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How to Secure the Linksys EA2700 (N600) Wireless Router

Linksys EA2700

When you buy a wireless router – any wireless router – you must ensure you take the time to properly secure the router and your wireless network. If you don’t secure both the wireless router and the network, you allow unauthorized users into either your router, your network, and possible any device attached to your wireless network. While securing the Linksys EA2700 wireless router may sound complex, there are only a few setting changes that you need to modify to secure both your router and network. Read More »

Networks

The Most Effective Tactic to Mitigate 92% of Microsoft Vulnerabilities

Protect Your Computer From 92% of Microsoft Vulnerabilities With One Simple Change

Any software product that is installed on a computer can have vulnerabilities. When it comes to such vulnerabilities, Microsoft products are usually some of the most popular to have their vulnerabilities published. The number of Microsoft products in use have a lot to do with such publicity. A report recently released by Avecto has shed some light on Microsoft product vulnerabilities, and how a simple change in the way we access our computers can mitigate 92% of all vulnerabilities released in 2013. The change is one that I have advocated everyone make when running Windows 7 and above, and this report shows the difference the change can make Read More »

Operating Systems

Is Owning an iPhone 5 at All Costs Really Worth It? [Infographic]

Is owning an iPhone 5 at all costs really worth it?

Not so long ago, the iPhone 5 was released by Apple amid much fanfare. As well as pleasing existing iPhone users, it also ticked quite a few boxes for those considering a change from rival Android smartphones in terms of ease of use, looks and features. However, as you might expect, it costs a small fortune to buy and own on a monthly contract, putting some sensible smartphone users off. Read More »

Mobile Phones

You Won’t Believe How Long Your Computer Will Last

How Long Will My Computer Last?

With Microsoft’s support ending for Windows XP, many people are looking to move to one of the newer versions of Widnows – either Windows 7 (my preferred version), or Windows 8. I have been recently looking at helping someone upgrade a Windows XP system to a newer version of Windows, and have run into a bit of a snag. The desktop is old, and isn’t compatible with Windows 8. Windows 8 requires the processor to have the NX (No-eXecute) bit technology, and the processor in the desktop doesn’t have this technology. Read More »

Desktops

Backblaze or Carbonite: Which Do You Need?

Why I Chose BackBlaze Over Carbonite

A few years ago my cloud storage provider changed their pricing plans. The change made backing up my data with them very expensive. I also new that I would be having much more data that needed to be backed up each year, so the price would continue to rise. Fortunately, at the time I had about one and a half years left in my current plan with that provider, so I had time to review other cloud storage providers before I had to change. Read More »

Data Backup

How to Install a New Larger Hard Drive into an Otherwise Working Windows System

Install a New Larger Hard Drive into an Otherwise Working Windows System

It may seem like a difficult chore to move your system and all your files from one hard to a newer, larger hard drive. There are tools available that can take much of the work of moving to a larger hard drive out of your hands. Below are instructions, provided by Dave Baxter, that explain how he moved from an 80GB hard drive to a 250GB hard drive on Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit. Read More »

Desktops

The 4 Most Effective Tips to Protect Your Computer from Ransomware

4 Tips to Protect Your Data from Ransomware

Ransomware – a class or malware that restricts access to a computer until a ransom is paid – has been around for many years. In fact, one of the first known ransomware – the “AIDS” trojan – was found in 1989. Unlike other malware, ransomware has sort of been in the background, not drawing much attention. In 2013, the ransomware called CryptoLocker began making news as it infected computers, and then began encrypting personal data files. Read More »

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