Posts Tagged ‘computer’

Cleaning the Inside of a Computer

Friday, June 24th, 2011

When I read the phrase “tech tips” I usually don’t think of hardware related stuff like this, but this still seems like useful information none the less …

The insides of computers get dusty and grubby, it’s just a fact of life.  Running all those electrical components builds up tiny static charges which draw in dust that clings to the circuit boards and metal structures inside the case.


3 Options to Analyze Past Computer Usage

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

If you need something to be paranoid about, I think I’d worry more about stuff like this than I would about stating unpopular opinions on Facebook …

Operating systems and applications often save loads and loads of information, often without the user knowing about it. This can have privacy implications, considering that it may be possible to recover files, bookmarks or visited web pages easily. We have covered the topic before, see Used Hard Drives Still Haven For Identify Theft for instance. We also offered tips and tools on protecting your privacy, for instance by erasing files on unused disk space or what you should do before bringing the PC in for repair.