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Should You Install Antivirus on Your Mac?

Should You Install Antivirus on Your Mac?

For years, Steve Jobs was incredibly proud of the fact that his Macs didn’t get the same viruses that PCs got. He mentioned that fact at every possible opportunity, and as a result, many people today are under the mistaken impression that Macs are totally immune from any sort of viruses. It’s true that Macs cannot be infected by the same viruses that infect PCs. But that doesn’t mean it

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Microsoft’s Market Share is Rising…Because of Windows 7?

Microsoft’s Market Share is Rising…Because of Windows 7?

If you woke up today and saw a headline that said “Microsoft Market Share Rising”, you would naturally assume that this was due to Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8. But you would totally be wrong, because a new report suggests that yes – Microsoft’s market share is rising – but it has more to do with Windows 7 than Windows 8. This is significant because it’s the firs

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4 New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make to Improve Your PC Life in 2013

4 New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make to Improve Your PC Life in 2013

If you’re like me, then you spend a lot of time on your computer. You work on it, play on it, and talk to your friends on it. But are you spending all of that time wisely? Or are there certain tips and tricks you can use to improve your PC life? With that in mind, here are the top four New Year’s Resolutions that you should make in 2013: 4) Consider switching to Windows 8 Amidst all of th

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Why You Should Consider Switching to Linux in 2013

Why You Should Consider Switching to Linux in 2013

When you say the word ‘Linux’ to a PC user, they’ll either give you a blank stare or think of tech geeks huddled over lines of computer code on a screen. In the past, Linux was a haven for tech aficionados who wanted to customize their operating system however they wanted. Core Linux is still like that, but certain distributions have been changing the game. In 2013, there has never bee

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The Top 5 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2013

The Top 5 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2013

At Speed Up My PC Free, many of our biggest fans are PC gamers. These are the users who want (nay, need) to squeeze every ounce of performance power out of their systems. If you want the highest framerates and smoothest graphics, then you need a program like PC Cleaner Pro to iron out the kinks in your system. So here’s an article for all our PC gamer friends. Check out the top 5 most anticip

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Protect Your Information From Hackers By Installing HTTPS Everywhere Add-On

Protect Your Information From Hackers By Installing HTTPS Everywhere Add-On

If you have read any PC security articles over the past few years, then you’ve probably noticed a common theme: every PC security expert recommends using ‘https’ whenever possible. Https – the extra ‘s’ stands for ‘secure’ – goes at the start of every web address. It shows the user that the information sent over the connection is encrypted and safe from the prying eyes of hackers

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Windows 8 Previews Get Shut Off On January 15, 2013

Windows 8 Previews Get Shut Off On January 15, 2013

If you’re one of many users who are still checking out the free preview copy of Windows 8, then the time has almost come to make a big decision. Should you bite the bullet and buy Windows 8?  Or should you move back to Windows 7? The third option – continue using the free preview version of Windows 8 – will not be an option after January 15, 2013. That’s when Microsoft is shutting down

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IBM Predicts That In Five Years, Computers Will Smell Our Breath

IBM Predicts That In Five Years, Computers Will Smell Our Breath

Twenty years ago, computers were found in a limited number of households. People still used phone books to find the local businesses they needed and photo albums were the closest thing the world had to Facebook. When you think of how far we’ve come in the past two decades, it’s easy to fantasize about how far we’ll go in the next twenty years. Well, IBM wasn’t quite ambitious enough to

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Mozilla Had a Big Year in 2012- Just Take a Look at This Infographic

Mozilla Had a Big Year in 2012- Just Take a Look at This Infographic

Today, Mozilla Firefox is losing ground to Google Chrome. But in spite of that fact, Mozilla still prides itself on a remarkable year of achievements. With billions of add-ons downloaded and the Firefox Android app being voted as one of the best apps of the year, it’s easy to see why Mozilla would be proud. With nearly 100 supported languages and Facebook Messenger Integration in Firefox 13,

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How to Reset Your Windows Password in Minutes Without Downloading Extra Software

How to Reset Your Windows Password in Minutes Without Downloading Extra Software

We’ve all been there. You’re sitting at your computer and can’t remember the password to your account. Or maybe you’re trying to get into a friend’s computer to, you know, plan a surprise birthday party. But whatever the case may be, hacking into a Windows account is virtually impossible, right? It can’t be done without calling some expert Russian hacker? Fortunately, that’s simpl

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