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 […]

What’s in the latest Chrome update?

What’s in the latest Chrome update?

The newest version of the popular browser, Chrome 73, adds support for Progressive Web Apps on Macs and patches 60 vulnerabilities. Google, on March 12, released Chrome 73, an update that added support for desktop “Progressive Web Apps” on Macs and consolidated settings – both old and new – that let users opt out of […]

Windows Logo Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows Logo Keyboard Shortcuts

One of the more powerful (and probably least used) set of keyboard shortcuts involves the Windows logo key, which is common on most keyboards packaged with Windows based computers. Usually, I tend to fall back on the menu system—or now that it’s available by default in Windows 10, I use the Cortana search box located […]

Gaming Lag? Update Windows.

Gaming Lag? Update Windows.

If you’ve noticed a significant increase is lag during your gaming sessions over the last few weeks, then you’re not alone. Many users that regularly update their Windows 10 systems have reported increased input and network lag during their online gaming. This was caused by an update to Windows 10, officially KB4482887. This was however […]

Chrome Zero Day

Chrome Zero Day

Google is advising all users on all platforms to update your Chrome install right this minute! A zero-day exploit was recently discovered within Chrome’s FileReader that could allow the execution of malicious code. With the release of the latest Chrome patch last Friday March 1, the issue should be addressed but Google is urging its […]

G Suite Basic and Business Price Increase

G Suite Basic and Business Price Increase

Starting on April 2nd, 2019, Google plans to charging $1 more for G Suite Basic and $2 more for G Suite Business. This makes the two options $6 and 12$ a month respectively, G Suite Enterprise should remain at its current $25/month price point. G suite is more than just e-mail. You get a seriously […]

20 years!

20 years!

As we start our twentieth year, I am very thankful for all of our clients and the outstanding team that we have built at Frankenstein Computers. We might have started as a rag-tag team but we have been very lucky over the years and have found some brilliant techs. I would stack our team up […]

Why you should be excited about 2019

Why you should be excited about 2019

Anyone that has looked at the state of the IT industry when it comes to hardware in 2018 has sour memories. From the price fixing fiasco of memory by the manufacturers, to the GPU shortages and price inflation caused by the cryptocurrency craze. However, 2019 appears to be looking like a good year for hardware. […]