By Leo Notenboom
Computer viruses are a fact of modern, internet-connected life. At best,
they’re annoying performance sucking beasts, but at worst … kiss all your
data, and perhaps your bank account or identity, goodbye.
We all need to take steps to make sure that our computers
are safe, or we risk infection. Complacency is simply not an option.
And yet, even after all the news, all the horror stories, all the warnings,
and even after all this time …complacency remains all too common.
By Harry McCracken
The Technologizer survey of 5,000 XP users reveals that Vistaphobia still runs high–but the early response to Windows 7 is far more enthusiastic.
Many of you have told us you spend a considerable amount of time helping friends and families with their computer issues. With that in mind, this holiday season – we wanted to give you the opportunity to spend more quality time with those same folks and less time with their computers.
…the element of choice.
A recent trip drove home the importance of battery life in laptops. Although my laptop was relatively new at less than a year old, it lasted just under 2 hours on battery power. I had all the energy saving features on and I had dimmed the screen, but it didn’t seem to help much. When I got home I did some checking to see what was coming in the way of battery technology. While I found some information on new technologies, most seemed far from being ready to use. In fact there were only hints that there would be anything new within the next five years.
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