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Phablet VS Laptop? Who is the Winner?

   Since Apple decided to tap into the market shares owned by Samsung with its gigantic Iphone 6 Plus, many users are opting towards a larger phone. But, what are users really looking for when they buy a phablet? Are they looking to replace their laptop or they simply want to see things bigger? For the sake of truth, even…

Owning a Computer in Westchester New York ?

   The demographics where a computer business such as Pc Doctor Westchester operates can constitute a basis for a broader reflection on how families and small business use their own networks. Pc Doctor is based in Bronxville NY and has 10708 as zip code. In general terms, Westchester NY is a county with a solid medium-high household income that uses,…

General Computer Troubleshooting

   The steps for troubleshooting a computer are extremely important to remember since they will save you money as well as will prevent you from being sorry and grieving on a series of problems that do not want to go away. In terms of software, you first want to make sure that your hardware device drivers are up to date…

Laptops Dos and Don’ts

   Believe it or not, a laptop must be in open position for you to use it, no matter if it is a Mac or a Windows machine. How can you work with the screen bent down? This statement is corroborated by the fact that the laptop’s cooling system is designed with the assumption that the lid will stay in open…

Need a New Laptop? This is What you Need to Know

The best laptop you can buy is the one that does what you need it to do. To find that machine, you need to have a cold mind and ignore all the sales pressure out there. There is nothing more wrong that being pushed to buy a computer based on brand names. First of all, thanks to the leaps in…

What is the Mobile Internet ?

   Over the past years, wireless carriers such as AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile have offered only cellular telephone services. The farthest old cell phones could go was text messaging. The most recent smartphone revolution allows phones to be and act like real computers: users now can browse the web, read and respond to emails and even use their most favorite…

How to Discern the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on the Internet

   One of the beauties of the Internet is that it is an uncontrolled platform where users can express themselves. There is no before-publication censorhip, no after-the-fact policing and the same content can be shared among milions of users. On the other hand, unless a felony is committed, the government cannot shut down a website, for the sake of political…

Going Wireless? This is What You Need to Do

   When you buy a new pc or laptop, one of the first things to do is to manage your machine to communicate with a printer, a modem and finally with your wireless router. Sometimes to connect to the wireless takes longer and you may want to check first if your router’s firmware is up to date. If your wireless…

Do I Need a Server for my Home Network?

   Every time users hear the word “Server” they think of a big computer with serious intentions. A common misconception is to associate a server with a physical machine that performs the role of a server. This is partially true, but with the rise of virtualization the idea of server needs to shift towards the role of “serving” something, that is…

Cleaning Up Data from Your Computer

   Nowadays most of the users know how to clean up their computers; they run software to accomplish that task and they feel confident that they have done a good job. However, only few people know that the programs installed in our pc create data and metadata. In a nutshell, a software does not only create a document, a workbook or…