Tech Tips by Pc Computer Guy!

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With the Corona Virus (COVID-19) now being declared a pandemic and cases continuing to climb there has been a lot of talk about “Tele-commuting.” Tele-Commuting is the process of using technology to continue working without going into the office. We thought this might be a good time for us to look at some of the various ways technology can help. This will be focused on people that don’t have a large I.T. infrastructure already in place; as these companies already have such technologies...



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Remote accessing your work computer

Perhaps the most important and critical aspect of tele-commuting is the ability to remotely and securely access your office computer(s). There are dozens of good...



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File Sharing / Cloud Storage

Our next item to discuss is file sharing. While you can access your files on the work computer using TeamViewer remotely; you may have an easier option to work remotely. If your work is primarily using documents...



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Browser Syncing

This tip is a fairly simple one. Almost all modern browsers have a sync function – that can save all of your browser settings, bookmarks, extensions and passwords to an online account. Most, if not all of these encrypt the...


Web browser Sync

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Web and Phone Conferencing 

Online meeting and screen sharing is a huge market. There are a lot of options to choose from. It would be impossible to have an in-depth understanding of all of the options out there; we’ll focus...


Web and Phone Conferencing

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Phone Systems to forward Calls

Having a modern cloud-based phone system opens virtually unlimited possibilities. Cloud-based Voice over IP technology can do a lot of amazing things; pretty much offering the equivalent of what a $80,000 PBX system can do. One great thing is as it’s cloud based, you don’t have any equipment you need to maintain, worry about programming or repair. There are a lot of names in the hosted-VoIP arena such as Ring Central, Vonage, 8x8,...


Phone Systems - Forwarding calls

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Secure or Public Web Chat: Telegram

It’s nice to have an open line of communication with employees, vendors and customers. There are 3 great, free platforms you can use to keep your people up to date and share resources. Slack,...


Telegream - Secure Public or Private Communication

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VPNs - Virtual Private Networks

You may have heard commercials about VPN’s and the security they can provide. What VPN’s do, is create a secure link between your computer and the VPN server. Without a VPN, there’s the possibility...



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Closing thoughts

Seeing the daily news of the Corona / Covid-19 virus can cause quite a bit of fear. That fear is justified. But we also have some great resources and tools we can take advantage of to help defeat this threat to human-kind. From the great medical advancements to Tele-commuting to prevent the spread of the virus, we will win in the end. We’ve all got to help each other and play our part during this crisis. I hope this guide helps you manage and continue to work...



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If you don't take the time to read this post (which you should!) then let me give you the "TL;DR" version: DON'T LET ANYONE IN YOUR COMPUTER THAT YOU DON'T KNOW AND FULLY TRUST. The scammers will tell you "It's ok, no problem, don't worry" and somehow, beyond my comprehension, people accept that and allow the person access to their computer.

Dang it, I got busted! The department of Police are reaching out to me... via Email. 

Seriously - people fall for these things all...



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