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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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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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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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Computer Repair Austin

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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 […]

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Fake Microsoft Tech Support Scammers

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People get scammed every day by fake tech support folks making unsolicited phone calls to technically-challenged victims, with the intention of exploiting their computer. Cyber criminals may claim to be “calling on behalf of” Windows Helpdesk, Windows Service Center, or Microsoft Support. Microsoft warned that these scammers will try to “convince you to visit legitimate websites and download software […]

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Use Google Drive or Another Cloud Service?

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Google recently announced that it’s added a new feature to its cloud service, Google Drive, that will let users more easily launch files that they’ve saved in the cloud. The “catch” is that this new feature is available only as an optional Chrome extension. It will work by letting users right-click on an application they’ve stored in […]

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It’s Time for a New Desktop/Laptop When…

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When the cost of repairing your desktop/laptop becomes somewhat shocking, it’s probably a good time to purchase a new one.   Some people treat their desktop/laptop as they do a smartphone: they purchase a new one as soon as the latest and greatest version comes out. Which means they could be buying a new unit […]

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It’s not all about the money…

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As a small business owner, making rent, payroll, and credit card payments on time is always a top priority, but is it worth gouging your clients to get it done? I think not … Is it possible to give great service at a fair price these days with all of the franchise taxes, toll fees, […]

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Should Your 10-Year-Old Have a Smartphone?

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First, a caveat: we know this issue of giving youngsters smartphones is a very personal decision, something each family must decide on its own. We also know that we potentially could be opening the proverbial can of worms here (but we’ve read that controversy is good for blogs, so here we go….) There are pretty […]

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