Cleaning The Inside Of your Computer

In today’s busy lifestyle we often neglect our computers until there is a problem with them.  Like homes or cars, our computers require regular maintenance to prevent future problems.  Today, I will be talking about how you can clean the inside of your computer because over heating which is one of the most common causes of computer failure. By taking these steps you will give your computer a longer life span.  I recommend you do this at least once every 3 to 6 months and possible every 2 to 3 months if you  smoke or have pets.  laptops of course are different and should be cleaned by a professional.  It does require the laptop to be taken apart in most cases in order to remove all the dust that has built up.  Continue reading

System Optimization Software

I have been asked to review a piece of software that is supposed to optimize your system.  I thought instead of reviewing just this one piece of software I would talk about system optimization software in general and the pitfalls you can fall into if you’re not careful.  I will of course talk about this particular piece of software and inform you of others that are available, both paid and free versions.  Continue reading

On-Line Safety for Children

 
 
In a world with all kinds of threats it’s most important that we protect our children.  In the process of protecting them we also need to protect them while they’re on-line.  This protection should start from an early age but it’s never too late to begin.  I will be giving some tips and ideas to use that will help you to be a protective parent and still have their respect.  Continue reading

On Line Privacy. How To Protect Yourself.

This article was written for a colleague of mine.  His name is Brian Bien and his website is www.BienTek.com
Hope you enjoy it.

Net users often take for granted that they have privacy whenever they go online. What many don’t realize is that the internet is a double-edged sword: it can gives us all the information we can possibly ask for, but it can be used to take information from us as well.
Even something as innocuous as using a search engine or visiting a website actually leaves traces, information that clue in marketers to our habits and interests, which they can use to further their own goals. If, for example, you do a search on the latest cars, someone can pick up the cookie left behind by your search. The next time you visit your favorite site or check your inbox, you just might see an ad for cars, tailor fit just for you.  Continue reading

How Safe Is Your Computer?

Why is it we take precautions to protect our PIN number at the ATM machine but neglect our computers? Did you know that it takes approximately 20 minutes to infect an unprotected computer.  I would strongly suggest that everyone take a look at their anti-virus program and make sure that its doing its job.  Make sure its up to date and also make sure to update Microsoft Windows while you’re at it.  With a few simple steps you can have a safe computer and an even safer internet experience.  With that being said we must also keep in mind that any anti-virus software on your computer will not be able to protect you 100% of the time.  Updating your software will help to prevent viruses.  Continue reading