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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 |2022-10-10T16:30:17-07:00August 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 |2022-10-10T16:30:17-07:00June 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 |2022-10-10T16:30:18-07:00April 25th, 2016|Intermediate Tech Moves|Comments Off on Windows 10 Invites Itself On To Your Computer

Your Personal Files Can Be Taken Hostage

Ransomware is malicious software that gets on your computer and encrypts your files so that you can no longer access them. The program will tell you that your files are encrypted and the only way to get them back is to pay for a decryption key. It may also say that you have a deadline [...]

By |2022-10-10T16:30:18-07:00November 11th, 2015|Basic Tech Moves, Security|Comments Off on Your Personal Files Can Be Taken Hostage

What Happened To Your Fast Computer, Part 2

Over time your computer feels slow because newer versions of programs tend to be hungrier for computer resources. One way to deal with this is to only install software that you absolutely need. Every program that is running on your computer is adding to your computer’s work load; the fewer programs that run, the faster [...]

By |2022-10-10T16:30:18-07:00September 29th, 2015|Intermediate Tech Moves|Comments Off on What Happened To Your Fast Computer, Part 2

What happened to your fast computer?

How many times have you seen advertisements for software promising to make your computer faster by “boosting” your performance, “tweaking” your registry or “cleaning” your pc? If they were honest, they would say “Want a slower computer? Our program FeebleUtility 2014 will add more to your computers workload for only $49.99! Also, we’ll constantly and [...]

By |2022-10-10T16:30:19-07:00August 19th, 2014|Basic Tech Moves|2 Comments

Automatically Backup Your Photos to Google+

If you have a Google account, you have 15 GB of free cloud storage you can use between Google Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos. A Google account is handy to use as cloud storage for your photos, especially if you don’t really use Google Drive or Gmail. If you’d like a Google account or an additional one, sign up [...]

By |2022-10-10T16:30:20-07:00April 24th, 2014|Basic Tech Moves|Comments Off on Automatically Backup Your Photos to Google+
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