How to Choose Between a Surge Protector and a UPS for your Computer

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First of all, what is the difference between a surge protector and a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)? Surge protectors provide protection by dissipating any excess power (a surge) and preventing it from reaching your connected devices. Electronic equipment, especially sensitive equipment such as a computer or a hard drive, is designed to operate within a certain power range; if too …

Use Google Drive or Another Cloud Service?

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Google recently announced that it’s added a new feature to its cloud service, Google Drive, that will let users more easily launch files that they’ve saved in the cloud. The “catch” is that this new feature is available only as an optional Chrome extension. It will work by letting users right-click on an application they’ve stored in Google Drive, and then open …

Goodbye Norton, Hello Bitdefender!

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They guys over at Symantec Protection (makers of Frankenstein’s preferred antivirus, Norton Antivirus) have decided to take their company in a different direction.  They are going to eliminate the Norton Antivirus stand-alone product and merge it with their Internet Security Suite, a program that we have seen cause numerous problems for clients in the past.  Because of this, we can no …

It’s Time for a New Desktop/Laptop When…

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When the cost of repairing your desktop/laptop becomes somewhat shocking, it’s probably a good time to purchase a new one.   Some people treat their desktop/laptop as they do a smartphone: they purchase a new one as soon as the latest and greatest version comes out. Which means they could be buying a new unit at least once a year. …