10 days ago

Tips for Trouble-Free Online Meetings

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We’re meeting online for work and to stay connected with family and friends. Try these five top tips to improve your online meeting experience. This article covers connectivity, technology, meeting features and more about virtual communication. Check it out!

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23 days ago

What Laptop Features Are Worth Paying For?

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People often come to us to ask for advice on what laptop they should buy and what features are important. Besides obvious technical characteristics, there are many other factors that will make you enjoy your new laptop much more

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35 days ago

8 DIY Tips to Speed Up Windows 10

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Slow computer? Here are 8 DIY tips you can try before spending your money on upgrades or replacing your computer

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45 days ago

Seven Signs You Are on the Phone With a Scammer

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You pick up the phone and somebody says you have a serious problem with your computer. It could be just about anything but usually they say you have viruses, data corruption, or expired license for the operating system or software you use. Before you proceed, take a minute to think. Here are the … View moreYou pick up the phone and somebody says you have a serious problem with your computer. It could be just about anything but usually they say you have viruses, data corruption, or expired license for the operating system or software you use. Before you proceed, take a minute to think. Here are the red flags that you might be falling for a scam

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53 days ago

Why Does My Laptop Have Slower Wi-Fi Than My Other Devices

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A few people called us in the last two weeks to complain about their laptop Wi-Fi being too slow. They get decent Wi-Fi on their phones and tablets but for some reasons, laptops (even relatively new or high-spec ones) show very limited speeds. What’s the problem here?

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60 days ago

Setting Up Your Work from Home

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Have you been told to stay put and work from home? Frankly, not all of us and not all jobs can be done from home but more and more people realize most of the things they do don't require an office space and commute! But how? And with what tech? You’re not set up at home for business! Check … View moreHave you been told to stay put and work from home? Frankly, not all of us and not all jobs can be done from home but more and more people realize most of the things they do don't require an office space and commute! But how? And with what tech? You’re not set up at home for business! Check out this article on all you might need to get up and running for remote work.

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74 days ago

Four Steps to Protect Your Data and Computers from Coronavirus (COVID-19) Scams

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) isn’t just a growing threat to public health – it’s also a growing threat to your online security. From using scary subject lines to adopting faux official letterhead, bad actors are scrambling to use the climate of fear and disruption caused by COVID-19 to their … View moreCoronavirus (COVID-19) isn’t just a growing threat to public health – it’s also a growing threat to your online security. From using scary subject lines to adopting faux official letterhead, bad actors are scrambling to use the climate of fear and disruption caused by COVID-19 to their advantage.

Emails and websites are promising vital information about keeping safe from the coronavirus pandemic that’s sweeping the globe and threatening millions. In fact, a flood of them are scams that push malware, ransomware, and disinformation; attempt to steal passwords and personal information; and conduct espionage operations by hackers working for nation-states.

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82 days ago

End of Life for Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010

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We've had an unusual number of people come to us recently and ask to upgrade their computers to Windows 10. Microsoft stopped security updates for Windows 7 two months ago but many people still use it! Of course, it still works but it's almost like driving a car with no seat-belt. … View moreWe've had an unusual number of people come to us recently and ask to upgrade their computers to Windows 10. Microsoft stopped security updates for Windows 7 two months ago but many people still use it! Of course, it still works but it's almost like driving a car with no seat-belt. Doesn't mean you are more likely to crash but if you do, you'd probably wish you buckled up!

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85 days ago

Coronavirus Fueling Panic, Fake News, Clickbait and Hoaxes

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Are you sick of seeing all the "breaking news" about the coronavirus? Sometimes it seems like it's the end of the world as we know it. The biggest story in the entire world is a virus that is making its way around the planet, leaving a trail of sickness and death in its wake, while … View moreAre you sick of seeing all the "breaking news" about the coronavirus? Sometimes it seems like it's the end of the world as we know it. The biggest story in the entire world is a virus that is making its way around the planet, leaving a trail of sickness and death in its wake, while sending a much bigger shockwave of fear and uncertainty!

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94 days ago

5 Red Flags Of Phishing Emails: Think Before You Click

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In this edition, I talk about the email scams that result in billions of dollars lost around the world, and how to make sure you are not a victim.

A single click can be the difference between having your computer working well and suffering technical issues and massive financial losses.

From the … View more
In this edition, I talk about the email scams that result in billions of dollars lost around the world, and how to make sure you are not a victim.

A single click can be the difference between having your computer working well and suffering technical issues and massive financial losses.

From the moment you take the bait in a phishing email, your computer, personal data, accounts and banking info become very vulnerable! Quickly spot the red flags and put phishing emails where they belong - in the trash!

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148 days ago

Got New Tech for Christmas and New Year? 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!

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161 days ago

How to Avoid Holiday Scams

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Christmas and New Year holidays is the time when a lot of scam artists become very active and creative! From scam emails to Facebook sponsored posts to unsolicited phone calls – there are everywhere! The only way to avoid the scams is education so here are some tips to arm you and your loved ones

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173 days ago

Should You Spend Extra on Security Software?

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Many computer users feel like they don’t need to spend extra money on security software. Others do. Here’s a short guide to help you decide where you fit.

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191 days ago

6 Mistakes People Do To Destroy Their Laptops

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When you buy expensive electronics, you probably want it to last as long as possible! Mistakes are inevitable and many people don’t realize that they shorten their laptops life span by doing these common things

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206 days ago

The Trouble with Trusting Your Online Friends

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Trust is the foundation of a good relationship – you trust friends to be loyal, sincere, and honest. But when you blindly trust online friends, you could be opening yourself up to cyberattack.

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