Posts tagged Internet

Why We’re Thankful for Computers & All They Help Us Do

At our repair shop, customers often come in frustrated over their nonfunctional computer, occasionally threatening to throw it out the window. We sympathize, knowing the inconvenience of error screens, malware, slowness, and just generally “not working the way it’s supposed to” when you have things you need to complete. But in the spirit of Thanksgiving, […]

Netiquette: Online Communication Tips

Are you sure you want to say that? Do we really want a media page to be our go-to place for venting frustration? Is the picture of us complaining, fuming, or shouting from a soapbox really what we want the world to see? Let’s consider our etiquette on the web, sometimes called netiquette. Netiquette: Online […]

Safe Browsing Tips & Things to Avoid

What’s safe to click on and what isn’t? Browsing the web requires wariness. Some customers feel like they can’t go anywhere or click on anything, and to a point, that’s true. You can’t safely click on just anything. It takes caution and common sense to make sure the links you visit are not riddled with […]

Cloud Backup: Smart Storage

What’s this cloud everyone’s talking about? How can photos and documents be stored in a misty vapor? Well, there’s a little more physicality to a cloud backup than that. The cloud is a term that the tech industry uses to refer to data centers all over the world that store information, which is accessible to […]

Scareware: Alert! Your Computer is (Not) Infected!

Alert!  Your computer has a virus! Do not shut off your computer, or you will risk losing your data! Call this number right away (888) 888 – XXXX. Have you ever seen messages like this pop-up on your computer screen? Maybe there were lots of pop-ups that suddenly appeared, windows you weren’t able to close. […]

Free Seminar: Online Security for Parents

“Almost constantly” is how one-fifth of Americans describe how often they go online, according to a recent Pew Research Study on Internet users. 73% of adults reported going online at least daily, and that statistic jumps to 92% for teens. The percentages for those who answered “almost constantly” were similar for both groups—21% of adults […]

HELP! My Homepage’s Been Hijacked!

You click on your Internet browser, expecting to see your e-mail or Google, but instead another page with a strange search bar shows up.  At the top of the screen are several toolbars you’ve never seen before.  When you try to open a new webpage, unwanted ads pop up.  Suddenly a window that seems like […]

WEEU Live Security Broadcast

PC Ninja hosted its second WEEU live security broadcast at the Ninja Den on July 16.  Head tech ninja Melvin Foo and radio host Mighty Mike Faust discussed online security, and special guest Detective Robert Heiden of the Berks County District Attorney’s office joined the conversation on current scams and safety issues.  Here are some […]

Heartbleed Bug

What is the Heartbleed Bug? First of all, the Heartbleed Bug is NOT a virus.  You cannot “catch it” on your computer by downloading an e-mail attachment or clicking on a compromised website like a typical virus.  It is not a threat to your personal computer or any data stored on your machine. As a […]

5 Internet Terms Everyone Should Know

We use the Internet every day, and access it on desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones.  Despite the ability users have to check e-mail, surf the web, and update social networking sites, many may be unfamiliar with some of the most basic Internet terms.  Here is a list of Five Basic Internet Terms everyone should know: […]

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