The Importance of Understanding Basic Computer Acronyms

In today’s increasingly digital world, computer technology is an integral part of our daily lives.  Whether you’re a tech enthusiast or a casual user, understanding basic computer acronyms is crucial.  These acronyms serve as the building blocks of digital literacy and can greatly enhance your ability to navigate the modern technological landscape.  In this article, […]

Troubleshooting Network and Connectivity Issues: A Short Guide

In today’s interconnected world, a stable and reliable network connection is essential for both personal and professional activities. However, network and connectivity issues can be frustrating and disruptive. Whether you’re experiencing slow internet, dropped connections, or trouble accessing specific websites, this article will guide you through common network problems and provide practical solutions to resolve […]

Unlocking and Retrieving Lost Data: Not for the faint of heart

What is Data?  Data is an integral part of our lives, whether it’s personal or professional.  Data can be something simple like a picture of a family pet, a song that reminds you of a loved one, or perhaps a spreadsheet that maintains your monthly finances.  Any way you break it down, it has become […]

Tips for optimizing the performance of your computer

In today’s world, computers have become an integral part of our lives. They are used for work, education, entertainment, communication, and much more. As we rely more and more on our computing devices, it is essential to ensure that they are running at their optimal performance. Here are some tips for optimizing the performance of […]

How to perform a clean install of Windows Operating System

A Windows clean install can be a potent way to restore your computer from scratch. A clean install can be a wonderful method to make sure that your computer is performing smoothly and effectively, whether you’re upgrading to a newer version of Windows or simply trying to optimize the performance of your current operating system. […]

How to protect your computer from Malware & Viruses in 2023

Malware and viruses are two risks brought on by the development of the digital era that we must continuously be on the lookout for. These dangerous applications have the potential to harm your computer in many ways, including stealing confidential information and rendering it utterly worthless. Therefore, it’s imperative that we take preventative steps to […]

Where Data Lives, The Cloud & Local – Understanding the Key Differences

The ways we save, access, and share information have evolved along with technology. The terms “the cloud” and “local” are frequently used to distinguish between two methods of managing and storing data. The fundamental distinctions between the two approaches must be understood in order to decide which one best suits your needs, even though both […]

Removing Personal Data from Google Searches: A Comprehensive Guide

In the digital age, privacy is an increasing concern for many individuals. As more and more personal information becomes available on the internet, it’s essential to know how to protect your privacy and remove personal data from Google searches. In this article, we will outline the steps necessary to remove personal information and improve your […]

What is a VPN? Part 2

Imagine if you will, that you go to a car dealer to buy your first car.  You tell the dealer that your new car doesn’t have to look good or be very large, and it doesn’t have to be classy or have any of the bells and whistles other cars have.  You explain to him […]

What is a VPN? Part 1

Explained via a short story? Sure… Why not?! You’re an employee at a large company, suddenly there’s a pandemic and in order to stay safe, your employer tells you that you have to work from home until further notice.   While you’re packing up important materials to prepare to stay home for an undetermined amount of […]

Backing Up & Restoring Your Computer

I was working at a midsized company as an IT consultant.  While I was there, an employee of the company clicked on what looked to her like a familiar email, suddenly, the computer stated behaving erratically and before she knew it, she had lost access to it.  A malicious attack took over her computer locking […]

How To Configure Your Router

So, you got your modem and you’ve plugged the power cord and the co-axel cable from the wall to it.  If you have a combo unit, and other than securing it, that’ll be all you have to do to start using the device, but if you do not have a combo unit, you’ll have to […]

What is an IP address?

Even small villages in the most ancient parts of the world have some type of location identifier, be it a land mark, a tree, a bush or perhaps even a strangely shaped rock.  In the developed world, we have several types of address that are commonly used to ship goods to and from, we use […]

Password Management

So in the beginning of our exhaustive journey to access the internet, most of us started with a simple email address  accompanied by some weak password like “Password1”.  No multi-factor authentication, no automated phone call or text to your phone nothing other than a simple password that you would never forget because you really never […]

Installing a Network Printer

Sooner or later you’re going to need to install a printer at home.  While most manufacturers have installation packages on their websites, there is one sure way to install a network printer, and that’s by using the IP address assigned to that printer by your home router. If you have already taken the Printer out […]

What’s Inside A Computer?

Think about the title of this post.  Do you know what’s inside the computer on your desk? Do you know the difference between a desktop and a laptop?  Is the screen on your desk “the computer”?  These and other related questions are constant ice breakers at office parties.  I’m going to start off by saying […]

Protect Your Email

It really feels like just a few years ago that I started hearing about the internet, and specifically email.  I remember having a conversation with a friend over lunch and he was telling me that I should get a Hotmail account.  By this point, I had already heard about the popularity of email, but I […]