Are you now a telecommuter? Have the recent COVID-19 changes forced you to now work from home? Does your home computer need some help? I have been helping people who now find themselves working from home get to where they can work from home. Many times, their home computers just aren’t up to the task. Some times, they would rather leave the home computer for the family and use another computer for work. Let me give you a couple of options for some great upper middle-class computers. But first, let me also tell you that you should absolutely get a computer with a Solid StateRead More →

If you are able to get on the Internet, chances are, we can help you remotely. If you need to bring it in, call us ahead of time and we will meet you in the parking lot and retrieve the offending device(s) from your car. We clean all exterior surfaces of your equipment while it is in our shop and will put it back in your car when you come to pick it up. Call us today at 936.559.7797.Read More →

It’s finally sunny! For the whole week no less. Take a few minutes to step away from the keyboard and take a walk outside. Leave your phone at your desk while you go. Interact with 3D People and Objects. Taking breaks from your computer can help relieve tension in your eyes, neck, shoulders, and back. Taking a walk not only helps get you away from the monitor, but it also helps you get some steps in. Here’s a quick tip to help your neck strain. If you are sitting up straight in your chair, look straight ahead at your monitor(s). If your eyes fall approximatelyRead More →

If you haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 yet, you’re ok. You can still download the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft and install it on your PC…if you have enough horsepower. Windows 10 is somewhat more needy of your computer’s resources. You shouldn’t even think about running Win 10 unless you have at least 8 GB RAM and probably a Solid State Disk (SSD). You can easily upgrade your RAM by using Crucial’s Memory Finder. Just click on the link, then click on Scan Computer. Once you know what you have, you can either buy direct from Crucial or chose your favorite online vendor. For anRead More →

Thinking about starting your New Year off with newer technology? Are you concerned about Microsoft ending support for Windows 7? Here is what I am recommending for most of my customers: This PC is available at Amazon, and if you are a Prime Member, you get free shipping. Oemgenuine Lenovo ThinkCentre V530s SFF Business Desktop Intel Hexa-Core (6 Cores) i5-8500 16GB RAM 500GB SSD WiFi Intel-AC 3165 Windows 10 Professional This PC is a good upper middle class PC that should handle all your needs for the next few years. Plenty of RAM, a super fast Solid State Hard Drive, and WIFI built in. CoupleRead More →

To be or not to be, that is the question… My PC is getting slow, should I upgrade it or replace it? <- That is the question. If your computer is 3 years old or less, I would upgrade it. You can usually add memory, replace the mechanical hard drive with an SSD, and be relatively speedy for the next few years. Here’s the cost breakdown: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB Internal SSD is $77.99 Crucial 8GB DDR3/DDR3L 1600 MT/S (PC3-12800) Laptop Memory is $41.22– OR –Crucial 8GB Single DDR3L 1600 MT/s (PC3L-12800) Desktop Memory is $39.95 Your PC may be newer and use DDR4 memory.Read More →

Computers are amazing. Probably the most impactful of all technology introduced in the last 50 years. How much more productive are we since the dawn of the computer age? That’s the Good. Computers have introduced a lot of stress in our lives. If we’re having a good computer day, it’s usually a good day. If we’re having a bad computer day, it’s often a pull-your-hair-out, kick-the-dog, drive-you-to-drink kind of day. That’s the Bad. Many time a simple shutdown, get a drink of water, then power on will make your computer better. Getting on your computer and learning that you can’t actually get on your computer.Read More →

“Hello Andy, our Document Management System isn’t working correctly.” “OK, let me remote in and take a look. Can you allow me to connect?” I connected to the user’s PC, looked at the data, and took a deep breath… All of their files, regardless of file type, now ended in “.adobe”. Upon further inspection, I found evidence of a ransomware attack. The first thing I asked about was their backups. Unfortunately, their backup system used “live” storage i.e.: Their backup media was always attached to the infected server. You guessed it, their backups were compromised as well. I scanned each computer on their network, cleaningRead More →