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The Best Printer Troubleshooting Tips You Should Know

printer troubleshooting

We have all been there. You work hard to perfect your document at hand and then hit print, and nothing happens. Dealing with printer woes can be extremely frustrating and inconvenient. But most issues are very minor and if you know some helpful printer troubleshooting tips, you will be able to get your printer up and running in no time at all. Three Printer Troubleshooting Tips You Should Know Try checking cables and drivers. Many times, your computer will not print because a cable is loose, or a driver is not properly installed or may be corrupted. You should check…

Shutting Down Windows Does Not Fix the Problem

shutting down windows does not fix the problem

Most of us know that the first thing to try when something isn’t working right on the computer is to shut it down and restart it. With Windows 8 and 10, however, it’s likely that shutting down windows does not fix the problem or problems. Why is this? Windows doesn’t shut down completely when you use the shutdown feature. Why Doesn’t Windows Shut Down Completely? Windows has a Fast Startup feature that is set to default unless you change it. It’s a hybrid of the hibernate and shut down features so that your operating system loads much quicker when you…

Why Are There Two Folders for Program Files on My Computer?

Two Folders for Program Files

You might have noticed that your computer has two folders for program files instead of one, and you might be wondering why. Here’s a brief explanation for why your computer has two folders for program files and why this is absolutely necessary for your operating system and programs to run smoothly. Why Are There Two Folders For Program Files? Nearly every running computer these days are capable of processing 64 bit code and are also running a 64 bit version of Windows. Chances are, however, that your computer still runs quite a few 32 bit programs (x86). These two codes,…

9 New iOS 10 Features You Might Not Know About

New iOS 10 Features

Each time Apple comes out with new iOS updates, the biggest changes are noticed while the fun little features might get overlooked. Here are 9 new iOS features that you might not know about: 9 New iOS 10 Features Photos: In a matter of a second or two, you can click the home button to wake your phone and swipe left on your locked iPhone. Voila! Camera is ready for action! Lots of new photo featuresThe iOS 10 Photos app uses facial recognition to group people (after it analyzes your photos which can take a day or so, plugged in.)…

Tips to Prevent Hacking

Tips to Prevent Hacking

Hacking and rumors of hacking have been scattered all over the news and social media since the election came to a conclusion. No matter who you voted for, hacking is a legitimate concern for every individual or business plugged into the internet or other network. To top it off, there’s been a new wave of fake Amazon delivery emails going out which can increase your risks of being hacked (or scammed!) Here are some basic tips to prevent hacking: Four Tips to Prevent Hacking Use advanced passwords and 2-step authentication-– This is a no-brainer but one that is commonly overlooked….

5 Tech Items to Skip on Amazon

5 tech items to skip on amazon

Amazon has become the new time- and money-saver for holiday shoppers, but it lacks the ability to “touch and feel” or test out a product before purchase. So, before you hop online to place any orders, here are 5 tech items to skip on Amazon. 5 Tech Items to Skip on Amazon Big Ticket Items – Many retail stores are offering some fantastic deals on larger ticket items to get you in the door. You’ll be able to see these items in person to see if it’s something you’ll like. Purchasing something like this on Amazon might save you money,…

2016 Best Tech Gifts $100 or Less

2016 Best Tech Gifts $100 or Less

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are around the corner for holiday shopping. Are you in search of some techie gift ideas? Here’s a short list of 2016 best tech gifts $100 or less to consider for this year. Nine of 2016 Best Tech Gifts $100 or Less iPhone Nomad Key ($20) – A simple lightning cable replacement to carry with your keys. Never worry about not having a lightening cable with you. Tile Slim Tracker (from $30) – We all know that person who is constantly misplacing their phone. This is a practical gift they can appreciate. As long as…

Gone Phishing – How to Identify a Phishing Scam

Identify a phishing scam

Phishing is a type of cyber-attack/scam where an attempt to obtain personal information is made by posing as a legitimate company, typically via email, to gain your trust. Companies such as AOL, Sony, and Target have all fallen victim to phishing scams. Cyber scams are constantly evolving, so how do you identify a phishing scam? How to Identify a Phishing Scam – 5 Ways While some phishing scams can be quite obvious and rather hilarious, don’t be caught off guard. Here are some tips you and your employees can use to help identify a phishing scam: The email address or…

Pac-Man Turns 35 – May 2015

Pac-Man Turns 35

Pac-Man Turns 35 – Appreciating Evolving Technology In the spirit of appreciating evolving technology, it’s worth noting that a blast from the past, Pac-Man, turns 35 this month. Those who grew up in the 80s or earlier can truly understand and appreciate just how fast technology changes and evolves. In the first decade of its release, this simple 8-bit game brought in over $1 billion net… in QUARTERS. This means that the Pac-Man game was played more than 4 BILLION times in the first 10 years, or an average of 1,095,890 times per day from across the globe! Pac-Man Turns…

Smartphone App Security – A Lesson from Starbucks

Smartphone App Security

The news broke out today that criminals have found a backdoor through smartphone app security for the Starbucks rewards programs, leaving many customers with drained bank accounts. While Starbucks has promised to refund customers’ money, it still proved to be a huge hassle for many, and it brings to light some smartphone security measures that we all should address to protect our personal data and accounts. So, what happened? Starbucks issued a statement saying that the company itself was not hacked, and that the individual cases of hacked accounts were likely due to weak customer passwords. Starbucks has not stated…