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Laptop Vs Desktop: Maintenance and Upgrades

When it comes to computers, everything is becoming smaller and lighter in order to increase portability.  The downsizing of computers continues to spark the laptop vs. desktop debate.  Before you decide to get rid of your old desktop altogether in favor of a tablet or laptop, consider some of the advantages of using a desktop, […]

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Live Online Help Resources


The Internet provides a wealth of resources to find information, but sometimes you need a little one-on-one assistance for a specific question. Launched in November, Google Helpouts joins a host of online resources, including Just Answer, and eHow Now, that connect people who have questions to experts in a multitude of fields. Here’s how to […]

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Nextdoor – Facebook for Neighborhoods?


If you live in a Nerdy Neighborhood, you might want to check out the newest web service that’s making a buzz. It’s called “Nextdoor,” and it’s a social network for neighborhoods. Users can advertise garage sales, post community messages, and connect with others in their area. It’s been described as a “Craigslist and LinkedIn hybrid.” […]

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Mobile Malware Explodes in 2013


The numbers are out: McAfee‘s report on viruses in the first quarter of the year shows mobile malware, which exploded last year, is showing no signs of stopping. Smartphones, which just recently outnumbered “dumb phones” worldwide are increasingly becoming the targets of the same sorts of viruses and malware that we’ve worried about on our […]

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Speed up Windows – Software Alternatives


“My computer is so blazingly fast I can hardly keep up with it!” – said no one, ever. The complaint I hear voiced most often by people calling to have their computer serviced is that their system is sluggish, slow to boot up and unresponsive. While the usual culprits (viruses and spyware) often factor in, […]

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Speed Up Mac Computers with Software Alternatives


Apple fans may claim that Macs have a blissfully symbiotic relationship between software and hardware, but the truth is that some of the applications that come standard (or are very common) on Macs could be improved upon. Here are some alternatives to Mac’s most ditch-able software. Last week I highlighted iTunes as a program Windows […]

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The ZeroAccess Rootkit Trojan


The ZeroAccess Rootkit Trojan is the latest rootkit virus to gain widespread infiltration into a huge number of computers. While traditional viruses attempt to infect and destroy as many computers in their path before they’re stopped by anti-virus software, rootkits aim to keep your system working but under the control of an outside party. They […]

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Never Worry About Losing Those (not-quite) Smart Devices Again


A laptop is stolen every 53 seconds. This means that one tenth of laptops ever bought are either stolen are lost, usually along with all the data on it. Only three percent make it back to their owners. And 70 million smartphones are stolen every year – seven percent of these are recovered. Considering that […]

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5 Tricks to Revive an Old PC


If every click on your old, slow computer makes you want to tear your hair out but your budget just won’t permit replacing it, take heart. Even if you’ve already upgraded the hardware to the extent you can and performed all maintenance to rule out a malware infection, there are a few tweaks left that […]

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Stop Using Internet Explorer, Right Now!


If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a browser, read our article “What is a Browser?” here. A bug in all versions of Internet Explorer leaves anyone using IE in conjunction with the Windows Operating System (more than 40% of Internet users in North America according to StatCounter) vulnerable to infection by Trojan horse viruses. […]

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