It’s hurricane season! While autumn usually brings cold weather and falling leaves, it can also leave us vulnerable to the vicious hurricanes that often sweep up and down the east coast. Even as Hurricane Matthew dissipates up north, we are now currently in the most active hurricane season since 2012, and the deadliest since 2005. And with hurricanes comes vicious and persistent power outages. Computers, particularly desktops, can be vulnerable to many power hiccups. Here’s how you can protect them.
Whether you already updated your computer to Windows 10 and are regretting your decision or you have been putting off the installation for almost a year and half, Windows 10 gets an unfair bad reputation amongst Windows users. As of now, Windows 10 is running on less than half the number of Microsoft PCs that are running Windows 7, and the usage rate is not increasing much from month to month. Why should you upgrade your computer to Windows 10 and what’s all the fuss about?
How many passwords do you have for each of your many online accounts? The answer is probably “less.” That means that you’re probably reusing passwords for different account, and thus, compromising your data. Every time you reuse a password, create a weak password, or even share your password with someone else, you are putting your valuable data at risk. What if we told you that there are programs out there that can help you keep your passwords strong and safe? Well, there are and we’re going to be talking about them today. Let’s take a look. Read More
How much storage do you really need? While this depends largely on your job, interests, hobbies, and lifestyle, Microsoft’s latest option in storage is making many people ask just how much they truly need. In exchange for a monthly fee, Office 365 users have access to one terabyte of storage. Will the average person make use of this much storage? How much can even fill 1,000 gigabytes? Read on to learn more about this option and find out if it would be worthwhile for you.
Though, to be fair, it’s probably not Kindle’s fault. Recently, Windows 10 underwent an update called the Windows 10 Anniversary update. Those who have updated are reporting problems when they plug in their Kindle to charge or to transfer books. The issue appears to be widespread. Is it affecting you? There may be a few ways to work around it.
Defragmenting your hard drive or doing a “defrag” can be a headache, especially if you don’t understand the benefits of doing so. While it is a hassle to find time when you aren’t doing anything else (and your computer is on, and you have enough available disk space, and…), defragmenting your hard drive is incredibly important. So why should you defrag?
If you have spilled water, milk, wine, tea, or another fluid on your laptop you may think the situation is unfixable and you might be stuck buying a new laptop. Don’t worry, with a little know how and quick tech thinking you may be able to save your laptop from excessive water damage. Read on to learn more about what you can do for your laptop when accidents happen.
Imagine getting malware just from viewing the preview of an iMessage. Well, that’s exactly what’s happening with the newest security breach in Apple’s operating systems. On all devices, it’s possible for hackers to simply send you a message and infect you with malware that gives them access to all of your information. Scary, right? Well, let’s go over how you can prevent this.
“Try restarting” is every tech guru’s first piece of advice when someone approaches them with an issue. There’s an important reason for this. Restarting a device, app or computer actually does a lot in terms of fixing minor problems. Sometimes, what appears to be a huge meltdown is actually just too much memory being used. This is why your apps crash and close out when you try to do certain tasks–they’re doing the work for you. Have you ever had an iPhone freeze or have confusing issues? Turning it off and on again usually does the trick. But why?
Businesses have celebrated the public release of Microsoft Office as a package for five years now. It’s actually the most popular business cloud service thus far, including Google’s network. The Microsoft Office brand has been famous for decades, now. Since Microsoft’s inception, Word has been the go-to text software for a lot of people; so much so that people download it onto their Macs. Let’s take this blog entry to congratulate Microsoft’s big day.