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Basic Tech Pranks!

Basic Tech Pranks!

Want to mess with a coworker or family member? We at Frankenstein Computers of course do not condone such actions, but do support your right to choose to be a pest AND if anything goes wrong, please know that we are always here to help and support you in a PC or Mac related crises […]

Apple Watch Bluetooth Connection Issues to Earbuds

Apple Watch Bluetooth Connection Issues to Earbuds

I was excited to get my new Apple watch and to be able to use my watch instead of my phone for music when I am working out. I had problems with very sporadic connection. After researching online and trying to un-pair/re-pair multiple times with the same results I happened upon the fix. It ended […]

Toshiba Battery Recall

Toshiba Battery Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an alert that Toshiba on Wednesday has greatly expanded its recall of laptop computer battery packs due to burn and fire hazards. More specifically, these are Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs that have been found susceptible to overheating in 41 models of the Toshiba Satellite laptop, which runs […]

Cloud Backups

Cloud Backups

We talk quite a bit about backups here at Frankenstein.  Without proper backups, when disaster hits your precious data is lost forever.  Whether that disaster takes the form of catastrophic hardware failure, natural disaster or a serious infection like ransomware, the only way to safeguard against it is to back-up properly. Not only your files […]

Another Reason Not to Click on Ads

Another Reason Not to Click on Ads

A recently discovered threat, dubbed “Stegano” by anti-virus provider Eset, has potentially compromised millions of computers via malicious advertisements.  Essentially, malicious code is embedded into advertisement banners in the image’s alpha channel and is virtually undetectable to the naked eye. The malicious code redirects the browser to a site that hosts three exploits for known […]

Microsoft Cellular PCs

Microsoft Cellular PCs

Spending time traveling can be a frustrating exercise in trying to find Wi-Fi. So much modern work often requires an internet connection, and while it’s possible to tether smartphones to PCs to help bridge the connectivity gap, that’s a clunky solution. Microsoft is aiming to help with that by supporting the installation of non-removable programmable […]

Ransomware now corrupts QuickBooks data (12-9-2016)

Ransomware now corrupts QuickBooks data (12-9-2016)

Here at Frankenstein we have noticed a major uptick in the amount of ransomware infections.  Ransomware, such as ‘Cryptowall’, is a particularly dangerous type of infection because the virus corrupts all Office documents (Word files, Excel files, etc.) and therefor even after the infection is removed, these files are simply inaccessible. Just like all technology […]

Best of Austin 2016 Poll Ballot – Chronicle

Best of Austin 2016 Poll Ballot – Chronicle

It is time to vote for your favorites in the Chronicle’s Best of Austin for 2016. Please think about noting Frankenstein Computers as the best Computer/Service Repair is Austin, because you know we are! http://www.austinchronicle.com/vote-best-of-austin/ Cheers!

Preventing Infection

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 […]

Computer Repair Austin

There are many different options for computer repair in Austin. Here at Frankenstein Computers, we understand that you cannot be without your computer for long. We know that our repair services need to be fast and need to be done at a fair price. We take pride in our turnaround time and always keep our […]