Do You Have a Backup Strategy?
Over the last 16 years I’ve been providing onsite IT Consulting (support and service) to clients in my local area, and I often had to deliver the bad news of loss of data. I never liked to do it, I always felt bad. Not because it was my fault, but because I understand how terrible it feels when you lose photos, music, videos, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, financial statements, and/or emails (especially if you use an email client like Outlook or Thunderbird). With a little investment in time and some money, […]
What is a Range Extender?
A range extender (sometimes called a repeater) is a wireless networking device that allows for a wireless local area network (WLAN) coverage area to be expanded beyond its normal range. These devices, that usually plug-into the wall, take a signal from an existing wireless router or access point (AP) and transmits that signal farther than the original device was capable of doing. With today’s devices being more reliant of a strong wireless signal, these devices help ensure total cover throughout your home. So how do they work? A range extender […]
Manage your iPhone. Your way.
Whether you have and Windows 10 computer or a Mac, did you know you can manage your iPhone (and iPad) without having to use the Apple software? A few years ago I discovered a powerful and user-friendly program called iMazing which is simply the best iOS device manager for Mac and PC. Get full control over your iOS device. iMazing is simply the best iPhone, iPad and iPod manager for Mac and PC. Get iMazing. Save iPhone Messages Easily export your iPhone text messages and attachments to your computer. Or […]
Raindrop.io – Take Command of your Browser Bookmarks
Do you have a lot bookmarks saved in your browser? If so, can you remember the last time you looked through all of those bookmarks? Or perhaps, there was a bookmark you needed to find, but couldn’t? Would you like to be able to access an organized collection of your bookmarks on any of your computers or devices? Doesn’t matter if they are a mix of Android, Apple, Linux, Mac, and Windows — you can access all of your bookmarks easily! 🙂 In addition to accessing a nice organized collection, […]
LibreOffice: A powerful and free office suite
LibreOffice is a powerful and free office suite. It has a clean interface and feature-rich tools that can help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. All for the low price of FREE. 🙂 What can I do with it? LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most versatile Free and Open Source office suite on the market: Writer (word processing) Calc (spreadsheets) Impress (presentations) Draw (vector graphics and flowcharts) Base (databases) Math (formula editing) What is Open Source? Open-source software is a type of computer software in […]
Get More Out Of Your Amazon Fire TV Device
When you first activate a Fire TV device (stick, Cube, etc.) you can only watch and listen to content from Amazon services. If you want to access additional content, then you will need to download apps/channels for your Fire TV device. What Kind of Apps Can You Download To Your Fire TV Most Fire TV apps are focused on delivering video content. You can get apps for movies and TV shows such as Netflix, Hulu, PBS, MSNBC, CBS All Access, CBS News, NPR News, Fox News, NBC Nightly News, CNBC, CNN, NBC Sports, […]
Beware of this Netflix Scam
There are messages being sent across various social media and the WhatsApp platform, that attempt to lure people to believe that Netflix is giving away free accounts. This is simply not true. But during this unprecedented time, there are those that attempt to take advantage of the public’s fear of the unknown by offering something for free — though what you might get is identity fraud or at the very least a huge headache. The following article from the Hot for Security blog by BitDefender talks more about this current […]
Do You Clean The Outside of Your Computer?
But have you ever thought of cleaning/disinfecting the outside of your computer? When I clean my computer I always include the monitor/screen, keyboard, and mouse/trackpad. Speaking of our keyboards and mouse, did you know that they are a haven for bacteria? Just like our smartphones, tablets, kitchen sponges, cleaning towels, and even your dog/cat bowls! And now with the current COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, disinfecting all surfaces in our homes must include all computers and related equipment (specifically that we touch with our hands). Cleaning the Keyboard A computer (desktop […]
WiFi Doesn’t Always Work
But thankfully, WiFi isn’t the only option to getting an Internet connection around your house. There’s also an option called Powerline Networking, which functions as an alternative networking option that may just be what you’re looking for. Powerline networking is often overlooked in the networking world. Offering neither the security and speed of a direct-Ethernet-connection nor the mobility of WiFi, it instead is an in-between solution that people can turn to when other options simply won’t work. A Powerline networking kit leverages the home’s existing electrical wiring to establish a wired network that is […]
Watch Out for Tax Scams
Tax-related scams can lurk year-round but you may be more likely to encounter one during a tax season when you’re expecting W-2s and other tax documents. Learn how to recognize possible traps and protect yourself so you’re less likely to become a victim. Email Phishing Phishing emails will often impersonate ADP, one of the largest HR and payroll companies in the world. An email will often offer a link to download a W-2 form, but by clicking the email link you may land on a spoofed ADP login page. Phishing […]