Category: Opinion

Are You A Technology Fanboy?

Being a technology evangelist, I frequently recommend software or hardware devices to friends, relatives and complete strangers walking down the street. I feel it’s my duty to inform the world about everything they’re missing out on in life. The other day when I saw a stranger …

Your Life Before Computers

Some people say computers enhance our lives, and some will adamantly explain to you in a ten-thousand page handwritten manifesto just how computers have ruined family, communities and the gosh-darn entire planet. Those digital nay-sayers are just barely old enough to have missed the technological explosion, …

Buy Or Build Your Next Computer

Computers die or quickly become obsolete. Having to replace a computer can be an exciting endeavor for some or something that instills dread in others. So when the time comes, do you buy or build your next computer? There is a certain allure for hunting down …

New Software Pricing Model: Rent or Buy

If you’re still using Office 2000 on that Windows XP machine, you know you’re falling behind the pack in terms of compatibility and functionality. The same goes if you’re still running Photoshop 7. Sure, they still work and do most of what you need them to …

Take Your Computer To The Shop

What? PCTechBytes has been preaching DIY computer repair for a decade and now they are recommending we take our computers to the shop. Why? Let’s face it, some people do not want to fix their own computers or do not have enough knowledge or experience to …

Are You Stuck With Obsolete Technology

If you live on the bleeding edge of technology, you’re bound to get burned buying “the next big thing” at least once in your life. If you’re like me, however, you sit atop a pile of useless gadgets that once proclaimed to be game-changers and revolutionary in …

Micro Purchases Make Me Mega Broke

I’m an impulse buyer. I admit it. Lock me up and throw away the key. I never used to be that way, however. It wasn’t until a few years back when Apple and Amazon introduced their one-click purchasing schemes that I began filling up the house …

Stick With Your PC Or Switch To A Mac

Are you sick and tired of hearing how great Macs are? Are you simply bored with your PC? If so, we’ve narrowed down some of the top reasons for staying with your PC or finally buckling to the pressure and buying a Mac. Truth is, they’re …

Should I Get A Laptop Or Desktop

A common question an IT person will get asked by friends and family is “Should I get a laptop or desktop” when they finally realize their old computer has bit its last byte. This is a difficult question to answer and certainly a question that applies …

Should I Or Shouldn’t I

These are a few questions I often find myself thinking about at night when I have finished contemplating the intricacies of life and planning my breakfast in the morning. It dawned on me that these are also some common questions I am often asked by family, …