So you’re trying to finish an urgent task, but your Mac isn’t performing as fast as you need it to. What can you do? Knowing why your machine is slowing down is key to returning it to its former speed. We have prepared five common reasons Macs become sluggish and what you can do to resolve the problem.
When buying new hardware for your laptop, you have to choose which operating system (OS) to install. And if you go with Windows 10, Microsoft's latest OS, you'll also have to decide among its Home, Pro, and S versions. Although they contain many similar features, there are significant differences among them.
So you’ve just unboxed your brand new laptop — what do you do next? Before you start using it to surf the internet or finish your tasks for the day, take these steps to optimize its performance and ensure it meets your needs.
1. Update your laptop’s operating system
One of the first things you should do before using your laptop is to update its operating system (OS). Assuming you did not purchase the laptop when it was first released, it will still be running an older OS. Because important patches and fixes are released with each new update, you must install the latest ones to ensure your laptop doesn’t have vulnerabilities that malicious third parties can exploit.
Are you still hanging on to your old work computers since they “still work fine”? While they may still help you get the job done, their outdated firmware can make you vulnerable to security risks that can lead to major problems.
What is firmware?
Firmware is a basic type of software that is embedded into every piece of hardware.
New computers are anything but cheap. For this reason, just because your current Windows 10 computer is taking longer than normal to perform simple tasks doesn’t mean it’s time to buy a new one. Here are four tips to speed up your computer without spending a single dime:
Prevent programs from launching at startup
Windows makes certain programs readily available by loading them at startup.
May 2020 Update, the newest iteration of Windows 10, has been released to the public. However, some systems were found to be having some issues with the latest version, prompting Microsoft to block its installation on some devices. If your PCs are affected, here’s what you need to do.
Microsoft keeps to its commitment to innovation, function, and form with its latest iteration of Windows 10, coming out in the last week of May 2020. Security patches and critical system updates come as standard, but users can also expect quite a few more changes to the operating system.
It’s the update season for Windows 10 users. Although it’s normal for us to experience an uptick in support requests during these periods, things are looking worse than normal this time around. That’s because Microsoft’s most recent operating system update has caused data loss for some users.
As cybersecurity incidents become more sophisticated, frequent, and intelligent, experts predict that the global market for cybersecurity products in 2020 will exceed that of last year. In fact, your company might be one of the thousands of businesses looking to purchase cybersecurity software.