Your computer’s been running slow, hasn’t it? I’m sorry to hear that, but it may be time to face the facts and find out whether your laptop is simply old and slow, or worse, infected with a malware. These threats are more common with increased age of the computer, and often dictate whether you might as well purchase a new system.
The chances of your laptop being infected by malware are probably lower than the chances that it’s just old and slowing down with the times. It is important to factor both possibilities but running a simple malware scan to find a definite cause isn’t a bad idea at all. Read more “Laptop Slowdown: Is It Malware or an Older System?”
Windows 10 is a great operating system. Most consider it a huge improvement over Windows 8, but there are always ways that the experience can be improved. Instead of switching to a new OS, though, you can make use of one of a handful of Windows 10 tricks to make your experience a little better. These tips and tricks all make use of shortcuts and software that are included within the operating system but that tend to get overlooked by many users. If you’re ready to make your Windows 10 experience a bit easier, the tricks below are a good place to start.
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Many people believe that the only thing you need to maintain for your devices is the operating system. While it is true that the operating system is a major part of what makes your device what it is, what some people don’t realize is the hardware is just as important. As a result, ensuring your hardware is clean is just as important as maintaining your operating system. To help clear up any confusion you may have, we’ve assembled a list explaining the importance of professional hardware maintenance. Read more “Six Reasons Why Professional Hardware Cleaning Is as Important as OS Maintenance”
Almost every business in this era uses computers. With computers, comes data. And with data, comes the need for a robust backup system.
Especially as record-keeping moves from paper to digital systems, backing up said records becomes a critical component of running a business. If a computer breaks, the records will still be available elsewhere. Depending on the type of business, customer data, contacts, inventory, legal documents, and so on are becoming more and more digitized–if those are gone suddenly and no longer accessible, how much would business operations be disrupted? A backup allows continuation of operations. Read more “How Safe Is a Cloud-Based Business Backup System?”
Outlook has been the king when it comes to email clients. There have been many email clients that we have seen over the years including Thunderbird, Mail Bird, or the Windows Mail app but Outlook has always seemed to be the most user friendly and loaded with features. One of the pains we hear about is an issue related to emails going to your junk or spam folder. Below we have outlined some steps you can take to prevent those emails from being misplaced in your junk or clutter folder. Read more “Stop Email From Going to Your Junk Folder in Outlook”
It’s an exciting time to be a PC enthusiast. New computing and graphics processors are being developed in tandem at rates our ancestors couldn’t have foreseen. It feels like every year brings an exponential rise in the quality and power of what’s available. The International Consumer Electronics Show may have come and gone, but it brought with it a lot of tantalizing information about what’s to come throughout the year. Whether you’re planning on building your first computer or simply want to know which processors you should consider for your killer gaming rig, these are the system releases you should keep an eye out for when the holiday season rolls around.
Read more “5 Fresh Processors To Check Out This Holiday Season”