Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Smart Laptop Repair

Computers are not infallible; they will often make mistakes and sometimes they might completely break on you, putting your business and personal work on hold until repairs can be made.

Knowing the hassle that desktop and laptop repair can cause, where you go and who you trust to fix your computer is becoming more and more important these days. The most popular choice is to just buy an extended warranty from the electronics store that sold you the computer in the first place. It is quick and it is easy, and you know you will always be just down the street from a location. The only problem with this is that you do not get direct service and may be competing with hundreds of other customers to get repairs completed first. When the time comes to finally fix your computer, the staff may be cutting corners or using cheaper replacement parts.

If you want to be sure that you will have 100% reliable and quality service, you will have to move out of the electronics store and use a trusted technician. is a fan-favorite. Dell laptop parts experts, they use only certified Dell Parts for replacement, and never sneak in a cheaper, lower quality part.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Web Security

As a professional blogger, I am on the internet 24 hours a day. Constantly, I am logging into and out of various blog accounts all day long. 100% of my life is spent on the internet. So, it is only natural for me to often forget that it is a dangerous place and threats lay waiting at all times. This weekend, one of those threats pounced. I got a virus that locked up my computer and disabled it for the entire weekend. A friend of mine did the repairs and got me up and running again, but also gave me some great advice that I would like to pass on to my readers. Taking care of a virus once it is already on your computer is not the way to build a solid defense. One must take extra steps to boost the protection on one's network to ensure that no virus get even close to your hard drive. By building a virtual security shield, you can ramp up your defenses and feel more confident that you are well protected. Companies like Solera Networks are network security companies that are more pro-active than others. With Solera, you don't simply install their software and then only speak with them when a problem arises. Solera Networks actively monitors the threats that are constantly coming in and then works to deny the threat, and also to protect against its return. Additionally, this active watch also protects against advanced persistent threats -- those nagging little errors that never seem to go away. Long-story Short, I learned that simply installing an antivirus program and updating it regularly doesn't work. If you truly want to be protected, you need to enlist the services of a proven web-security firm like Solera. Visit to get protected.