Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

IT’s Spring time!!!  That means it’s time to clean up your PCs and Macs.  During the course of the year, your fans inside your computers move a lot of air.  In that air is a lot of dust, lint and hair.   Regular cleaning of the fans, openings and heat sinks is a must if you […]

Preventing Office Activation Nightmares

Preventing Office Activation Nightmares

For those of you have purchased Microsoft Office recently will see that they keep track of your software activations using a newer-type activation process compared to their older office products. The Microsoft Office 2016 suite now uses a “Microsoft Account” to keep track of your software installations and allow you to redownload them at a […]

Find Out What’s Crashing Google Chrome

Find Out What’s Crashing Google Chrome

Chrome browser started running real slow and eating up memory? If you’ve uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome, disabled and re-enabled extensions, and it’s still freezing up, try using Chrome’s native Task Manager: With Chrome running, press the Shift+Esc key combination to open the Chrome Task Manager. If necessary, expand the Task Manager window until all the fields come fully into view. […]

Microsoft Adding Defender ATP for Windows 7

Microsoft Adding Defender ATP for Windows 7

Microsoft plans to extend support for its Windows Defender ATP service to devices running older operating systems, including Windows 7. “We know that while in their transition, some [customers] may have a mix of Windows 10 and Windows 7 devices in their environments,” wrote Rob Lefferts of the Windows group’s security and enterprise team. “We […]

iPhone Conspiracy or Thoughtful Company?

iPhone Conspiracy or Thoughtful Company?

According to benchmarks by Geekbench’s, John Poole, the iPhone 7 and 6s actually do become slower with age. After further investigation this is a feature designed to allow the phone to remain powered on for longer with the drawback of the CPU being downclocked. This is great if you are not near a charger and […]

Elon Musk sells $3.5m worth of flamethrowers in a day

Elon Musk sells $3.5m worth of flamethrowers in a day

Elon Musk, the multi-billionaire founder of electric car company Tesla and tunnelling company Boring, has sold $3.5m (£2.5m) worth of “boring” flamethrowers in less than 24 hours. The maverick businessman, who last week secured a pay deal that could see him collect $55 Billion, had pledged that if The Boring Company sold 50,000 baseball caps […]

Windows will delete software that scares users into paying for upgrades

Windows will delete software that scares users into paying for upgrades

Windows is being updated to automatically delete software that tries to bully users into paying for upgrades. Microsoft is targeting free programs that claim to scan computers and then try to frighten users with messages that they need a paid upgrade to fix a problem with their PC. Barak Shein of Windows Defender Security Research […]

Another Bad Windows Update (KB4074558) is Disabling All USB Devices!

Another Bad Windows Update (KB4074558) is Disabling All USB Devices!

Over the past week we have received no less that twenty calls about the mouse and keyboard (and any other peripheral devices) suddenly not working.  After the issue presented itself the first time we were able to identify it pretty quickly.  It is yet another in a recent string of bad Windows updates!!! This affects […]