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Archive for December, 2010

Should We Try To Repair Our Own Computer?

Thursday, 23 December 2010, 7:15 | Personal Tech | 0 Comment
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I ask myself this question every time my computer doesn't work. Don't imagine I am thinking the same about the washing machine or the TV set. For some strange reason, the computer seems to be more familiar. It doesn't wash my clothes, it doesn't give me food or oxygen, yet it is the most important appliance. Even appliance is not an accurate term: necessity will be more appropriate. And judging by the multitude of tasks, I can even call it my assistant. Isn't it also your case? So you...

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Tips For Avoiding Online Identity Theft and Phishing

Tuesday, 14 December 2010, 7:14 | Personal Tech | 0 Comment
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Protecting yourself from online identity theft and phishing scams begins with common sense. However, identity thieves are becoming more and more clever and are coming up with new ways to steal information. Here are a few ways that you can protect yourself. Never provide personal information to someone you do not know or a company that is not well known. If you do not personally know someone that is asking for information over email, do not give them your information until you can verify...

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What You Should Have In Your Mind While Buying A Gaming Laptop

Tuesday, 7 December 2010, 7:13 | Personal Tech | 0 Comment
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When you go to a local store that sells gaming laptops, you will be provided with so many options that you will have a tough time in making the correct decision. If you do not have knowledge about laptops, you may think it is better to visit the shop along with a friend who has good knowledge about notebooks. You do not need to be very technically sound to buy a gaming friendly notebook. All you need to do is keep certain important things in your mind and you are all set to buy a gaming...

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Creating a Secure Password Policy

Wednesday, 1 December 2010, 7:13 | Personal Tech | 0 Comment
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Consider the following tactics for creating secure passwords: • Set policy that access to all personal computers requires a password. Most experts suggest changing passwords regularly. I don't see the point if you use the rest of these tactics. • Strictly prohibit users from giving others their password. Create guest accounts with very limited capability for casual users or visitors. • Permit passwords that are simple to remember, but not the company name, user name, or other password...

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