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E-Waste Recycling October 19 & 20 at Sears Santa Barbara

By October 19th, 2012 in Blog, Community

Sears will be hosting their E-Waste Recycling Collection event on Friday & Saturday October 19 and 20 from 8:30AM-4:00PM. They will accept any electronic device that has a power cord or runs on batteries, with the exception of large appliances. Please make sure you remove all light bulbs, batteries and ink cartridges from your items before

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Anatomy of a Computer Scam

By October 4th, 2012 in Blog

Unfortunately we have seen this happen to several clients.  They will receive a call from somebody claiming to be calling from Windows.  The caller tells the person that their computer is infected, and they’ve somehow been alerted to this.  The caller then instructs the user to give the caller remote access to their computer, and

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“But it was working just fine before, why would it break now?”

By September 26th, 2012 in Blog

Computer parts wear out over time due to heat and use. All parts are prone to failure after time, particularly moving parts like hard drives or fans whose ball bearings deteriorate. Here is a picture of a video card that we replaced today (click to enlarge). Capacitors (the silver cylinders in this picture) swell and

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New Ransomware Claims FBI is Tracking You, Demands Payment

By August 20th, 2012 in Blog

We’ve been seeing a new malware infection daily, and its rapid growth is giving users a scare.  Once it infects you, it freezes your computer, warns you that the FBI is tracking you, and demands that you make payment of a fine to the government in order to unfreeze your computer.  Here are the details:

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TechEase Honors Make It Work’s Pre-Paid Contracts

By June 27th, 2012 in Community, News

On Monday June 25th 2012, one of TechEase’s largest competitors – Make It Work – announced that they had halted operations and were in the process of permanently closing. Make It Work was in business for approximately 11 years and had 34 employees. We were shocked and saddened to hear this news.  Although we were

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Free E-Waste Recycling Collection at Sears 4/27-28

By April 23rd, 2012 in Blog

Sears will be hosting their E-Waste Recycling Collection event on Friday & Saturday April 27th & 28th from 8:30AM-4:00PM. They will accept any electronic device that has a power cord or runs on batteries, with the exception of large appliances. Please make sure you remove all light bulbs, batteries and ink cartridges from your items before

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