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What are the basic specifications I need for a new computer?

For people in the process of replacing an old computer, a common question is “What are the basic specifications I need for a new computer?” That may seem like a fairly simple question, and one that needs to be answered individually for each person’s needs. However, the answer is almost always the same. This is… Continue reading What are the basic specifications I need for a new computer?

Apple Mac Computer Utility Software Programs for System Cleaning and Maintenance

Summary. This is a short list of Apple Mac computer utility software programs for system cleaning and maintenance. CleanMyMac by MacPaw – Good for proper removal of Mac software. Cocktail by Maintain – Can be used to change a variety of settings, such as setting the file format that screen shots are saved in. MacKeeper by ZeoBit (Note:… Continue reading Apple Mac Computer Utility Software Programs for System Cleaning and Maintenance

HDE Notebook 2.5″ USB 2.0 SATA Hard Drive HDD Case Enclosure

Product Description Portable mobile storage! Connect your 2.5-inch notebook SATA hard drive to a USB port with this External AluminumSATA HDD Enclosure. With its USB 2.0 interface, you’ll get quick data transfers of up to 480 Mbps. Its Silver aluminum casing keeps your hard drive cool for maximum performance and its self powered design means… Continue reading HDE Notebook 2.5″ USB 2.0 SATA Hard Drive HDD Case Enclosure

XPS File Conversion, Reading, Opening, and Printing Services

XPS File Services. We now offer XPS File Conversion, Reading, Opening, and Printing Services. If you receive an XPS File by email as an attachment, or on a USB stick, and need to view it, forward the file to us and we’ll help convert it into a format that’s readable, such as PDF. XPS Reader… Continue reading XPS File Conversion, Reading, Opening, and Printing Services

LinkedIn Got Hacked – Reset Your Password – Over 6.5 Million User Accounts Compromised

The popular business social network LinkedIn was recently hacked with approximately 6.5 million of their 150 million user accounts compromised. The passwords were published online, which is a reminder not to use a password that you wouldn’t want published publicly with your contact information. Check Your LinkedIn Password. A website has been setup to see… Continue reading LinkedIn Got Hacked – Reset Your Password – Over 6.5 Million User Accounts Compromised

Apple Virus Warning Appeal Letter

Friends, This past week, you may have heard about the Apple computer Flashback virus. Perhaps you’ve already scanned and cleaned your computer. If so, that’s great. If not, read on. Here’s what’s unique and significant about the Flashback virus: The Flashback virus infected over 600,000 Apple computers world-wide. More than any other previous Apple malware.… Continue reading Apple Virus Warning Appeal Letter

Apple Java Flashback Trojan Virus Malware Detection Checker and Removal Tool Instructions

Technology > Apple Summary. In April 2012, the Backdoor Flashback trojan virus was discovered to have infected over 600,000 Apple computers world-wide. This virus is also known as the Flashfake virus or the Backdoor.Flashback.39 virus. Previous Apple malware required a deceived user to approve installation of fake software. The Flashback virus infected computers without user… Continue reading Apple Java Flashback Trojan Virus Malware Detection Checker and Removal Tool Instructions

Apple Computer OS X Useful Third-Party Software Applications and Utilities

Effective Living > Technology > Apple Summary. This page offers a list of third-party applications for Apple computers running the OS X (OS 10) Unix-based operating system. These are software applications and utilities that help perform tasks not easily done with the included Apple software. Direct links to information pages are offered below in alphabetical… Continue reading Apple Computer OS X Useful Third-Party Software Applications and Utilities

Best Security Practices for TeamViewer, GoToMyPC, LogMeIn, and other Remote Computer Access Support Software

Technology Summary. Remote computer access support software such as TeamViewer, GoToMyPC, LogMeIn, and others make it very convenient to support users from a distance, or monitor your own computer while performing time consuming installations and updates. Below are instructions for configuring TeamViewer for maximum security. Security Threats. Considering that about 90% of all companies say they’ve… Continue reading Best Security Practices for TeamViewer, GoToMyPC, LogMeIn, and other Remote Computer Access Support Software

Preserving Apple Console System.log Events File for Usage Analysis – Preventing Turned Over Purged Erased Data

Technology > Apple Summary. Apple Mac computers keep a log of significant events and errors. Log files can be viewed in the Console program (found under Applications > Utilities). The system.log file (one of many log files), contains some useful information. For this reason, there are seven archives (backups) of that file. The older system.log… Continue reading Preserving Apple Console System.log Events File for Usage Analysis – Preventing Turned Over Purged Erased Data

Computer Usage Monitoring, Tracking, and Reporting Systems – Using System Log Files or Commercial Software

Technology Summary. This document provides some retail solutions as well as do-it-yourself solutions for computer usage reporting. Monitor. It’s sometimes helpful to know computer usage over a given period of time. For example, when evaluating the use of shared or public computers, one wants to know the utilized value of those computers compared to the cost… Continue reading Computer Usage Monitoring, Tracking, and Reporting Systems – Using System Log Files or Commercial Software