Articles By Andrew Brandt

Use Microsoft’s SyncToy for free and simple backup solution

Most of us don't back up our files nearly often enough. I'm not sure I like living on the edge--after all, one wrong move with a coffee cup or one misstep at the

Published on: January 31st, 2012 Andrew Brandt

Windows Live Writer 11 offers solid, free blogging tool

Windows Live Writer 11 (free) fills a product niche I didn't know existed: Offline blog post production tool. The program is, in essence, a light word processor and design app you can use

Published on: November 29th, 2010 Andrew Brandt

How to wirelessly backup files from your smartphone to your PC

Mobile phones are a sort of roach motel for data: Your phone book, SMS messages, and other information checks in, but it's extremely hard to get it to check out again. That's the

Published on: March 8th, 2010 Andrew Brandt

Free tools to ensure you don’t pay too much online

When you think of technology security scams, you think of dangers to your PC more often than dangers to your pocketbook. In this story, we address tools such as the free Amazon PriceWatch

Published on: January 28th, 2009 Andrew Brandt

Black Hat – Web 2.0, DNS flaws exposed

The size and scope of security problems is growing to be so large that security experts are having more difficulty than ever protecting end users from emerging threats. That was evident in the

Published on: August 8th, 2008 Andrew Brandt

Dumb and dumber – Legendary bloopers committed by IT admins

For those of us who make our living behind a keyboard in IT, it's hard to imagine a more time-tested vulnerability than the end user. Armed with network access, these IT viruses wreak

Published on: June 18th, 2008 Andrew Brandt