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Update Your iPhone Immediately (8/26/16)

Update Your iPhone Immediately (8/26/16)

One of the first major malware/data mining issues is now affecting iPhones. While the exploit will not damage or affect your phone in any way the security flaw can be used to track and pull user’s data (such as contacts, text messages and emails.)  Apple has already pushed out an update to patch this security […]

New Gmail Feature Helps to Block Malware

New Gmail Feature Helps to Block Malware

Despite our knowledge of the e-mailed virus and malware, e-mail is still one of the most prominent ways of infection.  A new feature slowly being rolled out to Gmail users should help make this dubious practice a little more noticeable.  The update recently pushed out to web mail and Android users will attempt to authenticate the sender of […]

Best of Austin 2016 Poll Ballot – Chronicle

Best of Austin 2016 Poll Ballot – Chronicle

It is time to vote for your favorites in the Chronicle’s Best of Austin for 2016. Please think about noting Frankenstein Computers as the best Computer/Service Repair is Austin, because you know we are! http://www.austinchronicle.com/vote-best-of-austin/ Cheers!

Why Does Malware Exist?

Why Does Malware Exist?

Call them computer viruses, malware, or whatever term you want to use, there is no shortage of malicious code in the world, and no lack of people trying to forcibly load or trick you into loading it onto your computer. The question many people ask: Why? Why in the world do Internet “bad guys” go […]

FAKE VIRUS POP-UP SCAM

FAKE VIRUS POP-UP SCAM

I’ve noticed an uptick recently in the frequency of a particular scam. It’s been around for a while, since about 2008. The scam basically goes like this: an infected web page will generate a pop-up window (see the picture above) stating that your computer is at risk, has a virus infection, or your personal information […]

Microsoft Updates

Microsoft Updates

Believe it or not, those pesky update reminders from Microsoft are important and should be taken seriously. Microsoft releases the updates in batches to fix bugs in the Operating System and to fix potential security flaws in their software. They are meant not only to improve your software but, also to secure it as well. […]

Why You Need Comodo Antivirus for you MAC

Why You Need Comodo Antivirus for you MAC

There used to be a time when Mac computers were considered almost ‘virus-proof’. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case. The quantity of Mac viruses is growing at an alarming rate and solid protection against these threats is essential if you wish to prevent identity theft, file corruption or interception of your credit card details. […]

OneDrive Free Storage dropping from 15GB to 5GB

OneDrive Free Storage dropping from 15GB to 5GB

On August 10th, 2016 OneDrive free storage is being cut by two thirds… Just to be clear, that is 66.6% less free storage! As evil as this may be you may get an offer for a free year subscription to Office365, which comes with 1TB of online storage and is pretty cool. What you need to […]

Thinner, more powerful Laptops are on the Way

Thinner, more powerful Laptops are on the Way

Intel has developed a new processor for laptops; their M series processor is thinner and more powerful. The 14nm processor is much thinner than the current 22nm processors in current laptops. This thinner profile allows for thinner, fan-less laptops that produce much less heat while still able to produce the power that we’re so used […]