Tuesday, May 4, 2021

One Thing You Should Always Do When Using a New Hard Drive

Nowadays, you would probably choose to buy a SSD rather than choosing a 'normal' hard drive with rotating reading heads. But IF you buy a normal hard drive (typically S-ATA), there is one thing you should always do when you begin using the hard drive...

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Should You Choose a Desktop PC or a Laptop?

In the good old days when I began using a computer laptops were extremely expensive. In those days, you had desktop and tower cabinets for your computing needs. In those days the logic was also that you could replace parts as new expansion cards changed your computing power for a fraction of buying a new PC.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Choose SSD Over 'Normal' Hard Drives - Here's Why!

Many are not aware of this, probably because SSD [Solid State Drive] started off as a very expensive technology. You had to be a gamer or a nerd to choose them as the effect on overall performance was limited back then. Much has changed, and today it would be a very good choice, especially for laptop computers since SSD consume far less power.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

How You Can Remove Clutter From Your Hard Drive

I have been using quite a few programs from Ashampoo for quite some time. As you may remember from previous articles, I am a nerd when it comes to keeping my computer free from clutter. I like to remove unneeded files and clean up my Mozilla Thunderbird email client at regular intervals to ensure everything is running smoothly...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Scam Emails - Here's What You Should Do..

As with any other type of spam, the best advice is to delete it. Don't click any links! Don't give any spammer the benefit of earning even as much as a single dime from his spam being sent out on any number of computer systems. It has been a problem for many years, and nowadays, some spew out millions of emails because we never listened to the experts who said we should have created some form of authentication as a GENERAL aspect for all emails...

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Fundamentals of Computing - Test Your Knowledge of IT

I have started a project entitled Fundamentals of Computing where I collect information about IT in a more structured way. There is both a fundamental and an advanced level, and I will take you through the world of Information Technology so you can be more informed about what happens in your computer.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

ZIP-Files - How to Handle Zip-Files

I thought everyone knew what a zip-file was. Sometimes I forget that many people are not anywhere nearly as experienced as I am, and many others also are if they have the same experience with computers. In the old days, you could even compress a zip-file from the command prompt under DOS.