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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|3 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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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

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 before the key is destroyed, rendering all of your encrypted files useless. […]

By | November 11th, 2015|Basic Tech Moves, Security|0 Comments