Posts by Melvin Foo

How to avoid ID theft

What is Identity Theft? Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information, like your name, Social Security number, or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 10 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. In fact, you or someone […]

10 things you can do to avoid fraud

There are over 10 million people that are victims of scams every year. Scam artists defraud people across the globe by using phone, email, postal mail and the Internet to trick you into sending money or revealing personal information. While con artists can be clever, many can be stopped by knowledgeable consumers. Here are 10 […]

Quick tips to protect your information online

You might have heard about the web hosting giant GoDaddy being hacked a few days ago. While supposedly no data was compromised, it serves as a wake up call to us i.e. to make sure that you protect your information from getting into the wrong hands. Here are eight quick tips to protect your information: […]

What is the maximum amount of memory supported by Windows 7?

The maximum amount of Random Access Memory (RAM) that the 32 bit version of  Microsoft Windows 7 supports is 4GB. Microsoft Windows 7 Starter is limited to a maximum 2GB of memory. For 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows 7, see the chart below. Microsoft Windows 7 dictates the maximum RAM for each edition. There may […]

Tips on creating secure passwords

If you haven’t heard, the popular business social media site LinkedIn had a security breach a few days ago and about 6.5 million passwords were compromised and stolen. If you have a LinkedIn account, make sure to change your LinkedIn password to avoid any unnecessary tampering with your account. While the stolen passwords were because of a […]

Is your Internet connection slow?

Is your *high speed* Internet connection slow? Is your provider actually giving you the internet speed you are actually paying for? There is a quick and easy way to test your Internet speeds. Just go to Speedtest to test what your upload and download speed is. Make sure that you have some sort of Internet […]

Fixing your problem remotely… yes, we can!

Did you know that we can help fix your problem remotely from our shop? Yes, we can! It would be just as if we were physically in front of your computer, at your house or business establishment. You won’t have to lift a finger, just follow our simple instructions over the phone, sit back and […]

Cloud computing demystified

Have you heard about Cloud computing? Cloud computing is the utilization of software or hardware through the internet. The software or hardware is housed at an external company’s server/site; as opposed to software/ hardware on your computer or business establishment. Neither software nor hardware has to be purchased, installed or maintained. Think about it as […]

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 […]

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