In these podcasts we discuss technology, issues and tips in plain English to help the average computer user have a better computing experience.
Backup Your Computer - Save your Memories
So often people intend on backing up but never get it done. Others think it's not important, until AFTER disaster happens. Truly ask yourself, are there priceless memories stored in your computer? If so, are they backed up? If not, you are playing a game of chance that you will lose sooner or later.
I cannot stress this enough, back up now, back up before it's too late. You will save money compared to having disaster recovery work, and will certainly thank me down the road. It's not a matter of if your hard drive fails, it's a matter of when.
The CPU - Central Processing Unit
(Full Article Here)... In conclusion – you get what you pay for. The CPU is the brain of the computer, so spend a little more on it! We recommend sticking with Intel processors, specifically the i3, i5 or i7 processors. Each of those have many variations and subsets, but as long as it has that label in front of it you’ll be good for general use. Each number up is more power; think of it as “good, better, best”.
What is "The Cloud"?
I get asked this question at least once a week. The answer is pretty simple: it just means “on the internet”. That’s all it is, a fancy marketing term that means “on the internet”.
So when someone says they store their documents “on the cloud”, they mean simply that their documents are stored on the internet.
Music, Email, Documents, Backup – it doesn’t matter what it is, if it can be stored in your computer, it can be stored “in the cloud”.
Cloud backup solutions for example such as Carbonite and Mozy simply upload your information from your computer to their servers via the internet. The same is true for Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive or iCloud.
Most cloud-based services provide software that make it easy to interact with that service. For example Dropbox loads software on your computer that allows you to view your documents and files just like any ‘ole folder on your computer. However anything in that folder automatically gets uploaded to Dropbox’s servers.
The next question is usually about security.
Continue reading at: http://www.pccomputerguy.com/Tech-Tips-Podcast-What-Is-The-Cloud
Buying a new Computer
Thinking of replacing your old computer? Join us for this episode of Tech Talk, where Nick Ellis - PC Computer Guy discusses tips for buying a new computer and provides some general recommendations.
Stream your Media and TV
The Olympics are on. Now if there is any sport I'm more likely to watch than Football, it's the Olympics. I'm an Olympic attic. If watching the Olympics was a sport, I'd definitely get the gold. Of course, I also have to somehow still get things done for the those two weeks. How do I cope? With Orb!
Orb is a great, FREE program that allows you to stream content on your home computer to you, anywhere. You can use it to stream videos, music files, access documents and of critical importance for the Olympics, TV.
Continue reading at http://www.pccomputerguy.com/Tech-Tips-Podcast-Stream-Media-With-Orb
General Yearly Maintenance and Good Computer Habbits
Don't Defrag, Do have a good AntiVirus, Do use a great free adblocker, Don't use registry cleaners. These and many more topics are covered in this 30-minute special edition focusing on keeping your computer running well.