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Block Windows 10 Update

Users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 are given an opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. You can do this until July 28, 2016 when the free offer expires.

Some people are perfectly satisfied with their current version of Windows and do not want to upgrade. 

Windows 10 Review

Return of the start menu

Windows 10 Start Menu

Java and other plugins not working - Chrome

Google has disabled the mechanism by which many programs interact with Chrome, including Java. This is for people using Chrome 43 or higher. This has been done for security reasons, but will likely have the result of making Java not work in chrome (among other plugins).

Online Cloud-Based Document Storage

Online Cloud-based Document Storage has become very easy to use, and free. It offers many benefits over keeping files stored on your computer. Some of those benefits include:

Keep PC Power on, or Turn Power off?

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Should I turn my computer off, or leave it on?

This is perhaps the most, if not one of the most questions we receive.

The reason so many people don’t know the answer to this question, is because there are so many different answers out there! And most of them are not wrong, they are just not entirely correct.

The full answer is this:

“It depends.”

Cheap computers – not such a good deal

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Article written 8/21/2014 – while the specs may change over time from the writing of this article, the principal will still apply years from now.

“You get what you pay for.” Ever hear that expression? It holds true for computers as well as so many other things.

Error 2016 - Google Calendar

The last couple of days we've been getting "Error 2016" from Google Calendar.

Sadly, Google has decided it will no longer support the free Google to Outlook calendar syncing app.

Google ceased allowing new installations of this as of 2 years ago, but we along with many others were grandfathered into the free service. Now you are required to use Google Apps, a paid subscription based google service if you want to continue to sync Outlook and Google calendars with a google-based application.

RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 Explained

This Tech Tip is a bit more technical in nature and generally not applicable to home-users.

RAID stands for "Redundant Array of Independent Disks". It is the linking of multiple hard drives together to serve the purpose of faster speed, or greater reliability, or both. This type of setup is uncommon in home environments but is common place for businesses and servers. In this video we discuss the common RAID setups (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10).

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