Game Day Release Blues

Are you ready to play The Elder Scrolls Online … Diablo III … World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor … WildStar … The Amazing Spider-Man 2 … or any one of the tons of other, soon-to-be-released games, this summer? Nothing is more disappointing than saving your pennies for months, for a brand new game that […]

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Grateful for the progress on BASIC’s birthday

HELLO BASIC READY RUN On May 1, 1964, in the wee hours of the morning, a professor at Dartmouth College and his student were sitting side by side in a basement, on campus. They both typed RUN on their terminals (read: monitors) and got correct answers to their simple programs … and time-sharing and BASIC […]

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IT Support in Austin – Fast * Friendly * Reliable

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Frankenstein Computers has been servicing Austin and the surrounding areas since 1999. We will be celebrating our 15 year anniversary in October! We have many happy clients and are adding new clients every week. We do not charge a monthly fee and ONLY charge when we do work for our clients. We offer many services, […]

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WARNING: Defend Yourself from CRYPTODEFENSE

Well, here we go again … the latest Ransomware virus is out. It is called CryptoDefense, and is yet another virus that encrypts your documents (including pictures, music, Quickbooks files, etc.) and holds them hostage. The virus itself is not difficult to get rid of; most malware scanners and anti-virus programs can detect and remove […]

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Why 3D Printers?

First of all, because they are Awesome! The uses for them are only limited by our imagination. Already, 3D printers have made a huge impact in the medical field; printing prosthetics, replacement bones, and plenty of other helpful bits and parts to improve health and quality of life for many patients. 3D printers have been […]

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Antivirus, a must have…

In today’s world, having updated antivirus running on your PC is a must. Without antivirus, you take a chance of losing your data, spending a bunch of money to disinfect your system, infecting other friends and families, and just a bunch of bad stuff altogether… Even though most folks know this, for some reason we get […]

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Backups! Backups! Backups!

I cannot stress enough, the importance of backing up your data.  We here at Frankenstein Computers have seen an increase in failing hard drives over the past few weeks.  Unfortunately, I am forced to tell some of my customers that their data is gone forever, or it will cost them an insane amount of money […]

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Is somebody else using YOUR password?

Evidence suggests that many people are still using easily hacked passwords … like ‘password.’  Number strings, like ‘123456’ and ‘111111’ are still popular, and still weak.  New to the list of Worst Passwords of 2013 are those influenced by Adobe, like ‘adobe123’ and ‘photoshop.’    Some like to keep it real, using passwords like ‘iloveyou’ and […]

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