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True or False? Battery Myths you Need to Know for Better Device Performance

  We live in an age of the high-powered long-life battery-powered portable device. But it seems that the limitations of the nickel-based batteries that were prevalent in the early ’90s still apply to the more modern lithium ion and lithium polymer technologies we use today. Battery technology may not have changed much in the last couple True or False? Battery Myths you Need to Know for Better Device Performance

Everything You Wanted to Know About Hard Disk Drives

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What does a hard drive do? Information storage is the hard drive’s main responsibility. Think the electronic version of the old office filing cabinet. Everything you keep on your computer is on a hard drive. Not just documents, emails, contacts, favorites pictures, music and videos. Your programs, your preferences, your printers, your settings, even your Everything You Wanted to Know About Hard Disk Drives

Why do computers slow down?

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Why do computers slow down? A question that we get asked all the time here at PC Pitstop is why computers get slower over time. This can start to happen within a year after you get a new PC, but usually, it happens in just a few short months.   Since we all use our Why do computers slow down?

Windows Product Lifecycle – End of Life Support Dates

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Courtesy of Microsoft Corp Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software. End of Support End of Support refers to Windows Product Lifecycle – End of Life Support Dates

Where’s My HoverBoard? :: 2015 Tech

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It is the year Back to the Future II predicted sneakers would lace themselves and kids would fly about on hoverboards.Technology in 2015 technology may fall short of those lofty goals but there is still much to anticipate, from virtual reality to smart motorcycle helmets and, yes, at least one hoverboard. We peer into the Where’s My HoverBoard? :: 2015 Tech

The Future of Technology :: The Internet of Things

Follow The Future of Technology RFID Tags – Making Things Talk to Each Other Internet of things is going to be the next big thing. According to an estimate, the IoT industry touches $7 – $19 trillion by the 2020 and a report by Gartner says that there will be 26 billion devices connected by The Future of Technology :: The Internet of Things

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Clarifying the Cloud :: What You Might Not Know Already

5 things you need to know about cloud, that you might not know already by Kris Hansen  |  Thursday 17 April 2014  | 0 Comments Still getting your head around the cloud and whether it can help you at work? Here is an introduction to some basic questions you should be asking. As part of our Clarifying the Cloud :: What You Might Not Know Already

PUT THE DEVICE DOWN :: How Technology is Keeping us Up at Night

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Gadgets, Gizmos and Tech Gifts…& They’re not just Computers :: GREAT GIFT GUIDE

This awesome #techgiftguide comes to you from the cool peeps at Design Sponge:   Gift Guide: Gadgets, Gizmos & Tech Tech gift guides can sometimes feel like the neglected middle children of Gift Guide Land—too often I see them populated with afterthought items, a perpetuation of the notion that tech can’t be pretty. Well, dear readers Gadgets, Gizmos and Tech Gifts…& They’re not just Computers :: GREAT GIFT GUIDE

What can we buy our company for Christmas? INVEST NOW & SAVE

Take advantage of the instant asset tax write-off (Written by David Markus for SMART COMPANY) We have until January 1 to install new PCs, printers, storage systems and servers, update a firewall or invest in a large TV for displaying charts on the office wall. If your business is turning over less than $2 million What can we buy our company for Christmas? INVEST NOW & SAVE

Record Rootkits :: 1 Big Scary Reason to WATCH WHAT YOU CLICK!

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The pic above might not mean much to the common man. For a technician, this is BAD. It shows the record number of ROOTKITS found on a computer we’ve serviced here at PC Pitstop. What’s a rootkit you ask? ‘Gain control of a computer system without being detected…’ Let’s just consider that for a moment…. Record Rootkits :: 1 Big Scary Reason to WATCH WHAT YOU CLICK!