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You’re scrolling through Facebook and you see a news article with a headline that’s just too interesting to ignore. Headlines like this: “RIP Betty White” “Exclusive: Natalie Nunn Is Pregnant and We Have the Nude Photos to Prove It” “Just In: Republicans Announce ‘Muslim Burqa Ban’” Or the #1 fake news story of the year: … Continue reading This common habit might be killing your computer – the dangers of clickbait
Facebook is supposed to be a place where you share recipes, post pictures of your kids, and try to avoid the spoilers for your favorite show. But it’s a virtual community. And like any community, it has its crooks. Scams make the rounds on Facebook regularly. Most are fairly harmless. Some can cause real damage … Continue reading Scams on Facebook and How to Avoid Them
On Friday, hackers attacked a major piece of the internet's infrastructure. This attack overwhelmed Pinterest, PayPal, CNN, Netflix, Fox News and about 80 other popular websites. The individual sites weren't attacked. Instead the hackers targeted something called a DNS server. Think of the DNS as a post office and the web sites as post office boxes. … Continue reading How cyber attacks knocked out popular sites last week
Do you know how to keep yourself safe online? Cybersecurity has been in the news a lot lately, with talk of hackers attacking the GOP databases and the debate over Hillary Clinton’s emails, cybersecurity has become an issue of national concern. The Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance named October National … Continue reading Top 3 Cybersecurity Tricks for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
People who choose MacBooks love them for their slick graphics and beautiful displays, but all that beauty can be a real power drain when you’re running your MacBook on battery power. Fortunately, Apple has built in some easy energy saving features to help you make the most of your battery life. If you combine those … Continue reading Maximizing MacBook Battery Life
Like everything else in this world, your hard drive will eventually die. When it does, if you’re not prepared, you could lose family photos, your half-finished novel, and the reports you’ve been working on at home because you don’t have time to finish them at work. Remote backups are a great way to minimize your … Continue reading 4 Hard Drive Failure Warning Signs