Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

3 Smart Choices for Charging Your Smartphone On the Go

Life Lesson: If you’re going to be off the grid, always carry a backup battery bank for your phone. It’s a simple thing, but it could save your life. I go road cycling two to three times each week. I always carry my smartphone (a newer Google Pixel model). When you’ve biked as many miles […]

2 Ways to Make a Computer Run Faster

Most guys love talking about sports cars. But talking about cars and taking an engine apart are two different things. I’d be in trouble if I had to put a car engine together from scratch. I know enough about sports cars to spot a fast one when I see it. The more horsepower, the more […]

How to Spot a Fake Tech Support Call

The other day, I overheard my tech support team talking about yet another customer who had been a victim of a fake tech support call. This trader was out hundreds of bucks because he didn’t know how to spot the scammer, and he fell for the pitch. I was floored. I hate to see anyone, […]

5 Ways to Never Be Without Internet Service

There are some computer systems you just never want to lose. Take NASA’s systems for example. You just don’t want to lose connection to your astronauts. Traders aren’t usually in that sort of life-or-death situation, but loss of connection to the internet can potentially lead to a significant financial loss. Fortunately, there are ways to […]

9 Dos and Don’ts for Buying a New Trading Computer

Einstein once said, “Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.” I’ve adopted his statement as my mantra. I aim to make complex things easy and straightforward. You may have guessed this already. A big clue about my personality is the brand name I chose: EZ Trading Computers. (Get it? E-Z!) My goal is to educate traders with […]

What to Do When Your Internet is Down

Nothing beats trading from the beach for 3 hours when you’re on vacation. A computer, internet access, and a trading account: that’s all it takes to be a trader these days. It’s as if an Ethernet cable and an internet modem is all that stands between you and the trading floor. Just plug it in […]

7 Ways Traders Can Prevent Identity Theft

Selling computers and consumer electronics can attract some interesting characters. I own and operate an online e-commerce business selling computers (EZ Trading Computers), so I’ve been exposed to the many fraudsters, crooks, hackers, and trolls online. Not fun! You could call it the underbelly of the internet. It’s always there even if you don’t know […]

3 Free Stock Charting Tools for Traders

I’ve been trading for nearly 30 years. I can remember a time when good trading tools were few and far between. In the old days, stockbrokers used Quotron and Bloomberg Terminal. They cost a fortune. If you had access to capital and had a good broker, you could get quotes over the phone. Rarely were […]

3 Risks When Buying a Trading Computer

I’ve taken thousands of calls from traders about computers. A lot of those callers ask the same questions about what should be “under the hood” in a good trading computer. If you’re reading this, you probably already know about the guide I wrote to buying a trading computer. It covers most of those questions. But […]

Windows 10: How to Keep Cortana Out of Your Business

Windows 10: How to Keep Cortana Out of Your Business

It’s not your imagination if you think we are fast approaching the world of George Orwell’s 1984. Just to be safe, today we’re going to talk about how to put small fuzzies on your keyboard. (Kidding. At least about the fuzzies.) In a previous article, I showed you a bunch of ways to increase privacy […]