Articles tagged: answercast 113

Television

How do I get Flash to work on my TV?

Unfortunately, whatever you are trying to watch really depends on how that particular service has configured their ability to provide video for you. What I do is simply connect up a computer and then I can watch whatever I want.

Low Battery

Should I Remove the Battery if I Leave My Laptop Plugged In?

Battery technology, while not increasing all that well in terms of capacity, is increasing in lifespan. But there are other advantages, regardless of battery life, to leaving the battery in your laptop.

Should I Update to the Latest Internet Explorer?

It’s important to keep Internet Explorer up-to-date, even if you are using another browser. Take IE version updates whenever you are comfortable with them.

Malicious Software Removal Tool

Do I need to run the Malicious Software Removal tool?

Malicious Software Removal Tool is something that’s downloaded and run by automatic updates, regardless of  the anti-malware tools that you may already use, to provide a base level protection to the operating system.

WiFi Range Extender

Does a wireless range extender compromise my security?

The fact that your extender isn’t giving you access to set up security concerns me. I don’t believe it’s common and I’m really surprised it’s not there.

Is it better to use incremental or differential backups?

Incremental and differential backups store your data changes differently. Ultimately, the difference is one of granularity and managing disk space. But the biggest thing is that you are backing up regularly and happy with the results.

Explosion

Why Did I Lose Applications After My Machine was Formatted?

By definition, reformatting a hard drive erases everything. The big question is, why didn’t the technician tell you that?!

Ubuntu

I Can’t Upgrade to the Latest Windows. Should I Switch to Linux?

Switching to a Linux product depends on how you use your computer. The good news is that you can try it for free, without making any changes, to see if you like it.

Head Scratch

Are Humans Getting More Stupid Because of Computers?

Computers make many things easier. Personally, I can do and be more than ever before. It’s because I allow the technology to help with many of the things that I used to have to remember or know… freeing up my time for other things.

Why Might WiFi Be Faster than Wired Ethernet?

It does sound strange that the wireless connection would be faster. We’ll start by looking at the obvious… the cable connection itself.