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Happy New Year 2012!

Happy New Year to all our customers, friends and family! We hope that 2012 will be a fruitful and productive year for all. Please note that we are closed until Tuesday, January 3rd 2012 (where normal shop hours resume).

Useful & Quick Keyboard Shortcuts to Save Time

Just using your mouse to make computer commands takes more time than you think. Keyboard shortcuts save both time and energy by reducing multiple clicks to a single combination of keys. Keyboard shortcuts are used for tasks that you do all the time, such as opening or saving files. The table below offers only a […]

Creating a Preventative Computer Maintenance Plan

The most common reason for slow computer performance is the hard disk, which is a non-removable area that stores all the information available from your computer. The hard disk may slow the computer’s performance as a result of a deteriorating ability to store data efficiently. To protect your data and prolong the life of your […]

Optimizing Battery Power on Your Laptop

The most basic step you can take to prevent power loss on your mobile PC is to invest in a high quality battery and always keep a spare on hand. Splurging on a quality battery and spare can save you from hours of lost access to your mobile PC.  There are also things you can […]

How to Set Up Dual Monitors On Your Computer

There are times where it may be necessary to have more computer monitor space.  One way to increase your amount of screen space is to buy an inexpensive second monitor or make use of an old monitor and connect it to your computer (if you’re using Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP)—allowing for more […]

5 Management Tips for Computer Files and Folders

Learning better file management can improve time management skills and increase productivity at work.  The following tips are just a few ideas to improve file management skills. Use a Consistent File and Folder Naming System It’s a good practice to develop a naming system for the kinds of files you create most often and then […]

Preventing viruses

“I do a scan every week and I don’t detect any viruses! How can my computer suddenly get one?” We do hear that one a lot. There is a common misconception that if you have an anti-virus software installed on your computer, you will not get viruses and will always be virus free. Everyone is […]

Spam message that looked like it originated from my email

Have you ever had friends tell you that they received an email that looked like it was from you, but it wasn’t and contained a suspicious link or attachment?  You may have been a victim of email spoofing, causing your friends to receive a spam message. Here is a good Q&A from the Reading Eagle’s […]

This is how you get hacked online …

Here is an example of how you can get hacked: 1) You get an email message from an online provider that you use all the time e.g. from a Facebook, Hotmail, Gmail, your bank etc. It looks official, realistic and seems to come from a legit person from within the company (webmaster, security team, account […]

Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a WiFi hotspot

For Windows 7 users, here is a way to turn your laptop into a WiFi hotspot. Note that you would need a compatible/ updated Windows 7 wireless network adapter driver. To date, brand names like Atheros, Broadcom and Realtek have been known to work. (Most of the newer laptops come with the above brands.) 1. […]

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