Dangers of Smart Devices: How to secure them

Dangers of Smart Devices: How to secure them

Tech Babble
Introduction: I have been wanting to write about those smart devices, Amazon Echo, Google Nest, Apple Homepod. I might be old school, and raised this way. But my family always told me never to talk to strangers and give everybody your information. Don't tell everybody your business online, use a nickname when you sign up to something. When I think back in the day we cared a lot more about our privacy, because the more they know about you, the more they can control you or use your information. Going back in time. My mom always told me never tell a stranger your business, use a nickname when you go online, people can steal your identity, or hack and steal your ID.  This is all a tool for the governments…
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5 Best free Cloud services of 2020

5 Best free Cloud services of 2020

Tech Babble
Introduction: I woke up this morning with my head in the clouds. Thinking about my next blog post. And God told me write about it. So here I will explain to you what the the cloud is, why you should use it besides your regular backups, and some good cloud service providers. What is the Cloud? "The cloud" is a bunch of servers that can be accessed from all over the Internet, and the software and databases that run on those servers. Cloud servers are located in data centers all over the globe. By using cloud computing, users and companies don't have to manage physical servers themselves or run software applications on their own machines. So what this basically means is that the cloud is more then just storage. You…
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How to Protect yourself from Ransomware & how to Recover

How to Protect yourself from Ransomware & how to Recover

Tech Babble
Introduction: First I explain to you what Ransomware is and what it does. First Ransomware is not a virus. Viruses infect files and software and have the ability to replicate. Ransomware encrypts (scramble) your files, render them unusable, and demands you to pay a (Ransom) for them to give you the code to decrypt (unscramble) your files. How to protect yourself. 1.Backup Backup your computer files on a separate drive that is not connected to the internet.  Always make backups, the more the merry. In the cloud, and on a physical drive. If you get an Ransomware attack, you still have a backup. 2.Stay up to date Keep your computer up to date with the latest security updates.  And all the software that is on the system Adobe Reader, browsers,…
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The top 5 things to consider when buying a new laptop

The top 5 things to consider when buying a new laptop

Tech Babble
Introduction: When I look around at computers and laptops these days, I see all those great prices and deals,beautiful designs, and a lot of stickers. But are those really good laptops deals? Lets have a closer look at what the big box retailers are trying to sell you. 1.Build Quality and Screen The first thing I look at is the build quality, and screen when buying a new laptop. Cheaper laptops always lack good screens and the materials they use, the flimsy quality of the hinges, keyboard, or even the touchpad. Of course if you don't do photo editing this could be a great system for you.  But also don't forget that screens wear too overtime and they tend to lose the brightness and clarity. Get a good IPS, OLED…
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10 Things to consider when building a PC.

10 Things to consider when building a PC.

Tech Babble
Foreword: When I am building a PC I always think about what it is going to used for. If it's a lot of graphic processing, Gaming, or simple office use. I have a list of 5 categories, Some will disagree, but basic computing internet doesn't require a $1000 PC, and it helps clear things up and prevents issues down the road. Remember that these prices are without monitor, keyboard/mouse or speakers! When doing basic computing with $800 you can go a long way. Even when you do just basic web development you can even go for a $500 system, you could even run Linux on it and develop it locally running a LAMP server.   Build and price Categories: Lightweight basic computing & office use: +/-$500 Multimedia light Gaming audio…
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How to Install and Configure LAMP Server on Ubuntu 20.04

How to Install and Configure LAMP Server on Ubuntu 20.04

Web Development, Tech Babble
Foreword How to Install and Configure LAMP Server on Ubuntu 20.04 Why you should use Ubuntu LTS release as the development platform The reason I use Ubuntu LTS releases as a platform to develop a website for the reason that it is more secure and transparent and it is rock stable and has 5 years of support. The tools work better. It's faster to run a web server on GNU/Linux then Windows and you can use dual boot, or run it in a a virtual machine like VirtualBox as well. this is why I wrote this guide on How to Install and Configure LAMP Server on Ubuntu 18.04. First of all I use Ubuntu 20.04 as the example in this howto. Ubuntu is the most widely used GNU/Linux distribution operating…
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