Dymin Blog

Your Computer Hates Winter as Much as You Do

Posted by Mike Hurt on Jan 8, 2018 6:02:00 PM

As the holiday decorations go up, you may find yourself dreading the onset of cold weather and wintery conditions. While you’re pulling out the winter coats, cleaning out the chimneys, and readying your home for the months ahead, don’t forget to consider how the winter can affect your computer equipment. Be mindful of wintery risks to protect yourself from data loss and equipment malfunction.

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Topics: computer repair, computer maintenance

How to Get the Most Out of Your Laptop Battery

Posted by Mike Hurt on Dec 20, 2017 4:24:00 PM

Along with everything good about laptops and other mobile computing devices, there is also a question of whether the battery will be up to the test. If you use your mobile device for more than a couple hours, you will likely find it is running low on juice. Laptop batteries tend to lose their charging capacity at a faster rate as they age.  Some laptop batteries must be replaced after three or four years. Let's take a look at some solutions that will help you get the most out of your laptop battery. 

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Topics: computer repair, computer maintenance

What's the Deal with Computer Updates?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Dec 13, 2017 6:31:00 PM

Updates are essential to your computer's performance and safety. Some updates are automatic, while others must be initiated by the user. Learn what, exactly, these updates are all about and why they're so important.

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Topics: computer maintenance

Should I Let My Kids Have Their Own Computers?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Nov 29, 2017 3:01:00 PM

If you're a parent, your child has probably begged you for a computer at some point. Some kids are intent on getting the latest and greatest laptop or tablet to chat with friends, post photos, and search the web. Maybe you have a teenager who wants a powerful desktop computer for gaming.

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Topics: buying guides, computer security

What Equipment Should I Choose for My New Home Office? (Part 2/2)

Posted by Mike Hurt on Nov 16, 2017 4:02:00 PM

It's one thing to set up the basic elements of your home office, such as your computer, printer, desk, chair, etc. Setting up your office in a manner that safeguards your data and equipment is whole different challenge. Simply buying the proper equipment isn't enough; you need the proper software so you can work without worrying about hackers and viruses. Today, we'll discuss how to keep your home office equipment and data safe and up to date.

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Topics: computer security

What Equipment Should I Choose for My New Home Office? (Part 1/2)

Posted by Mike Hurt on Nov 1, 2017 6:58:00 PM

If you're planning to set up an office in your home, you should take some time to figure out exactly what you need. Setting up a home office can be more complex than you might assume. You'll need more than simply a computer and monitor. A home office that empowers you to work as effectively as possible requires several pieces of equipment.

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Topics: business information

How to Teach Your Kids Good Internet Habits

Posted by Scott Breitman on Oct 18, 2017 7:30:00 PM

It wasn't long ago that parents taught their kids about the dangers of talking to strangers in public. Nowadays, parents have much more to worry about than their kids' in-person interactions with strangers.

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Topics: computer security

5 Cornerstones of Home Computer Security

Posted by Mike Hurt on Sep 27, 2017 10:01:00 AM

Learn how to make wise decisions when surfing the web, secure your home wireless network, and make sure you don't lose important data if faced with a sudden crisis. Here are our top computer security tips.

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Topics: computer security

Relying on Facebook for Photo Storage Is a Major Mistake

Posted by Mike Hurt on Sep 22, 2017 6:38:00 PM

We know it's tempting to use Facebook as a repository for digital photos. Most people post their photos to this popular social media platform without a second thought. In fact, an incredible 65 percent of those who share photos online rely on Facebook to show off their images.

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Topics: data backup

Do I Need a Desktop AND a Laptop?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Sep 6, 2017 8:01:00 PM

Most people have either a laptop or a desktop and often wonder if another computer would make life easier. In some situations, owning a desktop and a laptop makes sense. In other situations, owning both types of computers can end up being a waste of money. So, do you need both? If not, which type is better for you? Read on to find out.

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Topics: buying guides