Adding a new 3TB Hard Drive? Read this 1st :)

Blog, Windows Support 14.7.2012 Comments Off on Adding a new 3TB Hard Drive? Read this 1st :)

Windows Users: Your new 3TB SATA drive won’t be fully seen by Windows without changing it from an MBR format to a GPT format. Here are the 6 easy steps: 1. Open an elevated command prompt (right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator) and type diskpart. 2. At the DISKPART prompt, type list…

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How to tell if you are a geek…

Blog, Linux Support, Mac Support, Windows Support 5.7.2012 Comments Off on How to tell if you are a geek…

when you look down on people with low bandwidth rates. when you turn off your DSL/Cable modem and get this awful empty feeling, like you just pulled the plug on a loved one. when your website layout has won prizes but you can’t read your own handwriting when DOS was your favorite toy as a…

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Helpful Tips When Calling Tech Support

Blog, Mac Support, Windows Support 14.5.2012 Comments Off on Helpful Tips When Calling Tech Support

At one time or another, all of us have to deal with malfunctioning equipment or services, which means a call to the Helpdesk. For many of us, it can equate to a painful process involving long waits, frustrating attempts at using jargon we feel unfamiliar with, and solving the problem by trial-and-error. However, there are…

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Cold Weather Tips for Laptops

Blog, Linux Support, Mac Support, Windows Support 4.12.2011 Comments Off on Cold Weather Tips for Laptops

Regular laptops have been designed to work within a safe temperature range – normally 50 to 95 degrees F (10 – 35 degrees C). This range refers both to optimal usage temperature of the outside environment and the temperature the laptop should be warmed to before using. Protecting your laptop from cold weather is important…

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The truth about Google Chrome using Spy Studio

Blog, Linux Support, Mac Support, Mobile Users, Windows Support 2.12.2011 Comments Off on The truth about Google Chrome using Spy Studio

Everyone has a lot of questions about Chrome.  Some people say that it is spyware because each and every character you enter is sent to Google.  Hundreds of comments like this can be found on the web, like this one that says “Chrome spends nearly as much time phoning home to Google as it does…

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Microsoft Windows 8 to Ship With Anti-Virus Software

Blog, Windows Support 21.10.2011 Comments Off on Microsoft Windows 8 to Ship With Anti-Virus Software

Microsoft’s decision to package its upcoming Windows 8 operating system with built-in anti-virus software is sending shockwaves through the computer-security industry. Scheduled for a 2012 release, Windows 8 will come bundled with Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), a software package that protects systems from malware, spyware and Trojans and includes a firewall and parental controls. The…

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Smartphones Monitoring keystrokes?

Blog, Mobile Users, Windows Support 21.10.2011 Comments Off on Smartphones Monitoring keystrokes?

If there’s a smartphone resting somewhere near your computer right now, it could be logging everything you type into your desktop keyboard and sending that information back to a hacker. Students at Georgia Tech’s School of Computing conducted a proof-of-concept hack to demonstrate how, by tapping into a smartphone’s accelerometer, which measures the vibrations of…

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Falling for FaceBook Scams

Blog, Mac Support, Windows Support 6.10.2011 Comments Off on Falling for FaceBook Scams

What do do if you accidentally clicked on something in FaceBook that’s causing spammy posts on your wall: You need to clean up your Facebook account so you won’t be spamming the same message that tricked you to your friends. Do this by removing the post from your Newsfeed and marking the post as Spam.  Do this by…

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