Yes, I know I talk about it a lot but backing up the computer is one of those things people don’t seem to do. Just today, a customer asked me if a backup drive was needed. I looked at her as if she had three heads. Backing up your computer has become much easier and there are a few options available to you for backing up your computer.
With the release of Windows 8 on the horizon, we take the time to evaluate Microsoft’s bold new operating system.
You have probably seen the commercials on TV advertising My Clean PC. This software promises to speed up your computer and make it run 100% faster. Bold claims. Is this software the real deal or just a crock?
Today’s TVs are more advanced than ever. Most modern television sets come with some type of networking built in, whether it be wired or wireless. This opens up some new possibilities with entertainment. Movie rental is out, streaming services such as Netflix are in. What about your DVD collection? You can rip your movies to your computer and stream to your TV.
Decisions, decisions. You’re looking for that new piece of tech gear for your digital life. You can’t decide though. ”What should I get?” is the question that races through your mind. Fear not as we’ll be comparing a tablet, a laptop and a desktop to help you determine which one you should get.
In a world dominated by tablets and smartphones, the laptop is still a viable mobile computing device. People still favor them because they can do virtually everything the big, clunky, desktop can do. They have gotten thinner, lighter, equipped with faster processors, more memory, larger hard drives and high definition screens. However, with the advances in these technologies, the battery is struggling to keep pace. The demand for thinner and lighter notebooks resulted in the battery lasting only three to four hours.
You didn’t buy a laptop to be tethered to the electrical outlet and carrying extra batteries is just impractical. Here are several ways you can get the most out of your laptop’s battery.
In this day and age, more than 60% of homes have Wi-Fi. If you’re one of those people who don’t have Wi-Fi in the home, this article is for you. Setting up your new wireless router is easier than you think. As long as you have a PC and a high speed internet connection, you’ll be enjoying your Wi-Fi in no time at all.
Today, it has been confirmed that Windows 8 will be released to manufacturers the first week of August. This means that you can expect to pick up a new computer with Windows 8 on it around that time. As for general release, that will be available in October.
Windows 8 will be available in 109 languages across 231 markets worldwide.
DNSChanger is a rootkit that has infected millions of PCs across the country. On Monday, the Internet Systems Consortium will permanently shut down all DNS servers that have been deployed as temporary surrogates for rogue DNS servers that were shut down as part of the FBI’s Operation Ghost Click, which brought down an Estonian hacker ring last year. If your PC is one of the many infected computers that carry DNSChanger, you might be unknowingly be relying on one of the temporary DNS servers to access the Internet. If you don’t eliminate DNSChanger from your PC before the plug gets pulled on these servers, you will lose Internet access.
We all heard of it. How many of us know what it is? How can one keep from getting phished?
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Frank, Amityville, NY