Well, my pants aren’t really falling down… I was helping a friend do some work on a sound system the other night. He was wanting to use some new cables that were bundled using zip ties. He asked if I had a pocket knife. Well, me living in Texas, of course I do. Let me dig it out. three minutes later I was still digging in my left front pocket and my friend was ready to use his teeth to break through the 3 zip ties. My problem: I carry too many flash drives in my pocket. Hello, my name is Andy and I’m aRead More →

Many people ask which is better. I’ve always said, “Wired is always faster and more reliable than wireless.” Having said that, in many instances, wireless is more cost effective and convenient than pulling cable to the computer. Some programs require a more persistent connection than WIFI provides for. If you are using WIFI in your business, make sure you are utilizing robust hardware, such as any of the Ubiquiti products. We have been installing the Ubiquiti UniFi Access Points (AP) for a number of years and have yet to see any failures. Right now the most common UniFi Access Point we are using is the UniFiRead More →

Are you using WIFI at your home or Business? If you are and you or your favorite Computer Tech hasn’t updated your equipment lately, you may be vulnerable to Key Reinstallation Attacks, aka KRACK. KRACK is a weakness in WPA2, the security encryption protocol that many WIFI networks use to encrypt traffic. The quick and dirty explanation is: Attackers can use this technique to read info that was thought to be encrypted. This info may be credit card numbers, passwords, email, etc. Not only could the attacker read your data, but they also could insert data such as viruses, malware, and/or ransom ware. The answerRead More →

This weekend I had the opportunity to reunite with some old friends from more than 20 years ago. We had a great time catching up. Most computer techs will tell you that the average life of a business computer is 3 to 5 years.  You can extend the life of your computers with some preventative maintenance, but you should plan on replacing the computers before they fail. Of course, the failure will happen at the absolute worst time. We can help you by analyzing the processing power, hard drive and memory use for your specific tasks and give you a detailed report on what youRead More →

Hang up the phone! Microsoft doesn’t call people and offer to help them clean up their PC. In fact, I have received this same call numerous times and have asked them to identify which of my 4 PC’s they are referring to, of course they can’t tell me. The best answer is to hang up the [phone and call your friendly-neighborhood-Texas-speaking computer tech.Read More →

We are now your source for cables. Patch Cables – 1.5′, 3′, 5′, 7′, 15′, 25′, 50′, 100′ USB Cables – 6′, 10′, 10′ Extension HDMI Cables – 3′, 6′, 10′ Power Cables – 6′ If we don’t have it, we can usually get it the next day. We have some of the best prices in East Texas.Read More →

These two DLL files were just a couple of the infections that I found on a customer’s PC today using Hitman Pro while booted in safe mode. The customer’s complaint was that Internet Explorer would freeze while he was in their web app. Before getting to the point where I wanted to run Hitman Pro, I uninstalled all of the toolbars that the customer had inadvertantly installed. So, in just a few minutes, I was able to remove several Trojans, several toolbars, do a reboot, and voila! The user was all excited that he could get back to work. Hitman Pro is just one ofRead More →

Let’s talk about computer security. I’ll list a few things here that you should be doing regularly to keep your computer safe and sound. Perform regular backups. Periodically scan your computer for viruses, spyware, and other malware. Keep your Operating System up to date. Avoid opening email/attachments from people you do not know. DO NOT click on pop ups that say something like “Speed up your PC” or “Your PC has errors”. These are most likely coming from the website you are on and will actually infect your PC when you click on the OK button. We can help you develop your PC Security PlanRead More →

Did you know that you could link your website with Facebook, Google+, Twitter and many other social networking sites? Imagine writing a blog on your website and it automatically shows up on your social pages. Talk about maximizing your efforts! Some people follow your Facebook Page, others follow your Tweets, and yet others follow you on Google+. Now you can update all 3 (or more) when you submit 1 post. As I write this on my website, it will also show up on both the Facebook Page and the Google+ Page for Apollos Development. We would love to help you promote your business via Social Networking. CallRead More →