Tech Tips

Should you upgrade to Windows 10?

By November 6th, 2015 in Tech Tips

Microsoft is constantly pushing the free upgrade to Windows 10 to any Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, so naturally clients want to know if they should click on the update and install it. We have maintained that upgrading is a very bad idea, and we have several clients every week bringing in their computers

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Santa Barbara Computer E-Waste Collection 5/2 & 5/3

By February 28th, 2014 in Tech Tips

On May 2nd & 3rd from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Santa Barbara residents can bring laptop and desktop computers, LCD and CRT monitors, printers and any other electronic devices to the Sears parking lot for proper E-Waste recycling. They will accept any electronic device that has a power cord or runs on batteries, with

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Santa Barbara Computer E-Waste Collection 4/26-4/27

By April 16th, 2013 in Tech Tips

On April 26th & 27th from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Santa Barbara residents can bring laptop and desktop computers, LCD and CRT monitors, printers and any other electronic devices to the Sears parking lot for proper E-Waste recycling. They will accept any electronic device that has a power cord or runs on batteries, with

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Firefox Improves Security with Click to Play Blocklist

By November 20th, 2012 in Tech Tips

Infections are one of our most frequent calls, and frequently these infections are downloaded through vulnerable plugins. Firefox has now released version 17 of their browser, which includes “Click to Play” windows for plugins like Java and Flash. This alerts you if your plugin is outdated and should be updated. It also gives you the

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

By October 19th, 2012 in Community, Tech Tips

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 Tech Tips

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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