HTG Explains: Can You Use Any Charger With Any Device? Every device — smartphone, tablet, eReader, laptop — seems to come with its own charger. But do you really need all these chargers? Can you re-use the same charger for multiple devices? The Micro-USB connectors and chargers shipped with most modern smartphones and tablets are
I am sure you have received emails from the businesses or institutions you deal with alerting you of online scams; however, despite all the efforts fraud is still rampant. I decided to paste the email I just got from Bell, since it explains clearly how online scams work and how to prevent them:
I usually post my own content but this article from the excellent How To Geek makes a great case for it: Ransomware is a type of malware that tries to extort money from you. One of the nastiest examples, CryptoLocker, takes your files hostage and holds them for ransom, forcing you to pay hundreds of
System Restore is a great feature included in Windows Vista, 7 and 8 that allows to “go back in time” in case of a system malfunction to an earlier point where you system was working ok.This works of course under certain conditions: the hard drive is not physically damaged and you have OF COURSE a
There are many reasons why you shouldn’t be using Windows XP by now: 1) Windows XP is 12 years old!!! (it was released in October 2001) 2) Your computer is [easily] 7+ years old 3) Computer prices have come down dramatically for the last 5 years 4) Windows 7 is a great operating system 5)
Earlier today, Google announced it had built Project Shield to help small websites stay online during DDoS (distributed denial of service) strikes, and it turns out the search giant also unveiled a frequently-updated online map of such assaults. Dubbed Digital Attack Map, the project was created in partnership with Arbor Networks, which updates the
Even though I work in IT my household is a Apple-friendly zone. We are very happy with the products and we use them all the time. However, I saw yesterday what I thought I’d never see… a frozen iPhone!!! Well, the photo shows my wife’s iPhone and what it looks like a memory dump error.
SSD or Solid State Drives is the (not so new) storage technology that works different from the regular SATA drives. SSD uses flash memory (like your camera’s memory cards) instead of discs and headers like SATA drives, allowing for faster read/write speeds, more durability and less power consumption. However SATA drives have some limitations: 1)
Yahoo will begin offering a new ‘Not My Email’ button this week that gives owners of newly claimed, previously dormant, user names the ability to ‘return’ messages that were not meant for them. This is part of Yahoo’s ongoing efforts to mitigate any potential harm that may come from its recent ‘user name recycle program‘.
Source: Engadget Less than two weeks after Apple decided to make iWork free for new iOS devices, Google went and did us one better: it’s offering its Quickoffice suite for free, to both Android and iOS users. If you recall, the apps have actually already been free to Google Apps subscribers, specifically, but now