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Airport security: what computer equipment is prohibited?

September 24th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

With the 5th year anniversary of 9/11, security measures at the airport are still at a heightened level. What computer equipment is prohibited? What can you carry-on and check? The good news is that just about everything can be carried on or checked. This includes laptops, cell phones, pagers, BlackBerry’s, Treo’s, camcorders, and cameras. There…

Do you really have a virus?

September 23rd, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Your computer may be infected with a virus. But, is it really a virus? Viruses, worms, and trojans may be the culprits. These words are sometimes used identically although they have different meanings. This monthly tip is dedicated to de-mystifying these terms so that you are aware of their meanings, causes, and effects. Virus Definition:…

What to look for in a Webcam?

September 22nd, 2006 by Joe Silverman

An easy way to stay in touch with loved ones and friends is through a Webcam. A Webcam may be hooked up to your computer so your friends and family may see you in real-time. If a grandchild or friend is far away, you can use a Webcam along with sound from your computer to…

Do-it-yourself computer maintenance

September 21st, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Below are five steps to take periodically to ensure your computer is running smoothly and your data is backed up and preserved. The better care you take with your computer, the longer it will last and you will stay more productive with less downtime due to problems. 1. Trash Unnecessary Files & Programs Take the…

Avoid the costs and worries of data recovery

September 20th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Your computer crashed and a technician deems your hard drive dead. What are your next steps? Really, just two. The expensive and painstaking data recovery approach or the cheaper, reliable backup restore. Data recovery could cost in the thousands and still doesn’t guarantee that all of your favorite pictures and critical e-mails are rescued. Also,…