• July 31, 2012 Posted on Uncategorized, Comments Off on Innards of a PC

    Innards of a PC

      What's Inside Your Computer? Once on the topic of laptops, we decided to write about computer components, what they are, what they do and how they interact with each other. Enjoy! CPU The CPU is the part of the computer that makes it "smart." It is the "worker" who performs all the computations necessary to execute programs, fetches data from the hard drive and puts it into RAM, and then, after that data is manipulated, places it ...

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  • July 17, 2012 Posted on Newsletter, Comments Off on Graphic Design 101

    Graphic Design 101

      WHAT DOES A GRAPHIC ARTIST DO? A graphic artist is someone who uses art as a way of visual communication. Graphic art is a unique way of combining graphic elements and words to express an idea or give over information. Graphic artists can design anything that you may need for your business. Just to name a few, a graphic artists can create ads, business cards, greeting cards, brochures, envelopes and stationary. SHOULD I WORK WITH A GRAPHIC ARTIST WHO SPECIALIZES IN PRINTING? A graphic ...

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  • June 22, 2012 Posted on Newsletter, Comments Off on Are You Sitting Properly? Tips To Improve Your Health While At The Computer

    Are You Sitting Properly? Tips To Improve Your Health While At The Computer

    THE POTENTIAL ISSUES HANDS, NECK, EYES PLUS GENERAL HAZARDS HANDS: Repeating the same motions over and over (i.e. typing on a keyboard) can cause inflammation called Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. NECK: By looking down at a computer screen for several hours, you can get a stiff neck. EYES: Symptoms such as visual fatigue, blurred or double vision, burning and tearing eyes, and headaches as well as permanent eye damage may be caused by computer usage. GENERAL HAZARDS: Accidents involving computers are increasing, in the home and office. Continue reading below to ...

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  • June 19, 2012 Posted on Newsletter, Comments Off on Maximizing Your Home Network

    Maximizing Your Home Network

    WHAT CAN A HOME NETWORK DO FOR YOU? A home network is similar to an office network. It is different than an office network in that they are generally on a smaller scale. A home network can connect all your desktops, laptops, smartphones and printers all together. By configuring the network properly, you will be able to print to the printer in the den from your laptop in your bedroom, or grab a file which you worked ...

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  • June 12, 2012 Posted on Newsletter, Comments Off on All About Laptop Batteries

    All About Laptop Batteries

    WHY DOES MY LAPTOP BATTERY DIE SO QUICKLY? Many times we are asked: - Why does a laptop battery die so quickly? - How can I extend the life of my laptop battery? Read below to see some quick tips to help preserve your battery life! 10 TIPS TO EXTEND BATTERY LIFE TIP #1: Defrag Regularly Defragragging your computer will clean up the bits of data all over your hard drive. By cleaning up your hard drive, your hard drive will not have to work as hard, ...

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  • June 12, 2012 Posted on Newsletter, Comments Off on Keyboard Shortcuts

    Keyboard Shortcuts

    DID YOU EVER WONDER WHAT THE FUNCTION KEYS DO? In the olden days of DOS programs, the function keys were of great importance. Now with Windows, the function keys do not serve any purpose to most users. However, the function keys can assist by being used for a plethora of possible keyboard shortcuts. Read below to see some how the function keys can make your computer experience even smoother!   F1 The F1 key is generally the help key. Did you know? WINDOWS ...

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  • June 5, 2012 Posted on Newsletter, Comments Off on Computer Accountability

    Computer Accountability

      WHAT IS ACCOUNTABILITY? As the name implies, accountability software is when movement on your computer is monitored. The level of monitoring varies. The concept of which family members or employees know "someone is watching them" - someone who either cares for them or will fire them for doing certain activities online, will prevent people from doing anything a filter might miss. WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS? There are several different options: WEBCHAVER: Webchaver monitoring: Webchaver uses Covenant Eyes software which sends a report to your chaver/partner who sees ...

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  • May 29, 2012 Posted on Newsletter, Comments Off on Filters 101

    Filters 101

      THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FILTERS: SERVER BASED: Generally, Verizon or Optimum installs a line into your home or business and you connect your computer to that line, which connects you to the Internet. A server based filter is when you connect to someone else's network. For example: (a) Joe connects his home computer to Mr. Filter's network (b) Mr. Filter gets Internet from Verizon/Optimum (c) Mr. Filter filters it on his server (d) Mr. Filter allows Joe to surf via Mr. Filter's Internet and server. What this accomplishes is ...

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  • May 8, 2012 Posted on Newsletter, Comments Off on Is Your Bank Account Safe?

    Is Your Bank Account Safe?

    ONLINE PAYMENTS AND SECURITY Most people shop online. Some do occasional shopping while others get everything - from soup to nuts- online. How secure is your personal information? FORMS OF PAYMENT DEBIT, CREDIT, CHECK, PAYPAL OR GOOGLE? There are many ways to pay online. Some websites offer you the option how to pay, while others mandate only specific forms of payment. The basic options are: 1. Debit card 2. Credit Card 3. Check 4. PayPal 5. Google DEBIT CARD: The advantage of using a debit card is ...

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  • May 8, 2012 Posted on Newsletter, Comments Off on Lower Your Computer Expenses Today!

    Lower Your Computer Expenses Today!

    HOW TO SPEND LESS ON YOUR HOME OR OFFICE TECHNOLOGY... As we all know, when you least expect it, disaster strikes, whether the screen breaks the day before a business trip, a worker deletes the Quick Books file the day the accountants are coming, or you procrastinated renewing your anti-virus program and a virus walked right into your computer. Read the following five tips, which will help keep your IT costs down! TIP # 1 BRING THE ...

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