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Out-of-Warranty Computer Repair Service: Where Do You Go When Your Computer Warranty Runs Out?

November 28th, 2018 by Joe Silverman

We enjoy a good service warranty like everyone else.  A television warranty is a must.  A refrigerator warranty is definitely needed.  A computer service warranty is also a great thing.  But, when the warranty runs out, what are your options? Can you still get service from your manufacturer? You can certainly try.  But, keep in…

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Cyber Monday – What’s the Best Tech Deal?

November 26th, 2018 by Joe Silverman

Looking to snag the best tech deal on Cyber Monday?  Look, although I’m a tech nerd, the Grinch part of me comes out during these Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.  Many stores will jack up the price just to lower it for these so-called discount deal days.  I can see right through these fake…

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How to wipe out your old MacBook before selling it

November 13th, 2018 by Joe Silverman

Looking to upgrade for the holidays?  Got an old MacBook you want to sell?  There’s the quick whatever way.  And then there’s the still-quick, but more thorough way.  You know, the way where Mr. Hacker cannot access your bank accounts after you sell it to him? So, you’re about to hand over or ship your…

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How to Check if My Laptop Battery is Failing? – Plugged in, not Charging

November 5th, 2018 by Joe Silverman

Laptop batteries certainly fail over time.  You may one of those who grin and bear it if something doesn’t last as long as it used to be.  And maybe you’re this way because why take extra steps.  If something is failing, let it fail until it doesn’t work any more.  Right?  Well, yeah, I suppose…

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Google Walk-out: Why was it done? The take-away for Google.

November 2nd, 2018 by Joe Silverman

Google is still king.  But, the king took a right hook to the chin yesterday when all the Google employees staged a protest in an NYC park.  Other cities synchronized similar protests, including Chicago, Berlin, London, and Zurich. So, what was the protest all about?  Why did it happen?  What was so big to plan…

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Can the latest iPad Pro finally be used to replace your MacBook?

October 31st, 2018 by Joe Silverman

The iPad Pro now has a USB-C port instead of the old lightning port.  Does that mean you can connect the world to it?  Does that mean the iPad Pro is now a bona fied laptop replacement? What can you do with the USB-C port? Well, what you can’t do is what we want to…

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Best Alexa Commands to Use Today

October 30th, 2018 by Joe Silverman

I’m a huge fan of Alexa.  Why buy a subscription to a music channel or pay for an album when you can just have current music playing all the time.  Sure, you’ll have to pay Amazon’s annual or monthly rate to get whatever song you’ll like.  But, it’s a lot cheaper and more convenient than…

Amazon Drones, Bots, and Where the Future is Headed

October 24th, 2018 by Joe Silverman

All this talk about drones gets me wondered where our future is headed.  Nowadays, we can find quasi hover boards flying around the city.  You can use a bluetooth controller to automate a skateboard uphill.  Hey, didn’t the Back to the Future movie predict hover boards would be released in the future?  It’s obviously a…

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Is My MacBook Fan Dead? – Is My MacBook Overheating? – 3 Steps to Test your MacBook Fan

October 23rd, 2018 by Joe Silverman

We get a lot of paranoid computer users.  A lot!  They will stop in to see if they’ve been hacked.  Or feel since the laptop is slow, they must have acquired a computer virus.  We’ve had another bunch of worry-bees believing their Macbooks have overheated.  Why we would ask?  Well, it’s running hot.  It’s sort…