Alternative antivirus tools

By |February 4th, 2015|

Last time out we looked at the pitfalls of having more than one antivirus program on your computer. I promised that, this time, we’d look at alternative antivirus tools – effective protection which can work without having more than one antivirus scanner on your system.

Why would you want to supplement your existing antivirus/anti-malware solution? To […]

Can your computer have too much antivirus protection?

By |February 2nd, 2015|

Last year I wrote about the importance of having an antivirus scanner on your computer. That hasn’t changed, and I still stand behind my recommendations.

Lately, however, I’ve noticed a trend in the computers I’ve been seeing – more than one antivirus solution has been installed and is running on the computer at the same time. […]

Do toner cartridges have an expiration date?

By |January 28th, 2015|

Expiration dates are a fact of life on many of the consumer goods we purchase.  From the expiration dates on food, to the use by dates on batteries, manufacturers want you to be aware that most products have a limited shelf life.  Recently, I’ve had this question asked about our remanufactured toner cartridges.

The short answer: […]

A new video card – making your old pc feel new again!

By |January 27th, 2015|

So far, we’ve looked at a couple of component upgrades which can make an older system feel new again – adding system RAM and upgrading your hard drive. Today we look at another popular upgrade for older systems – a new video card.

Todays video cards are faster and more powerful – sometimes exponentially – than […]

Hard drive upgrade – another vital update for an older computer

By |January 19th, 2015|

Last week, we started looking at upgrades that can make an older computer feel like new again. We covered the benefits that adding RAM to your computer can provide. This week, we look at hard drive upgrades and how upgrading this vital component can make your older computer feel livelier again.

Whereas RAM provides temporary storage […]

Upgrading your computer – Part One – RAM

By |January 12th, 2015|

If you have an older computer, you’ve no doubt considered replacing it with a newer, faster model with all sorts of bells and whistles. Keeping your older computer, however, can still be an idea worth considering. In previous blog entries we’ve covered a few tips and tricks for improving your computers’ performance. In this article, […]

A quick Q and A, part one

By |December 23rd, 2014|

Periodically, I get asked questions by someone and I think to myself that others could benefit from the answer, as well. Keeping that in mind, this weeks blog is going to cover three questions I encountered in the last week. Hopefully they will be of use to other people, as well.

Question: My HP Inkjet printer […]

Recycling electronics and protecting your personal data

By |December 15th, 2014|

At IMSInkspot, we pride ourselves on our commitment to the environment. Our line of business (selling remanufactured ink and toner cartridges), combined with our ISO certification (certified ISO: 14001) and recycling programs are examples of how seriously we take recycling and the benefits we think they provide the world we share.

One issue I’ve seen brought […]

A quick guide to securing your wireless home network

By |December 10th, 2014|

Home networking has changed a lot over the past ten years; not so long ago, sharing your internet connection with more than one computer meant a mess of wires, snaking throughout the house.  The advent of reliable, consumer grade wireless technology has completely changed the landscape, making things neater and more convenient, but not without […]

How do remanufactured cartridges differ from other cartridges?

By |December 1st, 2014|

When it comes to remanufactured cartridges, there’s a lot of misinformation flying around. Some is deliberately spread by printer manufacturers, who have seen sales of their original cartridges drop significantly in the face of competition. Some are misconceptions or misunderstandings about what remanufacturing is. We’re going to use today’s blog post to help clear up […]