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Will Tablet Computers Take Over?

By / January 17, 2011

The computer market is moving and shaking again. Just a few short years ago, the Netbook, or mini-laptop was the current rage. Many computer users thought they wanted one, as the price point was comfortable, and the relatively small and convenient size looked attractive. Netbooks utilize Flash memory, making the lack of moving parts found… Read more

The Mysterious Green Light on the Motherboard

By / March 27, 2010

Opening up a PC is a task for those who know what they are doing. In the event that you have opened up the casing and just glanced inside, you might have noticed a strange green light on the motherboard. The mystery behind this little green LED light is actually quite simple. To understand this… Read more

Get Rid of Piggybacking Spyware

By / March 27, 2010

Although the thought of software taking a piggyback ride on another sounds funny, the results of downloading and using such software are not. Piggybacking occurs in two forms, malicious and non-malicious. The non-malicious kind comes along with “decent” software. For example, reputed software providers like Adobe include an already pre-selected option to install a web… Read more

Connecting a Laptop to a TV

By / March 19, 2010

There are various reasons as to why users would want to connect their Laptops to their TVs. Doing so is not really a difficult task, but it does require a basic knowledge about ports and cables. If you have to hook up your laptop and TV, then the first thing to do would be to… Read more

Computer Rental as an Alternative to Purchasing

By / March 19, 2010

Renting a computer is an option that works for a select few. Anyone who wishes to own a computer should not consider this option as the rental cost in the long run will be greater than the cost purchasing a computer. For example, assume that a computer costs $1000 and rental costs $50 a month…. Read more

The Basics of IPV6

By / March 13, 2010

TCP/IP is the protocol used for communication on the internet. IPV4 is the version of the protocol that is currently in use. You may be surprised to learn that this protocol has been in service from a time before the internet. In computer tech terms, that is a very long time. The time has finally… Read more

Choosing a Virus Scanner – The Basics

By / March 13, 2010

It is surprising that many users do not bother with virus scanners until they have been infected. Actually many users do not even know that they have been infected and continue using their PCs without a virus scanner, blissfully unaware of the havoc these viruses are wreaking. Viruses come in many forms and this is… Read more

USB or eSata?

By / March 6, 2010

One major grouse of any computer user is the lack of storage space. As hard drives grow in size, files also seem to grow exponentially. It is hard to imagine a time when 1.44 MB floppy disks allowed a user to carry around multiple files. As users run out of storage space and physical space… Read more

A Short Introduction to Biometrics

By / March 5, 2010

Through the ages, verification of a person’s identity has always been an issue. Many different methods have been used over time, each replacing the previous one when loopholes were found. As successive technologies “fail”, security breaches and transaction fraud grows in numbers and in magnitude. This is why researchers are trying to perfect security systems… Read more

Physical Memory Dumps (PMD)

By / February 27, 2010

If you have been using a Microsoft Windows PC-based computer for any length of time, you cannot have escaped a Physical Memory Dump error. It can happen at the most inopportune of moments (in the middle of an important document, a game, a browsing session, etc) and it can happen when your computer is idle… Read more

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