Boston is beginning what may turn out to be the first official heat wave of the year. During heat waves it is important to check in on family, friends, and pets to make sure they are safe and cool. Once everyone is safe, it is a good idea to check up on your computer and smartphone.
Heat is the silent killer of computers and electronics.
When the ambient temperature rises above 90F, the temperature inside a computer can reach well over 150F causing permanent system and hard drive failure.
Apartment Therapy offers 4 easy tips to keep your computer safe without much effort.
Have you noticed that a 4G phone runs hotter than a 3G phone, or when you turn on your GPS the phone heats up? About.Com has some additional tips for laptop and smartphone users.
Here is our post from last year describing how to help keep your desktop from overheating.
Finally and most importantly: BACK UP YOUR DATA. If and when your computer fails you will be comforted to know that your data is safe and secure.
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