Upgrading The Hardware On Your Computer

  If you have gone through all the software tweaks you can think of to speed up your computer it may be time to consider upgrading its hardware. Obviously there is only so much a computer can do with the hardware resources it has. But there may be a few things you can do to […]

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Laptops vs. Desktops

  If you are looking at buying a new computer and think you want to buy a laptop I would like to urge you to read this and see if you still feel the same way after you finish this article. I don’t want you to think that I am against laptops, they can be […]

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5 Tips for a Fast, Reliable, and Secure Computing Experience

1) Get a Solid State Drive Many computers today are being held back by the use of a conventional hard drive. Replacing your hard drive with a solid state drive can breathe new life into your computer and unlock the potential speed that was being hobbled. Use cloning software to maintain all your programs, settings, […]

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Removing Malware

From time to time you will probably end up with some form of malware on your system. Malware manifests itself in the form of intrusive pop ups in places they shouldn’t be in your browser or desktop, taskbar etc. Malware can also show itself in the form of false virus warnings, redirecting your browser to […]

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Optimizing Your PC

Last week I talked about some differences in the current versions of windows that are available for you to buy with a new system. I also spoke a little about some antivirus programs etc that you may want for a new PC. This week I figured I would go over some steps you can take […]

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Windows 7 or Windows 8, also anti-virus?

Last week I talked about what to look for when you are buying a new computer. Specifically I talked about the hardware side of things. This week I will talk a bit about the difference between windows 7 and windows 8 as well as what to look in for an anti-virus for your computer. Which version […]

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What to look for when buying a computer

To start off with this blog, I thought I would try to start with a brief overview of computer components and what to look for if you are looking to buy a computer. While looking for a computer there are likely going to be a few different criteria you will be looking at. While I […]

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5 Computer Myths and the Truth

Myth #1: Having lots of pictures on my computer slows it down Truth: Most computers these days have more than enough storage capacity to hold all your data without slowing down. Thus, a slow computer will not necessarily speed up if you delete someof your pictures or music. There are many other factors that affect […]

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How to Play TIE Fighter on a Newer PC

Overview You may not care HOW this works, but I have always found it useful to understand the basic premise of something so that you can improvise and not get lost in the instructions. TIE Fighter was designed to run in DOS with certain types of hardware. Newer versions of Windows can often emulate DOS, […]

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Internet Cloud Security

I have been thinking a lot about internet security lately. My wife suggested I read this article and it became an immediate priority for me to make sure people are more educated about security on the internet. Definition of the Cloud The Cloud is a term that is loosely applied to any system on the […]

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