BIOS update
Updating (flashing) the BIOS of any device is a responsible procedure. I do not write difficult, because there is nothing complicated there. However, any error made while updating the firmware…

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Why everyone hated Apple and why they were wrong
Apple's latest technical solutions have made a lot of noise. In the iPhone 7, the jack slot disappeared, in the new MacBook the usual connectors are replaced with USB Type-C…

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Video card
A video card is also a graphics accelerator, a computer component responsible for outputting images and generating graphics, for example, in games. The video card is necessary for the computer…

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Apple Pay: what is it and how to use it

Apple Pay is a payment system that allows you to pay for goods in stores by attaching an Apple mobile device to the terminal. The system works according to the NFC protocol and only on terminals that accept contactless payments (they must have a PayPass or PayWave label). The system is compatible only with models older than the iPhone 6, including the iPhone SE, as well as with the Apple Watch. In the latter case, the system will be able to configure through the iPhone 5, 5s and 5c.

To pay, you need to bring the gadget to the terminal, select the card in the application and attach your finger to the Touch ID sensor. On Apple Watch, a payment is launched by double-clicking on the power button and does not require special authorization. Neither Apple Pay nor other payment services charge Continue reading

How hackers turn our printers, cameras and thermostats into sinister cyber army

In the fall, several large hacker attacks took place in which IoT devices were used. One of them is for Russian banks. The Daily Poster tells the story of other interesting hacks and explains how attackers harm people through light bulbs and refrigerators.
Internet of things attacks Russian banks
On Thursday, November 10, five large Russian banks were subjected to DDoS attacks – a large number of junk requests came to sites that loaded servers and made sites inaccessible. The attacks went to the Moscow Exchange, Alfa Bank, Sberbank, Otkritie Bank, VTB Bank and Rosbank. Almost all banks managed to cope with the load. Among the possible organizers of the attack was a hacker under the nickname vimproducts, whose customers were allegedly dissatisfied with Russia’s interference in the Continue reading

Apple iPhone OS

Preamble: Recently, all sorts of mobile and, especially fashionable, cloud technologies have captured the attention of mankind. Desktops and laptops faded into the background, giving way to more compact and attractive toys for leisure and business. Our new friends not only know how to polyphony, show pictures and surf the Internet, but also become fashion accessories that cannot be put on a table in a cafe next to a cup of tea, from time to time sliding the index finger on the inscription “Slide to unlock”. But the day is heading towards the evening, your electronic partner is tired and he has to go on a charge. Well, insert the USB tail where necessary … let it rest. Continue reading

Modernization of old PCs
Immediately, I note that the article is not one year old and it was left on the site for a change. It is clear that now on the market there…

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Installing a cooler on a processor
Background to the experiment: CPU cooling (LGA775 socket) was provided by the CNPS7700-AICu cooling system. Intel Pentium D930 processor, was purchased in 2005. At that time, quite powerful and expensive.…

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Creating BAT files
People who are familiar with the term batch file know that BAT files can significantly simplify life and save time if you can write and use them correctly. In this…

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Choosing a Laptop
The first thing I want to say is not to confuse laptops with netbooks. Unfortunately, in the price lists they are all under the name of laptops, but it’s good…

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