May 31, 2019
Matthew.England

The Best Ransomware Protection for 2019

Have you heard about a ransomware attack?

Or experience getting a pop-up on your computer screen that someone has access to your computer or to your personal files and demands you to pay for a certain amount to get your access back?

 

When a ransomware attack turns your most important files into encrypted gibberish, and paying to get those files back is your only option, you’re in big trouble. Choose the best ransomware protection for your PC to prevent those attacks from ever happening.

 

May 29, 2019
Shannon.Smith

Is there a new version of Windows 10 called “Ultra”?

Is there a new version of Windows 10 called “Ultra”?

Microsoft and its PC partners may be ready to take the wraps off a new Windows 10 Home edition that potentially would work on more powerful PCs than those which ship with regular Windows 10 Home.

Microsoft looks to be adding another new Windows 10 edition to its line-up. Dell mentioned a Windows 10 Home Ultra edition in its specs for the next XPS 13 2-in-1 device it announced at Computex on May 28.

May 22, 2019
Shannon.Smith

Will Huawei develop its own operating system?

Let’s take a look at this news from BBC about how Huawei’s issue will affect their users.

The restrictions being placed on Huawei’s access to the Android operating system will cast a long shadow over Tuesday’s launch of the Chinese company’s latest handsets.

The firm has invited press from across the globe to London to witness the unveiling of its Honor 20 Series smartphones.

The BBC understands the devices will still offer the full Android experience – including use of Google’s own app store.

May 9, 2019
Deborah.Moore

Everything you need to know about Windows updates

Understanding the different monthly security and quality updates for Windows, and how they’re getting more efficient.  — Thanks to TechRepublic for this informative blog!

Since October 2003, the second Tuesday of the month has seen a slew of fixes and updates for Windows — but those aren’t the only updates that come out for Windows every month.

Dec 6, 2011

Reimage Tips & Tricks: Giving the boot a Boost!

Remember the days when restarting your system meant that it was time to make a few phone calls or go for a smoke (yes kids, once upon a time people spoke on phones that were tethered to the walls and we were also allowed to smoke indoors).

One of the great bonuses with Windows 7 is the time it takes to boot up. Relative to previous versions of Windows, it was like being upgraded from having to take a 12 hour transatlantic flight to flying in a concord (I remain optimistic that most of you were born before 1990).

Nov 29, 2011

Reimage Tips & Tricks: Keyboard shortcuts for Windows

In an effort to make life easier for the average Windows PC user, Microsoft has gone to great lengths to provide keyboard shortcuts. Whether you know them as keyboard shortcuts or hotkeys, they have been around for as long as I have used a PC (and I’m reserving the right to keep that information a secret), and in recent years, more and more apps and programs are providing users not only with keyboard shortcuts to speed up and simplify their workflow, but are enabling users to customize and create their own shortcuts.

Nov 15, 2011

Revenge of the Stuxnet: Microsoft isn’t ready to face off with Duqu

Yes folks, this time last week it was Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday, unfortunately this new patch won’t fully solve the latest of troublesome trojans, Duqu (not to be confused an evil Jedi master).

Duqu is a recent meddling malware that many suspect may have been created by the same person, or persons, who created Stuxnet, arguably the most important malware in history. However, where Stuxnet primarily targeted automation and PLC gear, Duqu acts as a recon drone for future attacks, collecting various information from infected systems. I dare say that I am not alone in assuming that a bigger threat might be out there, lying dormant, awaiting this information only to wreak havoc on PCs worldwide.

Oct 18, 2011

-App, App, and Away!

There is very little we can do on a PC without applications, or apps. Everything from a monstrous memory munchers like Adobe Illustrator down to the itty-bitty Windows’ calculator and notepad; if it isn’t part of the basic operating system, it’s an app.
Microsoft includes a number of apps in its Windows OS package, and for a while these basic apps were so frequently used you may have considered them paramount. But that was before the Internet, way back before the crazy days that became a prologue to the Dot.Com bubble.

Oct 11, 2011
itay

BIOS gets the Boot

The Microsoft BUILD convention is finally behind us, but with the recent announcement of the new Windows 8 boot process, many developers of 3rd party software and hardware have returned worried.

Microsoft seems to be doing away with the BIOS it has relied on since day one. Instead, Windows 8 PCs will rely on an implementation of UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface), claiming that it is more flexible and programmable than soon to be decedent BIOS. The UEFI will liaise between the Windows 8 operating system and the firmware.

Sep 1, 2011
itay

Microsoft’s “Accidental” Leak is a Buzz-Kill

The biggest buzz in the tech world is that Microsoft “accidentally” exposed the new Windows 8 file Explorer. In the post, that appeared on August 29th on Microsoft’s MSDN.COM blog for developers, screen shots of the new Explorer graphic user interface (GUI) and descriptions were revealed to further whet consumers’ appetite for the upcoming Windows 8.

Microsoft stress that “Windows 8 is an opportunity to substantially improve the (user) experience for everyone”, claiming that “Customers have a lot of suggestions for how they’d like to see Explorer evolve”.