Archive for Computers

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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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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