Windows 10 October 2018 Update

October 5, 2018

Microsoft has released a major update to Windows 10, code named Redstone 5. As far as we are concerned, there isn’t really anything very interesting in this update. Here’s a very brief list of some of the more interesting changes: Clipboard history A history of what you copy and paste instead of only remembering the […]


A website says my computer has malware

July 9, 2018

If you are surfing the web and you suddenly get a website that says your computer is infected or something and to call a number to get the problem resolved, that is a scam. These type of web sites have been a real problem in the last year and the problem is getting  worse. Even […]


Is my email address on the dark web?

March 22, 2018

You may have seen advertisements or gotten emails from companies like Experian are offering a free dark web scan to see if your email address is on the dark web. We would like to educate you on what this really means. The name dark web sounds ominous. Like using the name “dark one” to refer […]


Windows as a Service

October 18, 2017

With the release of Windows 10 in 2015, Microsoft started using the term “Windows as a service”. You may not have heard that, but us IT professionals hear it all the time from Microsoft. The term itself is not important, but It’s important for everyone who owns or uses a Windows 10 computer to understand […]


More Viruses for Mac Computers

August 28, 2017

As long as I can remember there has been a myth that Apple computers aren’t susceptible to viruses. It was never that they aren’t susceptible, it was that there weren’t enough of them to warrant hackers going after them. Windows has been dominating the desktop/laptop market since Windows 95 came out. About 10 years ago, […]


What to do if you are having trouble viewing websites

November 18, 2016

Your computer boots up but when you try and go to a website, either nothing happens, you get an error, or perhaps it goes to the wrong website. Or maybe the website comes up, but it isn’t displaying correctly. Here are some of the simpler things you can try when you are having trouble viewing […]


Back It Up!

January 14, 2016

Although we mention how important it is to back up your computer(s) in many articles, we haven’t written an article dedicated to backups since 2009. So it’s high time we did! Unless you store everything in the cloud, or don’t store anything on your computer, you should have an automated backup of some kind. Most […]


Cutting the Cable TV Cord

September 16, 2015

Back in 2009, we published a couple of articles: Record and Watch TV on Your Computer and Can I Cancel Cable TV? Back then, there really wasn’t a way to watch live TV over the internet. You could watch some shows after the fact through services like Hulu. But not much live. The conclusions we […]


How to prevent your email from getting hacked

July 13, 2015

Email hacking is on the rise because criminals have figured out that your email account is the key to all of your other accounts. That’s why it’s so important to lock your email account down so to lessen the chance that someone could successfully hack into it. Here’s what to do: Use a good password. […]


How Did My Computer Get Infected?

March 25, 2015

On TV, computers seem to have a record of everything that happens on a computer. What files where copied, what files were access, and so forth. In the real world, that’s simply not the case. Sometimes we can figure out how an infection got in, but most of the time we can’t. And nobody ever […]