Category: Tech Tips

3 quick steps to getting your business online

August 1st, 2007 by

We get this question asked all the time:  “How do I get my business set up for a website and e-mails.”  Are you starting a small business, home office, or side gig?  Or maybe you’d like to make a little cash on the side.  There are a few critical online components your business should be using…

What should you look for in a new york computer repair shop?

July 16th, 2007 by

It is inevitable that your computer will have some type of mishap in the course of its life.  Do you have a good new york computer repair shop to count on when disaster strikes.  In our busy city lives, it is easy to get tied up with the hustle and bustle of rushing to work,…

What does megapixel really mean?

May 9th, 2007 by

We typically rate digital cameras by the number of megapixels they have.  A typical conversation is: ” I just got the new Kodak 6 mega pixel camera.”  “Oh yeah, well check out my 10 megapixel Canon digital camera!” In general, the more megapixels you have, the better the resolution is.  Specifically, a mega pixel, or…

Create your own web page hot key!

May 7th, 2007 by

Do you find yourself going to the same websites over and over? How do you get there? Do you type the site name in? Or is it in your favorites? Well, there’s a quicker way to get to your favorite site. You can get there by clicking a key on your keyboard. All you have…

Did you know there might be an Easter Egg in your software?

April 8th, 2007 by

Easter eggs, in technology terms, means there might be an extra or bonus secretly stored in your software.  Software developers will store secrets, or easter eggs, in their application for fun. Here are some Easter Egg gems found in software: 1.  Solitaire:  Want to win quickly?  Simply hold down Alt + Shift + 2. 2.  Yahoo:  Click…

Critical fixes for your computer

March 22nd, 2007 by

There are a few major downloads you’ll need to install for your computer.  These downloads are called patches, or fixes that will either speed up your computer or fix/prevent a potential security or performance flaw. 1,  Prevent Internet Explorer 7 slowness:  The new IE 7 softeware has a potential phishing filter bug that can reduce…

Have you been hacked by “drive-by pharming?”

March 21st, 2007 by

Drive-by pharming is a new phrase that means your wireless network or computer has been hacked by someone who scouts out vulnerable wireless connections.  Now, Symantec and Indiana University has performed a study finding that it is possible for these drive-by pharmers to access your info by logging into your wireless router.  No cases have…

Spring cleaning for your computer

March 19th, 2007 by

It is time for spring cleaning.  The weather is getting nicer and the days are longer.  Spring cleaning used to mean cleaning up your house and getting rid of unwanted clothes and belongings.  Now, you should add your computer to the list.  Why?  Just like getting rid of unwanted stuff in your house, the computer…

It’s tax season! Should you e-file your taxes?

March 13th, 2007 by

Should you go with the traditional paper return method or new electronic method that uses TurboTax or another user-friendly software?  Last year, approximately 55% of 135 million tax returns were e-filed.  Is e-filing the way to go this year?  Here are the advantages of electronic filing: 1.  Fewer errors at 20% more accurate than paper returns…

What is the best webcam software for communicating between Macs and Vista?

March 1st, 2007 by

Before Vista arrived, many different types of software were able to be used easily between Windows and Macs.  Now, since Microsoft Vista arrived, using a webcam between Vista and Mac OS Tiger is not so easy.  We have tested many different types of software, and although instant messaging was no problem, there was still the…