Archives for 2013

Is your hard drive about to fail? Know these symptoms!

We hope you never have to experience the most painful of computer events! No, we’re not talking about unexpected software updates that change all your personal settings. We’re talking about losing all your data due to hard drive failure. Do you feel lucky?! Many times a year, I’m called out to rescue clients from failed… [Read More]

Sleeping Computers Can Slash Your Electricity Bill

Do you ever put your computer into “sleep mode” when it’s not in use? If you answered “no”, you are in the majority, but here is something interesting for you ….. Sleeping slashed $1000 off our annual electricity charge! I know, it sounds like the subject of a dodgy spam mail but it was so… [Read More]

What can I do with the Cloud?

A light-hearted but practical look Obviously there is no recorded historical account of the first purpose that the wheel was put to but it was probably some practical task. However, I like to imagine it was the centrepiece of at least the occasional practical joke, too. In my mind’s eye, I see two cavemen laughing… [Read More]

How to Tell When an Email Is a Fraud

Definitions first. Spam is email that is unsolicitied: you never asked for it in the first place. Email that you originally asked for or consented to receive is not spam just because you no longer want it any more. It’s an important distinction because unwanted email might be annoying because it’s filling up your inbox,… [Read More]