1202, 2020

How to remove bloatware from your Windows 10 PC

By |February 12, 2020|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Bloatware is pre-installed software (that may or may not be malicious) that typically requires an unwarranted amount of disk space, slowing down your computer and exposing you to more cybersecurity risks. Superfish In mid-2014, Lenovo users noticed that something was awry with their web browsers: banner ads were breaking webpage [...]

209, 2019

How to deal with Android bloatware

By |September 2, 2019|Categories: Android|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When you buy an Android mobile phone, the mobile carrier often installs certain apps onto the device. These apps, commonly referred to as bloatware, are usually tied into a service that the carrier offers. A majority of users, however, don’t want these apps. Here’s how you can deal with Android [...]

108, 2019

Tweaking your Windows 10 installation

By |August 1, 2019|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |

Once you've unboxed that laptop you just bought, there are important things that need to be done. After installing Windows 10, you must unlock its full potential by customizing some critical settings. You can ask a technician for help with this, but here are a few things you can do [...]

2204, 2019

Boost your new laptop in 5 steps

By |April 22, 2019|Categories: Hardware|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Laptops may not be the most powerful computers, but the benefits they provide are undisputable. For one thing, they deliver a similar user experience as your huge desktop PC, but much more conveniently and affordably. But before you reap their many benefits, here are five steps you should take before [...]

102, 2019

Beware of apps bundled with Windows 10

By |February 1, 2019|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , |

While you might think that getting free software with your new Windows 10-powered device sounds like a good idea, it’s not. Beyond taking up storage space and diverting processing power, pre-installed software such as trial versions of video games, antivirus programs, and web browser toolbars — collectively called “bloatware” — [...]

2911, 2018

Get rid of these 5 types of PC clutter

By |November 29, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Is your PC running slowly? It could be because of all the digital clutter it has to deal with. Clutter can impede your computer’s performance and eat away at its memory. To have your computer performing at top speed again, you need to get rid of these five types of [...]

3005, 2018

Setting up your new laptop with Windows 10

By |May 30, 2018|Categories: Hardware, Windows|Tags: , , , , , |

First things first, what should you do with your brand new laptop? You go through the Windows 10 setup, and you're all done, right? Not really. Your notebook isn’t ready -- until you do some tweaking. Let's get the ball rolling. #1 Check for updates Your new laptop should check [...]

602, 2018

5 things to do to your new laptop

By |February 6, 2018|Categories: Hardware|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Getting a new laptop can be very exciting. It guarantees a more seamless user experience with faster speed, more memory, and better battery life. But it’s all for naught if you don’t take certain preventive steps before using your new machine. Discover five things you should do before you start [...]

1101, 2018

Beware Of Apps Bundled With Your Windows 10

By |January 11, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you recently purchased new laptops or computers? Don’t get too excited. A new report proves that pre-installed software such as free trials and web browser toolbars can pose high-security risks. So if you want to maximize your new investment, here are some things you might want to know: Tavis [...]

712, 2017

Here come crapware-free PCs

By |December 7, 2017|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bloatware, trialware, crapware -- the unnecessary software usually pre-installed by the manufacturer on your brand new PC. Besides being annoying, this type of software also slows down your machine and can tamper with security. Microsoft is fed up with it too, which is why they’ve come up with Windows 10 [...]

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