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. […]

Tails: A Live OS For Paranoid People

Tails: A Live OS For Paranoid People

Tails is a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly. It is a complete operating system designed to be used from a USB […]

Phoning it in – Google Fi

Phoning it in – Google Fi

On November 28th, Google announced “Google Fi,” the grown-up version of its experiment in being a wireless service provider. It’s compatible with all sorts of phones, including iPhones. Back in 2015, Google announced the beta version of this program, “Project Fi.” Like the plan you would buy from Sprint or Verizon or T-Mobile, it would […]

SSDs vs. HDDs

SSDs vs. HDDs

That whirring you hear when you boot your computer or when it wakes from sleep mode is the sound of your hard drive’s magnetic disks beginning to spin. Conceptually not dissimilar to a record player, a hard disk drive (HDD) is an electromechanical device with an actuator arm that positions itself over spinning disks, called […]

Saving Your iPhone Photos Requires Hacking

Saving Your iPhone Photos Requires Hacking

There’s a new feature on your iPhone (enabled by default) to save your pictures in a different format called “High Efficiency Image Format”. Sometimes you’ll see this new format with either .heic or .heif filename extensions. They’re great and reduce filesystem storage; however, if you download them off your phone for archival purposes, chances are […]

OverPowered and Underwhelming Gaming Computers

OverPowered and Underwhelming Gaming Computers

Recently Wal-Mart decided that they would try their hands at System Integration or SI for Computers. While Wal-Mart has laptops that they sell, most of these are from other manufacturers. The “OverPowered” Desktop Gaming series of computers is specifically designed and made for Wal-Mart. These released in the last week of November 2018 and have […]

Safe Online Shopping Tips

Safe Online Shopping Tips

It’s that time of year again, time to shop ‘til you drop for your loved ones and friends! This is also a high-risk time for financial predators.  Use caution when purchasing online with credit cards.  Thieves are lurking everywhere, waiting for the chance to take what’s yours.  Research unfamiliar online shopping sites before purchasing from […]

Security Threats on the Rise

Security Threats on the Rise

The internet is becoming more and more dangerous everyday and it’s due to the rising numbers of hackers and scammers whom are taking advantage of unsuspecting companies and individuals across the world. Because of this, it’s becoming imperative that companies become aware of threats, their security vulnerabilities and risks to their customers. But how do […]

New Email Scam

New Email Scam

Over the past few weeks we here at Frankenstein Computers have noticed a resurgence of a older style email scam. The email scam in question will be from a ‘programmer who has cracked your email’.  But they also insinuate that they have lots of blackmail style dirt on you from your browsing habits and you […]