Are chromebooks for you?

You may or may not have heard about the new chromebooks. Basically, these are laptops that only run Google Chrome, a web browser. You turn them on, and you are presented with a web browser and off you go. No programs to … Continued

HDDs versus SSDs

Lately, you may have heard a term when people talk about computer hard drives, SSD or Solid State Drive. Think of these drives as bigger models of your existing flash drives, you know those things you plug into your USB … Continued

Alternatives to Microsoft Office

We all know about Microsoft Office. Since grade school, we’ve all dabbled in it at one time or another. Or we use it in the workplace. This is usually because Microsoft has an agreement with your school or business. But sometimes, … Continued

Keeping your life organized with synced calendars

We’ve all got appointments happening in our lives. Whether it be doctors or gym time, school plays or soccer practice, work or vacation, we all need to stay organized. Forget an appointment and you may lose that client your company … Continued

Antivirus reviews

It should be said that there is no shortage of antivirus software out there and by extension, no shortage of viruses. This is by no means a complete list of all available antivirus software out there, but it covers the … Continued

32 or 64 bit? That is the question.

With the release of Windows 7, the question is raised again on whether you should install the 32-bit version (x86) of the operating system or move up to 64-bit (x64). This is something that’s been asked since the introduction of consumer-level … Continued

Online backup solutions

With the advent of cloud storage, there are a variety of online file storage and backup options to choose from. Services like Dropbox, Amazon, Google Docs and Carbonite are all excellent solutions depending on what you are doing.   Dropbox Pros: Lots … Continued

Wi-fi, WEP and WAP oh my!

We all love the freedom Wi-Fi grants us. No longer are we tethered to our desks. It offers fast speeds considering the untethered nature of it. However, a significant number of people do not see a need to secure their connections.  Granted, … Continued

Ten cool things you can do with an unused flash drive

1: Run portable applications In addition to storing your data, you can run portable applications from a USB flash drive. For example, OpenOffice, which is a complete office suite that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tool, drawing package, and … Continued

Google Chrome : The Most Secure Browser?

During a recent hacker convention, Pwn2Own, hackers were awarded by hacking or compromising the most popular web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Safai, Firefox and Chrome. Hacker were successful in hacking Safari and Internet Explorer on day one.  A French security company was able … Continued

Cores i3, i5 and i7 explained

  So you are about to purchase a brand new pc, and the manufacturer gives you a choice of processor. You’ve heard that i7 is the best of the line (after all it is the highest number), but is there … Continued