How to Understand Your Computer’s Tech Specs

In this week’s member-exclusive How-To Tuesday on Simple Tech Tips, we’re talking about how to understand your computer’s tech specs. Technical specifications can be hard to understand even if you’re tech-savvy. Computers change fast, and what’s in use today could be replaced by something new tomorrow. But the basics remain the same. Knowing how to … Continue reading How to Understand Your Computer’s Tech Specs

How to Figure Out Windows and Mac Version Numbers

In this week’s member-exclusive How-To Tuesday on Simple Tech Tips, we’re talking about how to figure out Windows and Mac version numbers. If you’re having computer problems, the first thing the technician will ask you is, “What version of the operating system are you running?” But there are so many different updates and numbers, it … Continue reading How to Figure Out Windows and Mac Version Numbers

How to Recognize Counterfeit Electronics

In this week’s member-exclusive How-To Tuesday on Simple Tech Tips, we’re talking about how to recognize counterfeit electronics. The recent chip shortage has exacerbated the problem of counterfeits, but there are steps consumers can take to avoid them. Learn how to recognize the warning signs of counterfeit goods and find genuine deals on computers and … Continue reading How to Recognize Counterfeit Electronics

You Need Better Antivirus Than Your Computer’s Built-In Software

Your computer’s built-in antivirus software is no match against today’s Internet threats. Here’s why you should replace it with something stronger. Windows and Mac computers both have default antivirus programs, Windows Defender and Apple’s XProtect. (If you haven’t noticed XProtect running on your Mac, that’s because it runs silently in the background as part of … Continue reading You Need Better Antivirus Than Your Computer’s Built-In Software