Tech Tips

Free E-Waste Recycling Collection at Earl Warren Showgrounds Saturday 1/22

By January 14th, 2011 in Tech Tips

Earl Warren Showground will be hosting their E-Waste Recycling Collection event on Saturday January 22nd, 2011 from 9AM-3PM. Computers, cell phones, TV’s, laptops and other electronic devices will be accepted. These items are not safe for regular disposal, so please bring them for proper recycling for free!

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Why we prefer Dells over HP’s

By January 13th, 2011 in Tech Tips, Videos

Doing simple computer repair like replacing a power supply on an HP desktop is made more difficult by HP’s tactics.  This video explains yet another reason why we prefer Dell computers, which we  stock in our store in Santa Barbara.

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Firefox’s Tab Candy is one of our favorite new features

By December 30th, 2010 in Tech Tips

We’ve always been big proponents of using alternative browsers like Firefox and Chrome, but Firefox’s latest Beta release includes some great features we think you should check out.  In addition to a faster browsing engine, Firefox has added a feature called Tab Candy which helps tame unweildly browsing habits. If you’re anything like us, your browsing

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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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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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