btechword has written 50 posts for Handy IT tips and tricks

Traveling? 10 tips to protect your laptop from theft

These days, it seems that just about everybody uses a laptop or notebook computer to get work done away from the office or on the road. Unfortunately, the pervasiveness of laptop computing has made portable systems an easy target for theft. 1. Avoid using computer bags Computer bags can make it obvious that you’re carrying … Continue reading

Buying a laptop? Here are the top 10 considerations.

We at B Technologies are constantly asked to purchase laptops for our clients as they do not know what are the important things to consider during their purchase. Here I will shed some light at the top 10 considerations when deciding on your new laptop. 1. What Do You Need it For? The first and most fundemantel … Continue reading

Facebook Essential Tip for Everyone

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO EVERYONE WHO USES FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS OR PERSONAL REASONS AND WISHES TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH THEIR CONTACTS!! Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your newsfeed from the same people lately? Have you also noticed that when you post things like status messages, photos and links, … Continue reading

50+ short and simple ‘How To’ videos on basic computer skills

>Google has done a fantastic job at creating 50+ simple and short videos to teach parents or those less tech savvy, how to do things like: – use Google as a calculator – copy and paste – share photos – crop photos – check the weather – track a flight’s status … and much more … Continue reading

But Macs don’t get viruses … or do they?

>Today 1 in 5 consumer PCs is a Mac so they are a tasty target for hackers, spammers and criminals. See these two brief videos for more info: Do Macs get viruses?

Free Anti virus protection for Macs

>Introducing Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition Sophos has released their latest free tool – Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition. This is their first consumer anti-malware product designed to provide Mac home users with up–to-the-hour protection that is simple to use and FREE! Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition features: • Full protection from … Continue reading

World Cup 2010 – be aware of the scams!

>Our close friends at Sophos – the IT security experts sent us this link to important information regarding scams that appear around World Cup 2010 time that you or someone you know may be exposed to. People who usually have little or no interest in soccer may turn into soccer fiends when the world Cup … Continue reading

Do you need to know your internet IP address?

>There are a number of reasons why you might need to find your internet IP address and it only takes a few seconds to do. Go to: http://www.whatsmyip.org/ and when you arrive on the site your IP address will be prominently displayed on the top of the page. Simple as that.

5 tips to help keep your passwords secret

>Treat your passwords with as much care as you treat the information that they protect. Use strong passwords to log on to your computer and to any site where you enter your credit card number, or any financial or personal information—including social networking sites. 1. Never provide your password over e-mail or in response to … Continue reading

How strong is YOUR password?

>Test your password with a password checker Are you wondering if the password you created is good enough? A password checker evaluates your password’s strength automatically. Click on the following link if you want to check your password’s strength: https://www.microsoft.com/protect/fraud/passwords/checker.aspx?WT.mc_id=Site_Link