5 ways to enhance your new laptop

April 22nd, 2019
5 ways to enhance your new laptop

Getting a new laptop, especially one of the latest models, can be very exciting. You can look forward to a better user experience with faster speed, more memory, and better battery life. But it’s all for nought if you don’t take certain preventive steps before using your new machine. Do these five things before you […]

Windows 10’s anti-ransomware features

April 10th, 2019
Windows 10’s anti-ransomware features

The recent global outbreak of ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya has made Microsoft sit up and pay attention to the need for better security features for Windows 10. Here are some of the new ones Microsoft has come up with to help keep PC users safe. Controlled Folder Access This feature allows you […]

Checklist for managing your IT hardware

April 4th, 2019
Checklist for managing your IT hardware

Any business owner will be much better off if they’re not worrying about recurring hardware issues. While your company may still have IT hardware problems, you can implement policies to keep your office free from previous issues. Here’s a checklist that can guide you and get you started. ✓ Clean up your computer components Wipe […]

Say goodbye to SQL Server 2008, hello Azure

March 25th, 2019
Say goodbye to SQL Server 2008, hello Azure

Changing something fundamental to your IT can be tricky to transition into, so it’s best to allot sufficient time for it. If you’re still on either Windows Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008, do migrate to Microsoft Azure early, long before you reach the July 2019 end of life deadline. What’s the big deal […]

Prolong laptop battery life with these tricks

March 20th, 2019
Prolong laptop battery life with these tricks

It’s difficult to get any work done with your laptop notifying you that it’s running out of juice. And if you are not close to a power outlet, your laptop will soon be nothing more than a cold slab of metal and plastic. Here are some helpful tips to prolong your laptop battery’s life. Some […]

Microsoft works on new Windows OS

March 7th, 2019
Microsoft works on new Windows OS

Microsoft announces new developments every month, but this is the biggest one yet. Several reports have found that Microsoft is developing a stripped-down version of the Windows operating system (OS) that will compete against Chrome OS. Here’s a quick rundown of the new OS that’s being called “Windows Lite.” What is Windows Lite? Windows Lite […]

Easy fixes to your Wi-Fi issues

March 1st, 2019
Easy fixes to your Wi-Fi issues

From answering emails and using online productivity suites to browsing Facebook and streaming YouTube videos, a fast and reliable internet connection is a must. But what do you do when there are connectivity and speed issues? Here are some solutions to five of the most common Wi-Fi worries. Range constraints Wi-Fi works via radio waves […]

How to disable nosy Windows 10 settings

February 20th, 2019
How to disable nosy Windows 10 settings

Windows 10’s Cortana tries to be helpful by displaying accurate, personalized ads based on your online searches and spamming useful suggestions as you type. But this can start to feel invasive after a while. Here are some tips you can use to keep Microsoft’s watchful eye off your computer activity. Turn personalized advertising off For […]

Manufacturers concerned about PC shortage

February 14th, 2019
Manufacturers concerned about PC shortage

The world’s largest computer manufacturers are growing concerned about the shortage of computer chips. Even though the issue was reported back in September 2018, Intel is still having trouble meeting the demand. So, what’s the cause of the major PC shortage and what does it mean for businesses? Reasons for the shortage There are many […]

Get rid of Windows 10 bloatware

February 1st, 2019
Get rid of Windows 10 bloatware

Who doesn’t love getting value-for-money deals? Normally, getting more for less is an amazing deal — unless what you get is “bloatware.” It is software that device manufacturers pre-install in your Windows 10 PC or laptop at the behest of deep-pocketed software companies. Beyond taking up storage space and using up processing power, this type […]