there is help and information out there it is not always easy to find…


Source: CompTIA A+ Certified Computer Professional

Donna asks…

how to fix earphone jack in lenovo 7” ENTERTAINMENT TABLET?

how to fix earphone jack in lenovo 7” ENTERTAINMENT TABLET.it fell out of of the cover and now when i put the earphone inside we hear it from the speakers plzz help :(

steve answers:

You can either try and push it back in, but that might break it. You more then likely would have to open up the tablet and put it back in the tablet.

Carol asks…

A good Tablet laptop?

Anyone happen to own a tablet laptop? If so, what do you recommend? I’m thinking of purchasing one but I have no idea which one to buy. I’m thinking something skinny and light and easy to travel with. Name and brand will be helpful. Thanks!
what about Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T

steve answers:

Lenovo X201. It is the best tablet laptop out there.

The HP touchsmart has too many issues associated with it. The trackpad is horrible, the glare on the screen is vexatious, it is a very slow laptop, their is a lot of bloatware.

Jenny asks…

Cheap and Cheerful Windows 8 Tablet?

I am looking for a windows 8 tablet, but I don’t want a Windows RT tablet as I would like to install steam, does anyone know of such a tablet?
thank you.

steve answers:

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 [RECOMMENDED]
Asus VivoTab Smart
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet

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