Tag: need

  • What You Need to Know About Touchpads and Trackpads

    The pointing device has been an essential part of the PC since the graphical user interface (GUI) became popular over 20 years ago. It’s been done in many styles and shapes, from a traditional wired mouse, to a gyro air mouse like the Azulle Lynk. On notebooks, it’s done most often as a rectangular touch-sensitive […]

  • What You Need To Know About Extended Warranties

    Should you purchase or politely decline to buy the extended warranty that’s offered when checking out at an Apple Store or a Best Buy or when completing a purchase online at Amazon, NewEgg, or another electronics retailer? Sadly, the short answer is, It depends. Happily, we can help you with this often quick and always […]

  • USB Type-C: Do You Need it Now?

    USB-C (left) compared to a traditional USB-A (right). USB Type-C is a new port connector, designed as a replacement for the existing USB Type-A – you know, the standard rectangular port we’ve been used to for almost 20 years. This new standard is considerably smaller, and can be inserted in either direction – there’s no […]

  • Lenovo Apologizes for Adware: What You Need to Know About Bloatware on Your New PC

    If you purchased a new Lenovo notebook late last year you might have wondered why you were seeing strange ads every time you did a Google search. The answer is simple: Lenovo installed adware on your brand-new PC. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a PC manufacturer preinstall questionable software on consumer laptops […]

  • Everything You Need to Know about Wireless Charging

    Fifteen years into the 21stcentury, and we are inching ever closer to the dream of a wire-free existence. Wireless smartphone charging, which is accomplished through the use of charging pads and platters that require no microUSB connection, has been a thing for years. The catch is, there are different standards that don’t work with every device, […]