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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…

What Does it Mean to Be a Network Security Officer

    Security has many facets and is a mandatory field of study especially today that large corporate companies are suffering data breaches and credit card information theft. Malware got into their systems because of genetic weakness in the credit card encryption process, infected pdf attachments, poor security implementation, weak anti-spam tactics. Computer security is a broad topic: it can…

Are Your Data Safe in the Cloud?

   Do you know where your data really are once they land on the Internet? Until a few months ago only a few people realized that their personal health data was being used by drug companies to develop products and advertising campaigns. Cloud computing is another technology where users entrust their data to service providers. Google, Microsoft, Dropbox etc are…

Valuable Tips Regarding IT Disaster Recovery Management

Recovering data from a network of computers is a multi-layer process that involves basically three main steps: data protection, system recovery and people education. After natural disasters like hurricanes and storms, power outages have forced IT experts to envision ways to safeguard data, switching from tape-based backup towards real-time mirroring and replication technologies. Many network administrators realized that their recovery procedures were…

Network Security Tips to Share with our Readers

We all know how malware is nasty and how it can harm networks and computers, but day to day users are often unaware of the security threats landscape that populates the web and that can affect their email and smartphones. Even the most careful user can be outsmarted if he/she is distracted for a moment. Therefore, to defend gainst network…