Consider replacing your hard drive before it fails!

September 29, 2011

Computers don’t last forever and one of the most common parts to fail is the hard drive.  Unfortunately, the hard drive is where all of the data is stored so when it fails it can have disastrous results.  The typical lifespan of a desktop computer hard drive is 4-5 years, and for a laptop it is around 3 years.  If you are using a hard drive that is around the 3 year mark, you might want to consider upgrading to be safe – it can save you a lot of headaches and frustration.
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Laptop Security

September 29, 2011

PreyHave you ever been worried about getting your laptop or smartphone stolen?  Even if you try to be very safe about where you leave your laptop, there is always a chance someone could get a hold of it causing you to potentially lose very important sensitive information.  Although there are a number of tools available to help combat this problem, one stands out.  The tool is called Prey, and it runs on Windows, Macintosh and Linux based laptops, as well as Android based smartphones.

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Comcast releases $9.99 Internet Nationwide, for those who qualify

September 29, 2011

One of the largest Internet providers has rolled out a nationwide high speed Internet plan for only $9.99 a month.  Starting this month, Comcast now offers Internet for $9.99 and access to purchase a computer for $150.00.  The speeds that they offer are up to 1.5Mbps, which is fast enough for basic Internet browsing needs.  If you are signed up, they guarantee it will last at least 3 years for you, and they also offer free Internet training. Read more