Some time ago we wrote a post about the do’s and dont’s when creating passwords for your online accounts. (linked at the bottom of the page) Feel free to visit…
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What I am about to share does not apply to each and EVERY computer repair and IT company out there. We all know there are dishonest business owners/operators out there (and they usually are not in business for very long) and there are also honest owners/operators out there with dishonest employees (that usually aren’t there for very long either). It is not necessarily the “norm” for computer repair and IT companies either. It doesn’t ONLY apply to the smaller local brand companies but also can apply to large corporate national chain brands also.
We want to thank all of our clients for sticking around with us through another new year. 2014 is here, and besides all the shenanigans of Microsoft, Apple, and the laptop manufacturers, we believe this is going to be a great year for South Florida. newyearA Plus is expanding it’s specialty services to include FLASH drive “chip off” data recovery as well as all of the upper tier and more sophisticated recoveries like clean room and RAID array data recovery. Plans are in the making for making accommodations in space, as well as developing national relationships with IT businesses across the US.
Built with vacuum tubes and using a punch card reader to transmit and store data. Nowadays our telephones & eye glasses have more power than computers of just 15 years ago. The expanding processing power is matched only by the amazing storage enlargement. Over the last few decades there have been many different types of storage mediums such as, Cartridges, Floppy Disks, CD, DVD, ZIP disks, Hard Drives and the Thumb or Flash drives.
Of course, the version of windows running on a computer is typically a mystery to the user, especially when you find yourself in need of data recovery and you can’t boot your computer. However when you are able to boot your computer you can take the opportunity to find out which iyou have Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista to Microsoft Windows XP, all these versions of Windows also come in several different versions with different capabilities and features.
Today, I am just sick of it. It’s about the 12th time I’ve gotten a stupid email of the sort, that says I have a shipment that UPS tried to deliver to me, but couldn’t. And then the attachment is the tracking info. They want me to open this .zip file attachment; however I know what’s waiting in it. What almost got me today, was that I was expecting multiple shipments and they were also running late. I think to myself that if I didn’t know any better I would have clicked on it and so I am sure it’s happened to you too. I’m going to share a few tips with you to help you avoid falling victim to this trap in the future.
But then the reality and sadness began to set in. Here we are talking about a country who is threatening the US, a proven World Super Power and heavy weight with attacks, not to mention other parts of the world. This same country with the technology, albeit far inferior to ours, to build weapons of mass destruction, couldn’t find a tech during a missile test to work a bug out of a machine that runs Windows 8? Really?
he HTC One is representing its descendant to the HTC One X along with the HTC One X+ which was established the other year as brand phone for smartphones on AT&T’s increasing 4G LTE network. And since they were established mobile phones, there is still no match for the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S3. However not behind the shadows of Apple as well as Samsung, HTC has finally released a new innovative smartphone this year, hoping that it will do its job.
Just like any Galaxy gadgets, the Grand has a slim (0.38-inch to be exact) feature, with a long rectangular shape that has very rounded corners, with a wide home button at the bottom of the display. It measures for about 5.65 inches tall and about 3 inches wide, with a nice 5-inch LCD display that’s is actually bright and very much responsive. But the shades of blue and green look brighter than any other colors.
Opening universal search menu is made simpler. This can simply be done by pressing Windows Key + F. This makes it easy to search for files. You can as well search for settings by pressing Windows Key + W. It’s also easy to display apps search by simply pressing Windows Key + Q. This makes it simply search for already installed programs. By pressing Windows Key + Tab, the toggles as well as Task Switcher are displayed.
The battle between chrome browser and internet explorer is undoubtedly hit the headlines for several years. So, which one is better? This is the common question that keeps shaking everybody’s lips. Frankly speaking, chrome browser is most preferred to many people simply because it’s the world’s most wanted browser of late. The Internet Explorer has also been vied as the best browser lately by StatCounter’s August numbers. Recently, StatCounter’s has revealed that Chrome browser was ahead but Internet browser is narrowing the lead.
It is a fact that people send and receive fake emails or spams on a daily basis from all corners of the world. The reasons for sending and receiving these emails are wide ranging. The intentions of senders of these types of emails are unknown but in some cases they are interested in spreading computer viruses to various machines. One needs to be very careful when receiving emails which are unsolicited, or where you are asked to open a strange link or document. In many cases, spam filters have been developed and they are impressive in their ability to detect and separate fake emails from the real.
Viruses can be detrimental to your computer. Not only can they be used to access personal information such as bank accounts or other sensitive things, but they can take a toll on your hardware as well, slow down your computer, or make it downright unusable. When faced with a virus, you will ask yourself “What do I do?”. There are many viruses out there with many different purposes.
There are some clear signs that your laptop needs immediate repair, such as a crack in the screen, a laptop that won’t power up, or a certain component that just won’t work, and with these it is often obvious when to get help. Some of the more common simple laptop issues, and the best course of action for each are detailed below:
When it comes to security, A Plus Computer Support is definitely concerned for it’s clients. Since everyone theses days spends most of their time on computers taking care of business, whether it be family, personal, or financial it’s important to remain protected and secure. In doing so, we each can have many user names for accounts which all require passwords. Some might be tempted to have the same password for each of these accounts, however that is definitely not the safest for obvious reasons.
I need to rename a file or folder on my computer but don’t know how Some of us are not as computer literate as we would like to be. What may seem easy to some, can really cause another person to want to give up on computers all together. Let’s say you save a file form the web, and it’s a bunch of numbers which really doesn’t describe the file at all. You want to be able to easily tell what the file is about, so you want to give it a unique name that will help you find it next time you need to reference it. How do you do it?
Many people really have no clue what is actually inside a computer, or what the names of the components are that work together to give them the experience they have. One of the main components which really dictates the whole setup of a computer, what it’s capabilities are, what functions it will be able to have, and most importantly what determines what all the rest of the components are made up of, is the motherboard.
At times your computer will get bogged down with downloaded files or filled up with photos and music. This will all happen on your system drive or the C: drive. This can really slow down the performance of your system and ruin your user experience. If it gets too full it can and will end up crashing on you. (FYI this applies for Apple Macintosh computers as well) You will want to free up some space on your hard drive at this point. Here is what to watch for and what to do about it when it happens.
If you missed 4th on Flagler fireworks WE GOT YOUR BACK! We were thinking about you when we enjoyed the firework celebration and we brought a little clip of some of the action for you to watch. Hope you enjoy! You will enjoy these videos as they are in high definition as much as I can get without bogging down the server.
The term “cloud computing” encompasses a wide range of services delivered via the internet. Although many individuals are at least tangentially acquainted with the cloud due to personal adoption of services such as email or photo hosting, business users have yet to embrace the cloud quite so enthusiastically.
Recovery wasn’t expected until the third quarter of 2012, but now the prediction seems to have been short lived. Hard drive prices are likely to remain on the higher side until 2014. How does this affect West Palm Beach computer repair clients of A Plus Computer Support? We do not make any money off of our hardware sales, we typically pass on to the client the cost we incur. Parts are always extra and not included in the cost of labor. It will be business as usual, but rest assured when the prices come down, so will the parts cost for your repairs.
Almost 1/5 of Windows Computers within the U.S. do not have any kind of internet security activated. What does this mean for our West Palm Beach clients? A study showed that 19% of all America based PCs that browse the web do it unprotected. They found this out because the owner of the computers were downloading a popular free PC security scan that looks for firewalls that are enabled as well as detecs antivirus installations. This is different than doing a virus scan by the way.
Attn: West Palm Beach & Broward County clients: Adware and spyware elevated considerably amongst the many operating platforms out there within the first four months of this year. PC adware and spyware reaching the greatest levels in 4 years. Also noticed was an enormous rise in malware focusing on the Android OS along with a increase in Macmalware. This means adware and spyware could achieve the 100 mil mark inside the year, using the U.S. as the main supply of cyberattacks.