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The best Anti-virus is the one you already have

The best Anti-virus is the one you already have

A question I get asked frequently is "which anti-virus should I use?" There are so many anti-virus (A/V) software suites to choose from, and each is more expensive than the other. Plus, you see ads for them all the time, each one claiming they protect you more than...

What Apple’s $1000 monitor stand is really about

What Apple’s $1000 monitor stand is really about

A lot has been written in the last couple of weeks about Apple's new $6000 Mac Pro, its $5000 monitor, and its $1000 stand. There were even a few salty takes. Now, a lot of blogs laugh at how out of touch Apple is with consumers. And about most of Apple, I might...

Overengineering at its finest

You gotta be kidding me... I came across this video on Reddit a few days ago, and I just had to share. This is the reset procedure for a type of GE smart bulb. You'd do this procedure if your bulb stopped responding to...

Website Redesign!

Website Redesign!

We're working on a redesign of the site.  If you see anything broken, please ignore the mess. We'll be done very soon! Thanks!

Why you need a NAS

Why you need a NAS

If you're like me, you're a digital hoarder; the hard drive equivalent of the crazy lady with the newspapers stacked floor to ceiling. For some, your hoarding may come from your music collection. For others, your shutterbug streak has caused you to have pictures and...

“This is Windows calling.  You have a virus.”

“This is Windows calling. You have a virus.”

At some point, you're going to get the call.  I know I have.  A person, usually in a thick accent, will be on the phone will call claiming to be from "Windows."  They will claim that they have detected a virus on your system!  Oh no!  They say that they can get rid of...

Differences in Speed Between Desktops and Laptops

Differences in Speed Between Desktops and Laptops

Someone recently asked for recommendations for a new PC.  For his needs, I said, "For a laptop, a Core i5, at a bare minimum.  For a desktop, a Core i3 would be plenty."  But why the difference?  Shouldn't a Core i5 desktop have about the same amount of computing...

Just put on your headphones

Put on your headphones before you press play! This is tech radio host Leo Laporte demonstrating 3D sound through an iPhone app called Z+, made for the movie Man of Steel.  Just put on your headphones (the effect won't work...