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What you need to consider before upgrading to Windows X

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Microsoft has released their latest and greatest creation called Windows X(10). What does this mean for you? For most of you nothing really, just install the free upgrade any time within the next year and enjoy the new features. However, if you have proprietary software that you use, you NEED to contact support before upgrading […]

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New storage tech from Intel

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New storage tech from Intel Tech Giants Intel and Micron have developed a new kind of memory technology that is reported to be 1,000 times faster than the current tech used in RAM and SSD Hard Drives. There are other companies that have talked about new memory tech but, Intel and Micron are going to […]

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Critical update for all versions of Windows

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 Vulnerability in Microsoft Font Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3079904) Windows has discovered a potential vulnerability that though there are no reports that this vulnerability has been exploited.  This update is considered critical and should be already downloaded and ready to install on your computer as I am writing this.  Of course this is […]

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Cryptowall

Cryptowall

Trojan.Cryptowall is a Trojan horse that encrypts files on the compromised computer. It then asks the user to pay to have the files decrypted. The Trojan is mainly distributed through spam campaigns, compromised websites, malicious ads, or other malware. Several of our big clients have recently been infected with the Cryptowall viruses. This is a […]

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Why is my computer slow?

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Why is my computer slow you ask… Ever wake up one day and your computer just decides to skip its coffee that morning? What causes a computer to slow down like this? Well like all things in this world it’s caused by natural wear and tear. “But there’s no moving parts, it’s just electrical signals […]

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Apple Releases iOS update 8.4

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Today marks the fourth update to Apple’s version 8 iPhone/iPad firmware.  With update 9 looming in the fall todays update concentrates primarily on their new Music service.  A bit behind the game in streaming music, Apple was originally not interested in premium subscription-based music streaming but here we are.  Currently setup with a free 3-month […]

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Should you defrag a solid state drive?

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Should you defrag a solid state drive? The short answer is NO. Files are stored on your solid state drives differently from how they are stored on a conventional hard drive. When a file is deleted, it leaves a space there. When another file comes along, that is bigger than that space, Windows stores part […]

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MacKeeper and why you should avoid it.

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MacKeeper and why you should avoid it. Lately I have been seeing quite a few Macs come into the shop with a little App called MacKeeper installed on it. Not surprisingly, Macs with this app also have various popup issues as well as a severe decrease in performance. The sad truth is, despite what the […]

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We are National Reps!

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We are National Reps! I just wanted to let everyone know that we have been partnered with a National Communication Firm for about a year now, which allows us to get awesome pricing on things like: •             Internet service •             Backup services •             Cable TV •             VoIP phones •             Business class phones I hope that […]

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How strong is your password?

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I’ve heard all kinds of methods for creating passwords.  Including but certainly not limited to adding symbols at the beginning or end or using numbers instead of vowels.  One method I’ve used for years was the combination of a color and an animal replacing vowels with numbers… and usually adding an exclamation to the end.  […]

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