Downadup.B

November 20, 2009 EverythingTech 0

The Conficker worm aka Downadup worm continues to infect non-patched Microsoft computers a year after the initial outbreak. This worm scans your network and finds and infects other computers that are also not patched with the Microsoft MS08-067 critical patch. The worm can effect network performance since it floods the […]

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Backup Types

November 19, 2009 EverythingTech 0

[the_ad_placement id=”before-content”] When your hard drive fails, the drive can be replaced, but the data cannot. That’s where backups come in. There are different ways of backing up depending on the amount of data you are backing up. Online Backup This method is becoming increasingly popular way of  backing up […]

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Be Your Own Online Backup Service

October 2, 2009 EverythingTech 1

[ad#singlepage] Many people already know the importance of backup. Your data can become corrupted; your hard drive could crash; you could have accidentally deleted a file. If you’re not, start doing it before it’s too late.   There are many ways to backup your data such as burning to DVD or […]

Help with CAPTCHAS

April 30, 2009 EverythingTech 0

Have you noticed one of those impossible to read word-in-a-box prompts when signing up for a service to logging into a web site like Facebook or Digg. These are called captchas, and they are used to prevent spammers from automating the login process and creating thousands of accounts in minutes. […]

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APC SmartUPS Serial Cable Pinout

April 12, 2009 EverythingTech 6

I replaced my old APC SmartUPS 620 with an updated model. I had lost the serial cable that allows you to communicate with the UPS via a computer for the old unit. You will need this cable if you want to use the PowerChute application that comes with the UPS. […]

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5 Simple Steps to Tune-Up Your PC

February 19, 2009 EverythingTech 0

I have been in the IT industry of over 10 years and there have been a few tips and tricks I have learned along the way to tune-up and increase your Windows PC performance. I remind you to backup your data before you perform any of these actions, but I […]

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Google kills off more services

January 18, 2009 EverythingTech 0

According to an article in Information Week, Google is terminating some services. Among these are Dodgeball, Google Catalog Search, Google Mashup Editor, Jaiku, and Notebook. This is due to layoffs in many Google offices around the world. I guess everyone is feeling the pinch. I am really sad to see […]

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Yelling at your computer actually slows it down

January 2, 2009 EverythingTech 0

If your frustrated that spreadsheet is taking forever to open or you’re totally getting pwned in Counter Strike don’t yell at your computer because it will actually slow down further according to an experiment performed by Sun’s Fishworks group. This article found via Engadget suggests that the vibration of loud […]

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Twitter for team building

December 30, 2008 EverythingTech 1

Even though you are around your co-workers all day, sometimes I feel that I have no idea what they are working on. It would be nice to send out some kind of unobtrusive message to let people know what you are up to. A service like Twitter would be a […]