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How to Recognize and Avoid Malware

November 3, 2015 — HelpCloud Resolution Malware is unwanted software that is usually downloaded without your knowledge and can harm your computer or damage or expose your data and private information. But the more serious threat comes from what--and who--it allows access to. With more malware …

Surf Safely: Top 5 Mobile Security Apps

November 3, 2015 — HelpCloud Resolution We’ve all heard the stories about celebrities getting their cell phones hacked, resulting in their private information being sold to the highest bidder. It’s easy to think of them as isolated incidents, but in fact it happens far more often than what gets …

The Proper Care and Feeding of Your Computer

November 3, 2015 — HelpCloud Resolution It’s easy to forget how delicate the inner workings of a computer are. They’re encased in a nondescript box or hidden beneath a keyboard, out of sight and out of mind. But these inner workings control everything about the way your computer functions, and …

You’ve Got Mail: The Do’s and Don’ts of Checking Your Email

November 3, 2015 — HelpCloud Resolution In many ways, the Internet is still a wild and lawless place in comparison to the physical world, few laws regulating what people can and can’t do online. Cyber criminals have free reign to create and distribute harmful software, software that costs …

Choosing an Internet Provider

November 3, 2015 — HelpCloud Resolution Choosing a new Internet Service Provider (ISP) can be a headache, but choosing the right one for you will save you an even bigger headache in the long run. That’s why it’s good to understand all your options before making a decision. Whether you’re …

Replacing Your Old Computer? Here�s What You Should Know

November 3, 2015 — HelpCloud Resolution Have you had the same computer for years? Has it become so slow and problematic that you can barely use it? You may not want to go out and pick a new one, but there just doesn’t seem to be any way around it. So where do you go from here? If this sounds …

Tap and Go? The Pros and Cons of Paying with Your Phone

November 3, 2015 — HelpCloud Resolution The physical wallet is slowly becoming obsolete. The phone industry is attempting to monopolize the wallet and everything in it, including our credit cards and loyalty cards. But how safe is it? With the likes of Apple, Samsung, and Android coming out …

Social Media Safety: Keeping Your Information Private

October 6, 2015 — HelpCloud Resolution Social media is a great way to connect and interact with friends, family, and coworkers online. The media aspect provides news, entertainment, and information about loved ones. The social aspect is where it can get a bit dangerous. It’s one thing to be …

What’s Inside a Computer? The Simple Answer

September 29, 2015 — HelpCloud Resolution Your computer is a lot like the human body in all its intricacy. Yet unlike the human body, the general public knows so little about the way computers work. The body parts that are vital to our existence (heart, brain, nerves, etc.) can be paralleled with …