Tag: computers

BASIC Is Now 50, and I Still Miss It

One of the most popular computer programming languages ever just turned 50, but almost no one uses it anymore. BASIC, short for Beginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, may have gotten its start in 1964 at Dartmouth College as a math project. But it ended up defining home computer ownership for an entire generation. BASIC BEGINNINGS Read More

How To Set Up A Budget Home Entertainment Network

For many, the word “server” brings to mind an intimidating stack of unidentifiable devices with endless flashes of light. But in reality, a server can be that very basic featured, very old laptop or desktop computer you have gathering dust in a corner of your home. Wikipaedia defines a Home Server as a server located Read More

Use The ATM And Risk Losing Your Money!

Windows XP finally reached its end-of-life this April (2014), after which Microsoft ceases to release bug fixes for the operating system. If you’ve upgraded your PC then everything should be fine – but what about your bank? Have they upgraded? The Risk Isn’t Necessarily With You Have you upgraded from Windows XP yet? If not, you can easily Read More

Surdoc – Free 100GB Online Storage For Everyone!

Many are probably familiar with popular free cloud storage options available; 2GB from Dropbox, 5GB from Box and SugarSync, 7GB from SkyDrive and 15GB from Google Drive but few are aware of the new kid on block, Surdoc. This company has indeed raised the bar by offering a whooping 100GB cloud storage free to users, Read More

My Pretty Valentine … [Geek Love]

Over the years, i have come to realize that the nerds and geeks, someway-somehow, always seem to end up with the prettiest, fashionable and socially confident women around. My case is no different, i am married to probably one of the prettiest of them. However, on the flip side, we also end up getting married Read More

Watching porn is bad for your smartphone

We’re not making any moral judgments here. But it is definitively a bad idea to visit pornography sites on your smartphone or tablet. Nearly one-quarter of malware on mobile devices comes from porn websites, according to a new study from Blue Coat, a Web security and optimization company.  Mobile users don’t check out porn sites Read More

Create Free Websites Using Your Dropbox Account

Owning a website is the norm nowadays. Whether to showcase yourself or your product, most people seem to have a reason (or more!) to own one. However, not many are willing to pay for this service. If you are among this category of penny pinchers, you are in luck. I know just what you need – Read More

The Difference Between Malware, Virus, Rootkits, Spyware, Worm and Trojans

One of the classic primary signs that a computer has been infected is that it suddenly becomes much less responsive than normal. This usually continues after rebooting the computer as the malicious software begins running again and using system resources. Applications that monitor system resources (such as the Windows Task Manager) of the computer may Read More

What is a Rootkit and How it Infects your PC

Everyone knows about computer viruses – and people are rightly fearful of them. Many have also heard about (computer) worms, which are nasty programs designed to spread as much as they can to infect computers. A rootkit, on the other hand, is devious in a different way. This is used to gain control over your Read More

Multi Boot vs Virtualization

A few days ago, i decided to shelve all forms of multibooting of Operating systems on my laptop and embraced Virtualization fully. For the sake of the noobs in the house, Multi-boot or Multi-booting is the installation of multiple operating systems on different partitions of a computer, with the ability to choose which one to Read More

FLAME VIRUS: Most Destructive Virus Ever Developed?

The Flame Virus shares code with another virus, Stuxnet, that damaged Iran’s nuclear program in 2010. These are two of the most destructive computer viruses ever created, tailor-made for cyber-espionage and capable of wreaking havoc on government systems. Both Flame and Stuxnet are believed to have been used by the U.S. government to wage online Read More

Ereaders – The End Of An Era?

Fiddling with a Kindle Keyboard, i can not help but marvel how much water has passed underneath the bridge since 2009 when Ereaders started becoming popular in Nigeria. This is 2012, what exactly has changed? When the ereaders started trickling in, many saw the end of literature as we know it, that the Kindle, Nook, Read More

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