The Computer Repair Technician’s Toolkit

October 26, 2020
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I still remember the first call-out I ever had as a computer repair technician. I was subcontracting for a larger computer repair company and the job was to look at a failed hard drive in an industrial desktop computer following a storm the night before. I remember well the first words of the owner of […]

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4 Tips to Improve Your IT Infrastructure

August 17, 2020
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The right IT infrastructure will help your business thrive with increased productivity. Image courtesy of Pexels.  Are you looking for new ways to improve your current IT infrastructure? Maybe it’s due to slow system load times, frequent WiFi outages, or not enough storage — or one of the hundreds of other things that could be […]

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5 Reasons You Should Invest in a Better Online and Hardware Setup

March 25, 2020
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Whether you’re an Apple user or a Windows user, whatever your current needs and situation, everyone can agree that superior hardware can make life a whole lot easier, especially if you are currently experiencing issues or your current setup is more than several years old. Alternatively, if you run or manage an office or a […]

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Need to Upgrade Your Computer but Don’t Have Cash or Good Credit? Here’s What to Do

February 5, 2020
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Do you have a home desktop computer or laptop that has seen better days? Does it seem to struggle to perform even the simplest and most basic of tasks? Has its speed drastically reduced despite the fact that you don’t have a lot stored on it? Is it approaching the five-year mark, or older? If […]

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Seven Ways to Tell if Your Hard Drive is Failing: What Do Those Squeals, Clunks and Thuds Really Mean?

May 17, 2017

Exposure to water or fire, power surges, sharp impact or just plain everyday operation can all be factors when there is a hard disk drive malfunction and the stored information cannot be accessed. And just like in cars– or humans, for that matter – parts wear out and things break down. It has been estimated […]

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Stock up on These 9 Essentials in Your Hardware Lab

February 15, 2017

When setting up your own hardware lab, it’s important to think carefully about what is a necessity and what can be avoided. Although every project is different and may require a specific set of specialized tools, there are certain basics which every hardware lab needs. A few great tools will go a long way and […]

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Nokia Lumia 525 Vs Moto G: Which Budget Phone Should You Buy?

December 16, 2013

The Nokia Lumia 520 was an unexpected success for the Finnish tech company that had been trying to regain its hold in the smartphone market. In an attempt to cash in on the phenomenal success of the Nokia Lumia 520, the company has recently launched the Nokia Lumia 525 as a successor to the previous […]

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How to Prevent Logical Drive Failures and Recover Crucial Data

September 28, 2012

Hard drive crash is one of the prevalent computer issues that may have hit your entire work schedule at some point in time. Such catastrophes are undoubtedly a pain in the neck for the user. However, it does not necessarily mean data loss. In order to remedy this problem, you need to understand the underlying […]

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Microsoft: “Brand name” computers more reliable than no-name

June 29, 2012

Microsoft has analyzed error messages and reports from around 1 million consumer computers and used the data to compile a huge report. It is believed that this is the biggest survey of its kind. Their research shows that computers built by reputable manufacturers, also known as “brand name” computers, are more reliable than no-name computers […]

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Is Your Computer Slowing Down?

April 16, 2012

With day-to-day use, your desktop computer suffers though normal wear and tear that may eventually hinder it from functioning properly. Not to worry – most causes of performance problems can be avoided. Take note of the following 5 things that slow your PC down. An overfilled hard drive Generally, the more full the hard drive […]

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Getting The Most From Your EPOS Software With The Right Hardware

October 27, 2011

The introduction of EPOS software into the retail world has had a huge impact on the way companies do business.  The ability to track sales, identify badly performing lines, control stock levels and a host of other benefits, has greatly streamlined operations.  One area that EPOS software has benefitted both the retailer and the consumer […]

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How Google protects your data in the cloud [video]

May 31, 2011

Not long ago, Amazon’s cloud computing had a breakdown over several days and Sony lost millions of customer details to hackers and had to shut down their Playstation Network for about a month while they patched things up, as you probably already know. While this video by Google is produced before the Amazon and Sony […]

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7 Tips for Updating Your Office’s Computer Hardware

April 7, 2011

Part of staying successful in a very competitive business environment is making sure you are up to date in terms of technology. To maintain this competitiveness, one thing that most businesses will undertake at some point is performing upgrades to the hardware of office computers. Here are seven tips you should consider when you perform […]

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Apple reveals new MacBook Pro’s with Sandy Bridge, AMD graphics and Thunderbolt I/O

February 24, 2011

Surprise, surprise. As if the world didn’t already knew that Apple was going to release Sandy Bridge MacBook Pro’s in the near future – well, the near future has arrived, because today the Apple Store was updated with new MacBook Pro models. All of them with the new Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 […]

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5 Tips For Making Your Computer Start Up Faster

September 16, 2010

When it comes to owning a computer, the odds of something acting up down the line is highly possible. Perhaps a video will not play properly, or maybe the screen frequently freezes. Yet another issue is a computer that does not boot up as fast as the owner would like. Thankfully, there are things that […]

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