We have trained our customers pretty well to hang up on scammers immediately, who claim to be Microsoft/HP/Dell... professionals that request to log in to their computer to fix it. Did you know that you could also end up calling the scammers yourself? Most of us search online to get the phone number of companies and end up on the wrong site. Here are some tips on how to … [Read more...] about How To Stay Away From Fraud Websites & Scam Calls
Many believe that viruses and malware are the same but they behave quite differently. A virus is a specific type of malware and a malware is an umbrella of all sorts of malicious code which includes viruses, trojans, adware, spyware, worms, ransomware and more. We often talk about Anti-viruses that protect our devices but they protect from more than just viruses. The reason … [Read more...] about Viruses & Malware
Customize your own pictures by adding text to it. You can send a birthday or anniversary wish to your loved ones by adding a message to pictures you have taken of them or share poems with your friends. The list is endless. Below are ways to do this. ON WINDOWS: Click the START button on the bottom right and type PAINT in the search box. Click on the search result that shows … [Read more...] about Make Your Own Personalized Digital Greeting Card By Adding Text To Your Pictures
When your computer gives up on you and you have to decide on whether to put in more money to fix it or to buy a new one, it boils down to: - Cost to fix it - Age of computer - Computer specifications (Processor, RAM memory) The average lifespan of a computer is 3 to 5 years. Moving parts like the traditional hard drive and fans wear out over time. Most issues are … [Read more...] about Fix My Computer Or Dump It?
Below are the 3 main components to look out for when buying a computer to get the best bang for your buck! 1) CPU Processor ‐ This is the "brain" of the computer which is usually not upgradable. We recommend the following: Intel Core i3, i5, i7 or AMD A10, FX, Ryzen 5,7 2) Hard Drive ‐ This is the "history book" of the computer, that stores all your … [Read more...] about Shop Smart for your New Computer