9 Tech Tips – Keep your Email Safe

Sara Johns Computers and Networking, Tech Tips

Make sure the notification is from an authorized Microsoft account before clicking on any links. Follow the 9 steps below to make sure you don’t download malware. Or even worse, give a spammer access to your account! Did you accidentally click on the Reset Password link? Are you worried that you downloaded Malware? We can help you. Give us a call …

7 Tech Tips – Easy New Year Resolutions

Sara Johns Computers and Networking, Tech Tips

It’s a new year – time for a new backup. Start with a fresh backup before you do any maintenance to your computer. Run a cleanup/defrag program. The cleanup will delete any temporary files, while the defrag will put the files where they belong – together. Check for any unused/unnecessary programs. This on e is a bit tricky as some …

New Processors and Microsoft

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For all of you PC users looking forward to the new Intel processors Kaby Lake and AMD’s Bristol Ridge, make sure you have Windows 10 installed. Any Windows OS older than 10 will not work with them. So why would Microsoft do this? Microsoft said: “Going forward, as new silicon generations are introduced, they will require the latest Windows platform …

Where do you Stand?

Sara Johns Blog, Computers and Networking

Personalization vs. Privacy. Where do you stand? Millennial users feel as if they don’t have privacy anymore and they are more willing to give up privacy for more features. While older users still tend to be less trusting and more wary. “If you trust Microsoft to protect your interests, and you trust the technical skill of Microsoft’s engineers to protect …

Everyone talks about “The Cloud”, but what is it?

Sara Johns Blog, Computers and Networking

The cloud is where off-site data is stored. Off-site data is just that: off-site. Your data – images, music, backups, emails and email settings, eBooks, documents and spreadsheets – all of it that is not stored on your phone, laptop, desktop or server at work. Your data does not live in space though.  It is stored on a server at …

Remote Support Scams to Watch For

Sara Johns Computers and Networking, Tech Tips

Everyone at some point needs to have their computer “looked at”. You may keep your computer clean, not open suspicious emails, and never ever download a file from an untrustworthy source. However, there will be a time when you need to call an IT guy. But have you ever had an IT guy call you? Probably not. Unless you already …