A high-performance gaming PC can be a real investment, but it won’t do you any good if you don’t perform regular maintenance to keep it in peak condition. Without regular maintenance, some gamers may start to experience intermittent video playback, slow or choppy frame rates, overheating issues, and sudden crashes after using their systems for an extended period of time. A lot of these problems can be avoided with a few simple measures.
Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer supported or sold. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software. Here are the rights and limits of the Windows lifecycle.
Cable Management For PC Building increases airflow, makes it easier to work on your rig and it also makes it looks better. You can immediately tell the difference between clean cable management and someone who did not have the time for it. One reason why i think many people do not get around to it is because you have to spend lots of time on it. It really is the cherry on top of a PC Build and it just adds that touch of cleanliness and perfection to your final masterpiece. Here are a few tips to get you started, and if you also have more tips to add please comment and help a fellow builder out with some solid advice.
What’s The Difference Between POP & IMAP and Which One to Use
IMAP and POP are the protocols or technologies using which you can download messages from mail servers on your computer and access them with the help of mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird etc. The main advantage of this technology is that you can access your emails via a feature-rich browser-independent mail client. In case of POP, you get offline access to old mails too.
Difference between IMAP and POP
IMAP and POP are two different protocols. There are many differences between these two. The main difference is that IMAP (Internet Messaged Access Protocol) always syncs with mail server so that any changes you make in your mail client (Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird) will instantly appear on your webmail inbox. On the other hand, in POP(Post Office Protocol), your mail client account and mail server are not synced. It means whatever changes you make to your email account in the mail client will not be transferred to the webmail inbox.
In simple terms, if you are using IMAP and mark a mail as read, it gets marked as read in your web based inbox too (because the changes are happening on the server). However, this won’t be the case if you are using POP, because the mails are downloaded to your PC and the changes won’t reflect on the server.
Unsolicited commercial email, or “spam,” is the starting point for many email scams. Before the advent of email, a scammer had to contact each potential victim individually by post, fax, telephone, or through direct personal contact. These methods would often require a significant investment in time and money. To improve the chances of contacting susceptible victims, the scammer might have had to do advance research on the “marks” he or she targeted.
Email has changed the game for scammers. The convenience and anonymity of email, along with the capability it provides for easily contacting thousands of people at once, enables scammers to work in volume. Scammers only need to fool a small percentage of the tens of thousands of people they email for their ruse to pay off. For tips on reducing spam in your email in-box, see US-CERT Cyber Security Tip ST04-007, “Reducing Spam”: http://www.uscert.gov/cas/tips/ST04-007.html
Running Google Apps is very cost effective, especially if you are running 10 or less email accounts. Below I have outlined 7 different reasons why Google Apps should be considered for small to medium businesses.
Reason #1 Maintenance
With Google Apps, Google handles all the maintenance. I personally have not seen any downtime; the updates are pushed out seamlessly. This also has to do with cost savings, plus all the hassle of updating the software if I were to manage it.
Reason #2 Collaboration
Here’s a common scenario prior to implementing Google Apps: a document was worked on by someone, emailed to a colleague, who sent another revision to someone else, who ended up making a few changes and sending the wrong updated copy by mistake…. this can get very frustrating. Google Docs fixed that issue. With Google Docs, users can simultaneously edit documents in real-time, eliminating the previous issue of multiple versions of a document.
Reason #3 Features and Upgrades
As someone who spends an inordinate amount of time wading through e-mails, finding the best e-mail service is paramount in my life.
Realizing that, I’ve done my fair share of shuffling from one e-mail program to the next–trying to find the best service that not only offers speed and stability, but also reliability and spam control. And although e-mail services are getting better, it’s abundantly clear that few offer the kind of experience I’m really looking for in an e-mail client. But Google’s Gmail app is different. It’s better than its competition on a number of levels and provides the kind of e-mail experience that’s simply unrivaled online.
Spam, Spam, Spam
I’ve used practically every e-mail service on the Web and I can say, without a doubt, that Gmail blocks the most spam. To those who open a new account, spam may not be a serious concern. Your spam folder will likely remain empty for a while until your new e-mail address makes its way into the wild. But for my e-mail address, which is widely available and easily attainable, spam is a constant headache.
Whether you’re a parent of a kid in elementary, middle or high-school or a college-bound young adult, your last few days of summer probably seem to be anything but lazy.
With so many things to think about, you don’t want to put your computer security on the back-burner. At the very least, make sure your computer is equipped with the basics. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you get ready for the upcoming school year.
With the new school year starting up it’s time for a refresher on keeping your kids safe online. Below you’ll find three simple Internet safety tips to make sure that little Johnny or little Janie can browse for school-related info without you worrying about inappropriate content, malicious software being installed accidentally, and cyber-pervs.
Set Ground Rules:
Sit down with your kids and make sure they know what’s appropriate to look at on the Internet and what isn’t. Also make sure they know to come directly to you if they see something they shouldn’t. Emphasize that they won’t get in trouble if they stumble upon something by accident and you’ll likely get a better response out of them if they do happen upon the more unsavory side of the web.
PEAK Internet Technology Tips
1) Keep your Operating system up to date with the manufacturer’s suggested updates. Perform these checks once per week, or even better, allow them to be installed automatically!
2) Choose strong passwords, and change them frequently; every 90 days or sooner. Do not use the same password for your email, banking, IRA, etc… accounts. Randomly generated (good) passwords are available at http://www.peakinternet.com/passwords/
3) Use anti-virus software, and allow it to update and scan
automatically. Many anti-virus software vendors integrate their solution with your Operating Systems firewall.
4) Use only the software you need, from reputable suppliers. You don’t really need a coupon bar for your web-browser, or a free search advisor toolbar, or an automatic wallpaper/screensaver updated daily. Consider the risks to your computer’s security that these programs introduce.
5) Keep your applications up to date. Your Web Browser, Microsoft Office, PDF viewer, Java, Flash, etc… Are EASY ways that an attacker can take over your computer, and security updates are available frequently.