Microsoft Enhances OneDrive With a Personal Vault

Microsoft Enhances OneDrive With a Personal Vault

Microsoft Enhances OneDrive With a Personal Vault  OneDrive is Microsoft cloud storage service allowing you to upload all files and photos and access them from any device. It can be used as a standalone product or as part of an Office 365 subscription. Access is by way of secure login, but Microsoft is introducing a […]

Google Effort To Stop Scams Ensnares Legit Computer Repair Services

Google Effort To Stop Scams Ensnares Legit Computer Repair Services

A Google attempt to stop tech support scams is facing complaints for also preventing legitimate hardware repair services from advertising over the search engine. On Tuesday July 16th, the repair website iFixit published an open letter to the Federal Trade Commission about Google’s decision last year to ban search ads from third-party tech support companies. […]

The End of Windows 7

The End of Windows 7

Please do not forget that Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Server operating systems are coming up on their “end of life” on January 14, 2020. It is very important to understand what “end of life” for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Server operating systems actually means. End of life is the term that Microsoft uses […]

No internet? Google Mobile App hidden game…

No internet? Google Mobile App hidden game…

Although free Wi-Fi and wireless network connections are typically available, there are still plenty of times where you might find yourself without an internet connection on your smartphone.  Luckily, Google has got you covered: there’s a new hidden game inside the Google app that can be played without a data connection. In fact, the best […]

ASUS SOFTWARE UPDATE ATTACK HACK

ASUS SOFTWARE UPDATE ATTACK HACK

ASUS announced that hackers have apparently placed backdoor access, though the company’s own software update program, found on new ASUS systems.  While something similar happened last year with ASUS’ Live Update tool this attack actually affects much less people. They estimate about 600 computers specifically targeted, though your system may have been affected despite not […]

Summer system build, is it time to upgrade?

Summer system build, is it time to upgrade?

With CES and Computex now finally out of the way and all manufacturer chips on the table what does this mean for someone looking to upgrade or even build a new system? Well now is by far the best time of the year. Intel has all their CPUs on the board, which isn’t saying much […]

Frankenstein Computers turns 20 this year!

Frankenstein Computers turns 20 this year!

We would like to thank all of our wonderful clients as we close in on our 20th year. We continue to strive to be the best IT company around every day, every call, every crisis. It’s simple, we treat our clients the same we we would like to be treated. We can work on over […]

Apple Inc. Recalls some MacBook Pros

Apple Inc. Recalls some MacBook Pros

Apple Inc. Recalls some MacBook Pros Apple Inc. has recalled some MacBook Pro laptops sold between September 2015 and February 2017 due to a “battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk.” The Cupertino, California-based technology giant said in a statement that it is asking customers to stop using the computers. The problem affects […]

Cashing In on Crime: GandCrab May End, But The Threat of Ransomware Continues

Cashing In on Crime: GandCrab May End, But The Threat of Ransomware Continues

Cashing In on Crime: GandCrab May End, But The Threat of Ransomware Continues They say crime doesn’t pay, but clearly the architects behind GandCrab ransomware didn’t get that memo. They recently announced they were retiring thanks to the money they’ve made encrypting victims’ computers. At the beginning of June, operators of the notorious GandCrab strain […]

Say No to Facebook Quizzes and FaceApp

Say No to Facebook Quizzes and FaceApp

Say No to Facebook Quizzes and FaceApp… I see a lot of my friends on Facebook taking these “quizzes” for fun and sharing or the new FaceApp.  What people don’t realize is that these little games are designed to steal your information and the FaceApp is taking the photos for facial recognition.  Recent quizzes have […]