Shutdown or sleep on a laptop

June 3, 2018

Most homes are trying to reduce power costs by turning off lights and appliances, but do the same rules apply to computers? After all, it requires more than flicking a switch on your way out the door. Some people believe you should shut down after every use to save wear and tear, others believe you should never shut down your computer - ever. Others simply want to make sure the pages and apps they left open are still there waiting for them. So, who’s right and what are they really doing?

Blog - Hackers Infected Over 500k Routers Worldwide

May 28, 2018

Emergency security alert! In the last two weeks, some crooks from Russia hacked more than 500,000 routers from around the globe. You can read about it here with more details but here is a simple recap of what happened, what you can do, and why you should care.

Blog - How to Survive A Hard Drive Crash

May 27, 2018

There’s been a massive digitization of the population, which despite keeping everyone entertained and connected, comes with one gaping flaw – a hard drive crash could wipe out your data in an instant. Nobody’s immune, even grandparents routinely rock the latest smartphones and post on Facebook. Nearly all schoolwork is done on computers or tablets, ebook sales far outstrip their paper cousins, and photo printing is a rarity.

Blog - Why do computers break

May 20, 2018

We know computers always break at the worst possible time, but what exactly prompts that failure? It’s easy to think it was something you did since you were using it at the time, but while your online gaming frenzy might cause a temporary crash, normal user actions are rarely the cause of a broken computer.

Blog - Windows updates are important

April 29, 2018

Stories about hackers and virus attacks seem to be making the news almost every day, and many of these news stories include tips on how you can avoid becoming a victim. One common theme among these tips is making sure your Windows operating system up to date. Every day hackers are trying to figure out new ways to break into Microsoft Windows and once they do find a weakness, they try and find a way to spread it. This could be through a malicious email attachment or even something that spreads without your involvement. Why does it have to be Windows? Because it's the OS that is installed on 90% of computers worldwide - making it the most lucrative target!

Blog - Desktop vs laptop choice

April 22, 2018

Laptops have become the go-to choice for most people in the market for a new computer. They’re sleek, portable and heavily advertised. But are they the best choice for your needs? Before you buy your next computer, take a look at these considerations - you may discover you’ve been dreaming of a desktop all along!

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