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“The Public’s Reaction”

“The Public’s Reaction”

We knew this was going to happen. Most of you have expressed to us that you do not like Windows 8. We are grateful to be of service to our community in any way, but many of you have given us the honor of your business for one reason alone: Big-box stores no longer stock […]

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“Happy New Computer!”

“Happy New Computer!”

Happy New Year! Oh wait… that was three days ago. I’m sorry everyone. I’ve been a little behind lately. In celebration of the new year, I decided to finally perform some long-desired upgrades to my computer. Some of you may know that my computer is not an HP or a Dell—it’s custom-built. And I’m pretty […]

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“Best Gifts for This Christmas Season”

“Best Gifts for This Christmas Season”

So, it’s that time of the year again. Here’s the scoop on some of the hottest tech toys this year. 1. Android tablets – These things are still awesome. They were awesome last year; they are even more awesome this year. With the latest releases of the Android OS (ICS and Jellybean), and the increased […]

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“Windows 8 – Hands-on First Impressions”

“Windows 8 – Hands-on First Impressions”

What Our Techs Think of Windows 8 So, Windows 8 has been out for a little over half a month now. What’s our verdict on the official, retail release? The truth is– I do like Windows 8. It has a very slick, modern appeal that I think will attract a large number of people. The […]

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The FBI Virus

The FBI Virus

  Does the FBI Want Your Money? Back in the summer of 2008, I had the chance to see what a real computer virus epidemic looked like. It was called “Antivirus Pro 2008,” “XP Antivirus Pro,” or “Antivirus Pro 2009.” There were other names it went by; but, in the world of malicious software, it […]

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“The Hidden Value”

“The Hidden Value”

We’ve all been there. You need help. You’ve got some sort of electronic something or other, but you have a question, or a problem. What do you do? That’s easy! Call the 800 number on the bottom of the device! Eager (or frustrated) and looking for answers, you dial the number, anticipating a friendly, knowledgeable, […]

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Updates: How Important Are They, Really?

Updates: How Important Are They, Really?

Computer Updates: Do You Need Them? Without a doubt, anyone who uses a PC for longer than a week will at some point be asked by some piece of software to download an update. These moments can be a bit threatening, because we have all heard (or experienced) some PC horror story where someone performed […]

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“iStill Prefer Android”

“iStill Prefer Android”

Android VS iPhone So, the iPhone 5 is out. Suprisingly, I am hearing mixed reviews. Some people like the new features, while others lament that it still has the same annoying shortcomings as all 5 of its iPredecessors. I keep hearing about the necessity for umpteen adapters to get it to connect to anything else, […]

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“The Quality Factor”

“The Quality Factor”

Computers: Does Price Matter? For attention-deficit readers, read the following sentence and feel free to move on: New computers priced at less than $400 will barely last a year and are not worth your time or money. For the rest of you who want to know more, read on: Remember back when computers were $1,500 […]

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“Wanna Play Nintendo on Your New Samsung iPad?”

“Wanna Play Nintendo on Your New Samsung iPad?”

Some fifteen or so years ago, I remember playing the Sony Playstation for the first time. My brother and I were in awe. We were used to a Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. Now, here was this !!!~~~ 32-bit ~~~!!! gaming system that used CDs instead of cartridges! Every game had its own little cinematic […]