Back Up Your Computer – Drive HQ Backup Review

The work you do on your computer is important. Unfortunately a computer crash could easily wipe out your system causing you to lose all the work you have done. DriveHQ has a solution with their Online Backup service. With Drive HQ Online Backup, users can back up files, access them remotely, share files, and, when needed, restore them. All of this is done securely without a back up device.

Drive HQ is meant for business users but its free memberships and low cost subscriptions make it a good choice for individuals as well. If you sign up for the free … Read the rest

An Introduction to Peripherals

A peripheral is a piece of hardware external to your laptop or desktop computer. A typical peripheral connects to the appropriate port on the back of your computer using a cord or cable. Most ports for peripherals are located behind the main computer case (or system unit).

Many peripherals are also available in wireless form, i.e. the wireless mouse and the wireless keyboard. This article provides an overview of common peripherals and describes three advantages of using wireless peripherals for your personal computer.

Common Peripherals

Some commonly used peripherals are: the mouse, the keyboard, the printer, the scanner, the web … Read the rest

Useful Information for Purchasing a CPU

The central processing unit, or CPU, is a key component of the desktop or laptop computer. Because it helps to know what you are purchasing beforehand, here is some useful information for desktop and laptop shoppers and novice personal computer (PC) users.

In today’s computers, the CPU, or microchip, is the brain of the personal computer. This chip contains in excess of 100 million transistors that are only 0.09 microns in width. At first, the microchip’s size and speed defy the imagination. Can you visualize information being passed along millions of microscopic transistors in lightning speed? The CPU computes billions … Read the rest