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Why you should stop using your Windows PC for email, Internet and Facebook

Keeping your Windows-based computer safe from hackers is no longer simply a matter of installing security software. You also have to be very careful about visiting bad websites that try to fool you into thinking they are legitimate. The most common threat to any computer is an unsuspecting user who clicks a poisoned link on a .. read more

On December 28th, 2014, posted in: Helpful tips, Industry News by

Microsoft Tech Support Scam

We’ve heard from a few customers who have recently received phone calls from “Microsoft support.” The caller reportedly claims Microsoft has “received reports” from the owner’s computer, indicating serious trouble. He or she then asks permission to connect remotely and investigate. If granted remote access, the caller walks the owner through a series of bogus steps to prove the .. read more

On April 19th, 2014, posted in: Helpful tips, Industry News by

User Guides for iPad, iPhone, and other Apple products

There is no comprehensive user guide in the iPad or iPhone box, but that doesn’t mean Apple didn’t write them! They are available online. If you’re new to one of these products, download the free guide before spending money on an expensive book. http://support.apple.com/manuals/ You can also find these publications as free books via the .. read more

On December 17th, 2013, posted in: Helpful tips by

The Pros & Cons of SSD Drives

SSDs or solid state drives have become viable alternatives to conventional, hard disk drives (HDDs). While the term SSD may seem new to many computer users, the technology has been around for quite awhile. If you own a smart phone, tablet, or a flash drive, you already have a device with SSD storage. This technology .. read more

On November 5th, 2013, posted in: Helpful tips, Industry News by

Helpful Article about Password Security

We came across this great article by Suzanne Kantra which appeared in USA Today over the weekend. It discusses the necessity for “strong” passwords, and provides some tips for measuring strength and managing multiple passwords. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2012-07-28/techlicious-password-security/56540586/1

On July 30th, 2012, posted in: Helpful tips by

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