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Parallels 10 vs Fusion 7 vs VirtualBox4

Apple switched to using Intel processors in 2006, and since then, users have been able to run Windows on Mac hardware. Prior to switching from the PowerPC architecture to Intel, Macs running Windows required software emulators for Intel processors resulting in slow computer functionality. Since this change to using Intel processors Mac hardware can boot directly into Windows using Bootcamp, …

Lenovo Laptops Pre-installed with Superfish Security Breach

Lenovo Laptops Come with Superfish Security Breach Pre-Installed   Any Lenovo laptop purchased since August may have come with a prepackaged adware bundle that includes malicious software. One specific adware included in the bundle is known as VisualDiscovery by Superfish, it monitors web traffic while the user is shopping, this data is then used to serve up similar ads to …

Problems with the OS X Yosemite Update and How to Fix Them

Apple’s new operating system, Yosemite, offers Mac users many benefits and new features. However this recent, new OS upgrade has been causing strange bugs and quirks in the software. We will discuss some of the most common problems as well as some simple tricks you can try to fix them.  

Cyber Threat Increase During Holidays

Tis the Season for Heightened Cyber Criminal Activity: Tips on How You Can Protect Your Data

  The holidays are key times for cyber-criminals to exploit the risky behaviors of unaware Internet users. According to an annual survey conducted by Deloitte Consulting, more people than ever before are planning to buy their Christmas presents from an online source this year.  As such a growing number of services for online shopping are offered on these platforms and …

Is MacKeeper Worth It?

    A lot of Mac users will proudly proclaim that their machines will never catch a virus. While this does have some truth to it, there are still plenty of security vulnerabilities in Macs (take the “Shellshock bug” from last month for example). There are a number of software security packages available, some of them free but most of …

VMware Fusion 6 Professional vs. VMware Fusion 6

Which one is right for you? VMware has been overshadowed in the past by Parallels for running Windows virtual machines on the Mac OS, a mainly consumer market, consisting of home users. However VMware gained notoriety in the enterprise market for the past 15 years by providing professional level desktop and server virtualization software.  VMware’s focus is on providing virtualization tools ...

Troubleshooting Hard Wired and Wireless Network Connectivity in Windows 7 and 8 Part 1

If you are having network connectivity issues in Windows there could be a variety of reasons why. Here are some common issues you can check that can cause these problems:       Make sure your wireless network adapter switch on your laptop or desktop is enabled and turned on Network security key or password problems – verify the password …

Common Laptop Hardware Issues and How To Troubleshoot Them

    It’s very frustrating to have persistent laptop problems that always flare up.  But we want to help you try to diagnose and fix some of these hardware problems. This series of blogs will discuss laptop hardware issues in depth.  We will list some common laptop hardware failure descriptions and some suggestions on how to troubleshoot and/or repair the …