How to Shop For A New Computer Or Tablet

Purchasing a new computer or tablet can be very confusing and time consuming for just about anyone.  With the frequency in which hardware and software are updated, lots of people become timid of purchasing a new computer out of fear that something better will be released immediately after their purchase.  Unfortunately, this is true as technology is ever changing and at a faster pace each year.  Our advice to this scenario is for you to determine the features that you must have in your new computer or tablet such as Web Cameras, USB ports, battery life and so forth.  This allows you to narrow your search to machines that are offering the options that you are of concern to you.  Next, purchase a machine that offers performance features that will allow you to expand your use of the machine in the future.  Purchasing a computer or tablet that offers growth potential eliminates the need for upgrades or replacement in two or three years.  These are some simple tips that will help you make a confident decision when purchasing your next computer or tablet.  Visit us again tomorrow for our list of recommended computers and tablets.

Larry Clark
Senior Engineer, GALINNO Technology Solutions

Precautions to Take When Sharing A Computer

Many users do not think twice about sharing or allowing others to use their personal computer or tablet.  Unfortunately, there are many risks associated with this habit that can potentially compromise your personal information and the security of the computer.  On many occasions users have their computers configured to store User IDs and passwords to eliminate having to continuously enter credentials for websites that they visit often.  This of course means that when someone logs in to their personal account, if they are not careful they can omit telling the computer not to store their log in information hence, potentially giving others access to their account.

For the computer, allowing others to access their accounts can be dangerous, as a user may access their personal email and download attachments that have been embedded with malware or viruses and introduce the malicious software to the computer.  It is good practice as the owner of a computer or tablet to limit the people that are allowed to access their accounts via your computer.  If you have a computer that must be shared with multiple users we recommend that each account be configured with permissions that limit what the user can do on the computer without requesting permission from the administrator.   Securing your information and maintaining the security of your computer does not have to be sophisticated.  Setting up simple procedures for access to your computer can go a long way in protecting your computer and personal information.

Larry Clark
Senior Engineer, GALINNO Technology Solutions

The Importance of Having Multiple Data Backups

Far too often our computers, smart phones and tablets are damaged, stolen or compromised by malicious software attacks.  For this reason, it is more important than ever to maintain multiple copies of the data that is most important to you.  This not only gives you the piece of mind that you will not lose important files but also reduces the stress of restoring your data in the event of an emergency.  We recommend taking advantage of the free cloud storage services such as Microsoft’s One Drive and Drop Box as well as using an external hard drive which can be stored in a alternate location than your computer.  Remember, you are the first line of defense in protecting your data.  For answers to any additional questions you may have, feel free to send us an email through our “Contact Us” page and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Larry Clark
Senior Engineer, GALINNO Technology Solutions
 

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