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Bad Laptops LOOK like Good Laptops

Bad laptops LOOK like good laptops

It's tricky but the thing that makes a computer “good” or “bad” is not the pretty stuff on the outside but rather the components in it.  Even trickier, “specs” don’t give you any indication of the quality of the components in your laptop…or desktop PC or any other type of computer.

The two key things that you need to be aware of are…components and setup.

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Do you remember the movie “Home Alone”, there’s the ‘police officer’ who visited the McCallisters. Although he was a burglar, his convincing police officer impersonation led the them to volunteer information about where they were going and for how long. He was ‘phishing’ for information. With that info he was able to plan the robbery. ‘Phish’-ers do the same with your computer via email, messenger or phone.

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Need REALLY good wireless?

I’ve used many different wireless routers over the past 20 years but VR2800 by TP-Link is super cool. If you want your computer to go fast on the internet – especial if it’s a laptop or tablet or phone, you need to make sure your wireless internet is not slowing you down.

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Apple Macs - Why I Don't Like Encryption

Mac Encryption

Is Mac FileVault Disk Encryption Good or Bad?

The other day I was working on a Macbook which was not turning on. It's motherboard had failed and the client wanted the data retrieved from their Apple laptop. Theproblem was that they had FileVault disk encryption on...and they had lost the password.

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How to Pick a Non-Lemon New Computer

In this blog I tell you the 4 things to look for when buying a new computer (laptop or desktop). This will help you avoid lemonitis i.e. that is buying a computer that turns out to be a pain in the backside.

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How Choose a Good Computer Technician

In this article I’ll show you the 3 things to look for when looking for a great computer repair technician. This will help you to have confidence that you are getting great value for money and your computing device (laptop, desktop, tablet or phone) is not going to get wrecked.

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