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I’m Careful Online – Do I Need an Antivirus?

Do I need an antivirus

There are certain habits when using the internet and opening email which can make you significantly more vulnerable to viruses and malware. If you avoid these kinds of risky behaviors, you may be wondering, “Do I need an antivirus?” The answer is yes, you do need an antivirus. Just because you don’t click on strange links, visit sketchy websites, or activate lots of plugins, doesn’t mean you aren’t at risk. Even fully patched, reputable internet browsers can be vulnerable to malware. Security flaws are found all the time and patched once they are found, but this means that there’s always…

How Do I Check for Windows Updates Manually on My PC?

check for windows updates manually

Windows updates are an important part of securing your computer. Updates are released regularly to ensure you’re protected from the latest digital threats. If you don’t have automatic updates installed, you might be wondering how to check for Windows updates manually. How To Check for Windows Updates Manually Checking for security updates is simple. Select the search bar at the bottom left of the computer and type in “check for updates”. The first option should take you right to the Windows Update page if you’re using Windows 10, or the Control Panel for Windows 7. The information displayed on both…

5 Ways to Make Your Laptop Battery Last Longer

make your laptop battery last longer

As your laptop ages, so does your laptop battery’s capacity to hold a solid charge. Your laptop battery is only good for so many full charges so the more power you use on a regular basis, the quicker your laptop battery will die on you. If you’re looking to preserve your laptop battery beyond the typical lifespan, here are some ways to make your laptop battery last longer: 5 Ways to Make Your Laptop Battery Last Longer Settings – Take a look at some of your settings and make some changes. Do you actually need the backlight on the keyboard?…

New Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Anniversary Update

If you’re one of the 350 million current users of Windows 10, chances are you’re going to love the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update or, “Windows 10 AU.” It will automatically download and update without your having to do a thing. So what can you expect from the new Windows Anniversary Update? Here’s a few of the changes: What Changes are in the New Windows 10 Anniversary Update? Lock Screen – Your email won’t appear here anymore. Start Menu – This will look a little different. All your programs will be listed on the left start popup. Edge Browser –…

Deadline for the Free Windows 10 Upgrade July 29, 2016

Deadline for the Free Windows 10 Upgrade

If you’re one of those people who has been clicking the obnoxious update window at the bottom right of your screen closed each time it pops up, you need to know that the deadline for the Free Windows 10 upgrade is fast-approaching. Once the deadline passes, you’ll no longer have access to the free operating system upgrade and important future security updates. Download before the Deadline for the Free Windows 10 Upgrade We know it’s inconvenient, but if you’re running a Windows operating system that qualifies, just take the time needed to download and install the upgrade before the deadline…

What You Need to Know about the New Windows 10 Release

Windows 10

Get ready for tomorrow, July 29, 2015, when Microsoft will release the new Windows 10 operating system to 190 countries across the world. Here are some of the highlights about the new Windows 10 that we know: The new Microsoft browser has been given its official name for the new Windows 10 release: the Microsoft Edge. It was formerly known as “Project Spartan”. A FREE upgrade will be available to those users who currently run Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1. The catch? You have to upgrade your operating system within one year from the release of the…