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Reivew: choosing between a laptop and a tablet

Posted by Alex Bailey On September - 20 - 2016

When shopping for a new computer, one of the many questions you might have is should you go with a laptop or a tablet? Or, do you need both? When the time comes to buy, these are a few things which will help you to determine what the right option is for you, and what is going to offer the most flexibility for use, based on how you plan on using the device. Portability Both are portable; but, a laptop may require a case while a tablet fits comfortably in the hand. If you are using it for work, a laptop... (more...)

How Big Data is Driving Success for Four Big Companies

Posted by Alex Bailey On May - 1 - 2016
Big Data

Nowadays when you’re doing business who you know isn’t as important as what you know. Data is the big buzzword and for good reason – business decisions are being driven by data more than ever before. The companies collecting it and analyzing it are the ones with the edge, with 90% of companies taking the leap into big data reporting beneficial results according to a global study commissioned by CA Technologies.   Increased revenue is only one reason that companies are exploring... (more...)

Cyber Security Tips & Tricks for Phones and Tablets

Posted by Alex Bailey On September - 23 - 2015

Our smartphones and tablets have become an ingrained part of our daily lives, and in many ways, have replaced our laptops and desktop computers. Which means they are prime targets for cyber attacks, viruses, and good old-fashioned theft. If you aren’t taking appropriate safety measures to safeguard against such risks, you could find yourself in deep water. Our phones are now used for everything from banking to personal business to communication. Identify theft, financial fraud, and other rather... (more...)

Recovering lost data for beginners

Posted by Alex Bailey On July - 6 - 2015
Cloud Backup

Nearly all computer users have experienced data loss at the wrong time. That moment when your heart sinks down to your stomach as you realize that file you have been working on for the last week is gone. The years of pictures, videos, and personal memories erased with a simple mistake. Unfortunately many people learn about data loss the hard way. However, depending on the reason you lost your data, there are some pretty good odds it can be recovered. Short of hard drive failure, most of the time... (more...)

What having a quad core processor really means

Posted by Alex Bailey On February - 15 - 2015
Intel

These days, buying a mobile device means being inundated with options – most of which assume a level of technological savvy that’s most of the general population does not possess. Price, screen size and coverage area are easy to understand. Other specs, not so much. One of the current hot talking points in the mobile sphere among those in the know is processors. The most common choices (dual-core versus quad-core) seem simple enough, but what are dual core and quad core processors and why... (more...)

Desktop Computers Versus Mobile Devices: Who Wins?

Posted by Alex Bailey On October - 16 - 2014
Smart phones

With the almost-daily marketing of a new laptop, tablet or smartphone, it’s easy to think of desktop computers as a thing of the past. However, there are still many benefits to having what we picture as the traditional computer. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of desktop computers: Power Whenever you shop for electronics, it’s important to think about what you’re actually going to use it for. The power of a device, be it a desktop computer, laptop or mobile unit, is particularly... (more...)