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Win 7 Antispyware 2012 & Vista Antivirus 2012 Explosion

By January 17th, 2012 in Blog

We are currently being inundated with clients who have been infected with Win 7 Antispyware 2012 and Vista Antivirus 2012. This is the largest increase in infection rates we’ve seen in many months. This rogue spyware masquerades as an anti-spyware program, ostensibly alerting you to an infection on your machine. Their goal is to capture

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Google Maps Becomes Even More Useful

By August 18th, 2011 in Blog, Videos

Google has announced that they’ve added weather to their Maps, allowing you to see at a glance the weather conditions in your area, or around the world. Clicking will bring up more detailed information, like humidity, wind conditions, and a 4-day forecast. Check out their video below for more info.

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What’s taking up so much space on your hard drive?

By May 25th, 2011 in Blog

These days it’s easy to download and save lots of files until your hard drive is overflowing.  But it’s difficult to tell at a glance what files are taking up the most space without going through every single folder one at a time.  Enter SpaceSniffer, a free utility that graphically displays the largest files and

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Earth Day E-Waste Recycling at Sears in Santa Barbara

By April 22nd, 2011 in Blog

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 Blog

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 Blog

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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