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What to do with your old computer

What to do with your old computer

Buying a new PC or laptop is fun stuff, but it also poses a problem – what do you do with your old one? If it’s very old, then taking it to an electronics recycling center is the best option – there are several in and around Austin. Most will accept both computers and monitors, […]

Why do you need a UPS?

Why do you need a UPS?

An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is primarily used to provide a backup power source to your computer and other devices plugged into it. In addition to acting as a backup when the power goes out, most UPS devices also act as power “conditioners” by ensuring that the electricity flowing to your computer and accessories is […]

Using Windows XP? STOP!

Using Windows XP? STOP!

This May’s virus-of-the-month WannaCry displayed a glaring vulnerability in IT, in that there are still many out there using computers with Windows XP. While Microsoft stopped supporting XP back in 2014 many people and businesses have elected to keep using them under the guise of ‘if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.’  This decision by […]

Malware in Subtitles?

Malware in Subtitles?

Before you download that foreign film you’ve been wanting to check out, consider this —  you might be at risk of inadvertently downloading malware. Security firm, Check Point claims that 200 million video players and video streaming services including the popular VLC media player, Popcorn Time, and Kodi are vulnerable to the threat.   “Media […]