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Call For Help

Season 1 2004 - 2005

  • 2004-08-17T00:00:00+02:00 on G4 Canada
  • 60 mins
  • 4 days, 3 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, Special Interest

100 episodes

1x01 2.0 Episode 051

  • Series Premiere

    2004-08-17T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x02 2.0 Episode 052

  • 2004-08-18T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Monica shows some alternate mouse pointers, and Andy shows how to set up a home network. Leo answers calls about AMD speeds, screen savers, video cards, and programming on OS X.

1x03 2.0 Episode 053

  • 2004-08-19T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x04 2.0 Episode 054

  • 2004-08-20T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x05 2.0 Episode 055

  • 2004-08-21T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x06 2.0 Episode 056

  • 2004-08-24T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x07 2.0 Episode 057

  • 2004-08-25T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x08 2.0 Episode 058

  • 2004-08-26T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x09 2.0 Episode 059

  • 2004-08-27T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x10 2.0 Episode 060

  • 2004-08-28T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x11 2.0 Episode 061

  • 2004-08-31T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x12 2.0 Episode 062

  • 2004-09-01T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x13 2.0 Episode 063

  • 2004-09-02T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x14 2.0 Episode 064

  • 2004-09-03T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x15 2.0 Episode 065

  • 2004-09-08T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x16 2.0 Episode 066

  • 2004-09-09T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x17 2.0 Episode 067

  • 2004-09-10T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x18 2.0 Episode 068

  • 2004-09-14T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x19 2.0 Episode 069

  • 2004-09-15T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x20 2.0 Episode 070

  • 2004-09-16T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x21 2.0 Episode 071

  • 2004-09-17T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x22 2.0 Episode 072

  • 2004-09-21T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x23 2.0 Episode 073

  • 2004-09-22T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x24 2.0 Episode 074

  • 2004-09-23T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x25 2.0 Episode 075

  • 2004-09-28T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x26 2.0 Episode 076

  • 2004-09-29T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x27 2.0 Episode 077

  • 2004-09-30T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x28 2.0 Episode 078

  • 2004-10-01T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x29 2.0 Episode 079

  • 2004-10-02T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Monica looks at more Firefox extensions, Andy shows how to share printers over networks. CFH's Photoshop expert looks at the liquify feature, and Leo answers more viewer calls.

1x30 2.0 Episode 080

  • 2004-10-05T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x31 2.0 Episode 081

  • 2004-10-07T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x32 2.0 Episode 082

  • 2004-10-08T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x33 2.0 Episode 083

  • 2004-10-12T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x34 2.0 Episode 084 - Learning all those processes

  • 2004-10-13T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x35 2.0 Episode 085 - Track your health online

  • 2004-10-16T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

1x36 2.0 Episode 086 - Rid yourself of spyware

  • 2004-10-20T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

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.

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

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.

1x39 2.0 Episode 089

  • 2004-10-28T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Anti-Spyware Primer, Playlists to Suit Your Mood

1x40 2.0 Episode 090

  • 2004-10-29T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Pumpkin Pie Partitions, Crafty Jack-O-Lanterns

1x41 2.0 Episode 091

  • 2004-10-30T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Hallowe'en Costume Ideas

1x42 2.0 Episode 092

  • 2004-11-03T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Windows Portable Media Center, Get the Word Out Digitally

1x43 2.0 Episode 093

  • 2004-11-04T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

How to Use Hijack This, Track Your Cashflow

1x44 2.0 Episode 094

  • 2004-10-29T00:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Pumpkin Pie Partitions, Crafty Jack-O-Lanterns

1x45 2.0 Episode 095

  • 2004-11-09T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

USB Tough Test, Build a Simple Site Map, Answers to Your Questions.

1x46 2.0 Episode 096

  • 2004-11-10T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

How to Optimize Windows XP, Quick Parenting Advice

1x47 2.0 Episode 097

  • 2004-11-11T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Record an MP3 file from an LP , Fear-free car shopping

1x48 2.0 Episode 098

  • 2004-11-12T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

PCI Express and Intel 915 Chipset, Web Workshop Review

1x49 2.0 Episode 099

  • 2004-11-16T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Wi-Fi webcams, The ABCs of Apple Mail

1x50 2.0 Episode 100

  • 2004-11-17T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

More Windows XP Optimization Tips, Take live yoga classes online

1x51 2.0 Episode 101

  • 2004-11-18T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

How to put music files on MP3 player, Give your time - volunteer online

1x52 2.0 Episode 102

  • 2004-11-19T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Flat panel televisions, Web Workshop Review

1x53 2.0 Episode 103

  • 2004-11-23T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

How an Inkjet Printer Works, Personalize your Mac

1x54 2.0 Episode 104

  • 2004-11-24T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

MAC address filtering, Go organic on the go

1x55 2.0 Episode 105

  • 2004-11-25T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Legal music downloads, Set trends with insider tips

1x56 2.0 Episode 106

  • 2004-11-26T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Projection TV Buyer's Guide, Web Workshop Review

1x57 2.0 Episode 107

  • 2004-11-30T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Panasonic's PVR, Mac keyboard shortcuts

1x58 2.0 Episode 108

  • 2004-12-01T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Rip audio files from CDs, Safe Web surfing and shopping

1x59 2.0 Episode 109

  • 2004-12-02T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

PCI Express Primer, Safe Web surfing and shopping

1x60 2.0 Episode 110

  • 2004-12-03T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

VHS to DVD conversion, Get to know your dock

1x61 2.0 Episode 111

  • 2004-12-07T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Digital camera buying primer, Make friends in the iPod Lounge!

1x62 2.0 Episode 112

  • 2004-12-10T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Cover Your Web Tracks in Firefox, Web Workshop

1x63 2.0 Episode 113

  • 2004-12-11T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Inside an Email Header, Stay on top of tech slang

1x64 2.0 Episode 114

  • 2004-12-14T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Gadgets for Guys, Great gift ideas for gals!

1x65 2.0 Episode 115

  • 2004-12-15T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Stocking stuffers, Great gift ideas for kids!

1x66 2.0 Episode 116

  • 2004-12-16T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Andy's Wishlist, What Amber wants for Christmas

1x67 2.0 Episode 117

  • 2004-12-17T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Gadgets for Geeks, Santa's Web Workshop, Sending holiday greetings online

1x68 2.0 Episode 118

  • 2004-12-19T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Lazy Man's Xmas Shopping, Take your kids to the North Pole!

1x69 2.0 Episode 119

  • 2004-12-28T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Demystifying megapixels, Online tips for sleeping in airports!

1x70 2.0 Episode 120

  • 2004-12-29T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Cover your tracks in XP, Web Workshop Review, Ron Berard's Astrophotography Review

1x71 2.0 Episode 121

  • 2004-12-30T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Belkin Pre-N kicks wireless butt, Make cheap gifts with unique twists

1x72 2.0 Episode 122

  • 2004-12-31T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Cover your Web tracks with IE, Web Workshop Review - Sydney Tar Ponds Review

1x73 2.0 Episode 123

  • 2005-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Command Line Secrets, Web Workshop - Vernon Search and Rescue Review

1x74 2.0 Episode 124

  • 2005-01-04T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

How to Remotely Access Your Computer, Tide Stain Detective

1x75 2.0 Episode 125

  • 2005-01-05T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Be a do-gooder with your PC, Make a mini movie in five minutes

1x76 2.0 Episode 126

  • 2005-01-06T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Customize your system shutdown, Find the best skinny recipes online

1x77 2.0 Episode 127

  • 2005-01-07T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Make phone calls with your PC, Great Web tips for road trips

1x78 2.0 Episode 128

  • 2005-01-08T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Create a custom font book for your PC, Web Workshop Review

1x79 2.0 Episode 129

  • 2005-01-11T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Troubleshooting Shutdown in XP, Excel-erate your workout miles

1x80 2.0 Episode 130

  • 2005-01-12T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Webcam with MSN Messenger, Email money transfer

1x81 2.0 Episode 131

  • 2005-01-13T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Record Streaming Audio, Online book club

1x82 2.0 Episode 132

  • 2005-01-15T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Quick Launch Bar, iSight and iChat for video chats

1x83 2.0 Episode 133

  • 2005-01-18T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

BIOS Primer, Web Workshop Review

1x84 2.0 Episode 134

  • 2005-01-19T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Record streaming video to your PC, Share home videos with the world

1x86 2.0 Episode 136

  • 2005-01-22T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

How to update your BIOS, Web Workshop Review

1x87 2.0 Episode 137

  • 2005-01-25T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Make Your Own RingTone, Custom CD covers

1x88 2.0 Episode 138

  • 2005-01-26T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

VOIP Home Phones, Speak French with simple software

1x89 2.0 Episode 139

  • 2005-01-27T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Change the boot sequence on your PC, Web Workshop Review

1x90 2.0 Episode 140

  • 2005-01-29T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

VHS/DVD Recorders, Get groovy hairstyles online

1x91 2.0 Episode 141

  • 2005-02-04T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

The world's biggest plasma TV at CES, Hip and hot music madness at CES!, Desktop X

1x92 2.0 Episode 142

  • 2005-02-09T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Tech-savvy Valentine's Gifts for Men, Web tips for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner, ISO Recorder

1x93 2.0 Episode 143

  • 2005-02-10T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta, Read with your ears!, LogMeIn

1x94 2.0 Episode 144

  • 2005-02-11T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Bandwidth explained, Web Workshop - Kincardine Summer Music Festival, Calculate your costs!

1x95 2.0 Episode 145

  • 2005-02-05T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Cell phone accessories gone wild, Tiny and trendy camcorders, Yahoo Desktop Search

1x96 2.0 Episode 146

  • 2005-02-17T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Norton SystemWorks 2005: An ok buy, How to organize your chaotic life, Virtue

1x97 2.0 Episode 147

  • 2005-02-18T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Laptop Desk Test, Web Workshop - Paddlewheelers Lions Club, PC Aligner

1x98 2.0 Episode 148

  • 2005-03-01T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Attack of the killer data packets, Web Workshop - Zunior, WinPatrol

1x99 2.0 Episode 149

  • 2005-03-02T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Get to your email from anywhere in the world, How to plan your wedding online, Read thousands of news headlines at once!

1x100 2.0 Episode 150

  • 2005-03-03T00:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Do it yourself freebie PC fix-it software suite, Turn your favourite photos into pop art!, Get free Mac software to find your flicks