Posts Tagged ‘mac’
Many households have wireless routers, and that number is rapidly growing every day. The convenience of being able to access your wireless connection anywhere in the office or home is especially hard to resist with the surge in popularity of mobile devices such as smartphones, notebooks, and tablets.
A popular trend in both home & office computing lately is the use of dual monitors. What it consists of is two separate monitors that are connected to a single video card, that can be used to display different images and/or extend the desktop.
Every computer has a USB port. Most have 2 or more. You use them for everything from attaching your keyboard & mouse, to uploading files from your flash drive. They’ve become commonplace and taken for granted. But do you REALLY know what USB is?
Apple computers (Macbooks, Macbook Pros, iMacs) have always had the reputation of being “virus proof”. And for the most part, that reputation was true. But not for the reasons most people think. It wasn’t that viruses couldn’t be written for the Mac OS (operating system), it’s just that the Windows OS user base was so much larger that the criminals creating computer viruses thought it not worth the effort to target the relatively small Mac percentage. Therefore, for the longest time, Mac users enjoyed a sort of immunity from the attacks and having to safeguard their data from viruses.
“Can I do it myself?”
It’s a question many computer owners ask when it’s time for a repair or upgrade to their machine. There answer depends on your abilities and resources. Some things, like RAM, are easy enough to physically replace, but can be difficult to troubleshoot if you don’t have the experience and/or testing equipment available.