Extending The Life Of Your Computer With Air


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Your Computer and Extending the Life of It In this installment for Computer Maintenance tips I am going to teach you the importance of a clean computer and how it serves in extending the life of your computer by using compressed air on the inside to help keep it running in tip top shape. This tip primarily applies to desktop users since most laptops are more difficult to reach the insides. These little dust bunnies, as pictured on the left, can lead to the death of any desktop computer. Think … [Read more...]

Backup OR Not to Backup Our Computer Files?


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Guest post by- Michael Hayes - Should You Back Up Your Data? Backing up shouldn't even be a question anymore. With the emergence of the ‘Cloud’, users can now backup most of their personal files off site. I for one still have family/friends that regularly ask me to try and recover data from failed hard drives or to move their data from an old computer to a new computer. I, of course, still do it for them, but I also introduce them to the ‘Cloud.’ I’m not going to get into the nuts and bolts … [Read more...]

Wireless Internet? Keep It On Lockdown!


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Keep Your Wireless on Lockdown Wireless Internet at home? We all tend to second guess putting our credit card numbers or personal information on the internet. However, when it comes to internet security, a lot of people will not think twice about having their wireless router unsecured. When I moved into my apartment I went out and got a wireless router since my primary computer is a laptop. I tried to set up a password and ran into a bit of a problem. Instead of doing the "smart thing" and … [Read more...]

Talking Nerdy- Ebook Review on The Help


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Talking Nerdy I just read The Help by Katheryn Stockett at the recommendation of a friend. This has to be one of the best books I've read in a long time and because I'm talking nerdy to you today, I'll give you the synopsis of the book. Then I'll tell you what I thought. If you've already read it, leave your own review in the comments. Book Synopsis Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole … [Read more...]

Talking Nerdy- Paper vs E-Books


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Talking Nerdy - Paper vs eBooks I love my gadgets but when it came to books I used to be die hard paper. Not to long ago I swore I would never have an e-book reader. I loved the feel and smell of a new paper book. The downside to the paper books was that we have no bookstore in our town so buying them involved a 30 minute trip to the next town and they were taking over the house. After much debate with hubby he got me an iPad. While I loved it for its many uses I was still reluctant to use … [Read more...]

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