Windows as a Service

October 18, 2017

With the release of Windows 10 in 2015, Microsoft started using the term “Windows as a service”. You may not have heard that, but us IT professionals hear it all the time from Microsoft. The term itself is not important, but It’s important for everyone who owns or uses a Windows 10 computer to understand […]


More Viruses for Mac Computers

August 28, 2017

As long as I can remember there has been a myth that Apple computers aren’t susceptible to viruses. It was never that they aren’t susceptible, it was that there weren’t enough of them to warrant hackers going after them. Windows has been dominating the desktop/laptop market since Windows 95 came out. About 10 years ago, […]


What to do if you are having trouble viewing websites

November 18, 2016

Your computer boots up but when you try and go to a website, either nothing happens, you get an error, or perhaps it goes to the wrong website. Or maybe the website comes up, but it isn’t displaying correctly. Here are some of the simpler things you can try when you are having trouble viewing […]


Back It Up!

January 14, 2016

Although we mention how important it is to back up your computer(s) in many articles, we haven’t written an article dedicated to backups since 2009. So it’s high time we did! Unless you store everything in the cloud, or don’t store anything on your computer, you should have an automated backup of some kind. Most […]


Cutting the Cable TV Cord

September 16, 2015

Back in 2009, we published a couple of articles: Record and Watch TV on Your Computer and Can I Cancel Cable TV? Back then, there really wasn’t a way to watch live TV over the internet. You could watch some shows after the fact through services like Hulu. But not much live. The conclusions we […]


How to prevent your email from getting hacked

July 13, 2015

Email hacking is on the rise because criminals have figured out that your email account is the key to all of your other accounts. That’s why it’s so important to lock your email account down so to lessen the chance that someone could successfully hack into it. Here’s what to do: Use a good password. […]


How Did My Computer Get Infected?

March 25, 2015

On TV, computers seem to have a record of everything that happens on a computer. What files where copied, what files were access, and so forth. In the real world, that’s simply not the case. Sometimes we can figure out how an infection got in, but most of the time we can’t. And nobody ever […]


Should I Fix or Replace My Computer?

March 25, 2015

This is one of the most common questions we are asked. There isn’t one answer for anyone, but here are some things to consider and some recommendations. It is almost always cheaper to repair a computer than it is to buy a new computer. Sure, you can find a new computer for $300, but who […]


Security Software

March 5, 2015

Some of the questions we are asked the most are about security software. Here are the most common security software questions we get along with our answers. Do I need security software? Yes. It doesn’t matter which version of Windows you have, you need security software. By the way, Apple computers and Android devices need […]


Should I Install Windows Updates?

March 3, 2015

In a nutshell, yes. If you haven’t experienced it, you have probably heard of a computer that was messed up by a Windows update. It does happen from time to time. But the chance of it happening is very low. The chance of your computer becoming infected because it doesn’t have all of the latest […]