postheadericon Protecting a Computer from Malware and Viruses for Free

Computer viruses are incredibly common and can negatively affect your gadgets at virtually any time. Just click on a link when visiting a friend’s social networking page and you could get a virus on your laptop or computer. The best way to protect your device from malware or viruses would be to use a free computer software. There are actual free programs that can be downloaded online that will check your gadget for viruses on a daily basis. These programs will also prevent viruses from infecting your computer Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Must-Have Tablets, Netbooks, and Laptops for Summer 2013

Finding a quality tablet, netbook or laptop is often a difficult task, primarily because there are so many choices available. The following items have been highly rated by experts and private consumers alike:

Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung is a well-known manufacturer of high quality smartphones. The Galaxy Note takes this tradition to the tablet market.

The Galaxy Note features a fast processor, high resolution display and a feature that lets users write notes with a pen. This is a great purchase for a Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon The Pros and Cons of the Touch Screen Hype

Since the release of the iPhone the touch screen has gone from a fresh new technology to the norm. From smartphones to convertible laptops, devices with touch screens are popping up left and right. While touchscreens have the potential to work as an intuitive new form of input, the hype surrounding them isn’t entirely justified.

The Pros
Turning technology into a physical experience is a big step forward. Well implemented touch screens can give a great feeling of direct control. It is changing the way Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Choosing a Video Card: the Gamer vs. the Casual User

Whether you are building a computer or just shopping around for a new one, the video card is an important component to take time investigating. Two of the things to look out for is whether your card is dedicated or integrated and how much video memory your card is.

Dedicated Vs Integrated
A dedicated video card is an individual part that has the sole purpose of performing graphical operations. An integrated graphics card is part of your motherboard. These integrated graphics cards are almost never as good as the dedicated cards. In recent years the technology Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Battery Life: How to Enhance the Unplugged Laptop Experience

There are few things more annoying than your laptop shutting off while you are in the middle of something. Combine these tips to help to increase your laptop’s battery life, so you can stay mobile for longer.

Don’t Sleep, Hibernate
While sleep might let you get back into using your laptop faster, it consumes more energy than hibernating. Hibernating will still let you keep everything open and save you battery life in the process.

Adjust the Brightness
This Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon The Laptop as a Desktop Replacement

If you are someone who is currently looking into buying a computer, one category that you might be interested in is the desktop replacement. A laptop that is a desktop replacement is pricier than other models, and it is designed, just as the name says, to be used as a desktop machine with more portability.

The first thing to be aware of is that a desktop replacement is a machine that is not necessarily going to be Read the rest of this entry »