Simple ways to stretch your laptop battery life

One of the top considerations in choosing where to work with your laptop is the availability of a power socket. If you are not lucky enough to find an available outlet, you’ll have to depend on your laptop’s battery — assuming it still has enough power after your last charge. The following tips should optimize […]

5 Ways to optimize your new laptop

So you’ve just unboxed your brand new laptop — what do you do next? Before you start using it to surf the internet or finish your tasks for the day, take these steps to optimize its performance and ensure it meets your needs. 1. Update your laptop’s operating system One of the first things you […]

Obsolete firmware poses security risks

Are you still hanging on to your old work computers since they “still work fine”? While they may still help you get the job done, their outdated firmware can make you vulnerable to security risks that can lead to major problems. What is firmware? Firmware is a basic type of software that is embedded into […]

Keep your mobile devices safe with these tips

Mobile devices are generally less secure than laptop and desktop computers. While there are available anti-malware applications for smartphones and tablets, they aren’t as comprehensive as those for laptops and desktops. Additionally, some mobile devices aren’t compatible with certain security applications or measures implemented by businesses. That’s why it’s even more important to keep track […]

Cut your IT costs by investing in thin and zero clients

Cutting costs is great for business, but only if doing so does not result in lower-quality products or services. You can achieve this kind of compromise in your IT system, too. Instead of investing in expensive computer hardware, you can opt for affordable but powerful thin and zero clients. What are thin and zero clients? […]

IoT security 101: Things to remember

Internet of Things (IoT) devices and appliances are proving to be excellent ways to leverage automation in pursuit of profitability and customer satisfaction. As with any device that connects to the internet, they need to be configured to protect business and personal data. Read on for tips on how to do this. Set passwords Many […]

Is it finally time to buy a new Mac?

Have you been recently experiencing problems on your Mac computer? Are you wondering if you should shell out some cash for a new one or if it’s better to stick to your current device? If so, we are here to help. In this article, we list down the surefire signs that you need to buy […]

Reduce your PC power consumption

There’s a computer in almost every home and office nowadays. A typical desktop that’s switched on 24/7 for a whole year releases carbon dioxide equivalent to what an average car releases in an 820-mile drive. To save energy, you don’t need to make drastic changes; you can start by making small adjustments that will ultimately […]

CYOD and BYOD: What are they?

Mobile devices are a popular tool for many employees, most of whom will at some point use their personal device for a work-oriented task. Companies are adopting a BYOD or bring your own device policy to help bolster motivation and productivity. Another similar trend gaining popularity is CYOD or choose your own device. Below is […]

Computers for a small business: Laptop vs. desktop

As an entrepreneur, you’ve got your hands full making choices that can make or break your company. One important decision is choosing your small- to mid-sized business’s (SMB) computer hardware, whether you should invest in desktops or laptops. The following are valuable considerations on how to make the best choice between the two. Portability Modern […]