Category: Fixes

Chromebook or iPad?

image of discouraged windows 10 user

Microsoft says it will fix a lingering broken Start menu problem that’s been affecting Windows 10 users over the past few weeks.  I’ve been using a Chromebook for about 5 years. My clients who are using Chromebooks and iPads don’t have to deal with these problems. If they call me, it’s to learn how to…

When Your Printer Won’t Print…

Inkjet printer

Here’s a simple, troubleshooting guide and cheat sheet for those times when your printer won’t print. Enjoy!

What To Do If Your Cell Phone Gets Wet

One Saturday night, I received an urgent call from a client who had dropped her cell phone in the toilet. It had fallen out of her pocket. I know…it’s funny….but embarrassing too. Well, she isn’t the only one. It’s a fairly common occurrence. Don’t we all know someone….? If your cell phone gets wet, you…

Six Simple Maintenance Tips for Windows PCs

Most computer owners don’t know much about basic computer maintenance and their PCs are likely to slow down or crash as a result. Of course, most of us don’t know much about cars either, but we know to give them gas, change the oil and keep an eye out for flat tires. It’s the same…

4 Simple Apple Computer Maintenance Tips

Did you know that your computer needs some regular maintenance, just like your car? Just like your car, your computer is a substantial financial investment and causes major inconvenience when it doesn’t run properly so it’s important to keep it in good shape. In both cases, you can learn how to do the maintenance yourself,…

Best Way To Backup Your Computer and Mobile Devices

Do you have a backup strategy for your computer and mobile devices in the event of a catastrophe?  Are you wondering about the easiest and least expensive way to do it? I recently received an email from a client with questions like these and I thought you would like to know my recommendations…. “Is iDrive…

Wait Until The Bugs Are Out!

With new technology, it’s best to wait until the bugs have been worked out…to wait until the “early adopters” have found the major problems and the company has had a chance to fix them. We’ve seen this recently with the release of the iPhone 6 and the Apple watch. Now, Microsoft is offering PC users the opportunity to upgrade their operating system (OS) to Windows 10 for free and people may be wondering if that is a good idea. It’s not!

Are you wondering if you should upgrade your OS?

There are major changes happening with computer and mobile gadget operating systems and it’s my mission to make it easy for you to keep up and enjoy the many benefits.

Does Your Internet Seem Slow?

Does Your Internet Seem Slow? Based on an article by Fiona Syrett at http://digitalunite.com/ Here is a simple way to check your speed and some tips for speeding it up. When you sign up for broadband, your internet provider (ISP) tells you the maximum speed you can expect. However, the reality can be quite different. It’s very…

Crapware

Crapware: Why manufacturers install it, what you can do about it, and why it’s not going to go away   Based on an article by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes  http://www.zdnet.com/ Crapware, also know as “bloatware” or “junkware,” are apps that hardware companies install onto their devices on top of the operating system (OS).  It’s a bunch of free trials and…

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