AskBob's Best of 2013 - Part One

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The AskBob website was a busy place in 2013 -- over 250 new articles were published this year, and readers streamed in from all over the world. Since I'm a numbers guy, I scanned the logs to find the most popular articles, based on your views, clicks, and recommendations. Here are ten of the top articles for you to review. I hope you'll read each one and leave your own comments...

  1. Magicjack Phone Service

    "Is Magic Jack phone service for real? I've seen commercials for Magic Jack, a device you can plug into your computer for really cheap phone service. It sounds too good to be true... is MagicJack a scam, or does it really work?"
  2. Connect Your PC to TV, Wirelessly!

    Wouldn't it be great to beam whatever is on your computer screen directly to your big-screen TV? Now you can wirelessly send Netflix, Hulu, YouTube videos, photos and computer games from your PC screen directly to your television screen. Even browse the web on your fancy big-screen HDTV. Here's how to make a wireless PC to TV connection...
  3. Best of 2013

  4. Is Java Safe and Do I Need It?

    A reader asks: 'I've been seeing warnings lately that Java has a security flaw, and everyone should remove it. I'm not even sure what Java is. What is Java? Is Java safe? Should I disable or uninstall it?' Read on to find out...
  5. Can Roku Replace Cable TV Service?

    If you're thinking about dropping your cable TV in favor of online TV and movie streaming, you should know about the Roku 3 box, which makes it simple to bring online video to your big screen TV. Here's a review of the latest Roku model, and my take on whether it can replace your cable TV subscription...
  6. Free Anti-Virus Programs

    I've been using the free Norton antivirus package that came with my computer, but the subscription will expire in a few days. Are the free anti-virus programs any good? What do you recommend?
  7. How to Get Your Free Credit Score

    Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your financial life. This one number summarizes your creditworthiness, and it's the first thing lenders look at when you apply for a loan, and often the last. Learn how a credit SCORE is different from a credit REPORT, and find out how to get your credit score, for free. See also: Free Credit Reports Online
  8. Free Satellite TV on PC?

    I saw a website advertising software that's supposed to give you free satelite TV on your PC. The program costs $40, but they claim it lets you watch hundreds of live worldwide channels free of charge. Sounds too good to be true... is this a scam? See also: How to Get Free Satellite TV
  9. How to Track a Cell Phone

    There are many reasons you might want to locate a cell phone and track its movements. Perhaps you lost your phone and would like it back. You might be an anxious parent, an employer, or you could be part of a group of friends who want to keep tabs during a night on the town. Whatever your reason for tracking a cell phone, there are several ways to go about doing it. Here's the scoop on cell phone tracking...
  10. Clean and Sanitize Your PC With PrivaZer

    PrivaZer is a hard drive clean-up utility on steroids. It gets rid of junk files and wipes away traces of activity that could compromise your privacy. Maybe you think that sounds like some other program you've been using, but trust me, PrivaZer does MUCH more. Read on to learn how it works, and why you should try it...
  11. Is Someone Stealing My WiFi?

    Is your wireless Internet connection sometimes mysteriously slow? It's possible that you're sharing it with a stranger. But how can you know for sure if a neighbor or a malicious hacker has tapped into your wifi? Read on to learn how you can detect bandwidth bandits, and give them the boot...

Ready for more? See AskBob's Best of 2013 - Part Two!

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27 Dec 2013

I have read all of these articles and found them really useful. I have been using Privazer since, refused Java and chose a new AV program.

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27 Dec 2013

Yes. These were the most interesting to me. I think I'm at least 100% smarter when I read Bob's information!

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28 Dec 2013

Bob ,I do not have to make an opinion on this article as every article which you write is excellent, so with that thought in mind I would like to wish you A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS 2014 and may you carry on with your interesting articles.
My Regards Burt

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oluka peter
06 Jan 2014

hi bob,
what can i say? u saved my coins from leaving my pockets when you introduced me to the all free version of comodo. i will not budge from comodo, my movement will only be from the free to the paid version (when they start entertaining payment by wire transfer)
lots of success your way in 2014, plus not forgeting your subscribers too

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