Is a Cheap PC Worth It?

What's the Difference? Consumer vs Business Computers You see a computer sale at Best Buy or Costco and think, “Wow! What an excellent deal!” But is it? Low prices on consumer PCs are designed to draw you in, but are you really getting a device that can do what you need it to? Too often, once someone gets that new desktop or laptop home or back to the office, they find out it’s lacking in performance and other key features that they need. And not all budget PCs [...]

2020-05-12T13:26:39-05:00|Tech Tips, Windows|

Ransomware Getting Smarter – Protect Your Business

Although some may have hoped that the threat of ransomware was on the decline, the reality is that it’s quite the opposite. Until now, attacks seemed to be targeted directly at its victims, but Microsoft warns that may no longer be true. With their discovery of self-propagating ransomware it’s vital to fully understand the possible risk of infection. Ransomware, the malware that locks up infected systems and demands payment to return access to users, has been steadily increasing its infection rate over the course of this year. Enigma [...]

2020-02-16T10:26:44-06:00|General Tech, Security, Windows|

Personalize Windows 10 Your Way

Whether you want to have a darker color scheme, run several apps at the same time or have multiple desktop displays, Windows 10 gives you many options to personalize your PC. And while some customization options are less obvious than others, it is well worth the effort to get your Windows 10 to act and look the way you want it to. Here are just a few things you can do to personalize your PC. Change your themes Probably the most obvious way to personalize your Windows 10 [...]

2016-04-01T07:16:05-05:00|Windows|

Don’t Wait Until Your Operating System Expires!

66% of Organizations Wait for Operating Systems to “Expire” Before Upgrading When it comes to technology, upgrading is part of the package. Despite this being a well-established fact, some business owners will delay upgrading for as long as possible, while others will upgrade as soon as the latest product is released. What’s behind a company’s motivation to upgrade or not? We can better understand this by looking at a study on why businesses upgrade their operating systems. According to a recent study by Spiceworks, companies have different motivations [...]

2016-03-29T07:13:25-05:00|General Tech, Windows|

What Does Internet Explorer End of Support Mean for Your Company?

Microsoft is Killing Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10: What Does It Mean for You? The New Year provides the perfect opportunity to take stock of what’s important in your work life. In the small to medium-sized business world, technology routinely tops that list — you can’t work well without technology, and technology that doesn’t work well will only hold you back. Only a week into 2016 and we already have a major announcement from Microsoft about the end of support for older versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser. [...]

2016-01-09T11:44:07-06:00|General Tech, Windows|

Protect Yourself & Company from Chimera

The threat of being infected by malicious software is part and parcel of spending time on the internet, and no sooner have the antivirus and security software programs released an update or new patch than cyber criminals are scrambling for ways to circumvent them. In addition, as end users become savvier to the tricks and scams used to steal our data, money or identities, new tactics are employed to try and fool us. And that includes Chimera, a new strain of ransomware which has recently been uncovered. Cyber [...]

2015-12-29T19:08:43-06:00|Security, Windows|

Essential Cortana Tips

Wouldn’t it be great if you could afford to hire your own personal assistant? Someone who could take care of menial tasks, sing songs to you, and generally just make your life more pleasant? As technology develops, we are getting closer and closer to virtual assistants who are just as good as their real-life counterparts. In fact, Cortana, the assistant for Microsoft Windows 10, can do all three of the tasks mentioned above (yes, she’ll actually sing for you) and a whole lot more. Here are some handy [...]

2015-12-12T14:34:29-06:00|Articles, General Tech, Windows|
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