The scams never seem to end

This is a topic that we frequently write about, but it’s important for us to remind people about the dangers of scams. Lately we’ve had lots of people us about different scam attempts so we’re gonna take this opportunity to give you the information you need in case you get contacted by these scammers. Computer […]

A closer look at computer docking stations

While we sell a lot of desktops and laptops at about a 50/50 rate, we see many people switching over to laptops from desktops for their convenience. They are more portable, have the same functionality as a desktop and almost any device you plug into your desktop can be plugged into a laptop. If you’re […]

Have you backed up?

Just a quick reminder this week that backing up your computer is extremely important if you have any files or pictures that you don’t want to lose. It’s usually never a thought to get those files or pictures backed up, until something goes wrong and you almost lose them all, or actually do lose them […]

A few notes on updates, printers, anti-viruses

No tips in the column this week, but there are a couple of notices that we want to give everyone. First, there is a new Windows update rolling out that, when applied to the system, is removing printers from the machine. We do not know which update it is, but we’ve had multiple calls from […]

Customize your start menu

The Windows 10 Start Menu is different than all other versions of Windows. The main difference is all of those different sized boxes that come up when you click on the Start button. Those boxes are called pins, and are mostly there for touch screen users because it is easier to select those boxes with […]

Storm strikes again

This last round of recent storms brought some power outages to our area and a bunch of lightning strikes. While you can’t really anticipate a power outage you can brace yourself for the coming storms by turning off and/or unplugging your electronic devices. Our main concerns with storms is power surges. So having your desktop, […]

Another Windows 7 reminder

By now I’m sure most of you, if not all of you, have heard that Windows 7 is ending support on January 14, 2020. Many have contacted us about the change, or have already come in and upgraded your machine or replaced your machine to one with Windows 10. We know all of you haven’t […]

What should you invest in a printer?

Even though nowadays it’s easy to go to a big box store and print pictures or documents, many people would much rather have a printer in their own home or business. If you print a lot of documents, the savings add up pretty fast. One question we are asked a lot is how much you […]

Joining the dark side

I recently installed the newest feature update from Windows on my machine at work. I didn’t notice too much of a difference on my computer other than the taskbar is a slightly different color, but I didn’t think much of it. After browsing the settings pages and menus Cory and I discovered that there is […]

Another reason to keep up on Windows update — Windows Defender!

Windows Defender is Microsoft’s free antivirus it includes in Windows 10 for everyone. They originally bought their antivirus from another company and have been upgrading it from there. In the past, Microsoft’s antivirus never scored particularly well. It always seemed to miss some threats, was often bulky and hard to navigate, and generally just didn’t […]