Hostageware – Part 2 What we’ve been predicting for a year now has finally come to pass. The most pernicious malware today immobilizes an infected computer, encrypts its files and then demands a ransom to release them. If not paid within 12 hours or so, the computer’s content gets obliterated. To make sure the hapless victim gets the message, a bright red clock begins the count down. Being right is over-rated 🙁 So, what can you do? How can you protect yourself now and in the future? Listen in! In case you missed it, you can click here for Part 1!
Computers 101: E-cycling – Part 1 Marty McMahon from Maui County’s Electronic Recycling Program joined Jonathan, LD, and Sam to go over the history of our island’s excellent eCycling program, plus its future! Got questions? He went over quite a bit about recycling your old electronics! Ready to listen to Part 2? Click here!
E-Cycling – Part 2 We continue where we left off! Looking for ideas on how to recycle your computer? Sure, you can eCycle it, but you can also give it a new job! We look at not only prepping your computer for eCycling but ways to use old computers! Missed Part 1? Click here!
What’s Up with Intel? The computing landscape has been changing for a while now, but this past week a huge shift with one of the biggest players was announced. Intel announced layoffs and that desktop computing will no longer be their primary focus! What are we to do? How will that change things? To hear what the near future may hold, listen in to hour two by clicking here!
Flash Security (again!) For hour one we talked about Flash! The once invaluable browser plugin had another bad news day this week, and we covered what you can do about it!
Upgrading your Computer Hardware Continuing with our Computer Basics and 101 motif, this week we look at a decision every computer owner eventually faces: is it better to upgrade the computer I’ve got, or replace it altogether? Hour two is about prolonging the life of your current computer ! We’ll talk about inexpensive upgrades, like RAM, that can up your system’s performance. We’ll talk about more expensive alternatives, like SSDs, that can give your system a whole new lease on life. And we’ll have Tracy on to talk about the best places to get deals on those upgrades!