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The Blue Screen of Death

The blue screen of death — or BSOD — is always an unwelcome sight. BSODs appear when Microsoft Windows encounters a critical error that it can’t recover from. This then requires a reboot that'll possibly result in lost work. What the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH may look...

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Stop Email Hacks

Email is a world wide form of communication, so happens if this source of communication was hacked? This article is going to break down what hacking an email involves, debunk many of the myths that surround the hacking community, and how to prevent and stop email...

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Make Your Computer Faster

There's nothing more frustrating than a sluggish computer, but rather than buying a new laptop or PC, here are 5 ways of avoiding a costly new purchase by making your slow computer run faster.  Step 1: Reboot Slow Computer After restarting/rebooting the computer,...

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Computer Keyboard Shortcuts

Here a just some of the many Keyboard Shortcuts that make working on a computer more efficient and faster! Keyboard shortcuts can boost your productivity if your daily job relies heavily on using Windows. Give them a try and you just might find yourself getting...

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Computer Virus Myths

Our tech support has been in the computer repair business for many years now. In that time, we have noticed many myths about computer viruses that continue to be considered common knowledge. The strongest protection against computer viruses is knowledge of how they...

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I just bought a computer, now what?

Just out of the box and plugged in and you start to think to yourself, "I just bought a computer, now what?"  Well before you start surfing the intertubes, there are a few things you need to do to make sure you are safe and securely using your new toy. Find or make...

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How To: Create a Strong Wi-Fi Password

A rule of thumb when creating a password, whether it is Wi-Fi or even your personal technological device, is to use a mix of numbers, letters, and if possible, some symbol characters. You should never use your name, family member names, date of birth or a street address as a part of your password. These are usually the first words the hacker will use to try and crack your password

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How To: Choose a Email Provider (Outlook vs. Gmail)

Why Get an Email? You need an email address to do just about anything on the Web, from sending messages to banking online to creating a Facebook account. In the early days of the Internet, the easiest way to get a personal email address was through your Internet...

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Which Cloud Storage Service is Right for You?

What is Cloud Storage? A cloud storage service is basically a remote server hosted by a (hopefully) major company which keeps secure backups in case of accidental or catastrophic data loss. With so many cloud storage services out there, which one should you trust with...

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Laptop vs. Desktop: A Tech’s Story

Buying a new PC, whether desktop or laptop, can be a pain in the RAM. Generally speaking, there are literally thousands of mix-and-match options to choose from in today’s technological world. With just the click of a button, any consumer in nearly any country can purchase their own customized laptop or desktop machine fully loaded to fit their particular needs.

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How To: Delete Cookies on Chrome

You might be asking... What are Computer Cookies? Do I have them on my computer? Cookies are small files that websites put on your computer to store small bits of information. A cookie can keep you logged into a website by writing ID information to a cookie file....

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Windows 10 Creators Update

  Are you a creative person, or want a technology that will further empower your creativity? If you answered, YES, keep reading... Windows' 10 Fall Creator Update: There are many new features that the Windows 10 Update can bring you. This update truly contrasts...

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My Experience with a “Microsoft” Scammer

Minding my own business and relaxing after a hard day at work and my phone rings.  A scammer called me and from a local number (spoofed if you are wondering 602-795-2230). With a huge smile on my face I decided to play along and scrambled to open my Windows 10 Virtual...

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Still using Windows XP? Don’t it puts you at risk.

Are you really still using windows XP? Don't, you shouldn’t be, it’s bad for you.  The outdated Operating System might be putting your data at risk.  Windows XP left wide open for potential Malware attacks: Computers running Windows XP have been truly unprotected for...

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Apple vs. FBI: Invasion of Privacy

While the use of cellphone hacking agents - such as Stingray - and computer/network monitoring software are perceived by the general public as protective measures to keep our country safe, one has to wonder; Is my Snapchat log really a matter of national security?!...

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FBI Virus on your mobile phone?

FBI Virus? What Is It? First let me say this. The FBI will never ask for money to unlock your computer and its files, Ever. If the FBI truly is “on to you” your computer would be seized and you would be charged with a crime. Its that simple. That being said what do...

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Mobile Malware

Mobile Malware There has been a rise in mobile malware recently, especially in the Android community. Here are some tips and recommendations for protecting yourself from becoming a victim of malware on your mobile device. Anti-Malware Apps Anti-malware applications...

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Social Media Dangers with Posting Child Photos

What Makes Social Media Dangerous for Kids? Social media is great for connecting with friends, relatives, old boyfriends/girlfriends you’d like to make jealous, and just general networking. Parents also tend to post a lot of pictures of their children on social...

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How To: Test Your Internet Connection Speed

Learn How to test your Internet Connection from a professional technician! Why Even Test Your Internet Connection? When you're paying money through your internet service provider (ISP) you pay for a certain internet speed. Testing your internet speed is to make sure...

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Granny on Social Media

We all have one of two reactions when it comes to finding out your elders are using social media: "Oh no! They're going to screenshot everything I post and excessively comment." "I'm going to have to spend hours teaching them how to work this." These are totally...

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