Faster Than an SSD: How to Turn Extra Memory Into a High performance RAM Disk

July 31, 2012

Create a RAM disk in 9 easy steps and get SSD-like performance on the cheap.

With RAM prices dropping, one can follow this simple instructions and add some real performance for some of your most frequently used applications.

See on blog.laptopmag.com via pdxtech-info

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Quick Screen Share

July 31, 2012

QuickScreenShare.com is the simplest way to share screens with anybody:

No registration required and completely free.

Nothing to install for sharer or sharee (assuming you have Java).

Works on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Even lets you remotely control mouse and keyboard!

See on quickscreenshare.com via – pdxtech-info


10,000 Top Passwords

July 13, 2012

Try this on for size! Of a list of 10,000 passwords tested, 79% were in the top 500 and 91% were in the top 1000. What does that mean? Well, if a hacker is trying to break into your accounts, he could try this relatively small list of password and chances are he would have control of your account. Way too easy if you ask me.

If you care to protect your information, remember these three things about passwords.

1. Use a passphrase instead of a password.

2. Substitute some characters for phonetic or visual equivalents.

3. Use the whole keyboard. Text (upper and lower dase), numbers, and symbols.

Safe computing!

See on xato.net  via- pdxtech-info


Free Document Conversion Network: PDF, Excel, Word, Text, Images…

July 6, 2012

Sometimes one has a need to convert a document to another format. This site provides a great menu of convertion options online and all free.

Simply choose the convertion type, upload your document and provide an email address for delivery. In a matter of minutes you will receive a link to download your converted file. No hassles. How cool is that?!

See on www.cometdocs.com via pdxtech-info


Computer Users Finally Paying Attention to DNS-Changer

July 6, 2012

We have been advising our customers and friends to make sure they check their computers for the DNS Changer malware. The news have run stories about it over the last few days and we are getting calls about how to check whether one’s computer is infected.
The easiest way to check is to simply go to http://www.dns-ok.us/ If you see a GREEN box you are clear. If you see RED you will need to remove the malicious program from your system if you don’t want to be without internet starting Monday July 9th.

You can check out one of many stories here. It includes a video demonstrating the checker above.

Give it a try and be safe!

Green Box

A GREEN box indicates your systems is clear of the DNS-Changer malware. If you see a RED box, your system won’t be able to access the internet from Monday July 9th.


Awe-inspiring Time Lapse Video of Portland OR

July 2, 2012

PDX at night

Our beautiful city in all of its night glory.


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