Sony Issues New Laptop Battery Fire Warning

April 15, 2014 by in PC Safety, tips

Sony has announced that as many at 26,000 VAIO laptops are at risk of fire – posed by defective Li Ion batteries.

XP Wallpaper-Most Famous Photo Ever

April 10, 2014 by in tips

The incredible story of the XP Wallpaper ‘Bliss’ image – now considered one of the most viewed photos of all time.

Study Finds New PCs Loaded with Malware

April 10, 2014 by in tips

A new study conducted by IDC and commissioned by Microsoft reveals some troubling statistics that illustrate the depths of the global malware and pirated software problem.

Catastrophic Security Flaw Impacts Millions of Sites

April 09, 2014 by in Press, tips

The security software responsible for protecting the information handled by 2/3 of all web sites – has been compromised. What does it all mean?

Thinkpad Batteries Recalled for Fire Risk

April 03, 2014 by in PC Safety, tips

Lenovo has issued a recall for thousands of Thinkpad batteries due to fire risk.

Google Ads Easier to Mistakenly Click On

March 18, 2014 by in tips

Google’s new search result layout makes it even easier for users to mistakenly click on ads — that create big revenue for Google.

Expert Advice on Windows XP EOL

March 13, 2014 by in tips

With the end of support date for Windows XP fast approaching, we asked our network of TechTalk contributors & PC experts for their advice for XP users.

Windows XPocalypse

March 12, 2014 by in tips

A sample of the industry buzz about the Windows XP end of life and the potential for a Windows XPocalypse.

Sponsored Search Links Delivering Crapware

March 06, 2014 by in tips

Today, we came across two great articles by Matt Safford at Consumer Reports that take a detailed look at the problem with searches that reveal sponsored links for common software titles that are repackaged with foistware.

Windows XP End of Life Pop Ups Coming

March 05, 2014 by in tips

As of March 8, 2014, some Windows XP users will start to see pop up messages that encourage them to upgrade to Windows 8.1 or buy a new PC.

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