One day left to upgrade to Windows 10 for free

Microsoft Windows 10

There’s only one day left to get a Windows 10 upgrade for free. The operating system was released almost one year ago, which means July 29 will be the last day you can save some green and get the upgrade at no cost. After that, you’re looking at paying at least $119 to upgrade. […]

Traveling with technology: Gadgets and apps worth bringing on your trip overseas

Later this month I’ll be taking an extended trip to Kazakhstan and I’ve already started packing. You see, we won’t be checking any bags (for fear of losing them to flight connections) and that means we’ll need to be more selective while packing. Gadgets tend to add bulk, so these especially have been parsed […]

Your online password is 123456? Change it. Change it now.

I attended a Stop Think Connect event at the Strategic Air and Space Museum, located just outside Omaha, at the beginning of the month. I came away with the event with one thing on my mind: I really need to change my passwords. You probably do too. Kristin Judge of Opcio Consulting […]

Tech to help you get in shape, stay in shape

I’ve been watching trending topics using a tool from chartbeat’s labs for quite some time, and from Jan. 1 to today (Jan. 3) the same phrase keeps popping up: “weight loss.” This is no doubt a result of many people gearing up for 2014 — the year he or she […]

10 TechnoLeah approved free computer apps

Computer Apps

Not every awesome computer application or software costs money. On the other hand there are harmful computer apps that should be avoided. Keeping these two facts in mind, check out these 10 TechnoLeah approved FREE downloads for your computer. F.lux (Win & Mac) When you spend too much time on […]

Root root riot…Rooting your android

In a post last week I briefly mentioned rooting an android device in order to avoid the Carrier IQ software, first though I’d like to address some new information on the issue– NEW DETAILS ON CARRIER IQ: -Information gathered is listed within agreements with the carriers and/or manufacturers before the phone […]

Carrier IQ invades cell phone privacy

It’s recently been brought to the public’s attention that if they’re using a cell phone classified by retailers as a “smart phone,” they might be being spied on. This fear has been exploited through literature and film going back years thanks to titles like George Orwell’s “1984”. So when Carrier […]

If it’s important, back it up

Computers are awesome, when they work, and if I had a penny for every time I saw someone crying because they lost precious memories due to failed hardware…well, I’d have a lot of friggin’ pennies. Mac, Windows, Linux, whatever. Every computer faces the possibility of failure and as a responsible […]

4 tips to a speedy Windows PC

Windows computers will inevitably slow down but that doesn’t mean a PC can’t be salvaged. Here are four tips to keeping your PC speedy: 1. Start up items, the programs that automatically turn themselves on every time you turn your computer on, are often unnecessary. Even right out of the box, […]

Anti-Virus Software and the REAL threat

Windows OS users of the internet, this is for you: When people say to me me, “Macs don’t get viruses, so that’s why I bought one.” I just have to shrug and wonder if anyone ever told them where viruses REALLY come from. NOTE: Mac OS users can benefit from […]