Computer – Chris Pirillo http://chris.pirillo.com Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:05:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/chris.pirillo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/cropped-37b9d6c24a61d1dd94c262aae9077715.png?fit=32%2C32 Computer – Chris Pirillo http://chris.pirillo.com 32 32 Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Computer – Chris Pirillo Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Computer – Chris Pirillo http://chris.pirillo.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://chris.pirillo.com/category/computer/ 32776375 HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook™ Review http://chris.pirillo.com/2015/12/17/hp-star-wars-special-edition-notebook-review/ Fri, 18 Dec 2015 05:42:16 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=48705 My sponsor, HP, sent me the HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook™ to review. With over 1000 photos, Star Wars screen savers, one free year of Fandor and even exclusive R2-D2 content, the HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook™ is the most amazing Star Wars computing experience! Find out more in my review.

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What Was Your First Computer? http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/05/05/what-was-your-first-computer/ http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/05/05/what-was-your-first-computer/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 18:46:07 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=42068 Continue reading What Was Your First Computer? ]]> Patron Jeremy Abad is curious about my first computer build. You, too, can become a Patron and receive priority answers to your questions!

What was your first computer build and do you remember the specs?

Can’t remember.

Not to say that the custom-built PC was forgettable, mind you. I remember getting all the parts, putting it together, booting it up for the first time, and using it daily for several years.

It was fast and it got the job done. That’s what I always wanted a computer to do, and (largely) what I will likely want my future computers to do for the rest of my life.

I’m not being flippant, either. Some people care about specs, but I only care about them so far as how they’ll enable me to have something that I want. The speed of a processor is insignificant compared to what you’re able to do with it.

“What you’re able to do with it” doesn’t really have a sexy label, though.

I think it was an Intel something-rather?

What Was Your First Computer?

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How Many Computers Do You Use? http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/04/25/how-many-computers-do-you-use/ Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:16:32 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=41881 Continue reading How Many Computers Do You Use? ]]> Chris Eldridge asked:

Do you ever actually even try to use the random computers around your house, or have you given up on that effort entirely, as I have in my house?

You’d be surprised at how many of them I actually use on a regular basis. Yes, I tend to use the ones at/on my desk the most, of course. But the others get put to use, as well!

For instance, the machine that sits down in the kitchen at the little built-in desk is used often when I’m downstairs and have something I need to do. I’m not the only one who uses that one – it gets used by whoever may be in the house! When my assistant Kat stays here for a conference or something that we’re doing, that’s the machine she uses to work!

The one over on the other desk in my workshop isn’t used much, sadly. I just don’t have a specific purpose for it, but I DO sit there and mess around at times. I just need to figure out what to USE it for.

How many machines are in YOUR house, and do you use them all? If so, do they each have their own purpose?

How Many Computers Do You Use?

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Thunderbolt External Hard Drive Suggestions? http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/04/12/thunderbolt-external-hard-drive-suggestions/ http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/04/12/thunderbolt-external-hard-drive-suggestions/#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:19:13 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=41600 Continue reading Thunderbolt External Hard Drive Suggestions? ]]> Lenny Frasier writes:

Hey, Chris. I’m in the market for a newer, larger external storage solution for my MacBook Pro. I need at least 4 TB, and would love to utilize the Thunderbolt 2 ports on the MBP while keeping the cost fairly low. Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Thanks for all you do for us. It’s greatly appreciated and, as always, I enjoy watching everything you do.

Thanks for the support, Lenny!

My suggestion would be going with a Seagate option, if only because its external storage devices have been set up to accept swappable adapters, which ensures forward and cross-system compatibility (should you ever need it).

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Five Myths of Cloud Computing http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/04/02/five-myths-of-cloud-computing/ Wed, 02 Apr 2014 23:46:51 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=41434 Are you hesitant to move onto the cloud? What myths of cloud computing can I help dispel for you?

Read the free Five Myths of Cloud Computing!

Five Myths of Cloud Computing

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Oracle Magazine http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/04/01/oracle-magazine/ Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:02:07 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=41405 Grab your free copy of Oracle Magazine! Each issue contains tech strategy articles, sample code, tips, how-tos for devs, and more!

Oracle Magazine

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Operation Cleanup: Complete Malware Recovery Guide http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/03/25/operation-cleanup-complete-malware-recovery-guide/ Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:27:59 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=41329 Having trouble getting rid of malware? Not sure if you got it all? How do you know your PC is now clean?

Read the free Operation Cleanup: Complete Malware Recovery Guide

Operation Cleanup: Complete Malware Recovery Guide

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Computer Basics – Free Quick Reference Card http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/03/19/computer-basics-free-quick-reference-card/ Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:37:59 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=41248 When it comes to knowing computer basics, are you the one who asks, or the one who answers?

Either way, here’s something you’ll either find useful for yourself, or for someone you know: Computer Basics — Free Quick Reference Card

Computer Basics -- Free Quick Reference Card

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How to Use Your iPad as Your Only PC http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/03/04/how-to-use-your-ipad-as-your-only-pc/ Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:44:27 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=41072 Would you use a tablet as your only computer? It’s actually easier to do than you think.

Read this free guide: How to Use Your iPad as Your Only PC

How to Use Your iPad as Your Only PC

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Your Guide to Solid State Drives http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/01/31/your-guide-to-solid-state-drives/ http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/01/31/your-guide-to-solid-state-drives/#comments Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:47:13 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=40720 Are you using a solid state drive (SSD)? If so, how has it changed your computing experience? If you’re not using one, what’s holding you back?

Read this free Guide to Solid State Drives

Your Guide to Solid State Drives

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