AMD Laptops Now Worthwhile?

AMD Laptops Now Worthwhile?

For the better part of two decades Intel has been the reigning champion of the Desktop and Laptop world. That is until now, AMD made a splash in the CPU world last year with their Ryzen 3, 5, 7, and Threadripper CPUs. Loosening the stranglehold that Intel has had on the CPU market share. This […]

Password Managers…Not for the Absentminded

Password Managers…Not for the Absentminded

Do you ever have trouble remembering a password? Have you started making passwords easier so that you can remember? Would you rather be secure and make your life even easier? If you’ve answered yes to any of the questions above, then yes, you my friend are a prime candidate for one of a variety of […]

SECURITY AND YOU

SECURITY AND YOU

I am once again writing about network security as its importance cannot be understated. Security of both one’s network and one’s assets is paramount in any business, and without careful review and planning, that data can be easily compromised. Unfortunately, many do not know that they are even vulnerable, and without that knowledge it’s hard […]

Mac Repairs In Austin

Mac Repairs In Austin

Are you looking for a company in Austin that can work on your Mac? There are literally dozens of computer repair companies in the Austin area that cater to both PC’s as well as Macs. Here at Frankenstein we don’t understand why some of these companies charge higher labor fees for working on Macs than […]

VPNFilter Warning

VPNFilter Warning

Researchers at Cisco Talos just published a report documenting a giant-sized IoT botnet known as VPNFilter. More than 500,000 devices around the world are said to be infected with this malware – most of them are consumer internet routers from a range of different vendors, with some consumer NAS (network attached storage) devices known to […]

Windows Update: Preparation

Windows Update: Preparation

The next big Windows update is here, though on the door step for most.  There are many ways you can be a bit more prepared. Many of you may know that the last large Windows updates caused problems all over.  Here at Frankenstein Computers we’ve been helping customer’s with problems caused by the most recent […]

Windows Update Breaks More Systems

Windows Update Breaks More Systems

As many may know, there was a rather large update earlier in the month. This version Windows update 1803, added many features to Windows 10, mostly cosmetic. However, that didn’t stop the Windows update from wreaking havoc on older systems that were updated to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1. These issues can […]

Y.A.F.E. (Yet Another Flash Exploit)

Y.A.F.E. (Yet Another Flash Exploit)

Adobe has released a new patch to address a new Adobe Flash Exploit that infects Office documents. If you must still use Adobe Flash (even having it installed on your system), please ensure to ALWAYS keep Adobe Flash up-to-date. This technology has been deprecated largely to the fact that it is so vulnerable to attacks. […]

Nvidia To Drop 32-Bit GPU Driver Support

Nvidia To Drop 32-Bit GPU Driver Support

At the end of April 2018, Nvidia no longer offers graphic card driver updates for 32-bit operating systems. While this is not surprising considering that all current operating systems have been distributed as 64-bit for quite some time, there are still users who are using older 32-bit versions of Windows and Linux that this will […]

Microsoft Unveils Gaming Controller for Customers with Disabilities

Microsoft Unveils Gaming Controller for Customers with Disabilities

This month Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox Adaptive Controller that will work on both Xboxes and Windows PCs.  A controller developed especially for customers with limited mobility the controller features a number of very notable feature.  The most notable however is its price point, at $99.99 the controller is extremely affordable compared to most other […]