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 […]

Security Awareness And Training

Security Awareness And Training

Cyber security is becoming more important as our lives are becoming more digital. The web is a dangerous place, and it’s growing more and more dangerous as time goes on. The reality is criminals who used to steal from convenience stores and stop people in back allies are now the same ones who are becoming […]

Can Intel Keep Up With Growing PC Demands?

Can Intel Keep Up With Growing PC Demands?

Intel interim CEO Bob Swan has stated that they have enough supply to meet the demands of consumers who are looking to upgrade or purchase PCs, but do they? With Windows 10 being adopted more in the corporate sector, there has been a growing demand to upgrade aging PCs. Furthermore, gaming on PCs continues to […]

How to Properly Perform an Internet Speed Test

How to Properly Perform an Internet Speed Test

Many users already know that there are speed tests you can run to verify that you are receiving the speeds you’re paying for. But do you know HOW to perform a speed test properly to receive the most accurate results? Well look no further we’re here to tell you how. KNOW THE SPEEDS YOU SHOULD […]

Microsoft to Sell Extended Support for Windows 7

Microsoft to Sell Extended Support for Windows 7

Microsoft bowed to the reality that enterprises won’t purge Windows 7 by its January 2020 retirement, and has announced it will sell extended support for three years past that deadline. Called “Windows 7 Extended Security Updates” (ESU), the after-drop-dead deal will add support through January 2023, according to Microsoft. The news was part of a […]

Google Secretly Logging Users Into Chrome

Google Secretly Logging Users Into Chrome

Google has made an important change to the way the Chrome browser works, a move the company did not advertise to its users in any way, and which has serious privacy repercussions. According to several reports, starting with Chrome 69, whenever a Chrome user would access a Google-owned site, the browser would take that user’s […]