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Have thousands of pictures that need to be organized? Need a better way to transfer pictures into your computer? Today's your lucky day! Picasa - a free program from Google is an excellent, powerful photo management tool -- and more! Best of all, it's fast and easy to use. So ditch that cheezy program that came with your camera and download Picasa.

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I had a customer a while back who was upgrading his multimedia center... the works, new TV, Surround sound etc. I was asked what type of multimedia device should he get for Netflix and other streaming content from the internet. He was surprised when I said "Get an Xbox." His confusion no doubt came from the idea that XBOX is purely a gaming console. However I personally got it not for games, but for multimedia! And it's faannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn-tastic at it. The XBOX can stream Netflix, Youtube...


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Thinking of replacing your old computer? Join us for this episode of Tech Talk, where Nick Ellis - PC Computer Guy discusses tips for buying a new computer and provides some general recommendations.


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So often people intend on backing up but never get it done. Others think it's not important, until AFTER disaster happens. Truly ask yourself, are there priceless memories stored in your computer? If so, are they backed up? If not, you are playing a game of chance that you will lose sooner or later.

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Just having an anti-virus isn't good enough. You need a GOOD program and the right level of protection. Tune in as Nick Ellis, PC Computer Guy offers his advice to keep your computer running smoothly.


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PC Computer Guy covers must-have security measures for facebook and the idea of Dual-Monitor's connected to a single computer.


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In this Episode PC Computer Guy discusses what Remote Access is, why you might need it, and where you can get it for free.


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This video demonstrates the basics of the Google Chrome Web Browser. This is a companion to the article written here: Tech Tips Chrome Article



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I often get calls from people having trouble with "the internet". Most of the time it's because they are having problems with their browser... and most of the time that's Internet Explorer. When I arrive on-site, my first and most important fix is to suggest kicking Internet Explorer to the curb. Many people are unaware of what a “Web browser” is, so lets start there. A web browser is simply a program that allows you to look at webpages, or “browse the web”. Simple enough, right? What a lot...


Google Chrome Browser Example

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I received an email from my cousin with a bizarre looking link. No other information, no subject, no personal endorsement, just a link. This is certainly a hijacked account.

In today’s world we have better spam filters and anti-virus software, however the endless cat-and-mouse game never ends. Instead of sending spam from random addresses, people often attempt to hijack accounts in order to send spam, or viruses.

If you receive a message from joe1232393@plitz.ru, odds are you...


A photo of a fishing pole and a computer screen, with an envelope marked "Info"

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