Computer Education Is For Everyone

It may seem that everyone is pretty savvy in using the computer seeing how it has invaded the planet. It is the case if you live in progressive countries or bustling cities like most people who are active online but unfortunately, these modern contrivances are still unheard of or just a dream in some part of the globe where food, water, shelter, and safety are of utmost importance and the only thing that matters to them. Kids grow up not knowing how a computer looks like or stay virtually clueless about the inner workings of the web. But we all know that we can’t stop technology from progressing. The rest of the world can do the impossible while these underprivileged people remain in the dark and stay rooted deep in poverty.

Meanwhile, it does not mean nothing can be done about it. If one or more people stand up and take actions about this continued ignorance and hopelessness, then these people may be able to change the course of their lives. Such is the case of a really creative and …

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Your Hard Drive Doesn’t Stand A Chance With This Modern Headache

Technology is the most dominant feature of today’s world. Everything is almost digital now and machines are all around us. They perform all sorts of functions and promises to make life easier and more convenient for everyone. If only they can stay that way, unfortunately, these devices are also subject to normal wear and tear and can break down when abused or not cared for properly. Now, things get more complicated once malicious outsiders get into the picture. Examples of which are malware attacks that threaten devices from all over the world with just a click of a button. These modern advancements are really a double-edged sword that will keep us on our toes if we are not careful enough about what we do.

Knowing how much digital data man saves today, encountering malware attacks is proving to be more costly. Add to that the fact that you can never really tell what hackers will do with your information is also rather scary. They can steal from you especially that many people are doing online banking now and they can …

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Macs Are At Risk Of The “Text Bomb”

Mac computers are undeniably expensive but definitely superior too. Apple has invested a lot in it over the years and it has garnered many of the most loyal Mac computer users for several decades now. Most Mac users did not switch to Windows PC even if their Mac line has not seen significant improvements in its hardware during the past few years while Microsoft has thrown in a lot of upgrades to a variety of Window PCs especially with the arrival of Windows 10. Despite the relative hiatus in Mac development, the fact that very few bugs and malware affect the Mac line is one factor why Mac users remain loyal to Apple computers over the passing of time.

Unfortunately, things have significantly changed and many online bugs are now affecting Apple PCs and devices. As if the existence of Meltdown and Specter is not enough of worry for all of us who live and breathe technology, we now have “text bomb” that threatens your device and the security of your data simply by just opening a single message. The …

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Phone Addiction Leads To Miserable Teens

If there is one tech gadget that people can’t live without these days, it is undeniably the smartphone. We hold on to it as if our very lives depend on it. It is the first thing we all look for upon arising and the last thing we tinker with before drifting off to sleep. People will not hesitate to go back home even if they already arrived at their destinations once they find out that they left this useful little modern trinket at home. The very existence of smart technology has transformed the way we live and it is also simultaneously shaping the youth of today without us fully knowing. After all, the environment has a big impact to a person’s growth and development and we can’t deny that everywhere you look is full of technological advancements that promise to make life a breeze for all of us.

Unfortunately, technology has its pros and cons. Since we rave about its perks, we must also accept its drawbacks or resist it altogether if we can’t take it. Even adults have a …

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A Hard Drive Disaster

We use the Internet almost every day now. It is not just for school or work but more so for our personal pursuits. If you are not using a handy smart device, then a computer is your best bet for accessing the web and exploring its vast wonders. A PC is better in a lot of ways since you can store more data and you can do more with it. The hard drive stores all your important data that you can access whenever you want and modify too if needed. Hard drives need not be too big if you are just using it for personal use but those dealing with big data need more computing power and storage capacity in order to do all these things effectively and efficiently.

When we talk about hard drive problems, we often think of the physical damage to the device. It’s the first thing that comes to mind and it makes perfect sense as virtually everyone with a computer can relate to experiencing PC issues from malware infections to hard drive failures that affect …

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The World Of Big Data

Big data is the name of the game today. Considering that we now live in the digital age, almost virtually all data is now available on the web for our ease and convenience. The number of data circulating online and even offline is growing by the second that it makes perfect sense to talk about big data now. Imagine the number of people using the web these days. From social media to businesses and organizations that have taken this new platform to reach the public, just imagine the unstoppable rise of big data as more processes have become computerized. Since the data we now use is far too many for our limited human capabilities, machines take charge of dealing with big data and understanding what all these data mean. They don’t mean anything if we can’t decipher its practical application.

The Internet of Things has a lot to do with why big data kept on growing bigger and bigger. Various tech devices that hold certain data about their use now easily connect to the web, which is in a way …

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Random Servers For Bitcoin Mining Found

The bitcoin business has reached unprecedented heights last year and has maintained its momentum until today. Everyone wanted to get a piece of these digital currencies that prices have soared to the ludicrously high prices that it still has right now. However, bitcoin mining is not that easy and it requires powerful computers in order to do so. Knowing how resourceful miners and hackers are, it no longer comes as a surprise that they were able to hack three computer servers at the University of Wisconsin to help them run their bitcoin mining malware. Cybersecurity is at an all-time high now that there have been various reports of miners hacking different sites and servers so they can anonymously mine these digital currencies while stealing computer power from these big brands and institutions.

Mining bitcoins require too much computer power in order for them to complete and verify a blockchain or transaction record and get bitcoins from it after. With the growing popularity of digital currencies such as bitcoin and other alternative currencies, we should all be wary of more hacking …

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The Burgeoning Smartphone Addiction Shows No Signs Of Stopping

Kids don’t stand a chance against the dangers of excessive technology use yet they are also too young to decide on their own what they can and can’t handle when it comes to modern digital living. They may be surrounded by technology and it seems normal for them to live and breathe with it but that’s not what nature designed humans to be – to be slaves to the modern trinkets that give them pure enjoyment but at a high cost. For starters, these devices are expensive and they end up badgering their parents to buy them the latest gadgets so they can keep up with their peers. Second, they can access the web with it. The Internet may be helpful a lot of times but there are hidden dangers. Their smartphones give them the freedom to navigate the web on their own, often without parental guidance and this can be a scary thing on a lot of levels.

Kids these days can usually be seen with a smartphone or a similar smart gadget on their hand most of the …

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Your Mac Is No Longer Safe

Mac PCs have the reputations of being classy, sturdy, and generally safe against cybercriminals. Very little incidents relating to cybersecurity issues have been recorded over the years in comparison to the multitude of problems plaguing the majority of Windows users. Well, gone were the days when Mac users can sleep soundly at night without the lingering fear of some nasty digital bug corrupting their device leaving them unable to access their most precious of files. Well, it wasn’t as if they were invincible in the first place. It’s just that the population of Mac users is far too small than that of Window users that cyber hackers don’t just think it’s worth their efforts after all. So yeah, a reality check for all you Mac users out there but these crooks finally figured it out and realized there is money in it for them too so better exploit it now than miss out on all the fun.

The recent vulnerabilities discovered just strengthened everyone’s belief that all PC users are at risk of who knows what on the web. The …

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Increasing Computer Literacy For The Young Ones

We all acknowledge this widely-accepted truth that the youth is the hope of our nation, of any nation actually. They are the ones who will soon lead the world and shape the future. And seeing how highly global and digital the world is fast becoming, it makes perfect sense to educate the kids to the ins and outs of the computing world so they don’t have a hard time digesting all these facts as they grow up. It’s not even challenging to do that anymore as you can see their genuine interest in these modern contrivances on their own. More often than not, these youngsters know their way on the web than their parents.

This is a great indicator of the changing world we live in. It is very different from the environment most adults today grew up in. And knowing that this is the direction we are all taking, everyone should take computer literacy seriously and integrate this to the education system so manipulating these devices feels like second nature to the youth and they have the knowledge and …

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Should You Be Worried About The Blue Screen Of Death?

Many of us love technology and it is easy to see why. It lets you do a lot of things all at the same time and it has essentially bridged gaps and distances and made the world one cohesive living space regardless of where you live in the world. Entertainment-wise, many tech gadgets are proving to be a hit to the majority and one gadget after the other has been selling like hot pancakes for over a decade. If you think about the amount of money you have spent on these tech gizmos, you probably have lost count by now. Middle-aged adults these days have likely gone through all the phases of mobile technology and have used big bulky handsets of the 90s to staples from Nokia until the modern delights of smart technology that we continue to enjoy until today.

While we love the comfort and convenience our smartphones offer us, we still can’t live without computers – as in actual computers. In reality, we are more dependent on it than ever as the world becomes more digital and …

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Is An External Hard Drive A Must Buy For You?

Can you imagine the anguish you may feel when you suddenly realize that all your beloved files are gone and never to be seen again? Whether it is from your phone or your computer, the threat of losing data is always there especially if you are not cautious about using your device. You may accidentally delete photos from your gallery or empty your recycle bin only to find out that your life depends on a folder you deleted last week. It really is a major problem especially if you don’t make it a habit to back up your files or you did not have the common sense to buy a backup storage device that can save you out of tricky situations such as this. If you have files stored in another device, then you won’t be that stressed whenever your phone or PC experience tech issues because you know you have the same exact file that is still intact and safe from harm.

Well, if you have the means to buy one, having an external hard drive isn’t only nice …

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The Costly Business Of Data Recovery

The modern world we live in thrives on big data. We already lost track of the number of devices we use on our own, at home, or in public and we likewise access various online platforms for school, work, and recreation. Social media is so popular that it has become an extension of our personal lives. Not only that, we take so many pictures, videos, and all sorts of multimedia that we have files stored on our phones, computers, handy flash drives, or even up in the clouds. However, life is not always a bed of roses. Technical problems arise either by accident or over time. The issue now is now everyone has prior tech knowledge on how to deal with these problems and they may end up paying more than necessary for data recovery services in their desperate attempt to retrieve their lost files.

Data recovery services can be offered to individuals, groups, or organizations and it usually comes at a hefty price. However, it is a precaution everything is taking now with the rising prevalence of online bugs …

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Computer Servers Make The World Go Round

When we were younger, we used to think that the world is such a big place. There are so many places to go to and sights to see. People’s language is not the same in different parts of the globe and that used to scare us from going out of our comfort zones. Yet that thought does not scare us anymore. While the world may still be big geographically and cultural and language differences are still as big of an obstacle as it was before, it has become somewhat closer and interconnected. What made it possible? Technology. The rapid rise and popularity of the Internet has bridged thousands of miles of distance and made a lot of things readily available in real-time regardless of the time zone.

What makes all these things happen then? We may talk about the Internet as if we know it like the back of our hands but in reality, what powers the web are countless computer servers that serve as the backbone of the World Wide Web that we know. The web itself and all …

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Data Recovery Makes All The Difference

No matter how careful a person is, accidents still happen. You might miss something without knowing and it could prove to be a costly mishap on your part. However, making mistakes actually makes life more exciting as you learn more from the wrong things you’ve done than the ones you got right. These mistakes can be petty or life-changing depending on the circumstance. The same thing can be said to your computer whenever you make errors. Some can easily be thrown into the recycle bin or it can render your device useless leaving you unable to access your PC and important data stored in there. At times it is possible to salvage it through data recovery services but you still have to pay for it and it can be quite costly too.

But you can avoid all the troubles data loss or a malfunctioning device leaves you by being well-versed on the topic of data recovery. Knowing the basics definitely helps and when you are knowledgeable about these things, you won’t get scammed or charged for overpriced services, unlike the …

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BTC Mining Servers Gone Missing

Bitcoin mining is not just a passing trend. It is probably the future. It’s true it has been around for quite some time but only in recent years has its popularity exponentially exploded. Suddenly, a large number of people are interested in alternative currencies or digital currencies like Bitcoins. One bitcoin can cost around $8,000-$10,000 today. It is really a luxurious investment if you had the foresight to invest in it early on. However, there is more to bitcoin mining than it being a lucrative means to earn a big amount of money fast. Mining bitcoins require a lot of computing power and strong computers to do the job 24/7. It is especially draining to any device, which is supercomputers are often used or computers with extensive servers because they are constantly required to solve endless mathematical questions to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Hence, the rise of malware attacks that either cripple devices and systems in exchange of payments in the form of bitcoins or the introduction of malwares into various devices in order to tap these devices for power …

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Mac Users Are No Longer Safe

Not everyone can afford a Mac computer. It is a status symbol that speaks of wealth, class, and affluence. More often than not, only people from the higher echelons of society uses Mac computers since the very first time Apple released their own set of computers. And for the longest time, Mac users have felt secured thinking that their device is almost virtually safe from hackers and other virtual attacks that most Window users have to deal with far often than they want it to be. But it is proving to be such a big lie today as we continue to see one malware attack to the other directed at Apple computers. The premise here is this, hackers saw how big of a market the Windows PCs are and exploited it to their heart’s content. It was easy money for them and they can also target more victims at once.

However, they haven’t forgotten about Macs. It’s just that the Windows market is bigger, more vulnerable, and easier to access. Macs aren’t immune to outside attacks and we are seeing …

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Recent Exploits Show Servers At Risk

Technology has truly transformed our lives. A big majority of us are now too obsessed with technology that it practically runs our lives. We are too invested in our gadgets and spend hours on end tinkering with it. While they can save us from boredom at times, they also prevent us from being productive especially if we can’t help ourselves but indulge on our whims of getting updated on all the latest things happening on the web. We like to think that these devices make life easy and convenient for us, which is actually the case more often than not. Unfortunately, it can also be a major bummer and headache if you encounter tech problems especially that not all of us are that tech-savvy and know how to fix these problems when they come.

Nowadays, the tech issues we face no longer just revolve around physical damage to our devices. We usually now face issues that pertain to our activities on the web, meaning we connect to the Internet when doing it. Since a lot of people now go to …

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Is Our Smartphone Addiction Spiraling Out Of Control?

It is safe to say that roughly 70-75{42c07f7f4ed3da5e2b17ff80184aca1c09c0d2cc98cfc328fb1b32a3f56d2786} of the world’s population is hooked on smartphones nowadays. It’s the first thing you check before sleeping and the first thing you look for upon arising. Every single waking moment, you constantly check on it and spend idle hours fidgeting with your device and the many apps you got stored there. The mere existence of smartphones has virtually erased the word “boredom” in our dictionary because you won’t run out of things to do with it and you don’t even have to go out of the house or be somewhere to have a good time. Adults nowadays can’t live with it but more so with kids that grew up with these devices littered in their homes. Even a young toddler can navigate a smartphone much better than an adult who is still learning to use one.

As entertaining and as useful it may be, excessive smartphone use has its drawbacks and it all boils down to addiction. And what’s even more disturbing is that even young kids have embraced this addiction that …

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Recovering Data From Your Android or iOS Device

Data reigns supreme today, at a time when almost everything has gone digital. Whether in your private life or in business or institutions the world over, you use data in your day-to-day and it is inevitable for you to encounter some problem with it over time. The more data you store on your device, the bigger the headache you’ll get once you experience problems with it, which is happening far more common now than it did in the past. Back then, you would only experience data loss issues when your device itself broke down or something but now    and either delete or steal your data and at times you’re no longer able to access your device as in cases of ransomware attacks.

However, even the simplest of mishaps and shortcomings on your part can lead to accidental data loss. Losing data is hard especially if you have not secured any backup files. These data can either be images, videos, documents, etc. that may no longer be replaced in case of accidental deletion. Imagine looking for that data and realize shortly …

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Apple Defenses Against Modern PC Vulnerabilities

If you are a computer user, it helps to be aware of the most common OS vulnerabilities that may likewise affect your device like every other computer in the world today. Spectre and Meltdown are two of the most talked about vulnerability now even if they have been around for decades. It’s embedded to the PC’s processors itself and there is little we can do about it unless we change the way processors are designed in the future. Not even Apple’s mighty defenses can overcome these much-talked-about vulnerabilities these days. Back then, it was not really that big of a deal since the issue with the processor does not have any drastic implication to computer users but things have significantly changed with the advent of the Internet of Things.

For two decades we simply ignored these vulnerabilities but hackers saw potential in it and it’s the reason why we are even talking about it now. Speculative Execution is a feature that your PC’s CPU is capable of doing even in the background. It boosts your computer’s performance and allows it …

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Should You Be Worried Of Meltdown And Spectre?

Computers are a crucial part of life now. A big part of society is highly dependent on these machines to do things for us and make things happen 24/7. It is hard to imagine how it is like to go back to our more primitive life a few decades back when computers were only used by a few industries and not many people are adept in using it in their day like today. Today, most homes have their own computers. They are just crucial to living normally in our modern world when the Internet of Things is so widespread throughout the globe it is but common sense to own a computer for your ease and convenience. However, life is not always a breeze for us tech users, especially once our gadget breaks down. First off, they’re often expensive and a repair isn’t always a guarantee for a fix. Second, you may lose a lot of your precious files or have them stolen by cyber crooks that frequent the web nowadays.

There are always bugs and problems that we should be …

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Resale Value Of Secondhand Smartphones

Almost everyone in the world today owns a smartphone or two. It is no longer just a luxury but a necessity in our modern world. There are endless things you can do with it at any time of the day. These tiny pieces of plastics and metals allow you to socialize or even work (somehow) without requiring you to use an actual computer or laptop. It simply is indispensable in a lot of ways, which is probably why many don’t hesitate to spend hundreds to thousands of bucks to get the latest tech craze ahead of everyone else because of all the new perks it offers that only the best smartphones have. Seeing the trend when companies release their newest smartphone lines or models, the temptation to upgrade often is always there. One of the solutions most smartphone users find really helpful is to sell their older device so they only add up a few more bucks to come up with the money needed to buy a brand-new unit.

However, different devices sell differently. For starter, Apple units generally maintain …

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Unraveling The Mystery Of Data Recovery Pricing

As much as we love technology, we also can’t deny how much of a headache it is once they no longer work as they should or that to get them back working again will take too much of our time, effort, and money. Yet unfortunately, you will experience it many times in your lifetime when you own one, two, or more gadgets.

Some may be able to pull off fixing their own gadgets; especially if they have the technical background required but not everyone is tech savvy when it comes to PC or gadget repair. Then, there is the even more stressful aspect of data recovery. It won’t be as painful for someone who has the common sense to save duplicate copies of their work and files to a secondary storage device or up to the cloud but sad to say that not even half of the population does that.

More often than not, hard drives would often need to be replaced and you are not guaranteed that you can still get your lost files back. Anyone would likely give …

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Computer Science Is The Key

We live in a day and age where computers reign supreme. It is virtually all around you. From your home to your school or office, you can see lots of computers sprawling in every room and even in people’s bags. What’s more, we have long been navigating the web using the mini versions of these PCs and surfing the Internet, checking out social media, and doing just about everything with it using our handy yet just as efficient smartphones. And we all know technology has still a lot to improve because we’re not yet even riding on flying cars like what older movies like Back to the Future predicted people in 2017 will be doing, or rather, riding.

Definitely, computer science is the key to our continued progress. By continuously and tirelessly innovating and making existing technologies better, sleeker, and more efficient can we only achieve the impossible. You learn all sorts of things by studying the science and the fundamentals of computing. It also makes common sense to study this field now over other degrees because the demand for …

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