Reasons Your Technology Isn’t Working As It Should

Some people think that technology has become too great a part of our lives. A few decades ago, personal hardware wasn’t a thing…and now we’re all running around with more devices than we know what to do with. But then the people on the other side of the argument say that sure, there’s a lot of technology, but it’s making our lives easier. And it’s hard to argue with that – or at least most of the time. There’s nothing more frustrating – and nothing that will make us yearn for the dark ages – than technology that isn’t working as it should. If you’re in that position, take a read below, where we outline some of the reasons why this could be.

Outdated Hardware

We spend a lot of money on our technology, and, as such, we expect it to last for a long time. But of course, technology isn’t supposed to last forever! Some people think that companies practice something called ‘planned obsolescence,’ in which technology is intentionally planned to stop working after a set period. There’s some truth to this – they’re not breaking their necks making their technology immortal – but the less cynical truth is that you just can’t expect anything to last forever.

New Software

New software is supposed to make your technology work better than it did before, but it doesn’t always work that way. For starters, if you have an older machine, then it might not be able to handle the latest software. Even if you have the latest tech, though, you might still experience problems. When Apple releases a new macOS, there are always teething issues that cause problems; this article examines some of the problems with macOS Mojave, for instance, and helpfully offers some solutions. In most cases, when you install new software, you’ll have to wait until the problems have been solved before it’ll work exactly as it should.

Pushing Its Capabilities

There’s also the chance that some people expect too much from their machines. If you’re trying to play a game, download a movie, and have one hundred tabs open, you can’t have too many complaints if it begins to run slowly. It’s a good idea to take a look at what your laptop or computer is capable of, and then avoid pushing it to its limit. If you’re not happy with what your current machine can do, then you’ll need to upgrade!

You’ve Been Cybercrimed

Of course, sometimes the reason your computer isn’t working as well as it should be will be a little more chilly. You may have been the victim of a cybercrime. This type of crime has been steadily on the rise in recent years, and it’s getting ever more sophisticated. If something seems off, take it in to have it checked over by a computer expert.

All Those Memories

Finally, how’s the hard drive? If it’s filled to the brim with photos, videos, and so on, your computer will have no choice but to work more slowly than usual.

About Will Chatham

Will Chatham is the Security Assessment Engineer for Arbor Networks. Since Netscape 2.0, he has worked in a wide array of environments including non-profit, corporate, small business, and government. He started as a web developer, moved into Linux system administration, and ultimately found his place as a security professional. Having most recently conquered the OSCP certification, Will continues to hack his way into various things in an effort to make them more secure.
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