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How to Make Your Photos Last A Lifetime (and Beyond)

August 11, 2017

Digital cameras are great, and thanks to smartphones, we have one with us almost all the time. We’re taking more photos than ever before, and building a lifetime of digital data. But despite the enormous value of these photos and videos, most people don’t have a backup. It’s time to shine a light on this […]

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Everything you need to know about Facebook privacy

July 31, 2017

    In this issue, we talk about how to lock down your privacy settings on Facebook. Finding the balance between Facebook privacy and Facebook fun can be challenging. It’s a double-edged sword that allows us to connect with friends no matter where they live, but it also publicly shares information that just a few […]

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ALERT: Your Anti-Virus May be Letting You Down

July 14, 2017

The best way to avoid a computer virus is by using common sense, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be safe from attack. Even the most careful user can find themselves infected in an instant and spreading the virus faster than a sneeze in flu season. It’s why antivirus software is still the first package we […]

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Windows Vista End-Of-Life: What this means for you

July 13, 2017

The clock has run out for Windows Vista users. On April 11th 2017, Microsoft ceased all support and security patching, just like they did with previous Windows versions.  Naturally, you’re rather attached to your current operating system and not exactly leaping for joy at this news! Unfortunately, the longer your computer goes without an upgrade, […]

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When is the last time you backed up your files?

November 7, 2016

At least a few times a week we work on systems that are inoperable to the point where data recovery is required.  Sometimes these situations can be resolved by advanced or “clean room” data recovery but that can get VERY expensive.  In most cases our customer doesn’t have any sort of data backup in place.  […]

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Few tips for avoiding computer problems

December 14, 2015

Our gift to you this holiday season: Below you will find a few helpful tips which will hopefully avoid some common problems. 1.)  When you do turn off your computer (desktop or laptop), shut it down using the built in Windows function.  How to do this will vary depending on the version of Windows that […]

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Windows 10 Recommendations

September 15, 2015

On July 29, 2015 Microsoft made Windows 10 available (for free) to owners of Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1.  Overall I think that Windows 10 is a better release than the prior versions but as with any new operating system, you really don’t want to be an early adopter unless you are living on the edge.  […]

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All virus removal services are not created equal

May 5, 2015

It seems that every office supply, electronics store or local geek is offering virus removal service these days.  Most of them are probably capable of repairing the active infection but few of them do anything to prevent it from happening again.  It has also become very common practice for these services to “nuke and pave” […]

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Beware of fake updates

February 16, 2015

Over the last several months we have seen an increase in the number of malware infections related to an end user attempting to update an Adobe product or Java.  The individuals that write nastyware are well aware that installing updates to Java, Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader are important to maintaining the security of your […]

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What to do when your email is hacked

November 25, 2014

At one point or another, most of us will fall victim to some form of hacking over the Internet.  The most common form is having cloud based email services such as yahoo mail or live mail hacked.  When this happens you frequently lose access to the email account and the account starts to be used […]

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