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Basic Tech Pranks!

Basic Tech Pranks!

Want to mess with a coworker or family member? We at Frankenstein Computers of course do not condone such actions, but do support your right to choose to be a pest AND if anything goes wrong, please know that we are always here to help and support you in a PC or Mac related crises […]

Apple Watch Bluetooth Connection Issues to Earbuds

Apple Watch Bluetooth Connection Issues to Earbuds

I was excited to get my new Apple watch and to be able to use my watch instead of my phone for music when I am working out. I had problems with very sporadic connection. After researching online and trying to un-pair/re-pair multiple times with the same results I happened upon the fix. It ended […]

Toshiba Battery Recall

Toshiba Battery Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an alert that Toshiba on Wednesday has greatly expanded its recall of laptop computer battery packs due to burn and fire hazards. More specifically, these are Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs that have been found susceptible to overheating in 41 models of the Toshiba Satellite laptop, which runs […]

Things you may have missed in 2016

Things you may have missed in 2016

With 2016 coming to a close I think it’s a good time to go over the new technologies that may have been pushed away from the main stream news. These have been mentioned in previous blogs this year so I won’t go into too much detail.   Google Translate – The closest we’ve come to […]

Cloud Backups

Cloud Backups

We talk quite a bit about backups here at Frankenstein.  Without proper backups, when disaster hits your precious data is lost forever.  Whether that disaster takes the form of catastrophic hardware failure, natural disaster or a serious infection like ransomware, the only way to safeguard against it is to back-up properly. Not only your files […]

Another Reason Not to Click on Ads

Another Reason Not to Click on Ads

A recently discovered threat, dubbed “Stegano” by anti-virus provider Eset, has potentially compromised millions of computers via malicious advertisements.  Essentially, malicious code is embedded into advertisement banners in the image’s alpha channel and is virtually undetectable to the naked eye. The malicious code redirects the browser to a site that hosts three exploits for known […]

Microsoft Cellular PCs

Microsoft Cellular PCs

Spending time traveling can be a frustrating exercise in trying to find Wi-Fi. So much modern work often requires an internet connection, and while it’s possible to tether smartphones to PCs to help bridge the connectivity gap, that’s a clunky solution. Microsoft is aiming to help with that by supporting the installation of non-removable programmable […]

Google Reduces Android App UPdate Size by 65%

Google Reduces Android App UPdate Size by 65%

Google engineers have found a way to reduce the size of Android app updates once again, revealing that a new technology they’ve recently started deploying has allowed them to cut down the size of app update packages with 65% on average when compared to the original app APK file. This new technology is called File-by-File patching, […]

New Ransomware: Update your Anti-Virus

New Ransomware: Update your Anti-Virus

While most ransomware tends to work in the same way, cybercriminals are constantly coming up with new and more effective ways to wield their nasty tools. The latest Popcorn Time malware is no exception. First discovered by researchers on the MalwareHunterTeam, the Popcorn Time ransomware offers infected victims two choices for restoring their files – […]

Before Using Your New Computer

Before Using Your New Computer

You’ve unboxed, plugged everything in, run through Windows Setup options, and you’re ready to use that new system. Below are some recommendations before you get too comfortable: Create Recovery Disks – Your computer most likely didn’t ship with recovery disks. Instead, your computer might contain a recovery partition and a utility that allows you to […]