August 31, 2015

 

 

Just like you take regular care of your car, you also need to service your computer to keep it running in top shape. Here’s what needs to be done:

 

Bust the Dust

Dust inside your computer can cause it to overheat and suddenly shut down or fail completely. Although dust is usually harmless, when it gets inside your computer, it can cause overheating and if you don’t take care of it regularly, there’s a good chance your CPU (the computer brain) could burn out.

Step 1: Remove all the dust inside...

 

New worrries about Flash have users scrambling to remove it from their computers. Click here to find out what all the fuss is about.

August 3, 2015

It’s incredible how reliant you have become on your computer. And yet, even more incredible is how much time you spend trying to keep it up and running. There are many problems that will arise with your computer over the course of time.  Anything from your computer not turning on, a blank monitor when your computer does turn on; a BSOD (blue screen of death) or error messages from Windows indicating some hardware is not working properly. Does this stuff make you want to throw it all off a cl...

July 27, 2015

FAQ: Scumware, Spyware, Adware and Malware definitions

 

What does 'Scumware' mean anyway?

 

Sometimes its easier to understand the concepts behind these types of programs, so here is a mini-reference with definitions which describe how each type of software works and how it is commonly used.

 

 

Scumware: Software, scripts or programs that are specifically designed to circumvent or steal revenue and traffic from legitimate web sites. Most scumware is also considered to be spyware since it usually...

July 20, 2015

One of the great things about having a smartphone are all the different ways you can listen to audio. Playlists of music on the phone, internet radio, podcasts, playing audio from cloud storage and more.  

 


My first thought was how I would get the sound into and through the speakers in my car. My blue-toothless car.


 

My first attempt at phone-to-speakers in the car was to buy an FM transmitter. This works by matching the radio dial and the transmitter to the same station. Sound is then trans...

July 6, 2015


Ever have the need to send a document to someone that cannot be altered?  Maybe a CV or other business document?

Now you can with a little free product called a PDF writer.  To be sure, there are lots of them to be found all over the internet.  The one we particularly like it CutePDF.  You can find it at www.cutepdf.com.

Simply download the installation file, install and voila!, it's ready to use.

But wait you say.  To where did it install?  Here's the fun part.  Simply load th...

June 29, 2015

 
Okay, I know that it’s been around for a few years, but I have just discovered it. And it’s all due to my mother-in-law.  You see, she’s coming to visit us soon and she wants to be able to use her own email anywhere.  The question for her (and therefore, for me) was how to put something together that would be simple and easy for her to use and accessible anytime, anywhere. Then it hit me…

 

Outlook.com is a full on, online, Microsoft Office tool. And it’s free! Tools include Outlook, Wo...

June 15, 2015

Speed. Cool.

 

I know it. You know it. We all know it. It can be so frustrating. The Internet. Sometimes it’s fast. Sometimes. Most times it’s a contest between when the site will load and when the coffee’s done brewing. Did that email go out yet? Has that file finished downloading? Come on!!!

 

Those times are done.

 

A few months ago, I attended a conference in Jerusalem and learned that Israel has one of the worst internet setups in the world. Personally, I did not doubt the speaker at all. I r...

June 8, 2015

Ok, so you’ve managed to pickup a virus on your computer.  Now what?  How do you get rid of it? How do I really know that’s the problem on your computer? And what is a virus anyway? 

Let’s get started.


 

What is a virus?

 

A virus is a manmade program or piece of code that causes an unexpected, usually negative, event.  Viruses are often disguised games, screen pop-ups or images with clever marketing titles such as "Me, nude." The main goal of a virus is to infect your computer and dup...

Please reload

Featured Posts

Fix common PC problems? Me?

August 3, 2015

1/6
Please reload

Recent Posts

August 10, 2015