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New Spyware Holds Your Computer Ransom

By December 3rd, 2010 in Tech Tips

We are frequently asked what motivates the writers of viruses, adware and other malware. Often these ne’er-do-wells are after your money. Recently a new infection has surfaced which takes this to a new level. This boot sector virus hijacks your computer, prevents it from booting, and instead shows a message which says: Your PC is

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Your Twestival Donations are Changing Lives!

By November 18th, 2010 in Community, News

Last March we were proud to help host Santa Barbara’s Twestival fundraiser event.  Members of the Santa Barbara Twitter community came together to raise money for Concern Worldwide, a global charity.  Thanks to the generosity of locals like you, we were able to raise over $1,000! Santa Barbara Twestival decided to focus on bringing education

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TechEase co-founder Evan Asher brings home hardware from 40 Under 40 Awards

By October 19th, 2010 in Community, News

We were very honored last night to receive the 40 Under 40 Award at the Pacific Coast Business Times Awards Gala at the top of the Topa Towers in Oxnard, CA.  TechEase co-founder Evan Asher was recognized for contributions to the community working with non-profit partners such as The Boys and Girls Club, Women’s Economic

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Free electronic waste collection event November 12 and 13

By October 19th, 2010 in Tech Tips

FREE electronic waste collection event November 12 and 13, 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 Sue Sadler at (805) 564-5686

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Backup your Facebook content

By October 6th, 2010 in Tech Tips

As Facebook becomes a destination for sharing pictures and sending messages, in some ways it becomes online storage for these memories.  Today Facebook is rolling out a backup feature which allows you to download all that content back to your computer.  While we recommend a more robust backup service like Mozy for your backups, the

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International travelers: Ditch internet cafes, BYO3G

By October 1st, 2010 in Tech Tips

International travelers know that finding internet isn’t always easy.  Now Xcom Global offers a solution for those of you who want to be connected all the time.  For only $15-$20/day you can rent a 3G wireless device that will allow your phone and laptop to connect to always-on internet.  Just turn it on and leave

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