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Phone Call Scamming

I've received several other calls about this, so it's time for a tech tip! Actually I've included this topic in another tech tip, but wanted to ensure the information reaches the masses. Kathy Starbuck emailed me, asking about an interesting call she received. She did the right thing, she approached the...


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I received a call from Kevin of Advance Auto to build a custom gaming PC for his son. Provided with a $1700 budget, I was able to build a system based on an i5 Processor, 8GB RAM, nVidia 560TI Graphics card, USB 3.0, a 1TB Traditional drive and the icing on the cake was a 256GB SSD drive. The computer is packed with other features such as 4 quiet fans, an excellent case, optical and hdmi outputs, SLI capability and more. I was so impressed with the speed of the system that I had to create a...


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Technology is great if you can put it to particle use. One of the best uses for me personally of technology is my home setup that allows me to stream videos, pictures or music stored on my computer to the TV in the living room, bedroom or else-ware. I can stream content I've downloaded from the internet, or personal videos of trips we've taken. I can also archive DVD's or music CD's to my computer, so that they are accessible throughout the house; available at my finger-tips anytime I might...


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Just today I got another email, forwarded to about 20 other people with my name in the "TO" field. Whenever this happens, I'm tempted to reply and suggest the use of "BCC" if you are going to forward things to me... which I usually just delete anyways! :)

By using the BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) field, usually located right under...


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Mac vs. PC

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I get asked what I think about Mac often. So let me start by saying that I’m not writing this article because I have a chip on my shoulder. I am sure some of the mac fans out there will view what I have to say here as sacrilegious, which actually gets to one of the core points I will be making.

I am not a...


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By far the most common call I get is about computer infections. Most of the time the customer has no clue how the infection got in their computer, claiming to have not done anything. The devil is in the details. This video demonstrates a common fake email that can be the digital cesspool where viruses, hijacking, scams and phishing come from. Here I received an email from "ATT" claiming that I had a bill due. The interesting thing is I do have ATT, but this email was bogus. These scams work...


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The Olympics are on. Now if there is any sport I'm more likely to watch than Football, it's the Olympics. I'm an Olympic addict. If watching the Olympics was a sport, I'd definitely get the gold. Of course, I also have to somehow still get things done for the those two weeks. How do I cope? With Orb!

Orb is a great, FREE...


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Subscribe via Itunes | Subscribe via RSS Your computer is only as fast as its weakest link. The primary components that determine the speed of your computer are simply your RAM, Processor and Hard Drive. With modern day computers, most have plenty of RAM and Processing power. In fact many systems use about half the RAM and if you ever watch your processor, it's usually sitting...


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Many, if not most of us already have skype. But some people are still not too sure what it is, how it works, or if it will be useful for them.

Skype is an easy to use instant messaging program that delivers very good quality video calls as well with just a couple clicks. This ease of use makes it particularly well suited for...


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In the past, you might get a commercial now and then on youtube. That was then. Now it seems like every other video you watch you are forced to watch a commercial, without the option of skipping it frequently like we once could.

This prompted me to search for a way to skip commercials. Surprisingly this simple download for Chrome works, and works well! Installation takes just seconds and you are off and running.

As far as I know this only works with Google Chrome (Not IE or...



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