Category: Techie Tips

How to Backup Your Computer

Be prepared for a computer crash

Why Backups Are Important Hard Drives Crash — Even though solid state drives, don’t have moving parts like disc drives, they can still fail. Computers can get stolen — especially if you travel Operating system (OS) updates can corrupt or delete your files. I feel so sad when I see clients who are devastated because they…

Smartphones

When it comes to choosing a smartphone, it’s a matter of lifestyle, personal interests, and budget.  You may not need a smartphone at all, or you might enjoy having the latest and greatest.

What Are Cookies, What Do They Do, And Are They Harmful?

Cookies, you’ve probably heard the term and you might have some concerns about what they do, but maybe they’re just one of those “techie mysteries.” By the end of this lesson, you will understand and be able to explain What cookies are How cookies work How cookies help web browsers improve your experience, Why websites…

How to Avoid Getting Scammed

ransomware website

Have you been receiving phone calls or seeing websites that claim your computer is infected with a virus? Clients have been asking me about these scams and some pretty tech-savvy people have been tricked. Scam artists know how to scare people and get them rattled so they won’t think clearly and will react hastily. These…

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

holiday gift wrapping

This week I received an email from a client about the “UPS Package Delivery Failure” email scam.  He wanted to know if it was a real threat or just a phony scare.  It’s a real threat, it’s been going around for years, and I want everyone to be aware of it. These scam emails say that…

Black Friday Technology Shopping Guide

Black Friday Friday Shopping Bag

If you’re planning to buy a new computer or mobile gadgets this Holiday season, you will appreciate this great article from ZDNet about Black Friday deals.  They’re going to be updating it continually too.  Great service for people!  Thanks, ZDNet! If you’re like me, and not willing to participate in the Black Friday frenzy, you…

Love The Leo Laporte Show

Leo Laporte, The Tech Guy from techguylabs.com

I’m a huge fan. He’s taught me a lot about how technical things work, keeps me up to date on new developments, and I really enjoy his sense of humor. We have the same opinions about a lot of things too, and it feels good to have my opinions validated by someone so knowledgeable.