Synching Computers with Drop Box

Ever wish you had the data from one computer on another? Perhaps at the office you want to access a web site that is in your favorites at home. Or at home you want to get to a file that's on your Desktop or in your Documents folder at work. You can easily use Drop Box to keep these files in synch on multiple computers.

Does My Small Business Need a File Server?

Many small business owners struggle with the server question. Do we need one or not? To answer that, let's look at what a file server does and some of the features.

What Does A File Server Do?

A file server, as the name implies, serves up files. In a small business, a file server may simply be another workstation that is used to store your business files.

Should I pay for Virus Protection?

It's New Years Resolution time again. Not too many people make resolutions about their computers, but if they do it's probably about backups or security. When it comes to computer security, the first step is a good anti virus software. Or is it antivirus or anti-virus.

Connected Home

Is your home connected to the internet? You likely have a cable or DSL internet connection at home and you use it to surf the web and check email from your desktop computer, laptop, tablet and phone, but what about the rest of your home? What about your central cooling and heating system? Should it be online too? Absolutely!

A connected AC system is a pretty cool thing.

Great Tech Gifts

It is Christmas shopping time again. Since we are your source for technical information, here are some cool techie gift ideas.

U-Socket: This USB wall plug simply replaces your existing wall plug. It gives you the typical two 110 volt wall plugs plus two 2.1 amp USB plugs to connect your USB powered portable devices.

Email Management

We live in a very connected world. We must know everything and know it now. So we have our computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones. Without them we would feel a little disconnected.

One of the most efficient ways to communicate in this connected world is through email.

Password Safety

Today I received another "I'm stuck in London so wire me some money." email scams from a friend. Some miscreant on the other side of the world has gained access to her email account and is using it to try to steal money. This is relatively common today.

Computer Scams

For the past few years, it seems most of the computer related scams aimed at getting your money have been initiated by the user responding to an email or browsing to a fraudulent web site. Now the scammers are even calling users on the phone to lure them into giving them money.

Solid State Hard Drives

If you pay attention to high tech things at all, you have probably heard of SSD drives or Solid State Drives. But what is an SSD drive? Do you need one? How would you get one if you needed it?

For many years computers have used hard drives to store data.