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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).

Replace Laptop with Tablet

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Replacing your laptop with a Tablet.

Frequently these days I’m asked “should I replace my laptop with a tablet?” The answer is “That depends.”

The “depends” boils down to the question, “What do you want to use it for?” Your answer here determines if it would be suitable to replace a laptop with a tablet.

Improve wireless range

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How do you expand wireless coverage, to make it reach further in your home? How do you deal with low wifi signal strength?  This article will provide some possible solutions to improve the range of your wireless internet.

Protect yourself from Cyber Threats

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CryptoLocker, Game Over Zeus and heartbleed have made 2013 and 2014 difficult years for the average Joe computer user. These viruses and exploits are serious, much more than most.

Yahoo Finance Crashing Browser

UPDATE: This issue has been resolved by Yahoo.

This is an alert for people whom are having problems using Yahoo Finance. We have found on multiple computers, using Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox that clicking on links on Yahoo Finance causes the browser to crash. This is a programming issue, likely on yahoo's part that needs to be resolved. You can TRY to clear your cookies/cached files; however that did not solve the issue for us.

Change Desktop Background Image

So very often when working on computers, I notice that the same factory default background is present, years after the client has been using the machine. This makes me think many people don't know how to actually change their background, or that Windows 7 and Windows 8 have a very neat rotating background feature. In this video I demonstrate how to change your windows background and how to create your own custom background slide show in just a few easy clicks.

How to Zip and Unzip files

Zipping is the process of taking multiple files, compressing them, and adding them to a single file (aka archive).

Benefits of Zipping include

  • Faster Sending
  • Faster Receiving
  • Reduced Storage Space
  • Convenience (i.e. I like to download all the files emailed to me at once, rather than save each one individually…)

Best Free Software 2014

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Best Free Software

There are tons of things out there that are free. Some are good, while others – not so much. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite free software.

Virtual PBX Business Phone Systems

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PC Computer Guy Launches a new VoIP focused division: IndyVoIP

A “Virtual PBX” is an internet based phone system that allows for tons of professional features often at a fraction of the cost of running your own PBX.


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