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“OMG! Your Mac is so thick.” Why the newest technology isn’t necessary.

2 May 2018 00:33


Why would anyone put money into a Windows 98 computer? Well, I had a customer spend $150.00 into an old beige desktop computer last week so he could play Microsoft Solitaire. He didn’t like any of the solitaire games that come with newer computers, so he decided to spend his hard earned money on an […]


My 10 Password Rules You Should Follow

21 Jan 2018 06:48


If there’s ever an article to share this is it. I originally published this a month ago. Since then I’ve heard of at least a dozen cases of customers who were hacked through their passwords. I’m going to keep publishing this article until Facebook tells me I can’t! These are my 10 easy to use […]


Female Gamers Are My Favorite Customers

21 Jan 2018 05:36


  Some time ago I started to notice we were building, upgrading and fixing more gaming computers for female gamers than ever before. When I say female gamers I’m not talking about Tetris or Minecraft, I’m talking first person shooters like Doom, Overwatch and Call of Duty. We’ve had some major systems come through our […]


8 Computer Repair Scams You Need To Know

20 Jan 2018 03:36


Scams abound in my industry so I figured I’d talk about some of the more common ones. Like anything used every day, when a computer repair is needed customers tend not to get second opinions and simply go with their first stop. Do your homework and get an opinion before spending your hard earned money […]


The Phone Call Service Providers Don’t Want You To Know About

19 Jan 2018 02:03


About a month ago I noticed the internet bills at my stores were much higher than they should have been. The store that caught my attention was around $244.00 per month. At the risk of sounding snooty, I never really paid attention to the previous bills and just wrote the provider a check every month. […]


Read This Before Buying Your Laptop Online

8 Jan 2018 02:43


When I first started repairing computers I noticed that each region had a specific machine or series of machines that were prevalent in that particular area. At first I thought it was for economic reasons, then I realized machines that dominated one particular region came from specific retailers. I define a region as a small […]


My 10 Password Rules You Must Know

8 Dec 2017 05:09


      If there’s ever an article to share this is it. I originally published this a month ago. Since then I’ve heard of at least a dozen cases of customers who were hacked through their passwords. I’m going to keep publishing this article until Facebook tells me I can’t! So I just hung […]


Solid State Drives Are Ridiculous

8 Dec 2017 04:22


My favorite demo, when asked if solid state (SSD) makes a difference, is to whip open my 2010 MacBook Pro and turn it on. Having a second one with a traditional hard drive next to it makes a great demo, but of course that isn’t always possible. My laptop boots in about 10 seconds, whereas […]


Fun With Scam Artists. Read the entire conversation here

5 Dec 2017 03:03



Keep Net Neutrality Right Where It Is!

5 Dec 2017 02:05


People keep asking for my thoughts about Net Neutrality and then look stunned when they realize what it really means to us as Americans. Buried under all the headlines about sexual misconduct, Russian interference in our elections and tax reform is a current FCC consideration to essentially take away our First Amendment rights. For starters, […]

          
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