Tech Tips

CPU War: AMD vs. Intel

Your CPU (Central Processing Unit) is the brain of your computer. If you’re into the PC gaming scene or have shopped for a new desktop or laptop within the last decade, you’re no stranger to the nomenclature; i3, i5, i7 and the most recent – i9. If you’re not sure what these designations mean, check…
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Password Protection

A well-structured password is critical in protecting your security and identity while online. Two-factor authentication is a free feature which can be enabled on some of your most important accounts – banking, social media, etc. This technique adds one extra step to your login process but provides you with powerful protection against cyber crime. If…
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Tips to Improve Your Computer’s Performance

Over time, clutter begins to accumulate your hard drive. The main culprit (if you have mechanical hard drive) is fragmentation. Clearing these types of files can be critical to your system’s performance. Restarting your computer regularly (but not too often!), can resolve performance issues but that alone may not do the trick. Often, there are…
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ZombieLoad – A Microarchitectural Data Sampling Vulnerability

Researchers from Graz University of Technology have recently discovered a flaw in the microarchitecture of Intel’s chipset. ZombieLoad, which exploits a vulnerability in Intel’s hyperthreading technology as an attack vector, allows third party agents to execute code on your machine without your knowledge or consent. While ZombieLoad cannot be remotely executed on your machine (meaning,…
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Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and Their Benefits

Virtual Private Networks, or colloquially “VPNs”, are servers or a network of servers that are owned by a separate company from your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and act as a middleman between you and the connection to your ISP. When you connect to the internet, you send data, or packets, from your computer to the…
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VoIP for your Business

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is a rapidly expanding service utilized by thousands of businesses worldwide. VoIP is a technology that uses the same lines that your internet data is transferred through as a medium for voice traffic. VoIP empowers businesses to circumvent the overhead of hiring a company or contractor to install entirely new…
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Understanding Intel’s Naming System for Processors

Core i”X” Intel CPUs tells you exactly which model that CPU is with the number directly following the “i”. On top of that, every model is linked directly to a level of performance. Here is a brief explanation of the performance of each model: A Core "i3" chip is on the lower end of performance…
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Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are a fairly new type of electronic, ethereal currency available only online. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Etherium (ETH) and Tron (TRX) are not backed up or given value by a government like any other sort of fiat currency ($USD). Instead, they’re given a value based on the networks that support them, their usability and…
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What’s new with the most recent Windows 10 update.

New features in the October 2018 update will help you manage your time and get more creative with Windows 10. With this update, it will be easier to get things done on your PC and across your other devices, including syncing to Android and iOS phones.  Your Phone App: The Your Phone app allows you…
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