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Date archive: January 2012

Buy Refurbished Apple Products To Save Money

Refurbished Macintosh’s can save you hundreds. Apple’s refurbs come with a new outer shell and new battery, meaning you get same-as-new appearance and performance. Better still, you get the same one-year warranty Apple extends to new hardware. There is literally no downside. But there is one small cosmetic difference: refurbs come in nondescript cardboard boxes,…

Change Your Password Day

February 1 Is Change Your Password Day If you are like me—and of course you are, right? we are all gingers inside—you probably have password security that ranges from awful-like-Batman-Foreverto thoroughly mediocre. Also if you are like me, you might’ve bought shoes from Zappos once—Keen Coronados in India In/Black Olive, to be precise—and been informed…

SyncToy 2.1 – Free File and Folder Syncing App From Microsoft

SyncToy 2.1 is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders. Overview There are files from all kinds of sources that we want to store and manage. Files are created by our digital cameras,…

How To Protect Yourself When Shopping Online

There are a variety of ways that you can protect yourself from hackers, criminals and identity thieves when shopping online. Limit your exposure:  The best way to avoid having your information compromised is to limit where you have it stored.  The less places you save your information, the less databases you’ll be in and the…

Malware Spreading Through Children’s Gaming Websites

Hackers spread malware via children’s gaming websites Hackers are increasingly targeting child-focused gaming websites, according to a leading anti-virus firm. Avast says it detected malware threats at more than 60 sites that contained “game” or “arcade” in their title, in the 30 days running up to 12 January. It says the pages tried to download…

How To Prolong Your Batteries Lifespan!

How Often Should I Charge My Gadget’s Battery to Prolong Its Lifespan? There is a lot of confusion surrounding this issue, mostly because lithium-ion batteries are different from older, nickel-based batteries (which suffered from a nasty memory effect not present in lithium-ion batteries). You’re right, though—charging them incorrectly can decrease their lifespan. Most lithium batteries…

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