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Building a PC

Picking out the parts to build a new computer, whether it be for gaming or word processing.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Nov 19, 2017

Phishing

How you can protect yourself and your company from an email scam appearing legitimate but asking you to give up private information including your password.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Oct 24, 2017

Unplugging for Your Family’s Health

We live in a complicated time when advancements in technology are occurring at lightning speed, and most of us have to keep up with the new developments to stay current in our jobs, in managing our exposure to and interaction with the me

Posted by Dr. Taina Turcasso on Aug 23, 2017

The Key to Safer Browsing is a Lock

This month I want to talk about browsing the web securely. Over the last couple of years a number of the large web players, such as Google, have started to push websites and web users to secure websites.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Aug 14, 2017

Machine Learning

If you have heard about ML, but you don’t understand it and are worried that one day your self-driving car will be taking you to the unemployment office, then this column is for you.

Posted by Fix on Jul 23, 2017

Spring Cleaning

It's that time of year again. This year I'm going through my list of programs and online services that I use regularly. If you call me and say, “Hey, Answer Guy, my computer's slow. What do I do?” This list is where I start. If you're a regular reader of my column then some of these are going to be old news for you. Don't stop looking though as 'go to' programs do change over time.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on May 08, 2012

Staying Charged Up

Now that virtually every creature with opposable thumbs has a device with a battery in it, it's probably time to cover batteries. I get a fair number of questions, especially from laptop and iPad owners about the life span of batteries. Usually the question comes after they've noticed that it doesn't stay charged very long anymore and the only solution is replacement.

So first things first, you need to know what kind of battery is in your device.

There are three common types:

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Apr 04, 2012

The Value of Information

Why is Facebook worth anything? I’ve had this question a number of times since Facebook announced their upcoming public Initial Public Offering (IPO). This is an interesting question to me because it speaks specifically to our understanding of what is valuable. And more importantly what is valued by the marketplace versus the public.

Caveats first: I’m not an economist nor financial advisor so don’t assume anything in this column has any value beyond a bemused, “Hmm” and you’ll be safe.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Apr 04, 2012

Computer Organization

It’s a new year and along with the diet, exercise, time with family and general vice reduction resolutions that appear this time of year, getting organized is often mixed in. However, getting organized with regards to your computer can often seem daunting.

Posted by Kevin McIsaac on Jan 23, 2012
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