Let’s face it, most of us keep our lives, the lives of our children and some of our friends on our laptops. Losing this information can be catastrophic, especially when traveling. Last week we began covering the basics of how to keep your laptop safe. This week we will continue that discussion, and talk about some things that you can do to keep your laptop safe during your travels.
Traveling with your laptop – Part 1
These days we take our laptops everywhere with us, to the coffee shop, to the library, on vacation. In our blog about safe wifi we covered how you can keep your data secure. What about moving it from place to place or worse getting it conventionally through Airport security! If you have ever traveled through one of these checkpoints with a you know what a pain it can be.
This week we will review how to keep your laptop safe from breakage and thieves and cool during your summer traveling. Let’s start with some basics: [Read more…]
How your Computer works. Part One: RAM
“Without RAM your data is just data that sits”
It is one of the many components inside the unit that is required in order for our computer to actually go. Many of us have seen the “blue screen of death”, possibly because our computers just couldn’t keep up with the amount of information that we were pushing through the RAM. However, do you really know what RAM actually is, and why it’s needed? [Read more…]
Everything you wanted to know about the computer virus, but were afraid to ask – Part 3
As the old cliche goes; “An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure.” Learning how to avoid becoming infected and spreading virus infections, not only makes the internet safer for you, but for everyone else you connect and share with. [Read more…]
Everything you wanted to know about the computer virus, but were afraid to ask – Part 2
Last week we talked about what a computer virus is, where they come from, and why they exist. This week we’ll take a brief look at some of the different types of computer viruses.
As cold and flu season wraps up, most of us are pretty well acquainted with the fact that many different types of viruses can attack our bodies and interrupt our overall wellness. A different sort of “virus” can negatively impact the health of our computers. That said, we can easily see how it’s probably a good idea to understand and know a little about the ones that can invade our computers. [Read more…]
Everything you wanted to know about the computer virus, but were afraid to ask – Part 1
They’re all over the news these days, those sneaky little germs that invade our computers. Just like a real germ that makes its home in our bodies, a virus’s main purpose is to make more of itself. Which can wreak havoc to our software, data, and/or bank accounts. Unlike most bugs that invade our bodies, a computer virus can’t be worked out of the system with a fistful of pills, some soup, and lots of sleep. [Read more…]
What to do if you fall for the Microsoft Support scam
Last month we talked about the Microsoft Support scam that has been making the rounds.
Unfortunately it seems that this scam is still going strong.
What can you do if you fall victim to this scam?
We all know that electronic devices + liquid = bad, but sometimes we get a little clumsy, or an over-excited child or pet comes along and OOPS! [Read more…]
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