How to protect your data if you lose power

With storm season on the way, it’s important for businesses and individuals to think about what would happen to their computer systems if a bolt of lightning struck their building, or if a nearby tree took out a power line. A UPS (uninterruptable power supply) is a device that allows your computer (or other piece… Read More »

What is ransomware and how do I protect my PC from WannaCry?

On Friday 12 May and over the weekend, thousands of computers were attacked by malware called WannaCry, also known as WCry, WannaDecryptOr and WannaCrypt. It’s ransomware and stops you from accessing any files on the ‘infected’ computer until you pay the ransom. NHS computers were infected in the UK by the attack, along with computers in over… Read More »

Google Chrome won’t be allowed on Windows 10 S

Microsoft’s newest Windows 10 edition is designed to allow desktop apps that have been converted to packages for the Windows Store. But a provision in the store’s policies blocks desktop browsers like Chrome. Is it about security, or something else? The desktop version of Google Chrome will not be coming to Windows 10 S. Windows… Read More »

Google and Facebook duped in huge ‘scam’

Small and big businesses alike can be targeted by internet scammers looking to cause trouble or make a quick buck. Google and Facebook, two of the biggest companies of all, fell for just such a trickster. — Small and big businesses alike can be targeted by internet scammers looking to cause trouble or make a… Read More »

A Full Review of Carbonite, an Cloud Backup Service

Carbonite is one of the world’s most popular cloud backup services, and for good reason. All of their backup plans are unlimited and come with a lot of features, putting Carbonite near the top of my list of unlimited cloud backup plans. Carbonite has been around since 2006 and has a massive customer base, making… Read More »

10 things in real life we wish we could back up

You stare at the screen dismayed as Microsoft Word sputters and crashes, frantically trying to save your work. Not this time buddy — looks like you’re SOL. The only thing to do is grab another cup of coffee and start over again. We’ve all been there before. And in IT, we’ve also been on the… Read More »