Month: March 2012

How to Make Windows 7 Easier to Read

Microsoft WindowsIf you’re like me, you can get a little enthralled by everything you do on your computer. It can be hard for me to take my eyes off the monitor at times.

The longer you look, however, the more tired your eyes can get. Especially if you find yourself straining your eyes to read small text. For those of you who spend a lot of time on the computer, there are ways you can improve your Windows 7 interface. Here are some steps you can take to make the text on your PC monitor easier to see.…

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Tips to Avoid E-mail Phishing Scams

Unfortunately, spam emails are nearly unavoidable, and many of us find ourselves deleting spam email every week or even every day. Though spam may continue to be something we have to deal with, that doesn’t mean that we have to fall for the tricks of spam. Phishing scams are most often email messages that try to pass off as legitimate emails in attempt to steal your personal data.

Many times, phishing scams may go unnoticed, so here are a few tips to help you spot these fake and potentially dangerous email messages.…

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Optimizing Your Windows 7 Experience

As the most recent release in Microsoft’s line of Windows operating systems, Windows 7 has provided users with an improved Windows experience over all previous versions, especially the lackluster Windows Vista that received its fair share of criticism.

Just like every other PC and operating system, however, you will notice some ¬†decrease in performance over time. It doesn’t matter how fast your processor is or how much memory you have ¬†or how big your hard drive is, every computer will experience this. Even Windows 7 PCs.

Despite this, there are steps you can take to improve your Windows 7 experience …

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3 Ways to Protect Your Computer From Internet Viruses

We’ve all heard about the unimaginable havoc that can be wreaked on a computer, including loss of important documents, photos, and other files. This is why it is so important to take precautionary measures to be prepared and keep your computer safe from viruses, malware, and other harmful internet threats.

If you follow our three steps to protecting your computer, you can rest assured that you are prepared in advance.…

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Laptop Computer Maintenance Provides Increased Battery Performance

One issue that every laptop owner is concerned with is battery life. After all, the whole purpose of a laptop is portability, and being tied down to a cord is not exactly everyone’s idea of mobility.
While laptop battery life has improved over time, so has the computing power capabilities of many laptops. This is a trade-off since increased computing power usually equals decreased battery life.
The best way to maintain maximum battery performance is to perform regular computer maintenance. This entails performing two of the most critical maintenance tasks, both of which can be accomplished from any Windows PC. …
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