5 Tips to Protect Your Laptop from Physical Damage

A laptop can hold your life. If you’re working from home, it’s essential to your income. For students, it’s where you keep all your notes and essays. Plus, there are the personal photos and videos. And you sometimes use it…

Five Tips to Get the Right Printer for You

Buying a printer can be overwhelming. There are so many options available from different brands, and buying guides galore. Yet we still often see people with printers that aren’t the best ones for their needs. That said, we’re offering five…

Boss Level: Keeping Your Gaming PCs At Their Best

Video gaming is a form of entertainment for all ages. The main demographic is 18–34 years, but those 34–54 are another big segment – even larger than the under-18 group – although the youngest group may spend the most hours…

Oh no… not another video call… but actually it’ll help your team

When did you last see each member of your team, face to face? With everything as it is, it’s probably been some time. But are you still keeping in touch? Motivation is key to getting a job done well. So…

Why Managed Services Make Your Life Easier

That smile of relief when we fix someone’s technology is a gift of doing IT service. When we get a call out, we’re happy to go out (or log in remotely) to fix what’s broken. We enjoy getting our customers…

Dial-up Telehealth Security

The use of telehealth has been growing rapidly over the past decade. Then, the coronavirus pandemic prompted another jump in telehealth offerings. There are many advantages to digital healthcare, but securing this access to physicians and specialists is more challenging.…

Tech Help for New Year’s Resolutions

Making New Year’s resolutions is a familiar habit in the Western world. Many people make resolutions relating to their physical or mental health. Fortunately, in our digital world, technology can help make resolutions more attainable. First, a few fun facts…

Streamline Your Smart Home Technology Setup

Fifteen years ago smart technology in our homes meant we had a computer and maybe a smartphone. Now, we have speakers that talk to us, lights that anticipate our arrival, and doorbells that display video of our visitors, as well…

Need Home IT Help? Try Residential Managed Services

Maybe you used to be able to troubleshoot your own technology, or had a tech-savvy family member or friend who could help out in a pinch. But now that home computing has become more essential, you may be feeling overwhelmed.…

Local Business v. Big Box Computer Repair

Your computer is down for the count. You’ve tried the perennial favorite – turning it off and back on again – but somehow, your tech magic has not worked this time! You need help, and you want it fast. The…

WHY IT PROFESSIONALS ARE TERRIFIED OF RANSOMWARE

If you want to scare someone who works in IT, start talking to them about ransomware. There are few things as scary for IT professionals as the prospect of their systems locking up with hackers demanding money to return things back…

6 Reasons to Replace Your ISP Email

When you sign up for an internet service, the provider will hook you up with an email address, too. Your internet service provider (ISP) wants to keep you connected to them. But this convenient email address isn’t always the best…

What to Do about Slow Internet in the Home Office

A few months ago we thought working from home would be temporary: a couple of weeks of remote work was going to help corral this coronavirus thing, and we’d get back to usual. Now we know better, and the things…

Protect Your Home from Technology Fire Risk

You love your technology and probably have a lot of it at home. You might not think of computers, smartphones, printers, or routers as a fire risk, but they can do real damage. Microwaves, laundry machines, and air conditioners are…

Pros and Cons of All-In-One Computers

Today, business is all about streamlining and finding efficiencies. And that even extends to embracing all-in-one computers. Users get a desktop computer that integrates monitor, processing, and ports in one. Still, there are pros and cons to consider. Apple iMacs…

OK Google, How Safe Are You Really?

Are you prompting Siri, Google, or Alexa? When you talk to a home assistant, you join a growing number of smart homes. Smart home assistants search online, start phone calls, order groceries, play music, turn lights on. All with a…

Work From Home: Revisiting Business Etiquette

Business etiquette for working in an office environment is well established: show up on time, wear pants, put your name on your lunch in the fridge – those kinds of things. But working from home is a new thing for…

Protecting Shared Computers for Work from Home

Many families today have a shared home computer to help with day-to-day activities. A teen can search for a job and stream shows. A parent can check work emails, pay household bills, and shop online. A youngster can play an…