October 29, 2011 by S.Hogan in The Pit Blog
The popularity of tablets, and netbooks is pushing Microsoft to lower the memory needed to operate the newest Windows. Longer battery life and reduced background services are replacing the muscle computers of yesterday. Windows 8 is going to take Microsoft into the new age, but what about the faithful desktop user? Will they come along?
October 13, 2011 by S.Hogan in The Pit Blog
The biggest worry I have on a daily basis is someone just flat emptying my bank accout or maxing out my credit cardes. If you are like me you rely on security software to protect this information. It’s easy to forget that virus and trojans are designed to steal your information, bank account numbers and identity.
September 13, 2011 by S.Hogan in The Pit Blog
Starting today, Tuesday, September 13th, 2011, @ 9:00AM, is the new event known as BUILD. It is designed to show hardware and software developers how to take advantage of the latest Windows, Windows8.
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September 08, 2011 by S.Hogan in The Pit Blog
The new Windows8 may be nothing more than an application on your next computer. The future sees you using a browser based, application intensive, system that may not even require you to load Windows. The future is looking bright and different, Windows, the operating system that put personal computing on the map and kept it there is changing and you’re going to see it happen.
September 01, 2011 by S.Hogan in The Pit Blog
1. Sticky Notes: I use them everyday to help me get things done. Calendars, Word docs, and Notepad, are too cumbersome when all you want is a simple reminder that stays where you put it.
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August 17, 2011 by S.Hogan in The Pit Blog
Everyday I hear from people who are having computer problems. One of the first things I do is have them run a PC Pitstop OverDrive scan and send me the results. It’s free and it’s the best diagnostic around. I’ve been doing this for over 10 years and I’ve seen hundreds and maybe even thousands of systems and talked with their owners. After a while you see the same problems and hear the same answers.
August 02, 2011 by S.Hogan in The Pit Blog
For anyone who is a Microsoft fan, the past few months have been anything but exciting on the mobile phone front. The last release of Windows for phones was a big bust that left everyone feeling flat. Finally that is all going to change. Microsoft has announced the release of their new mobile OS, WP7 Mango and talked up the wonderful newness of it all to partners at the Worldwide Partner Conference. This final release to manufactures (RTM) should allow builders to deliver real phones to some markets as early as August and September.
July 13, 2011 by S.Hogan in The Pit Blog
Remember a time when you were safe in your home, when you could talk to your family about important matters and feel safe? Remember when you wrote “CONFIDENTIAL” on the outside of an envelope and it meant something? Those days are gone and what’s worse, seem almost laughable. Bye bye privacy, it was good while it lasted.
July 05, 2011 by S.Hogan in The Pit Blog
The quest for the perfect communication tool has led me on yet another wild goose chase. Is it really asking to much to have a simple, easy to carry, computer, TV, phone, book, photo album, typewriter,copy machine, camera, camcorder, and handy flashlight, all in one package?
June 21, 2011 by S.Hogan in The Pit Blog
What’s the weakest link in your security? You are! When you’re phone rings don’t believe anything you hear. That Microsoft employee your talking to could be eating sardines and swigging vodka while empties your bank account. This is big, very big. If you live in the US you have a one in seven chance of being contacted. Don’t be caught wondering what happened. Exercise the one precaution that can save your money.