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Common Scams and Alerts

In today’s world of technology scammers have found many ways to take advantage of you. Do not fall victim to these scams. Here are a couple examples of the most recent scams.   Calls about your social security number. Scammer message: Department of the Social Security Administration. The reason of this call is to inform […] read more »

Support for Windows Vista Ends Soon

Microsoft has announced that support for Windows Vista users will end on April 11th, 2017. Windows Vista is over a decade old, so it comes at no surprise that they want users to upgrade. What does this mean for current users? When Microsoft pulls the plug on supporting an operating system, they will stop providing […] read more »

iOS Security and Data Recovery

I am often asked to do data recovery on numerous types of devices; laptops, desktops, cellphones, tablets, etc, but iOS has some serious security when it comes to trying to recover data that has been erased by the system. iOS protects data by integrating encryption into the hardware and firmware of its devices. Any knowledgeable […] read more »

Don’t Fall Victim to Computer Scams

Many of us have either been a victim or know someone who has fell victim to a scam targeting computer users. Tech Support Phone Scam The most popular computer scam begins with a phone call from someone identifying themselves with being from “Tech Support”. This person wants to help you fix your computer by selling […] read more »

Time to Uninstall QuickTime for Windows

Apple has decided to pull the plug on QuickTime for Windows. They will no longer be issuing security updates for the product on the Windows platform. Apple is recommending that users uninstall the software. [1] Trend Micro, a leading security company, has also issued two advisories ZDI-16-241 and ZDI-16-242 that detail two new, critical vulnerabilities […] read more »

A Peek Inside a Smartphone Repair

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a smartphone looks like or what makes it tick? A smartphone is pretty much just a miniaturized computer that you carry around in your pocket. Most smartphones are quite complex devices and as they become thinner and more lightweight, many of these devices are held together by […] read more »

Benefits of Buying From a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher

There are many people and places that sell used computers, but few of them are Microsoft Registered Refurbishers. With piracy on the rise and many shady computer shops and third parties selling computers with unlicensed software, purchasing from a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher is your best option. There are many benefits of buying a used computer […] read more »

iCloud Bypass Activation Scam

There have been a lot of people trying to bypass iCloud activation. iCloud activation is essential to protecting iOS devices. While there are a few legitimate reasons to bypass iCloud, such as a forgotten iCloud password, many people wish to bypass the security in order to sell or use stolen devices. The Jailbreak Community If […] read more »

Why Buy a Custom Computer

There are numerous benefits of custom built computers that can beat most of the advantages presented by branded computers. Buyers can purchase computers built to their own specifications. Today many people are aware of the benefits of custom built computers and millions of people are not only buying custom built computers, but are also getting […] read more »

Windows 10 Is Here

Windows 10 is finally here. If you are one of the first to try to download and install the new operating system, you know that the update has had a rocky start launch. With any new release there are going to be rough patches. Some of the more troublesome issues we are seeing here locally […] read more »

Apple Repairs and Warranties

All Apple hardware comes with a one-year limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support. To extend your coverage further, you can purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan or AppleCare+. Warranty repairs must be performed by an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Out of Warranty repairs can usually be performed by any computer […] read more »

Are You Ready For Windows 10?

Microsoft will be releasing its newest Windows 10, July 29th. It is a free upgrade for any non-enterprise user of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. The Basics Microsoft is making Windows 10 available as a free upgrade for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. You only have until July 29, 2016 to take advantage of […] read more »

Is Your Windows Genuine?

Piracy is an ever growing problem. We have heard reports of several computer repair shops in the area selling pirated versions of Windows and other software. What is software piracy? Software piracy is the illegal reproduction and distribution of software applications, whether for business or personal use. Illegal software copying and distribution not only hurts […] read more »

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