Upgrades for a Gaming Computer

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As the popularity of computer gaming has increased, so has the hardware demands of the games themselves. While this article will definitely help you make one or two upgrades to your computer, it should not be taken as a how-to guide on building a computer from scratch or making heavy upgrades. That process is much [...]

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Commonly Used Technological Terms

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With the rise of the Internet and the lightning-fast gains in technology have come a lot of terms that are often used and recognized, but not fully understood. While many of you may have a general idea of what some of these terms mean, these terms are often difficult even for us to fully understand. [...]

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Lengthen the Life of your Computer

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Just like a car, you can extend the life of your computer by taking small steps to maintain the health and performance of your computer. We are going to run through a few of the simpler steps that you can take to keep your computer in great shape.

One of the smartest things you can [...]

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What’s the Difference Between Different Web Browsers

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Long gone are the days of Internet Explorer being the only available web browser. These days Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari have joined the battle to be your main web browser. In this blog post we hope that you will learn about browsers that you haven’t used and maybe find one that better suits [...]

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Tips on Virus Prevention

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These days, the Internet can be used to complete a variety of tasks.. It allows us to pay bills online, talk to friends and family across the country, and shop without leaving our bed. However, as our Internet usage increases, so does the risk of our computers becoming infected with a virus that we got [...]

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How to Secure your Wireless Network

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We have previously posted a blog about the benefits and risks of wireless networks. One of the main risks was the potential for data to get intercepted on a wireless network, mainly when it is unsecured. In this blog post we hope to give you a few tips that will keep your data secure when [...]

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The Benefits and Risks of Wireless Networks

One question that we get a lot is: What are the benefits and risks of having a wireless network at home? Here is a brief answer to that question.

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The primary benefit of a wireless network is the freedom from cables. As long as you are within range of the wireless router, you can [...]

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What kind of computer should I buy?

This is a question that we hear a lot and I thought this post would be helpful. There are basically two things to consider when purchasing a new computer.

What you will use it for?

The average person just uses their computer for email, surfing the internet and working on spreadsheets or word processing. If [...]

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What is a Router?

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We hear this question all the time and thought it would be a good topic to address on this blog.

A router can be thought of as the Traffic Cops of the internet. They take the information coming from your modem (DSL, Cable, etc.) and make sure they get to the right computer in your [...]

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How Dust Can Fry Your Screen

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People ask us all the time, “What is the best way to clean my computer screen?”

The first thing you should try is just a damp soft cloth. Make sure that it isn’t too wet. The excess water will get into the electronics and damage it. You don’t want to fry your monitor just because [...]

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Water, Water, Everywhere…On My Computer! What To Do If This Happens

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One of the most frequent problems that we see when people come in to get their laptops fixed is that they have spilled coffee or another liquid on the laptop.

In this post, we will give you a few tips on what to do if this happens and how to do some simple tests to [...]

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Your Hard Drive WILL Fail (And How To Prevent It)

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It is not a matter of if your hard drive will fail, it is WHEN. Here are a few tips to prevent a hard drive failure and how to tell when your drive is going to fail. See our recommended products for backing up your data and preventing a hard drive crash. [...]

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