6 Things to Consider Before Upgrading to Windows 10

Windows 10 Upgrade Is Available Windows 10 has been available for a year now, and Microsoft wants everyone to upgrade to it.  You may have even seen some of the “invitations”…

A Better Way To Handle Passwords

We all know we’re not supposed to re-use passwords. Password security is tricky. We have heard the security experts telling us for years that it is dangerous to use the…

How to Hire an IT Consultant

The Big Secrets: Want to know the big secret about how to hire an IT consultant?  Here it is:  Everybody can fix computers.  It’s true.  Anyone with the slightest talent…

How to Avoid Computer Viruses – Part 2

The One Way to Get a Computer Virus There is only one way your computer can get a virus: by running a bad program.  It’s not browsing websites or opening…

How to Avoid Computer Viruses – Part 1

Note: This is the first in a 2 part series on how to avoid computer viruses and malware.  Read the second part here. The Best Way to Avoid Computer Viruses…

5 Steps to Avoid Credit Card Breaches

The Problem With Credit Card Breaches As it turns out, credit card security is not something the tech industry has completely figured out. We have all heard about the stolen…

Bad Microsoft Updates Causing Blue Screen Crashes

Microsoft releases updates to fix bugs once a month.  Last week, they released a lot of updates, 3 of which are causing computers to crash and blue screen after a…

21 Ways to Avoid Identity Theft

We have all heard the news about a billion passwords being stolen by Russian hackers, and Target exposing millions of customer credit cards.  I invited Peggy Altschuler of LegalShield as…

5 Ways to Keep Your Computer Running Fast

“Why is my computer so slow?”  How many times have we asked ourselves that?  It is widely considered an unfortunate fact of life that computers will slow down and eventually…

4 Ways to Increase Your Wireless Internet Speed

What Happened To My Fast Internet? We’ve all had that problem: you sit down, motivated for the day and ready to get everything done…. and you can’t connect to the…