Friday, February 27, 2015

How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries

BU-808: How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries

The lithium-ion battery works on ion movement between the positive and negative electrodes. In theory such a mechanism should work forever, but cycling, elevated temperature and aging decrease the performance over time. Since batteries are used in demanding environmental conditions, manufacturers take a conservative approach and specify the life of most Li-ion between 300 and 500 discharge/charge cycles.
The Battery University website gives us details on how to deal with the Lithium  batteries so common in most of our laptops and portable devices.
For detailed information on understanding how these batteries work and how to make them last, check out the rest of the articles ....

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Important Security Issues

   Ransomware Strikes Again - Cryptowall. Making regular backups of critical data and keeping your software up to date is more important than ever thanks to the arrival of new, “improved” malware like Cryptowall 2. This update to a well-known ransomware exploit is making life miserable for business and personal computer users worldwide. Here's what you need to know...

   DOWNLOAD ALERT: Foistware Warning. Foistware is a term used for software that's "foisted" on you, typically without your knowledge or explicit consent. How can I avoid this?

    Downloading? Watch Out For These Danger Signs. A look at two other popular download sites, to see if they are also guilty of foisting garbageware on downloaders.

   How do get rid of the ASK virus that hijacks my browser and configure my computer so I never see it again?

 from  Bob Brankin's website

Monday, February 02, 2015

Katie Couric's Super Bowl Ad

Share a laugh while watching this commercial which has Katie and Bryant Gumbel pondering what the Internet is in 1994 while they ask "what is the Intenet anyway".