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Getting the Most Out of Your Home Internet Connection

If you’re noticing your video conference calls skipping, lagging or dropping, there are a few things to think about before upgrading your Internet connection. For video calls in particular, it’s not that you need a lot of bandwidth (speed), it’s that you need to have low “latency.” Latency is lag time and the lower it [...]

By | April 1st, 2020|Basic Tech Moves|Comments Off on Getting the Most Out of Your Home Internet Connection

Why You Should Reboot Your Router

The FBI is advising that everyone reboot their routers to stop malware that has infected 500,000 routers.

By | June 4th, 2018|Basic Tech Moves, Security|Comments Off on Why You Should Reboot Your Router

Is That Virus Message Legit?

Signs that the virus message popping up on your computer is completely fake.

By | August 10th, 2017|Basic Tech Moves, Security|Comments Off on Is That Virus Message Legit?

What You Should Know About the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

How to defend against the WannaCry Ransomware Attack, and others like it.

By | May 16th, 2017|Basic Tech Moves, Security|2 Comments

Get E-books On Your Mobile Device

How to use your phone or tablet to check out e-books from the library.

By | April 7th, 2017|Basic Tech Moves|3 Comments

When To Replace Your Old Computer

How to know when it's time to replace your computer.

By | March 7th, 2017|Basic Tech Moves|Comments Off on When To Replace Your Old Computer

Cyberattacks and Your Home Devices

How your Internet of Things (IoT) devices might be helping hackers and what to do about it.

By | February 7th, 2017|Basic Tech Moves, Security|Comments Off on Cyberattacks and Your Home Devices

Is the Way You’re Using Technology Hurting You?

You’ve probably heard to use good posture if you’re in front of a computer for any stretch of time. Well, those were the good old days; now we have tiny devices that are even worse for our neck, shoulders and back and even our attitudes.

By | August 3rd, 2016|Basic Tech Moves|Comments Off on Is the Way You’re Using Technology Hurting You?

Avoid Getting Caught in a Phishing Scam

It starts when you get an email from someone you haven’t emailed in a long time asking if you meant to send them a strange email. Then you get another email like this and then several more. You realize that someone has gained access to your email account and emailed everyone in your contact list.

By | June 7th, 2016|Basic Tech Moves, Security|1 Comment

Windows 10 Invites Itself On To Your Computer

You may have heard reports of computers with Windows 7 or 8 automatically updating to Windows 10. If you have Windows Updates configured to automatically install updates on your computer, then it’s a matter of time before your computer updates itself too (if it hasn't already).

By | April 25th, 2016|Intermediate Tech Moves|Comments Off on Windows 10 Invites Itself On To Your Computer