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We all like to save some cash! In our everyday lives we hunt for a good deal! It’s important to understand however a good barging versus a cheap items. A good barging is getting a quality product for less. Cheap, often costs more in the long run! This is...


Cheap Chargers and Batteries

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January 14, 2020 is the final day! Windows 7 will be retired after a decade of service.

What does this mean for those still using Windows 7? Will your computer suddenly stop working? Is the world going to come crashing down? Here’s the answer: Nothing. Your computer will work just fine on January 15th, 2020. In fact you can still expect to get good use out of it for another 6 months to 2 years.

What really is happening on January 14th is...



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Nick Ellis of PC Computer Guy on WTHR with Carlos Diaz - talking Tech. We'd like to give a special "Thank You" to Carlos on WTHR for having us on!

5G Internet

  • 5G Wifi is not the same as 5G Cellular Data
  • Likely need new device to use 5G...

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5G vs 5G – explaining the poor naming

Cell Phone providers are rushing to deliver the new “5G” Network. This of course is the next evolution after “4G” which most of our cell phones and devices run on these days. However many of us already have something that is “5G”, our modern routers! The catch? They are two entirely different things, both with the name “5G”

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Please read, many people are not doing this (even though they think they are). Instead of “turning it off and back on” to try and fix issues, choose “reboot/restart” instead....



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Comcast is the only provider that provides Norton to its users free. Norton used to have a number of issues pre-2009, but after they scrapped their software and started from scratch it's become our preferred anti-virus software. You can get this from Comcast's website, but it usually includes a bunch of extra software (such as Constant Guard) that we are not a fan of.

However we've got a link that will take you to Comcast's Norton download without Constant Guard or any junkware.

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Comcast Norton Download

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Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is a method to secure your login's on various sites even if someone is able to obtain your password.

The way it works conceptually is you log into a site (which you've setup 2FA on). Then you are prompted to enter a 2FA code usually obtained from your phone. This can be via SMS, Google Authenticator or Authy. You enter that secondary code (one which only works for a short period of time), then are allowed onto the site. 

As you've...



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Some of the most common calls we get involve scams. Sometimes the scammers are successful; sometimes our clients call us before they get taken advantage of. We've covered them before in our tech-tips, but this will be a good refresher. We will try to be brief, but at the same time include relevant information.

1. Fake Microsoft Alerts

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Over the course of the year handle a lot of different issues. Here are things we saw more frequently. Knowing about these issues should prevent you from facing them in the future!

Fake Tech Support Scams – You browse the...


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Fake Tech Support Video by PC Computer Guy Demonstrating what they do.

Several times a week we get calls about a virus on the computer. The caller explains that it says the computer is going to blow up in a nuclear explosion if it isn’t fixed right away. Ok, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration,...


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