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. […]

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 […]