Dual monitors and their advantages

Dual monitors and their advantages

Certain things should always come in pairs: shoes, glasses and computer monitors. While many would agree on the first two, the third not so much. The idea of working with two monitors strikes many as unconventional. Though sticking to familiar territory feels safe, safety isn’t enough to run a successful business.

Get faster Wi-Fi with these tips

Get faster Wi-Fi with these tips

Whether you are sending an important email to a client at work or watching the season finale of your favorite series at home, a stable internet connection is required. These tips will help stabilize and maybe even speed up your Wi-Fi:
Router centralization and elevation
For optimal signal strength it is best to place the wireless access point in the middle of the room, away from other electronics without any doors or walls obstructing it.

Server Administration 101: Temperature

Server Administration 101: Temperature

In this day and age almost every business employs some type of server management. If yours is hosted locally, temperature management could mean the difference between running smoothly and running into the ground. Understanding how to properly cool your servers prevents data loss and ensures the longevity of your hardware’s life.

Picking a mouse that you click with

Picking a mouse that you click with

When you’re tired of using an uncomfortable mouse or struggling with your laptop’s trackpad, it’s time to buy a new one. But with so many brands and models out there, where would you even start looking? Finding the right mouse to fit your hand comes down to two things: ergonomics and features.

BSoD: what is it and how do I fix it?

BSoD: what is it and how do I fix it?

If you’ve had some experience with a Windows PC, you are likely familiar with the unwanted Blue Screen of Death, also known as BSoD. This is a critical failure error that occurs when hardware or software is not working properly. The worst thing about it is that you could potentially lose the files you were working on in the process.

How to revive your old laptop

How to revive your old laptop

Spring is a time of new life. The buds on trees begin to blossom, baby duckling sightings become common, and that old laptop you stuffed in the back of your closet can be reborn…did we confuse you on that last one? Well, while Spring is usually thought of as a time for new life in nature, this year it can also be applied to technology – your laptop to be specific.

Geek speak decoded

Geek speak decoded

Geek speak, tech talk, jargon or whatever you want to call it, computer terminology can be confusing. However, having a basic understanding of some of the words may be beneficial to the non-IT professional. Speaking a basic level of this language can help you clearly explain a computer problem you’re having, and even help you find the perfect technology for your next IT purchase.

Things to consider regarding your servers

Things to consider regarding your servers

Lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub. That’s the sound of a beating heart, but it might as well be the sound your servers make. They more or less act as the heartbeat of your company and if they stop functioning, your business might as well be dead. Despite the importance servers have on operations, it’s amazing to see so many business owners neglect this vital component of their business.

HDD and SSD explained

HDD and SSD explained

Computer and laptop buyers today need to make a decision between getting either a solid state drive (SSD) or a hard disk drive (HDD) as a primary storage component for their device. But which one is the better choice? In this article we outline the differences between SSD and HDD, as well as the pros and cons of both, so you can make the right decision for your next purchase.