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Locked out of BIOS?

When you service computers for a living you come across all types of issues. Some trickier than others. Point of fact, I often get laptops and desktops into the shop because clients have accidentally locked themselves out of BIOS, forgotten a BIOS admin password they’ve…

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Unlocking your iPhone

I’ve had several inquiries about carrier unlocking iPhones lately and I thought I should clarify a few points for all of you out there looking to do the same. I should start by saying that there are a lot of scams out there so be…

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Microsoft Word Keyboard Shortcuts

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Internet Browser Keyboard Shortcuts

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Accidentally saved over a Word document or other file?

I had a client in yesterday with a very common problem. She had accidentally saved over an important 10 page Word document and was in a panic. While there is no guarantee that the following tips will always work, they are, at the very least,…

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A big week for Apple and Microsoft

Testers and reviewers have been whining and ranting about the new Windows 8 OS, it’s user interface (UI) in particular, describing it as “schizophrenic”, “mashed” and “frustrating”. They’ve also been quick to point out some other minor change ups they consider “stupid” or “ill conceived”…

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Antivirus Phone Scams

The past couple of weeks have seen a spike inĀ unsolicitedĀ calls from “insert name here” claiming to offer Computer Security Services. Clearly a scam, these scammers prey on people by using fear as a motivator. They use different ploys, occasionally claiming they are calling from or…

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Free DJ software

I was recently asked to play music at a family function and happened to stumble upon a great free software to help make the job much easier. I had considered using an iPod at first but then I considered how much of hassle that would…

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Wet cellphone survival guide

Accidents happen and, as far as smartphones and other electronic gadgets are concerned, one of the worst things that can happen is to spill or submerge it in water. Water is conductive and can quickly make its way into your device causing short circuits and,…

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