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IT Support Austin

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With all of the bad in the world when it comes to computers, it helps to have an IT company you can trust. Here at Frankenstein Computers, we strive to offer the best IT support possible without breaking your bank account. We have a very knowledgeable and professional staff willing to do whatever it takes […]

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Server 2003 end of life

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Microsoft has set the expiration date on the Server 2003 Operating System to July 14th, 2015. This does not mean that your 2003 Server will stop working on that day but it does mean that your server will become more vulnerable to attack every day after that as it will no longer be getting security […]

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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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CryptoWall 2.0

Cryptowall 2.0

A new version of the CryptoWall ransomware has been released, titled CryptoWall 2.0, that includes numerous “enhancements” by the malware developer, to resolve issues in the previous version.  Since it was first released, CryptoWall has been a huge threat for computer users and network administrators, as it will encrypt all local data, as well as all data found on network shares. […]

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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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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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Tablet or Large Smartphone?

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Remember the mid-2000s, when we thought the Blackberry was the be all! Such a big screen!! Now, it looks sooo tiny. Remember when the teeny screen of a Blackberry was all the rage? And then the teeny (well, it seems teeny today) iPhone first came out and we all gasped at the screen’s size (the […]

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IT Business Support

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We here at Frankenstein Computers are coming up on our 15th year in operation and owe it all to our business customers. We have hundreds of happy business clients and we treat them like gold. It always surprises me when we get new clients and hear about their now former IT company.  I have really […]

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