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Tech Talk: Security is a must in Wild West of the Internet

The Internet is still in its infancy. OK, so we've been online for a quarter of a century or so, but in the grand scheme of things, it's still young. When we look back in time, 25 years is nothing.

February 13, 2016 | Arthur Glazer | Columnists

Tech talk: Give your computer a tuneup

Like your car, your computer has things that should and shouldn't be done to it. You don't drive on bald tires or with cracked hoses. You do rotate your tires and check your fluids. Your PC is no different.

January 23, 2016 | Arthur Glazer | Local

Tech Talk: Windows 10 hasn’t lived up to high expectations so far

Beginning with Windows 3.1, it seems that every other version was a good one. Since Win 7 was a winner and I never took a liking to version 8, I naturally assumed that the latest would be the greatest. I was wrong.

November 27, 2015 | Arthur Glazer | Columnists

Tech Talk: Windows 10 is an actual upgrade

Not one to jump at invitations, I surprised even myself when I opted to upgrade from Windows 7, which I have been more than satisfied with, to Windows 10 when it was released recently.

August 15, 2015 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Glazer: New Windows version is worth the test drive

In the world of computing, there's bad news and good news.

March 20, 2015 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Try these tips to protect your computer system

While searching for a way to increase my laptop's awful sound quality recently, I came across some other tips and hacks worthy of sharing. Most of these are easy and should work on Vista, Windows 7 and 8.

February 06, 2015 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Glazer: Repair or replace your computer?

If your computer is more than 4 years old, chances are you've considered replacing it.

December 15, 2014 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Tech Talk: Safe surfing of Internet requires vigilance

As I fumbled in the dark the other night for my keys, I remembered I had a flashlight app on my cellphone. Today, after examining that app, I discovered it is loaded with spyware, and I promptly uninstalled it.

October 25, 2014 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Tech Talk: More on malware, the gunk that slows your computer

The last dozen computers that I've worked on all had two things in common: They were all incredibly slow and all had severe malware infections. A coincidence perhaps? I think not. When I encounter a sluggish system, I immediately suspect malware. It's what I habitually remove from computers when I repair them.

March 21, 2014 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Tech Talk: Beware of sneaky phishing scams

There is a new phishing scheme currently circulating on the Internet. Its objective is not just to steal your money but your identity as well.

March 07, 2014 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Tech Talk: Don’t ditch XP; just keep it safe

The last time we spoke, I warned you of the demise of Windows XP and the upcoming end of its support from Microsoft this coming April. I've since gotten many emails and questions from concerned clients and readers who were confused as to what they should do. So let's address that.

February 22, 2014 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Tech Talk: Time to upgrade or ditch Windows XP

This spring Windows XP will be 13 years old. Considering my car is almost that old, it's not a big deal except for the fact that my car won't get an infection, but XP might.

February 07, 2014 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Tech Talk: One form of malware holds your PC for ransom

In the world of computing, the biggest headache used to be a virus. By definition it is a self-replicating piece of code in the form of an application that destroys data on your computer and spreads rapidly.

January 25, 2014 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Tech Talk: New crossover phones offer more choices

What do you get when you cross a mobile phone with a tablet? A phablet; really, that's what the new hybrids are called, and you'll be seeing them on store shelves soon in 2014, if you haven't seen them already on YouTube.

January 10, 2014 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Today’s high-tech gadgets are just the start

When I was a kid, I would create things in my dad's workshop that would revolutionize society. They were futuristic and impressive looking - only they didn't do anything.

December 06, 2013 | Arthur Glazer | Business

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