Monthly Archives: June 2011

  • Firewalls
    Posted in: Security

    A firewall is a blockade that prevents hackers from accessing your computer. There are multiple flavors of firewalls, and this article will help you understand the world of the firewalls a little more. Hardware (physical) Firewall There is a firewall built-in to your router, or sometimes inside the cable-modem (for example: U-verse). These are hard-coded […]

  • What does the CPU do?
    Posted in: Troubleshooting

    CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. Yeah, OK, but what does that mean? Often just called ‘the Processor’, this is the thing that actually does the thinking in your computer. The faster the processor, the zippier things run. How do you know how fast your processor is? The speed of a processor is measured in […]