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World Backup Day

The World Backup Day is coming by next week, or on the 31st of March to be exact. Originated by the guys at the Reddit group in 2011, World Backup Day is a global reminder for businesses, organizations, and individuals to secure their data by creating and keeping backup copies.

World Backup Day is celebrated annually on March 31, the day before April Fool’s Day. The idea is to remind us that we would be fools not to backup our data. World Backup Day has developed into a widely observed holiday with yearly discussions on the significance of backups, and exclusive offers from numerous hardware and software vendors to commemorate the event and encourage data safety.

But despite the publicity, the message hasn’t gotten through to everyone. A report by risk management firm Code42 revealed that 42% of companies surveyed feel data is less secure than it was pre-pandemic, and 71% of respondents are concerned about sensitive data saved on local machines, hard drives, and cloud storage services.

Source : Cyber Ready

Another great source : Official World Backup Day.

 

 

 

 

Tips buying a power supply unit

Power supply unit (PSU) is actually one of the very critical PC component that some of us may took it lightly. Here are some important tips when purchasing a PSU.

The first one is the wattage. Always look for continuous wattage ratings, ignore peak wattage ratings, and ignore a product that doesn’t advertise its continuous wattage rating. Continuous Wattage and Peak Wattage are ratings based on tests by the manufacturer. Continuous Wattage indicates that it can deliver those 500W continuously without fluctuations. Peak Wattage indicates 500W is the maximum power it can deliver, but probably only for a minute before dropping down.

Next is you should know how many watts required for your system. A high end PC might need more watts compared to a normal office use PC. If you use an underpowered CPU, your PC will lose power during intense processes. How to calculate the watts needed? I will usually these two – https://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator and http://www.coolermaster.com/power-supply-calculator/. There are many more options out there, but for me these two are fair enough.

Another important tips is always go for 80 plus rating PSU. The most efficient PSUs are the ones that come with an 80 Plus rating, which is assigned by an independent certifier. Even in 80 Plus PSUs, there are different levels: 80 Plus, 80 Plus Bronze, 80 Plus Silver, 80 Plus Gold, 80 Plus Platinum, 80 Plus Titanium.

The rest are the basic ones, such as the designs which depends on your motherboard – AT, ATX, mATX. Rails, where you can choose either multi-rail or single-rail PSUs. And voltage stability.

Keyboard types ” instead of @

A user accidentally changed the keyboard settings between US and UK, which causing the keyboard to type the characters differently, for example geeting ” instead of @.

To restore it back, just press the Windows icon and the spacebar. It will restore back as it was before. Good luck.

Outlook trying to connect

Found this error again on one of our staff Outlook application.

Quick solution :

Disable Modern Authentication by regedit to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\Identity, create a DWORD item named EnableADAL and set it to zero.

Under the same registry key, create a DWORD item named DisableADALatopWAMOverride and set it to 1.

Overheating temperature

The ideal operating temperature for computer processing unit (CPU) should be around 120ºF (48ºC) under normal usage. But during heavy tasks, such as gaming, devices can reach up to 176ºF (80ºC).

Temperature ranges can vary depending on room temperature. But in general, it’s a bad sign if CPU exceeds these temperatures.