Google now officially using HTTPS as a ranking signal

Google wants to make sure that websites people access from their site are secure. For instance, they have createdresources to help webmasters prevent and fix security breaches on their sites. Now they are going further At Google I/O a few months ago, they called for “HTTPS everywhere” on the web. They have also seen more and more […]

Gmail Now Requires External Addresses Use External SMTP Servers

Gmail has a feature that lets you send mail from a different email address. For non-Gmail addresses, you could send email addresses using Gmail’s SMTP servers or through the email provider’s SMTP servers. Now you can no longer use Gmail SMTP servers when adding new accounts. The change affects new accounts where if you would […]

Geeks.Online is now a Carbonite Partner

We are excited to announce that Geeks.Online is now a Carbonite Silver Partner. Carbonite is a leading provider of hybrid and cloud backup solutions.  Thousands of businesses across the country, and around the world, trust Carbonite to back up and protect their data. As a Carbonite Partner, I’ll be able to provide you with award-winning, […]

Our Best chance to Defend Net Neutrality

It’s been hard to go a day without hearing news about the Chairman of the FCC, Tom Wheeler, and his highly contested plan for the future of network neutrality.  Google and Netflix signed a letter with nearly 150 other Internet companies calling on the FCC to reconsider its plan, which would purportedly bless the creation of “Internet fast […]

Internet Explorer Compromised XP will not get fix

In the that did not take long department. Not long after Microsoft ends support for Windows XP. The first serious security flaw emerges. This affects Internet Explorer 6 – 11. The flaw allows hackers to remotely run code on your computer with out your consent.  Even though Microsoft will be writing fixes for certain government […]

The Heartbleed Bug and what you should do

The big news this past week in the Geeks.Online and tech world is a security flaw which can be used by hackers, known as the Heartbleed bug. The Heartbleed bug affects OpenSSL, which is used by over 60% of the web to securely send data. The function of OpenSSL is to scrambles (encrypts) private communications between […]

Windows XP: Microsoft Support Ends Soon

Windows XP: Microsoft ends support on April 8th. After April 8th, there will be no more security updates or support for the 12-year-old Windows XP operating system. This is despite the fact that it remains the 2nd most popular OS, with almost a third of PC’s running it worldwide. If you have any computers running […]

AMI & AMIT Motherboard BIOS Post Codes

Below are the AMI Beep codes that can occur. However, because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary. AMI BIOS Text Error Messages AMIT BIOS Post Codes (Prior to April 1990) AMI BIOS Post Codes (After April 1990) AMI 2.2 BIOS Post Codes AMI Plus BIOS […]

ALR Motherboard BIOS Post Codes

Below are the ALR Beep codes that can occur. However, because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary.   01 CPU register test in progress 02 Real-time clock write/read failure 03 ROM BIOS checksum failure 04 Programmable internal timer failure (or no video card present) 05 DMA […]

Acer Motherboard BIOS Post Codes

Below are the Acer Beep codes that can occur. However, because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary. 04 CPU verification; POST start 08 Shutdown condition 0; Shutdown byte 0 0C BIOS ROM checksum tested 10 CMOS ROM shutdown byte tested 14 DMA controller tested 18 […]