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Choosing the right antivirus software for your business

Choosing the right antivirus software for your business

If your business could only choose one software program to install on all of its computers, what would it be? Your answer should definitely be ‘an antivirus program’. With so many different antivirus programs on the internet, finding the perfect antivirus solution for your business can be tough. If you’re like most business owners, then you don’t have the time to sort through antivirus

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Should you buy a new computer today or wait for Windows 8?

Should you buy a new computer today or wait for Windows 8?

Buying a new computer when a new Windows operating system is on the horizon can be problematic. You don’t want to spend $100 or more on an operating system today only to be left behind in a few months when the next version comes out. So what can an average PC user do to future-proof a PC? Today, we’re going to help you decide if you should buy a new computer today or wait until Windows 8 is

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Apple finally admits defeat, acknowledges that PC viruses can infect Macs

Apple finally admits defeat, acknowledges that PC viruses can infect Macs

Sad news today for fans of Apple and the Mac. Apple officially changed the marketing on its Macbook Pro page to reflect one significant change. Namely, that the Macbook doesn’t get the same viruses that PCs do. Ordinarily, a simple change on the Macbook’s advertising page wouldn’t be a newsworthy development, but many are seeing it as a sign of defeat. Apple removed a line under the

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Fast computers are a rarity in Australian schools

Fast computers are a rarity in Australian schools

Australian students have been complaining about their schools’ slow computers for years. But until recently, nobody really cared. Now, more and more Australian students are demanding that the government step in to alleviate the slow PC epidemic. Schools across the country are requesting millions of dollars in PC upgrades. Many Australian regions require hundreds of thousands of new PCs, and t

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What is hard drive cache size? Does it speed up my PC?

What is hard drive cache size? Does it speed up my PC?

Every hard drive has a cache size number. This number is also known as the buffer size. Today, the typical disk cache ranges from 32MB to 64MB. But what does this number mean? And does it actually have any effect on PC performance? In PC terminology, the bigger number is almost always better. This is true for hard drive cache size, but not to the extent that many people think. What is the hard

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Clean Up Your Laptop With These 5 Simple Tips

Clean Up Your Laptop With These 5 Simple Tips

At the Speed Up My PC Free blog, we’ve told you about all sorts of different ways to clean up your laptop. However, we usually focus on cleaning up junk on your laptop’s hard drive – like how to delete programs, free up space, and perform all sorts of other tips and tricks. Today, we’re going to do things a little differently. Here are the top 5 best ways to keep the exterior of your la

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Want free video games? Video game exec says free games are 5-10 years away

Want free video games? Video game exec says free games are 5-10 years away

We all like free stuff. But when it comes to video games, getting free stuff can be problematic. People devote hundreds of thousands of hours into making the games we love to play, and they simply cannot afford to give their hard work away for free. Unfortunately, with video game piracy being a persistent thorn in the sides of video game manufacturers everywhere, the industry has started lookin

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Use Android’s app marketplace? Beware of fake antivirus apps

Use Android’s app marketplace? Beware of fake antivirus apps

Android users should be careful what they download. Earlier this week, a sophisticated malware program was found lurking on Android’s app marketplace. However, this was not your ordinary virus. It disguised itself as antivirus software in order to trick users into downloading it. Now, antivirus giant Kaspersky is saying that the rogue antivirus software was just one part of a larger malware n

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Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Announced: Will it Float?

Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Announced: Will it Float?

Microsoft made one of its biggest announcements in years on Monday. At a secretive press conference in Los Angeles, Steve Ballmer and co. hit the stage to announce the company’s first major hardware development project. Called the Microsoft Surface, it features a 16:9 aspect ratio and HD resolutions under the Gorilla Glass screen. Judging by some first impressions of the Surface by people who

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Google Says Nearly 10,000 Malicious Websites Pop Up Every Day

Google Says Nearly 10,000 Malicious Websites Pop Up Every Day

We always knew that there was more malware on the internet today than at any point in history. However, today, Google revealed just how accurate that prediction was. The search engine giant claims that nearly 10,000 malicious websites appear each and every day. Google even produced a few helpful graphs to show just how much of the internet has been taken over by malware and viruses. This gra

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