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New report suggests overwhelming majority of data leaks are caused by employees

Sep 25th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New report suggests overwhelming majority of data leaks are caused by employees

When a company gets hacked, it’s easy for the public to picture a heist of James Bond-esque proportions. In reality, a new report suggests most corporate data leaks are nowhere near that exciting. The study involved 7,000 IT professionals and employees from across North America and Europe. Participants were asked why data breaches had occurred. 31% of respondents said data leaks were caused b

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Toshiba releases 500GB hard drive that’s smaller than an index card

Sep 24th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Pc Accessories | 0 Comment

Toshiba releases 500GB hard drive that’s smaller than an index card

Most PC users would appreciate having more storage space. Unfortunately, external hard drives can be bulky and expensive, and if you’re used to carrying your slim laptop around, an external hard drive might take up more space than it’s worth. That’s why Toshiba has released something called the Canvio Slim. Priced at $115, the Canvio Slim holds 500GB worth of data while being no larger th

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Cloud computing will be a $109 billion industry by the end of 2012, $207 billion by 2016

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Cloud computing will be a $109 billion industry by the end of 2012, $207 billion by 2016

A few years ago, if you told someone about cloud computing, they would have given you a blank stare. Well, an industry that didn’t exist a decade ago has blossomed into one of the most lucrative tech markets available today. According to a market research firm called Gartner, cloud computing will grow by a whopping 20% in 2012 to an industry total of $109 billion by the end of the year. Last

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Can an 8 year old computer run Windows 8?

Sep 23rd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Can an 8 year old computer run Windows 8?

We’re not sure if this is a cleverly disguised marketing ploy by Microsoft or just one blogger’s attempt to have some fun, but a recent article on PC World chronicled the efforts to install Windows 8 on a PC that is over 8 years old. Here’s what the PC looks like. And no, we can’t explain the reasoning behind that ridiculous paint job: The specs are equally as ugly by today’s s

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PCWorld compares world’s best browsers in final showdown

Sep 20th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tweak Internet Settings | 0 Comment

PCWorld compares world’s best browsers in final showdown

Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer have been competing against one another for quite some time now. But is the browser you’re using really that good? We all appreciate a fast computer and fast internet, but a bad internet browser can prevent you from enjoying either of those things. Computer magazine company PCWorld.com recently compared the world’s three top browsers to determine which

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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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