Don't Be an April Fool-World Backup Day is March 31

Written by Johann Taylor Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:17

Hammer Smashing Hard DriveIs it a coincidence that I have been interrupted by customers looking for data recovery twice since starting this article?  It has been said, “There are two types of hard drives: those that have failed, and those that will fail.” (A hard drive is the part of a computer that stores your pictures, documents, etc.)  Our records show that, next to virus removal, hard drive failure is the most common problem we see in our computer repair shop.  Sooner or later, you will be faced with possible data loss.  What is your plan to protect yourself?  World Backup Day is March 31, the day before April Fool’s.  Here are some tips to make sure you aren’t one of the fools on April 1st.

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Catch March Madness Online for Free

Written by Lauren Francom Friday, 16 March 2012 10:55

I love the smell of madness in the morning! And if you’re an avid college basketball fan like I am, I bet you’re smelling the same thing. Unfortunately, most of us can’t sit at home all day in our favorite recliner flipping back and forth from game to game til our hearts’ content. We work. But, if you’re an expert multi-tasker, a master at hiding things from your boss, or you just frankly don’t care who sees, read on, brotha (sista).

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4 Tips for Selling or Donating Your Used PC

Written by Johann Taylor Wednesday, 07 March 2012 12:59

So you’re finally fed up with your old computer slowing you down and are ready for an upgrade.  We’ve covered tips on buying a new computer, but what do you do with the old one?  If the computer is still working, but just a little old for you, you may consider selling or donating it.  What’s the best way to avoid identity theft and liability while also getting the best price for your used computer?  Here are a few tips to get you started.

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It's Always Flu Season on Free WiFi: 4 Tips to Stay Safe

Written by Johann Taylor Thursday, 01 March 2012 13:29

Free wireless Internet can be a lifesaver when you need a fast connection away from home.  Unfortunately, this is the computer equivalent of sharing a soda with everyone else at the truck stop while in the middle of flu season.  There are a lot of bad bugs going around, and the least you can do is learn to use your own straw.  Here are four simple tips to avoid identity theft and a visit to the computer doctor.

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6 Tips for Buying a Used Computer

Written by Johann Taylor Friday, 24 February 2012 16:43

Buying a used computer can be intimidating.  How do you know you are getting a good deal and not a piece of junk?  Do you take your friend from the IT Department out for lunch and “stop by” to take a look at a used computer on the way back?  (We know what you’re up to, by the way)  Do you go alone?  Here are a few tips to help you get the best deal for your money.

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