29 days ago

Need Better WiFi? We Have a Solution!

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We often take WiFi for granted. When it works, WiFi feels like magic; when it doesn’t, it feels like the world has stalled. Are you struggling with poor speeds and coverage? Perhaps, your WiFi doesn’t reach to all of your rooms, keeps buffering, or drops completely when several people are … View moreWe often take WiFi for granted. When it works, WiFi feels like magic; when it doesn’t, it feels like the world has stalled. Are you struggling with poor speeds and coverage? Perhaps, your WiFi doesn’t reach to all of your rooms, keeps buffering, or drops completely when several people are streaming? We can help!

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34 days ago

How to Prevent Laptop Screen Hinges from Breaking

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The laptop screen hinges are one of the most delicate parts of your laptop. We get to see a lot of broken ones. Some are just slightly loose; others are completely broken, exposing cables and rendering the laptop screen unusable without extra support. Here are some tips on how to prevent it from … View moreThe laptop screen hinges are one of the most delicate parts of your laptop. We get to see a lot of broken ones. Some are just slightly loose; others are completely broken, exposing cables and rendering the laptop screen unusable without extra support. Here are some tips on how to prevent it from happening

57 days ago

Is It Time To Replace Your Laptop Battery?

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There’s nothing like a new computer battery. You feel like you can use your machine all day and not worry about the computer suddenly dying on you in the middle of a report. Fast forward a few years… you’re probably more prone to keeping you machine plugged in all day. The charge never last … View moreThere’s nothing like a new computer battery. You feel like you can use your machine all day and not worry about the computer suddenly dying on you in the middle of a report. Fast forward a few years… you’re probably more prone to keeping you machine plugged in all day. The charge never last very long and you’re always paranoid you won’t be able to plug in on time once you get the low battery warning.

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79 days ago

Back to School Sale – 21% off all laptops and desktops!

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Shopping for technology for school in 2021 a unique challenge. Will the classes continue as normal? Will there be more emphasis on distance learning at home? Whether you’re a student yourself or the parent of a student, we’ll help you choose exactly what you’ll need across computers, … View moreShopping for technology for school in 2021 a unique challenge. Will the classes continue as normal? Will there be more emphasis on distance learning at home? Whether you’re a student yourself or the parent of a student, we’ll help you choose exactly what you’ll need across computers, printers, security software, and much more. And if you are still looking for a laptop – we have a 21% off sale for the next week!

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99 days ago

What Should I Do With My Old Laptop?

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Getting a new laptop? Here’s what you can do with your old one if it still runs, from recycling to selling – and beyond.
In the last decade, laptops became a household staple in homes around the world. Whether you’re a small business owner, student, retiree, or Netflix binger, you likely … View more
Getting a new laptop? Here’s what you can do with your old one if it still runs, from recycling to selling – and beyond.
In the last decade, laptops became a household staple in homes around the world. Whether you’re a small business owner, student, retiree, or Netflix binger, you likely spend a lot of time on your laptop. Unfortunately, laptops won’t forever.

Depending on your line of work or taste in hobbies, you may need to update your laptop sooner rather than later. While finding a new laptop is an adventure in itself, finding out what to do with your old laptop is also a challenge. Learning how to dispose of a computer properly saves you a lot of stress and grief in the long run.

If you’ve been using a laptop for a while, you’ll likely have precious files on the hard drive that you want to keep, or keep other people from using. By wiping your hard drive and knowing a few different ways to safely get rid of it, you can dispose of your laptop without having anything to worry about.

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103 days ago

How to Clean a Laptop

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Take a look at your laptop. Is it covered in dust? Small scraps of hair or pet fur? Perhaps, even crumbs under the keyboard? Laptops need a good cleaning every once in a while, and we'll talk about it in this article...

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118 days ago

30% off all refurbished laptops and computers for Boxing Day week

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Can a refurbished computer be a better option than a new one? In this week’s article, learn why a refurbished system can be a good buy.

And for boxing day week, we have a special deal for you. All our computers will be 30% off the regular prices – no bull! We got plenty of stock, almost three… View more
Can a refurbished computer be a better option than a new one? In this week’s article, learn why a refurbished system can be a good buy.

And for boxing day week, we have a special deal for you. All our computers will be 30% off the regular prices – no bull! We got plenty of stock, almost three dozen of laptops, a dozen of office/home desktops, and even a few gaming computers, Macbooks and iMacs.

Price: $300

126 days ago

Got New Tech For Christmas? We Can Help You Set It Up!

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Everyone loves new tech on the holidays. But is that device ready to go out of the box? What will you do with the data on your old device? We can help you set it up - the right way!

New computers typically include a lot of junkware and apps that you are never going to use. The most common ones are… View more
Everyone loves new tech on the holidays. But is that device ready to go out of the box? What will you do with the data on your old device? We can help you set it up - the right way!

New computers typically include a lot of junkware and apps that you are never going to use. The most common ones are trial versions of antivirus software - typically, McAfee, Norton, or TrendMicro. It will work for 30 days and then leave you unprotected asking you to pay $80+ for "comprehensive" protection that slows down your computer.

We'll remove any junkware and apps that will slow your computer down, get all the necessary updates and patches, install any software you would like AND ensure that you have the proper anti-virus software installed (yes, even if it's a Mac).

We'll also transfer all your data over from your old machine so it's safe and secure, and help you set up a back-up system you don't have to think about.

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146 days ago

Need Help with Your Computer? You’ve Come to the Right Place!

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Maybe you used to be able to troubleshoot your own technology, or had a tech-savvy family member or friend who could help out in a pinch. But now that home computing has become more essential, you may be feeling overwhelmed.
If you’re working from home, taking virtual classes, or simply using … View more
Maybe you used to be able to troubleshoot your own technology, or had a tech-savvy family member or friend who could help out in a pinch. But now that home computing has become more essential, you may be feeling overwhelmed.
If you’re working from home, taking virtual classes, or simply using computers to kill free time, you can’t wait for your tech-savvy friend or family member to visit. You need your desktop to do your job, and you can’t risk missing a deadline or losing hours of work. Your kids might welcome the excuse to miss a few assignments, but you don’t want them falling behind at school.


With all the technology you’re using today on a regular basis, your home is basically a small business. You want to be able to access the internet from any room and print from anywhere in the house or to have a cloud backup of all your photos and videos.

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163 days ago

5 Ways Hackers Use Facebook to Steal From You

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If you thought privacy was the only thing at risk when using Facebook, it turns out there is even more to be concerned about. Facebook can be a major tool for cybercriminals to hack accounts and steal information from others.
But how do they do this, and what do they gain? Here are the crucial ways… View more
If you thought privacy was the only thing at risk when using Facebook, it turns out there is even more to be concerned about. Facebook can be a major tool for cybercriminals to hack accounts and steal information from others.
But how do they do this, and what do they gain? Here are the crucial ways hackers use Facebook to access your devices and steal sensitive information—sometimes even stealing your Facebook account.

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170 days ago

Local Business v. Big Box Computer Repair

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Being without our computers is unsettling. We're so dependent on our devices. So, when something breaks on a laptop or desktop you want the best help available. This article discusses why a local computer repair shop is a better bet than a big box repair depot.

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203 days ago

Why You Should Never Reuse Your Password

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Keeping your online accounts safe and secure is one of the most important things when it comes to your digital life. The most common way of doing so is by using a password. So many people can't be bothered with having unique passwords for their accounts and here is why it's such a bad … View moreKeeping your online accounts safe and secure is one of the most important things when it comes to your digital life. The most common way of doing so is by using a password. So many people can't be bothered with having unique passwords for their accounts and here is why it's such a bad idea...

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211 days ago

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy a New Computer

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Are you thinking about replacing your old computer? Perhaps, you set your eyes set on a latest clearance or special model at your local electronics store? Here are 7 reasons why you shouldn't buy a brand new computer and what you could do instead. It's not just about saving money, even … View moreAre you thinking about replacing your old computer? Perhaps, you set your eyes set on a latest clearance or special model at your local electronics store? Here are 7 reasons why you shouldn't buy a brand new computer and what you could do instead. It's not just about saving money, even though that's one of the most important objectives!

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231 days ago

3 Better Ways to Store Your Files Than on the Desktop

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You probably already know you shouldn't save files on your desktop. It might seem like a quick and convenient thing to do, but all this clutter on your desktop will make you less productive. Soon, you won't be able to find what you need, and in some extreme cases, you won't see your … View moreYou probably already know you shouldn't save files on your desktop. It might seem like a quick and convenient thing to do, but all this clutter on your desktop will make you less productive. Soon, you won't be able to find what you need, and in some extreme cases, you won't see your desktop background at all! There are better places to store your files and we will explain how and why.

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266 days ago

Laptop is Plugged In but Not Charging? 5 Steps to Solve Your Issues

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We've had quite a few people recently who brought their laptops that were not charging. Obviously, you can't use your computer for long once it stops charging! Sometimes the problem is immediately obvious, other times not so. Here are 5 steps to figure out what could be wrong. Whether you… View moreWe've had quite a few people recently who brought their laptops that were not charging. Obviously, you can't use your computer for long once it stops charging! Sometimes the problem is immediately obvious, other times not so. Here are 5 steps to figure out what could be wrong. Whether you have a Dell, Lenovo, HP, Acer, or Apple laptop, these tips should help.

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