Month: November 2012

My Top 5 PC Product Peeves

I love my computers and all that goes with them BUT, why oh why do manufacturers insist on perpetuating the awful design flaws which tend to irritate and frustrate most users. Here are my top 5 pet peeves:

Change default app for pictures on Windows 8?

I had someone make some changes to my computer so it would run faster. Now when I open a picture they always open in windows photo viewer. How can I make my ‘Microsoft picture it premium 10’ as my default again?

7 Ways To Improve Windows 8 Performance

Windows 8 may be an improved version of Windows 7, but if you are not using it on a high end PC, there will still be some strain and lag while running the applications. The good thing is, you don’t have to live with the lag, here are 7 ways to improve the performance of Windows 8.

The Powerful Idea that Stops Malware Dead

In the 10-year time frame from 2002 to 2012, the volume of ‘known-good’ executable code has roughly doubled from 17 Million to 40 Million. During that same period, the amount of ‘known-bad’ malware has skyrocketed 40 times from 2 million to over 80 million. In 2002, keeping out the bad guys with antivirus was a correct and rational decision. Now, in 2012 that is no longer the case. The more rational decision is to continue using traditional (blacklist) antivirus but combined with gray- and whitelisting and only allow ‘known-good’ to run. It’s a simple, powerful idea that stops malware dead in its tracks. It allows you to run your network with an iron fist in a velvet glove.