Tag Archives: computer repair

Is It Important To Network Your Companies Computers?

Have you ever lost files or data on your computer and could not get them back? Did your computer somehow get malware and you aren’t able to access your data? Did your files become corrupt and couldn’t be retrieved? The best solution would be to have some kind of backup before these problems occur. Data […]

Why opt for professional computer repair instead of DIY

Do-it-yourself has become a popular trend these days. YouTube has made it easy for you to find videos on pretty much anything and learn how to do it on your own. Isn’t that great? There is no need for you to hire a professional anymore! Imagine the money you save and the sense of achievement […]

Introducing the Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta

For the last four years, ransomware has evolved into one of the biggest threats to cyber security that I’ve seen in a long time. Names like CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, and CTBLocker keep average computer users and IT security Jedis alike up at night. For good reason: Ransomware is cunning, effective, and proliferating, and the cyber security […]

Thieves posing as the IRS or computer tech support lead scams reported to BBB

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Elaine, an 86-year-old grandmother from Cuyahoga County, was having trouble with her home computer last month. She called AOL and, while she was on the phone, a message popped up on her computer that seemed to be from Microsoft. The message instructed her to call another phone number for help. Elaine, who […]

Windows 10’s first major update is now available

Microsoft has been testing a fresh update to Windows 10 for the past few months, and now it's ready to release it to everyone. More than 110 million machines are now running Windows 10, and they'll all be offered the update today. The update includes a number of fixes and UI changes that were originally planned for the final version of Windows 10.

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One of the noticeable differences is a new colored title bar for desktop apps. All apps now feel a little more similar to the ones designed specifically for Windows 10, and Microsoft has also improved the context menus throughout the OS to make them a little bigger and darker to match the general theme. Another big change is the introduction of Skype integration with dedicated Messaging and Skype Video apps. They're both available from the Windows Store, and they're designed to offer basic access to messaging, audio, and video calls without having to download the full version of Skype.

Most other changes are fairly minor, including improved system icons. Microsoft is allowing Windows 10 users to now install apps to external storage, and some tablet mode improvements allow you to swipe down to close apps and snap apps more easily. Microsoft is also improving its Edge browser and Cortana in the Windows 10 Fall Update. Edge now syncs favorites, settings, and the reading list, alongside a new tab preview feature. Cortana will now work without a Microsoft Account, and the digital assistant can now understand inked notes in the Windows 10 Fall Update. The update is rolling out today from Windows Update.

Original Source: http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/12/9705446/microsoft-windows-10-november-update-download

New, dangerous computer virus uses an old trick you’ve probably forgotten about

Everything old is new again…that applies to computer virus attacks, too. Remember the good old days when booby-trapped emails contacting macro-infected Word documents and spreadsheets were the biggest threat to computer users? Well, they are back. Microsoft issued a pretty specific warning this week at its Malware Protection Center, saying its seen a surge of macro-based […]