Four Important Reasons to Consider Cloud-based Server Monitoring

IT departments seem to be under constant pressure to deliver more with less, which can be difficult when you are trying to get complex networks to run smoothly. However, cloud-based server monitoring shines a ray of light on this dark scenario, helping IT departments, and their organizations, save time and meet an organization’s demands on […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab Review

Before I begin this review, I would like to thank Samsung, and specifically Allison Weibring with Samsung, for providing us with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 review unit.  Without their cooperation, we would not have been able to complete this review. The Android Operating System The unit we reviewed came equipped with Android 3.1 (Honeycomb).  […]

Is Your Computer Startup Slow?

You would never guess how many times I get asked by people about this very issue.  It may simply be that programs and/or services are slowing down Windows during startup.  To determine what the problem is, there are some easy steps you can take. First, restart the computer and boot it up in Safe Mode. […]

Holiday Threats to Mobile Devices

McAfee just released a Christmas list of security threats and a couple of those directly relate to mobile devices.  While I will focus only on those threats, you should read the complete 12 Scams of Christmas to understand other security threats that could affect you. Mobile Device Threats There are two main security issues you […]

Save Battery Life on Your Android Device

Android has become a very popular mobile operating system and is used in both smartphones and tablets.  One issue that is a problem for any mobile device, however, is battery life.  Many users have a variety of apps or processes running in the background that they are not even aware of.  Depending on what apps […]

Linux Mint 11

I have been a big Linux user since about 2004, and have used all the major distributions of Linux including Ubuntu, CentOS, SuSe, and Fedora.  For the past few years, I have used Fedora almost exclusively.  On occasion, I still try a new distribution of Linux when I see something interesting but have not for […]

Don’t Be an Administrator

When most people first turn on a new computer and go through the process of setting it up, they don’t realize the dangers of making their administrator account their default user account.  By simply not giving yourself administrative rights on the account you use everyday, the security on your computer would be greatly improved.  The […]

Protecting Your Laptop

Do you ever worry about losing your laptop when you are traveling or enjoying a nice day outdoors somewhere?  Studies have shown that over a period of a year, more than 86,000 laptops were stolen or reported missing.  This is a pretty big number.  While this may never happen to you, the risk of losing […]

Responding to a Malware Infection!

Malware (bad software) infections are one of the biggest threats that computer users have to deal with today.  Most people do not respond properly to a suspected virus or malware infection, and their response often leads to more downtime and more headaches.  Here are some steps you should follow in responding to a possible malware […]

5 PC Security Tips

With life as busy as it is today, sometimes we just can’t fit it all in.  This includes making sure our PC is secure when we first set it up and that it continues to stay secure as we use it.  Honestly, do most people spend any time improving the security of their PC?  Most […]