Should I turn off my computer when I’m not using it?

February 19, 2020

We recommend leaving your computer turned on when not using. If you are going to be away on vacation or something for a week or more, then turn it off while you are gone. Otherwise it’s better to leave it on for several reasons. The only drawback to leaving it on is that it will […]


Update on Secure Passwords

June 24, 2019

We all know that when we set a password, it should be a secure password. That means it should be at least 8 characters long. It should contain upper and lower case letters, at least 1 number, and at least one symbol. In addition, we are told that it shouldn’t contain names, dates of birth, […]


Email Services to Avoid

June 5, 2019

There are a lot of email servers out in the world both free and for a fee. We want to give you some advice on which one’s to avoid so you can avoid problems. When you sign up for your internet service, you get one or more email accounts with that service. We do not […]


How to Spot a Fake Email

March 27, 2019

You get an email from your bank or some other company you do business with. But you aren’t sure if the email is really from that company or if it’s fake. The name of this type of email is a Phish email. It can be hard to tell because the fake emails are often pretty […]


Windows 10 October 2018 Update

October 5, 2018

Microsoft has released a major update to Windows 10, code named Redstone 5. As far as we are concerned, there isn’t really anything very interesting in this update. Here’s a very brief list of some of the more interesting changes: Clipboard history A history of what you copy and paste instead of only remembering the […]


A website says my computer has malware

July 9, 2018

If you are surfing the web and you suddenly get a website that says your computer is infected or something and to call a number to get the problem resolved, that is a scam. These type of web sites have been a real problem in the last year and the problem is getting  worse. Even […]


Is my email address on the dark web?

March 22, 2018

You may have seen advertisements or gotten emails from companies like Experian are offering a free dark web scan to see if your email address is on the dark web. We would like to educate you on what this really means. The name dark web sounds ominous. Like using the name “dark one” to refer […]


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 […]