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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). If you encounter this – as of the time of writing this – the best solution is to use FireFox or Internet Explorer and ensure you have the most up to date Java for that browser (...



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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:

  • Ability to share files with friends/family
  • Collaboration – where multiple people can work on the same file without constantly emailing back and forth.
  • Pseudo-backup – should your hard drive crash in your computer, your cloud-based files are still...

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Surfing the web is something we spend a lot of time doing. However some sites are hammered with advertisements. Some of these advertisements are legit, while others are malicious junkware products you don’t want on your computer. One of the ways we combat...


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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...


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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.

Often I hear “I can buy a new computer for $300”, to which I...


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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...


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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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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...


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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.

In today’s world, most routers you purchase will have enough signal to...


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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.

Typical viruses are more of a nuisance than a threat. They might...


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