Is It Time to Upgrade My Computer?

As they age, computers tend to slow down. This can be caused by several different factors including hard drive wear, viruses, low memory, and worn out components. Often, people just keep trudging forward with a slow computer, possibly feeling like “this just is how it is,” but a lot of times you can either replace a component, change some software, or in an ultimate case scenario, buy a new computer altogether. Read More

WiFi: Secure or Open?

When it comes to connectivity, wifi is one of the most widely available ports of entry to the vast internet. A few years ago, it was the only way to wirelessly access the internet, and people with laptops were glad to have it. Coffee shops started hosting free wifi and now some restaurants feature it. In the mobile age, most phones are able to access the internet via 3G or 4G connections through their carrier, but wifi is more reliable inside a large building and it won’t cost you anything for data. Read More

Should You Upgrade to Windows 10 or Wait ?

You may have noticed that little popup window nagging you to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Free is good, right? Well, truth be told, even though Microsoft is offering the upgrade for free, you might be getting more than you bargained for with the upgrade. There are some things to consider before making the jump from Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 to Windows 10. Don’t worry about rushing the upgrade, as you have a year from July 29, 2015 to do it. Read More