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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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IT Companies

FRANKENSTEIN-LOGO

We find that most of our competition worries more about the money or bottom line than they do about customer service. It amazes me how bad some IT companies treat their clients even though they charge more than we do. Frankenstein Computers always places the customer’s needs before our own. We will do whatever it […]

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Preventing Infection

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While everybody who uses the Internet should have good anti-virus protection, all too often this is simply not enough.  When using the Internet everyone should be practicing safe browsing habits as well.  When it comes to the Internet there is no such thing as 100% protection, your computer is a tool and it is only […]

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Intel’s Computer on a Stick

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This TINY computer from Intel, running around $100, is meant for those that want to plug their computer into their TVs so that they aren’t limited to sitting at a computer desk to watch streaming video. About 4in long it’s got a lot of power packed into its small frame. Boasting a quad-core 1.4Ghz processor […]

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Is your website ready for Mobilegeddon?

We can help your site be mobile friendly too.

Mobilegeddon. It’s a pretty alarming name, isn’t it? Everything has to have an apocalypse-geddon-end-of-times name now days. We didn’t coin it; we’re just here to let you know what it is. As of April 21st, 2015, Google (we’re sure you’ve heard of them) has changed its search algorithm to rank sites higher if they’re mobile friendly. […]

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