Archive for April, 2011

Earth Day E-Waste Recycling at Sears in Santa Barbara

By April 22nd, 2011 in Tech Tips

To celebrate Earth Day, a free electronic waste collection event April 22nd and 23rd, at the Santa Barbara Sears parking lot, from 8:30-4:00 each day! Sponsored by the City, all businesses and residents are invited to bring any and all of their unwanted or unusable electronics to the drop off event! For more info call

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Diagnose your own laptop screen problem

By April 7th, 2011 in Tech Tips

Laptops often have display issues when their LCD screen backlight burns out, or they encounter video problems.  Some problems, like loose connections, are inexpensive fixes, while others like replacing the screen or video card can be more expensive.  Being able to diagnose your own laptop problem can help determine whether it’s worth fixing.  Below are

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Hackers steal your e-mail address from Chase, Citi, Walgreens, Best Buy, others

By April 4th, 2011 in Tech Tips

Prepare to be inundated with even more spam. Hackers have stolen the e-mail databases from Epsilon, an e-mail service provider that sends e-mails to you on behalf of such big name clients as Chase, Citibank, Walgreens, and others.  While Epsilon has sent assurances that no bank account information or other highly sensitive data was compromised,

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