Well it only took four years. As much as we like the MS Surface at FMCN, the Windows Store has been a major problem since its inception. We posted a story a few weeks back about the problem with scam apps. Well it appears the OS giant is finally realizing that they need to fix this if they want to ever even come close to competing, or being in the same breath, with Google and Apple.
I’d still be careful for a while yet on this one.
Our second video about the difference in quality cabling.
I talk about the difference between cat 5e and cat 6 cable as well as the difference in brand and copper. There is a reason why people can charge $50 for a run versus $150 and you pay for what you get.
As always, visit www.fixmycomputernow.com for any questions.
If you liked this video, check out The difference between good cabling and bad cabling – Part 1
Why you should NOT let your electrician run your data cabling!
Posted in I see DEAD data videos
Tagged computer, wifi, wireless, network, servers, cabling, technology, IT, data, speed, i see dead data
A compelling video from a little girl who discovered “delete”.
PSA: Backup Early, Backup Often | Geeks are Sexy Technology News.
More and more servers and remote clients are moving to virtual machines and the threats of malware and exploits are adapting to that change. Here is an interesting article from Intronis (our backup provider) about some of the details and stats on the subject.
Malware increasingly targeting virtual machines, study says.
One of the jokes we have here at Fix My Computer Now Inc., is our tagline “I see DEAD Data…”.
Most times it refers to data lost through hard drive failure or user deletion but in this case, it refers to data lost due to poor cabling.
This video shows you the difference between a good patch cable and bad one and explains a little about WHY there is a difference.
Posted in I see DEAD data videos
Tagged cabling, cat 5, cat 6, copper, crosstalk, ethernet, local area network, network, networking, rj45, technology, wired
I recently came upon a really old (in tech years) piece of storage that was hidden in a drawer deep inside an old Dell Axim Pocket PC that Arthur and I used 10 years ago. These little PDA’s were our life lines for saving information and getting access to it in that era not all that long ago before the word “smartphone” was even a word and cloud computing was only the barest pipe dream of tech savants.
Here’s what ten years of tech innovation does to storage. The top is an old SanDisk 32MB CompactFlash card which plugged into those old pocket PC’s. A whole 32 MEGABYTES!!!
Below that? A modern 32GB (GIGABYTE!) Lexar Micro Secure Digital storage card (you can barely call it a card).
Even for those of us who have been through this information revolution of the last 20 odd years…seeing something like this still blows me away.
Ten years apart, but with the same general function, two very different memory cards
We are all used to the terms Anti-virus and Anti-malware but now the new kid on the block is Anti-Exploits.
Exploits are elements that can affect your browser and plugins. These hijacks can change or corrupt your browser’s components including 3rd party plugins like flash or java. More and more “infections” today are exploits trying to snag your browser’s attention and change how your internet surfing habits.
MalwareBytes, which is a company whose product we have been using for years, now is offering this as an additional security layer for both home and business users.
Take a look at their site and you can review the details of what exactly they do.
Posted in News Release
Tagged anti-exploit, antivirus, browser, business, disaster recovery, exploits, internet, license, malware, software, spam, technology, virus, wifi