Posted on April 27th, 2015
RESCUECOM has tallied up all the computer repair calls it received, including tablets, for the 2015 Q1 Computer Repair Report, showing a surprising leap in certain problem areas.
The Computer Repair Report is created by tallying the data from all calls RESCUECOM receives at its 1-800-RESCUE-PC call center to form a list of the most common computer and tablet problems. RESCUECOM ranks the top ten computer repair problems in order from most frequent to least and explains them by category, creating a useful tool to inform users about the threats their tech devices face.
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Posted on November 12th, 2013
The cyber-criminals behind a threatening malware called CryptoLocker have infected computers around the world – from large company systems to home use computers. The virus has been hitting hard for the past six weeks or so, and, due to state-of-the-art encryption used, the only ones who have the key to unlock the files are the criminals themselves. Read more »
Posted on April 30th, 2013
We all have stories to tell and many of us fear losing them to history, where at best they’ll become lists of facts stored in dusty file cabinets. Personal histories, especially those passed on orally, are often lost this way. Michael Davis believes StoryPress can help solve this problem. StoryPress lets users document and record their personal stories orally using an iPad. Each story is stored virtually on StoryPress’s cloud drive, where one can access it anytime. StoryPress also organizes your stories and allows you to make them available for public viewing if you desire.
This is an elegant application of technology for recording and organizing family and personal histories. Michael Davis, the CEO of StoryPress, had family histories in mind when he created the app, but other interesting uses have appeared. Read more »
Posted on August 13th, 2012
The rise of fast and portable data storage devices happened in such a widespread manner that, like social networking, it seemed almost instantaneously people across every demographic and occupation had a USB flash drive or portable hard drive. The portable data storage devices have become so ubiquitous that thrillers and science fiction films commonly utilize them as a plot device or an opportunity to build tension: Pepper Potts downloading Tony Stark’s database to a portable hard drive while their mutual adversary engages her in Iron Man comes instantly to mind as an example. That type of scene never would have worked for a general audience had the technological framework it relied upon not been so well-received before the film screened. Similarly, such speed and discretion would not be possible today without the right technology. The U32 Shadow 1 TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive is the fast-transferring, smallest, portable hard drive with enough storage space for all your needs! Read more »
Posted on July 21st, 2012
With the sheer volume of computer products and electronic devices that utilize USB ports and jacks, it is very easy to find yourself without enough USB ports on your computer, laptop computer or other USB-receiving device. This is an especially frustrating condition when you have the latest tech that runs on USB 3.0; one of the key selling points of USB 3.0 is the super-fast transfer rates at which the protocol operates. In order to take advantage of many of the benefits of USB 3.0 devices, you are likely to have to swap multiple cords and devices out of a single USB 3.0 port. All of that changes, though, with the USB 3.0 & 2.0 7-Port Hub from Siig. Read more »
Posted on July 14th, 2012
The path of innovation in the tech sector is becoming a much broader one. For most companies, gone are the days of scientists and engineers working in their laboratory doing pure research and development while corporate bean counters manage the finances of such projects in a distant office. Many companies in the tech sector have begun to rely upon the engineers and scientists themselves to manage the funds for their projects and as a matter of corporate advancement, those companies tend to promote the best and brightest to leadership roles within their research and development department. Of course, in many cases, that means that the scientist must return to school for additional education, focused more on business than engineering. That is what happened with David Mosley. Read more »
Posted on July 10th, 2012
Personal computers may no longer be incredibly expensive, but the truth is that – especially in a recession – people are looking for any reasonable way to save money. Certainly, one good option can be to upgrade components of your computer as opposed to buying a new computer outright. Now, it is possible to save money and time by upgrading your hard drive(s) in such a way that you do not have to stop using your old hard drive. By swapping out your current hard drive with a new hard drive (or drives) you can continue to use a single computer with multiple configurations. To make it work, though, you need an easy way to swap out your hard drives. For that, there is the Genica 5.25” IDE Mobile Rack Removable Tray! Read more »
Posted on July 9th, 2012
It is almost surprising how very much product diversity there can be in a simple piece of computer hardware. Take, for example, external hard drives. External hard drives all do the same thing; they store your data. But, there are a multitude of different variations based upon your individual data storage needs. If you need space, there are now 1 TB external hard drives. For those who need speed, there are USB 3.0 external hard drives and for those who need long-term storage, there are solid-state drives that appear to last indefinitely. One of the most intriguing combinations of security and speed comes in the Aegis Padlock DT. Read more »
Posted on July 6th, 2012
Late last year, there was a news story that was anything but real news, despite how the technology and business press covered it: Verizon had outages. Treated as huge news, because Verizon claims to have the “most reliable network,” Verizon was virtually tarred and feathered for having a few bad days last year, wherein the weather contributed to Verizon services going off-line. What the sensationalists in the media and business sectors neglected to consider was that Verizon’s claim to be the “most reliable network” did not mean that the service would not fail; it is a claim that their network will fail less than its other major competitors! Verizon, of course, got service back up and running, but there were weeks of analysis – i.e. how did this failure of service happen, who’s to blame for the failure, etc. Now, it looks like tech sector enthusiasts are likely to endure a series of similar article. Read more »
Posted on July 1st, 2012
Both businesses and individuals are finding increasing need for versatile data storage options. Property owners, especially, are finding that having a security system is seldom sufficient; they must have increasingly thorough surveillance records in order for the system to be useful (i.e. in aiding in the identification of interlopers) and insulate owners from lawsuits (i.e. having visual records of events involving accidents and building repairs). That is why, more than ever, a good security system must be paired with a data storage system that can accommodate large volumes of digital records. That is where the V-Trak E-Class Fibre Channel Storage System excels. Read more »