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Will uninstalling Internet Explorer make your PC more secure? Possibly

Sep 19th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tweak Internet Settings | 0 Comment

Will uninstalling Internet Explorer make your PC more secure? Possibly

Internet Explorer’s reputation has gone on a steep downhill trajectory over the last few years. Today, when many computer users hear “Internet Explorer” they immediately think of uninstalling toolbars from their grandparents’ computers or encountering countless prompts to install the latest plugins. But Internet Explorer might be more than just a minor annoyance. It might be a threat to

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If Windows 8 fails, Microsoft has no backup plan

Sep 18th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

If Windows 8 fails, Microsoft has no backup plan

Over the last few months, it has become apparent that Microsoft is going ‘all-in’ with Windows 8. Microsoft is forcing users to adapt to the Windows 8 interface, and it recently upgraded all of its employees to Windows 8 phones, tablets, and computers. But every smart company has a backup plan just in case their product launch fails, right? Apparently not. During an interview with The

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What will laptops look like in the future?

Sep 17th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Laptop Tweaks and Repairs | 0 Comment

What will laptops look like in the future?

Computer news magazine PC World recently published an article called “Laptops 2018: How future clamshells will respond to the touch revolution.” With technology changing drastically every year, laptops are sure to look very different six years from now. Already, advances in touch-screen technology and other features have forced laptop manufacturers to consistently innovate to stay ahead of tab

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Google Apps will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 or Windows XP past November 15

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Google Apps will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 or Windows XP past November 15

Microsoft is devoting a lot of time and attention to the launch of Windows 8, which is set to take place on October 26. With new flagship features like Internet Explorer 10 and the Metro interface, Windows 8 wants to make a splash in consumer markets around the world. Google wants to make sure users understand the importance of upgrading to Internet Explorer 10. In fact, in an effort to make us

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Microsoft wins court approval to shut down Chinese botnets

Sep 16th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Microsoft wins court approval to shut down Chinese botnets

Earlier this year, it was revealed that computers being sold in China were becoming infected with malware. This normally wouldn’t be a big deal – after all, most computers get infected with viruses at some point in their lifespan. However, the problem with the Chinese case is that Windows computers were being infected with viruses and malware before they even left the factory. In other word

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Intel wants to make PC passwords a thing of the past

Sep 15th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Intel wants to make PC passwords a thing of the past

Who knew passwords were such an annoyance? Over the last few years, more and more hardware manufacturers have made an effort to remove the password from our daily lives. The iPhone has its ‘swipe’ command instead of a lock screen, while Windows 8 has its unique touch commands, both of which make typing in a password a problem of the past. Intel wants to be the next company to jump on board

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Could Helium be the secret to faster hard drives?

Sep 14th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Could Helium be the secret to faster hard drives?

Computer technology is expanding on a near-daily basis. Every year, hard drive storage space and speed rises while prices continue to drop. That means consumers are able to buy faster computers at lower prices. Today, a computer storage technology company called HGST announced that it had perfected a new helium-filled hard drive. Helium, due to its low density, is an ideal medium that can fit i

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Some computers infected with malware out of the box

Sep 13th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Some computers infected with malware out of the box

If you purchased a new computer and it’s not running as fast as you would like, then it might not be your fault. In fact, a new report by Microsoft’s security team has shown that some PCs are infected with malware right out of the box. Although these types of virus problems are rare, they’re not as rare as they were several years ago. According to the investigation, various computers deli

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How to avoid eye strain at your PC

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How to avoid eye strain at your PC

Today, computers are a ubiquitous part of our lives. Computers improve our lives in countless ways, but they’ve also led to some major health problems. Along with carpal tunnel syndrome and other small joint problems, more and more computer users around the world are developing eye strain problems. If you want to keep your good vision for years into the future, then you’ll want to learn how

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Millions of GoDaddy sites taken down by single hacker

Sep 12th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Millions of GoDaddy sites taken down by single hacker

Earlier this week, millions of GoDaddy sites from around the world were taken down. The attack was initially attributed to well-known hacking groups like Anonymous, although nobody stepped up to claim responsibility for the attack. Today, one Twitter user stepped up to take responsibility for the attack. @AnonymousOwn3r has been answering questions about the attack all day. He initially tweeted

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