Category Archive: Computers

Jun 29

Norton Mobile Security Review 2014

NORTON MOBILE SECURITY REVIEW

The rapid expansion of mobile and telecom industry and the software boom during the recent years has paved way for an even bigger issue: mobile security threats. Fortunately, this problem was immediately foreseen and tackled effectively. Norton Security Services was launched with the intention of protecting your mobile phones from the viruses and malicious malwares that are rampant around the globe and are threatening the security of your devices. Norton Security Services is, now, the most renowned and reputable company known to provide antivirus and security services.

Before you take the big step of choosing Norton Security Services for your mobile phones, let us take an overview of its features.

MERITS

  • Regular scanning of your mobile phone for potential threats removes all sorts of bugs and viruses that may gain access to your mobile.
  • Auto scanning option causes in-depth probing every time that an app is installed or the memory/SD card is inserted, keeping your device safe and sound.
  • In case your mobile phone gets stolen or is lost, you can gain access to your mobile remotely via your online account and can lock your set in addition to wiping all your data to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.
  • A flash message can also be remotely activated to appear across your mobile phone screen so you’re your mobile can be returned to you if found by someone else.
  • “Scream alarm” can also be activated to alert the people in the vicinity of your lost cell phone of its location. This feature works even if your cell phone has been set to “silent”.
  • Unwanted messages and calls can be filtered and blocked.
  • You can back up your data on the cloud to be recovered in case it is accidentally lost.
  • The software does not hinder the normal functioning of the mobile and multiple tasks can be carried out side by side while your mobile phone is being scanned for bugs.
  • The Sneak Peek feature activates the front camera and captures the picture of the thief which can go a long way in device recovery process.

DEMERITS

  • The app does not support all the mobile devices. Only android 2.2 and above versions are compatible with it.
  • Lack of PIN code security for restoration of factory settings can take just a misguided moment to wipe your mobile clean of all data.

VERDICT

Due to its high rating, Norton Security Services is an outstanding app for mobile security. With just a few minor glitches, it has all the enhanced security features and can be used comfortably for keeping guard over your mobile phones.

 

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Jun 28

Eons Ahead: Origin EON17-S Gaming Laptop Set to Impress

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Origin EON17-S Gaming

Eons Ahead: Origin EON17-S Gaming Laptop Set to Impress and turn Heads

 

Trying to strike the right balance between performance and bulk has always been the central issue for manufacturers of gaming laptops, but Origin have pretty much nailed it with the EON 17-S. Tech gaming experts have been putting the machine through its paces and it seems to be largely getting a thumbs up.

 

 

First Impressions

With its flared cover in loud colors, the EON17-S has more than a hint of Alienware about it, which is not surprising since many of the Origin team are Alienware defectors. But lifting the lid reveals a more modest interior, jazzed up with graphic equalisers; a rainbow-backlit keyboard, reminiscent of the MSI GS70, and a backlit Origin logo on the trackpad.

Weighing in at 8.2 pounds (minus the power brick), and measuring 16.2 x 10.9 x 1.8 inches, the EON 17-S is a bit of a beast and you might struggle to fit it into your existing laptop case.

 

The Spec

On to the figures, and the EON17-S can be built to your specification with a handful of different processors, graphics cards, RAM and storage options, with machines costing just over $1 600 for the most basic configuration.

All laptops ship with a 1920×1080 17.3 inch screen and can take a range of dual- and quad-core Intel processors with speeds of between 2.8 and 3.1 GHz (3.6 to 4.0 GHz with Turbo Boost).

Buyers can choose one of three NVidea GeForce GTX cards, from the 4MB 860M to the 8MB 880M and there are a number of options when it comes to RAM (from 2x2GB to 4x8GB), SSD from 2x120GB to 2x1TB) and HDD (320GB to 1TB) drives.

 

Pros and Cons

When running a quad-core 2.8 GHz processor and an NVidea GeForce GTX 880M, gamers found that the EON17-S could easily handle most of the games they threw at it, even with the settings maxed out. So in terms of its main function, Origin’s machine comes up trumps.

On the downside, the EON17-S has not quite achieved the portability of the GS70 Stealth, particularly since performance becomes heavily compromised when the mains plug is disconnected and the laptop switches to its integrated Intel 4600 graphics card).

Another criticism from gamers focused on a lack of screen colour depth and excessive brightness, effectively hijacking some of the powerful graphics on display.

 

All-in-all though, Origin should be pleased with their machine.

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Jun 27

Intel vs AMD: which processor is best for you

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Intel vs AMD: which processor is best for you?

The processor is one of the most important elements in a computer, as it mainly dictates how much processing power your computer has and how many applications it can run at the same time. The two main CPU manufacturers in the world are AMD and Intel, so when you decide to purchase such a product, you need to choose between one of the two brands. However, each person tends to use the computer for different things, some of us use it for gaming, others use it for video editing and many people just browse the internet. The CPU performance expectations are different for each user category, so you do need to decide first what you are going to use the device for, then select the processor type accordingly.

Usage:

AMD processors tend to provide little less processing power than the Intel ones, this is why they are recommended for people that have a limited budget for their computer. AMD is great for multitasking and more complex applications as well. Thanks to the Hyper Threading and numerous other features, Intel processors are great for playing AAA games, editing videos and many other applications as long as they are used one at a time.

Clock Speed and Number of Cores:

The clock speed tells you how many calculations can be made by a processor per second, and most of the time is measured in gigahertz. The number of cores tell you how many individual processors are combined into a single board. Nowadays you can find quad-core or even eight-core processors, which means that 4 or even processors are stored into a single one. The higher the clock speed and number of cores are, the better. AMD offers up to 8-Core processor with its new FX-9590 5Ghz Processor priced at around $329.99  and Intel i7-4790K is only 4-Core processor at 4Ghz for $339.99. Intel will be little better on a single application but AMD is much better when it comes to multitasking .

Overclocking capabilities:

All CPUs have a fixed clock speed, and they usually have a level that ensures they remain stable while still performing at the optimal speed. However, you can try and increase the clock speed and see if the processor still performs well. While Intel processors are usually locked at a certain clock speed, the AMD processors provide you with the best options for overclocking, as they allow you to modify their settings a lot easier. Mind that AMD processor due to its multi core tends to run hotter than Intel Processors which require that you have good cooling system or fan.

GPU communication:

If you plan on using your computer for graphical intensive applications, such as games or video editing, then you surely need to know how your processor communicates with the GPU. In this case the Intel processors offer a better GPU efficiency, and you can clearly see the difference in latency and frame rate as well, when compared to an AMD device. However if you have dedicated Video Card  than the Processor GPU does not matter that much.

Price:

Usually AMD offers more processor power for its money and still offer a great performance. Intel on the other hand tends to bring a lot of high-end processors that are quite expensive. Lower-End Intel Processors are not as powerful yet pricey.

In summary, you can easily choose between an AMD or Intel processor, depending on what you plan to use your computer for. If Price is no object then Intel is your choice. If you have a budget and still want to get great performance at a lower price than AMD is your choice.  For a laptop on the other hand Intel is much better choice because it consumes less power and produces less heat. If again price is a issue then AMD will do the job as well.

 

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Jun 24

PC vs Laptop – Which One Is Right For You


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PC vs Laptop – Which one is right for you? It all depends on what you will use it for.

Technology has advanced so much in the last 20-30 years up to the point that almost anyone can now connect to the Internet via their mobile phone, computer, laptop or numerous other gadgets. However, when it comes to actually choosing the device you want to use on a daily basis, things can get a little harder, yet if you stay and think about it, you can easily make the right purchase in the end. In this article we are going to focus on certain categories and see which option is more suitable in different situations.

Performance:

Whether you are a web designer, graphic designer, developer or gamer, you do need one thing, and that is a lot of processing power. Due to their larger size and space for adding multiple components, the PCs are better than the laptops in this regard, as they can amass a lot of processing power which makes them very suitable for just about any type of work. Laptops on the other hand are portable, which means that some performance and usage sacrifices had to be made in order to achieve their size.

Cost:

Laptops come prebuilt and changing their components can be quite hard. Desktops however can start pretty low when it comes to their price, but if you want to add a great processor, the latest graphics card and a lot of memory you can easily increase the price tremendously. The main idea here is to come up with a budget and check the options available at that price. You also need to consider that PC’s tend to last longer than laptops and they are also upgradable to some degree.

Ease of use and portability:

At this category the laptops are the ultimate winners. Due to the fact that they have a small size you can easily transport them just about anywhere, which is very important for just about any type of person that goes from one place to another often, yet needs the power of a computer. A desktop is not portable at all, as they were specifically created to stay in a single place.

Screen size:

Desktop units come with a separate display unit that can easily have from 15” to 27” or more. On the other hand, due to their portability, laptops are made with smaller screens and their desktop size usually range from 10” up to 17”. Of course, laptops can still be connected to an external display if needed.

Repair:

Since a PC is made of multiple components, the repair process is as simple as opening the case and removing/repairing the component that is causing problems and adding a new one in its place. When it comes to a laptop however, things tend to get a little problematic, as they are very hard to open and finding a replacement part of them is also really difficult at times. Laptops also have multiple hardware integrated into the motherboard, which means that if any of the hardware fails the whole motherboard fails and needs to be replaced.

Gaming:

A desktop solution is perfect for playing the latest videogames but you do need to invest a lot of money in your computer so you can play them. You will need to buy a high-end laptop in order to play AAA games on it, but if you want it just for casual gaming, then a normal laptop can do the trick.

Space:

A laptop is smaller in size, which means that you can place virtually anywhere you want, while a desktop unit does require a lot of space, as is normally tends to be placed on the side of a desk. If space is an issue in your home, then you should choose a laptop instead of a desktop unit. Laptops only require a small are of your desk or table

 

Conclusion:

While desktops are cheaper and with a lot more procession power, they aren’t portable and come with an additional display. Laptops are much more portable and easy to use, but some performance sacrifices had to be made for this and they, most of the time, tend to be a little more expensive than a PC. It comes down to you to choose what type of device is best for you, depending on your needs and what you want to use it for. Such a purchase does require quite a large budget, so make sure you have the necessary amount of money beforehand.

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May 20

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 IPad & Laptop Killer

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 IPad & Laptop Killer Pre Order Now! Available June 20

We are extremely impressed with Microsoft Surface Pro 3, The hardware in this New Tablet is just amazing. Surface Pro 3 has a 12” ClearType Full HD screen with 2160 x 1440 resolution.

Apple will have hard time to compete with a tablet that now can do everything.

The Surface Pro 3 Runs On Full Windows 8.1 Pro so there are no more restrictions on what apps or programs you can and cannot run. This tablet has everything we wanted, from power to full OS, Connectivity to Sharing. Now we will need to finds things that will not run on Surface Pro3.

Battery life is up to 9 hours which is lower than we would like but it is still impressive considering the hardware that it is powering,

There are multiple versions available.

Prices start at $799, with pre-orders available now and to hit the stores June 20.

 

SPECIFICATION

Device type: Tablet

OS: Windows (8.1 Pro)

Dimensions: 11.5 x 7.93 x 0.36 inches (292 x 201 x 9 mm)

Weight: 28.16 oz (798 g) the average is 16.6 oz (473 g)

Body material: Metal

Tablet dock: Yes

Features: USB

DISPLAY

Physical size: 12.0 inches

Resolution: 2160 x 1440 pixels

Pixel density: 216 ppi

Technology: LCD

Touchscreen: Multi-touch

Features: Light sensor

CAMERA

Camera: 5 megapixels

Camcorder: 1920×1080 (1080p HD)

Front-facing camera: 5 megapixels

HARDWARE

System chip: Intel Core i3, i5 and i7

Graphics processor: Intel HD Graphics

System memory: 4-8GB RAM

Built-in storage: 64GB-512 GB Storage

Storage expansion: microSD, microSDHC

MULTIMEDIA

Speakers: Stereo speakers

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth: 4.0

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac

USB: USB 3.0

Connector: Full-size USB

Features: USB Host

OTHER FEATURES

Additional microphone/s: Yes

Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope

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Apr 25

Heartbleed crisis set donations is motion to fix future problems

Heartbleed crisis set donations is motion to fix future problems with OpenSSL

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The Heartbleet security patch has been released and applied to most systems and firewalls. But now big Companies are stepping up to help out OpenSSL. OpenSSL is an open source implementation of the SSL and TLS protocols. The group of volunteers developers maintain Open SSL admitted that they receive on average $2,000 a year in donation to help out this project. Now that the Heartblled effected so many secure systems, big companies are stepping up by donating millions of dollars to the group to help maintain the open-source code.
The companies that contributed to this cause are Dell, Fujitsu Ltd NetApp Inc, Rackspace Hosting Inc, VMware Inc., Amazon.com Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Facebook Inc, Google Inc, IBM, Intel Corp and Microsoft Corp.
Now that the openSSL has more founds the Code should be more secure and less vulnerable to future security breaches and attacks. As many of developers and programmers would like to continue to use open source OpenSSL which is correctly free to use.

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