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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.

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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…)

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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.

Classic Shell: The new and improved software has caught up to other paid products. Start Classic is a free “start button” for those whom have had the pain of...


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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.

What does such a system get you...


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I get asked this question at least once a week. The answer is pretty simple: it just means “on the internet.” That’s all it is, a fancy marketing term that means “on the internet.”

So when someone says they store their documents “in the cloud”, they mean simply that their documents are stored on the internet.

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So very often I am at a client’s home, and I run a speedtest on their internet. The results I get back are outstanding; but perhaps a bit overkill.

ISP’s try to up-sell their service, offering the more expensive internet services at premium rates. But is it really making any difference? Most of the time the answer is...


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…Or at least that’s the buzz going around.

I have received several calls from clients asking what they need to replace their computer with, since Windows XP is “dead” as of April 8...


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For a more indepth video on Cloud Storage in general see: Cloud Storage Tech Tip

Whenever you go on vacation you no doubt have a ton of photos you'd like to share with friends and family. Perhaps they even have photos you want! Unfortunately so many people "share" through facebook, in which you end up with photos of much worse quality than the origionals. You...


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What is IMAP?
How do I synchronize my mail?

We live in the day of multiple devices accessing a single email account. We use our computer, smart phones, sometimes even a laptop all to get to the same account. Yet many of us are setup with the wrong type of mail system for that, and can be using something better: IMAP.

Instead of POP mail, using IMAP allows us to synchronize all of our devices, so messages deleted from the computer are automatically deleted from the phone...


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