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Archive for November 2017

Is it okay to install this?

“So, I got this pop up that wants me to upgrade (insert app name here), is this okay?”  This is a question I get asked daily.  And it’s not always easy to answer, especially without seeing the message.  Where did the message come from?  Phishing scams and malware are so prevalent today that some of…

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It’s time to upgrade that old router!

One important piece of computer technology that often gets overlooked when people are looking to upgrade their hardware is the router.  It’s there sitting behind the desk or under a piece of furniture or behind the closet door and is usually out of sight and out of mind.  The router is doing a lot of…

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Lost or forgot your email password? Try this!

With so many passwords to remember nowadays, it’s easier to forget even some of the common ones.  If you use a desktop email client like Outlook, Windows Mail, Thunderbird, etc. then the password is entered once and saved so you don’t have to re-enter it every time you open the application.  It may be many…

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Image Backup vs File Backup

Everyone has a general concept of what a computer backup means.  It’s a separate stash of your data that you can use if you have some type of system crash or hardware failure.  Beyond this basic definition though, things seem to get fuzzy very quickly for most people.  Ask someone what software they are using…

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