OurNerd Quick Tip: Use keyboard shortcuts to save time

Today we talk about shortcuts. Not the shortcuts your grandpa would take while driving you home from school, that would inevitably get you lost, but keyboard shortcuts on your computer. There are hundreds of keyboard shortcuts that you can learn to efficiently use your computer and software, but we are just going to cover a…

Windows 10 free upgrade notice.

If you are running Windows 7 or 8, you may have noticed a little icon in your system tray that looks like the Windows logo. When you click this logo a message pops up about upgrading to Windows 10 for free this July. This message is real, and you can in fact upgrade to Windows…

Crypto Viruses, What you Need to Know

Back in 2013 a new type of virus was discovered called "CryptoLocker". CryptoLocker was a virus propagated mostly though email attachments. Once a user ran the attachment, the virus would encrypt all of the personal documents and pictures on that user's computer, then it would ask for a ransom to be paid to unlock the encrypted files. Ever…

Windows 8? Is it really that bad?

The short answer is, no, it is not that bad. Ever since Windows 8 was released back in October of 2012, it has been getting a bad rap, and I believe it does not deserve it. Some people even say that it is the next Vista. I can tell you without hesitation, that it is…

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