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Thinner, more powerful Laptops are on the Way

Thinner, more powerful Laptops are on the Way

Intel has developed a new processor for laptops; their M series processor is thinner and more powerful. The 14nm processor is much thinner than the current 22nm processors in current laptops. This thinner profile allows for thinner, fan-less laptops that produce much less heat while still able to produce the power that we’re so used […]

Customize Your Install

Customize Your Install

We’re all guilty of it, when we go to install or update a piece of software we get impatient and go click happy on the “Next” button. Well this can be very dangerous. “Why?” You ask? Well, while the program itself is from a reputable and legitimate company ~at least you hope~, sometimes these pieces […]

Microsoft to Ban Third-Party Tech Support Ads in Bing

Microsoft to Ban Third-Party Tech Support Ads in Bing

For years now Tech Support scams have been running wild and tricking people into paying for fake support services. It appears Microsoft agrees as they have decided to ban all advertisements for third-party technical support services to users in Bing. Unfortunately end-users are treated like second-class citizens compared to larger companies. To see Microsoft, who […]

UPDATE: QuickBooks Updates/Issues…

UPDATE: QuickBooks Updates/Issues…

*Update: Intuit has now resolved this issue.  They have taken out the field that asks for the old password; instead it simply asks for a new password.* Here at Frankenstein Computers we have seen a problem appear with Quickbooks that we wanted to make sure our smaller businesses are aware of.  As many of you […]

Intel Xeon Phi 7290

Intel Xeon Phi 7290

Intel has released its newest and most expensive processor to date. The Xeon Phi 7290. Coming in at $6,294.00, the new 7290 will also be Intel’s fastest chip so far. With 72 cores operating at a clock speed of 1.5GHz, the new processor uses 245 watts of power. It has 16GB of integrated stack memory […]

QuickBooks Pro Advisor

QuickBooks Pro Advisor

We are happy to announce that we have a QuickBooks ProAdvisor on staff! Doris is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor with over 30 years of bookkeeping experience and 15 years of hands-on experience with QuickBooks.   We are able to assist you with your QuickBooks questions via telephone, email, and even remote support. We can offer […]

The Importance and Ease of Backing Up

The Importance and Ease of Backing Up

Backing up our data.  It’s the one every day chore we should all be doing but many are not.  And with so many different methods there is no longer an excuse not to.  Backups essentially come in two different flavors.  Local and Online.  Online backups are often incredibly simple to setup.  Simply signing up with […]

How to make your laptop battery last longer.

How to make your laptop battery last longer.

By g-batteryshop.com While battery life is a chief cause of mobile moans, it’s possible to get significant improvements by simple good practice and a few software tweaks. To help you get the most from your laptop battery, here are seven easy ways to make it last longer. Dim your screen The screen is one of […]

Goodbye Carbonite, Hello CrashPlan!

Goodbye Carbonite, Hello CrashPlan!

As many may not know we have moved away from Carbonite for our choice of online backup software. The reason for this is simply so that we can keep the cost to our clients as low as possible. Over the past year we’ve began noticing a trend with Carbonite that has increased the Administrative Overhead […]