Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020

Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020

Adobe is finally planning to kill off Flash once and for all. Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Safari have all been blocking Flash over a year.  Adobe is now planning to remove support for it fully by the end of 2020. “We will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and […]

Chrome 74 – Dark Mode & Stronger Incognito

Chrome 74 – Dark Mode & Stronger Incognito

Chrome 74 Last week Google released Chrome 74, but you might have to wait for two of its most intriguing features—dark mode and improvements to incognito mode. Dark Mode Dark Mode for Chrome, which arrived on macOS last month, looks almost identical to Chrome’s incognito mode, but with all dialog boxes and menus also dimmed. […]

You Should Be Using a Password Manager

You Should Be Using a Password Manager

Collection #1 Security researcher Troy Hunt recently discovered and revealed what is perhaps the largest cache of stolen emails and passwords in hacking history. Bundled together in a collection ominously called “Collection #1” are some 773 million emails, 21 million passwords, and over one billion unique combinations of the two, an 87 GB package of […]

Computer Repair, Austin, Texas

Computer Repair, Austin, Texas

Frankenstein Computers has been at our North Austin location on Lamar Boulevard for over 8 years! We can work on over 50 computers at the same time which means we can get your computer back to you even faster, especially during busy times. Now when you drop your computer off at Frankenstein Computers you can […]

The New Go-To Budget GPUs?

The New Go-To Budget GPUs?

Nvidia snuck a new GPU out onto the market late February. I say “snuck” because there is no Founder’s Edition of this card and is therefor not listed in the Nvidia inventory. However, add-in board manufacturers such as ASUS, MSI, and Gigabyte are the only ones producing this card. This new card is the 1660TI. […]

The Importance of Staying Updated

The Importance of Staying Updated

Challenges of staying updated… In today’s market we find ourselves deep within a growing technical industry which is growing and expanding faster than businesses can keep up. The greatest challenge is keeping current, replacing old equipment and upgrading to newer software which requires learning new applications. There are additional cost hurdles, among many other potentially […]

Pirating ‘Game of Thrones’? Its Likely Malware

Pirating ‘Game of Thrones’? Its Likely Malware

Not that we condone pirating copyrighted material, but if you do, read on. Pirated versions of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Arrow are among the most popular TV shows. Hackers use these as bait to secretly install malware on people’s computers. On Monday, April 1st (no joke!) security firm Kaspersky Lab ranked the […]

New Windows 10 Version Update Has Begun

New Windows 10 Version Update Has Begun

Microsoft restarted the automatic distribution of Windows 10 October 2018 Update… This upgrade was plagued with problems and pulled from release just days after its initial debut. “We are now starting our phased rollout to users via Windows Update, initially offering the update to devices we believe will have the best update experience based on […]

Microsoft separating Cortana & Search

Microsoft separating Cortana & Search

What? Microsoft is preparing major changes for the Cortana voice assistant in Windows 10. The software giant plans to separate the internal search and Cortana on the Windows 10 taskbar. This will allow voice requests to be processed separately by entering text in the corresponding search field for documents or files. When? This change will [...]
ASUS accidentally Distributing Malware

ASUS accidentally Distributing Malware

Many new ASUS systems have the ASUS Live Update utility. This utility was recently discovered to be hijacked by malware known as ShadowHammer and has since been distributing said malware to their systems. While this tool is normally used to install drivers for the system and make it easier for normal users to keep their […]