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Knowledgebase – Tips and Tricks

Knowledgebase - Tips and Tricks

While you should never attempt to repair digital media or recover your own files, you can often prevent file damage by taking immediate action after a disaster. This part of our blog contains tips to help you avoid data loss.

Data Disaster Prevention

Disaster-proof your backups

The return of hurricane season reminds us that data can and will fall victim to the forces of nature. Whether it is a blaze that burns through your home, or a flash flood that sends water coursing through your server room, a disaster can strike at any time. But, you can beat the odds by designing a backup plan that protects against worst-case scenarios.

Slow Computer Tips

Slow PC? Speed it up without buying new hardware

You need to take some sort of action if your PC started out as lightning-fast and is now slower than molasses on a cold day. Don’t worry about spending money on hardware, though, you probably have just overloaded your poor PC. We have gathered a number of easy tips to help rectify your strangled system without reducing your most important resource: money.

Private Web Browsing

Keep Your Web Browsing Private

In the wake of the near-constant revelations of government-sanctioned spying, secure browsing has become an important aspect of PC user’s daily lives. While no commercial connection to the internet will ever be 100% secure from tracking, there are a number of ways to make your daily browsing habits as hard to eavesdrop on as possible.

External Drive Failure Mitigation

External HDD Failure Prevention

The failure of an external hard drive can be one of the most frustrating experiences for a PC owner. We use external drives for many important duties, such as backup storage, media file storage, and personal cloud storage, and the loss of this data can be crippling. Learn how to best protect yourself from drive failure with tips and tricks to mitigate failure scenarios.

Bad Tech Habits

Five of the worst tech habits you should stop

If you are like me, you have a few bad habits that you just can’t shake. That’s okay, we all have them and they wouldn’t be called habits if they were easy to drop and forget. To make it easier on you, we put together a list with five of the easiest to beat bad tech habits below.

Summer Heat Protection

Hot Hot Heat: Protecting your Electronics From the Sun

Now that the summer months are fast approaching, responsible technophiles must begin to take the possibility of heat damage into consideration. Electronics are sensitive to heat and, as such, precautions must be taken to protect your tech investments. Read on to learn more about what may be done to protect your electronics from the summer’s heat.

Easy tasks you should be doing

Easy PC tasks that you probably don’t do (but should): Part Two

We are all creatures of habit and, unfortunately, most of our habits aren’t that great for us. Fortunately, many essential PC support tasks are simple to manage and should become a regular addition to our daily routine. The following suggestions are the simplest and most useful tasks we all should be doing.

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