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Tips To Increasing Computer Battery Life

Tips To Increasing Computer Battery Life

Laptops are expensive; you do not want to buy it today get back to the shop tomorrow. Many people find them useful for data storage and other uses. Data stored in the computer is always safe but accidents happen, and you end up losing everything. As you take care of the machine, the battery is equally important. This article will give you tips on how to increase your laptop’s battery life.

Taking care of your battery

Turn on battery saver mode

All laptops are equipped with a battery economy mode. It puts the computer in low power consumption mode. The hard disk, processer, and memory reduce their performance hence consuming less power. Battery time will be this way increased.

Reduce screen brightness

Just as any other electronic device, lower the screen brightness of your computer. If the battery is about to die, reduce it to the lowest setting. Modern laptops include LED for backlighting hence using less power.

Turn off unused devices

Always turn off Bluetooth and WI-Fi if not in use. They are radio devices and consume large amounts of power. Turn off unused peripherals, USB ports, and all underutilized optical devices.

Low resolution

High resolution draws a lot of battery power. To get more battery life, the resolution must be lowered. This should, however, be in such a way that it does not affect other computer functions.

Turn off keyboards backlight

If you have a computer that features backlighting, switch it off. It will help increase the battery length time. Some laptops, however, do not have that feature.

Close unnecessary processes and apps

Computers are made of hardware and software. It is not only the hardware that consumes power but software as well. Close all programs running in the background. Video players, sound, cloud services and music players can be closed down safely.

Do not let your laptop overheat

Avoid using your computer on your pillow, bed or blanket. Doing so risks damaging the battery and other internal components. Overheating damages and shortens the battery life. Place your laptop on a table, desk or use a lap desk. Debris and dust block fans, air vents and ports of laptops making it hard for heat to escape. Blow out the vents with compressed air to improve and extend the battery life.…

How To Stay Safe Online

How To Stay Safe Online

Identity theft, viruses, scams, loss of digital data and ransomware are becoming more common in the digital age. This calls for more digital security. It is important to keep yourself and family safe online. This article will give you tips on how to keep your devices, files, and identity safe online

Keep your tablet, computer and smartphone clean

  • Keep your devices updated with the latest software. New software’s come with more security updates and enhancements.
  • Your antivirus must always be up to date. New viruses are coming up every day. That is why your security software must be up to date to deal with emerging malware and virus.
  • Scan USB devices. External devices carry viruses from one device to another. To be safe, make sure to scan any external device before opening it on your computer.

Be web savvy when online

  • Be on the watch for risky attachments and files. If you doubt any, delete ASAP. Cyber criminals use Links in SMS, tweets, posts, advertising and emails to compromise your devices. If it is too good to be true or suspicious, block, report as junk or delete.
  • Use trusted websites when shopping online. When shopping or banking online, use security socket layer. It protects your passwords and bank details securely.
  • Beware of phishing. This a way cyber criminals mask legitimate websites with theirs to steal private login details. Never click on requests to verify or save login details unless you asked for it.
  • Public Wi-Fi hotspots. If accessing public networks adjust your devices security levels. It should be able to detect and automatically adjust if accessing new networks. Turn off Wi-Fi from new networks if not using it.

Protecting personal information

  • Use complex passwords. Do not use generic passwords. Use upper and lower case, numbers, symbols to keep your passwords as complex as you can. You could use a password manager if it is difficult to remember.
  • Two-step verification
    This makes it more difficult for anyone to access your online presence. In case a cyber-criminal got your password, they will not be able to access your other accounts and devices.
  • Backup
    Make sure that all your videos, photos, data, digital information, and documents are backed up and stored securely.