Tech Alerts

Mac OS Sierra

Goodbye El Capitan, Hello Sierra

There's a new macOS coming (with a lower case m) and it's called Sierra. Apple says, "Siri makes its debut on Mac, with new capabilities designed just for the desktop. And that’s not the only way your Mac is smarter. macOS Sierra helps you rediscover your best photos, shop more securely...
Upgrade to Windows 10?

Windows 7 Computer? Be Very Careful

We're all getting the same pop-up from the taskbar "Get Windows 10". For many, there is no choice but to click into new stuff for free. Just be careful if your computer was built with Windows 7, because some of these free operating system upgrades do not end well. Our...
Ransomware

Ransomware Wants Your Money

Once again, the bad guys seem to be a step ahead of the good guys. The focus is now on money, your money. Aptly named, ransomware is malicious software (malware) that is designed to hold your computer ransom. It does this by encrypting your files and denying you access to them until...
Moving up to Mac OS El Capitan (10.11)

Make Sure You're Ready and Have a Backup

It used to be a no-brainer; a new Mac OS with the same leading digit was usually a good move. It's not quite that simple any more. While Mac OS continues to improve, some older computers and computers running older software may not always appreciate the procedure. You...