Posts Tagged ‘recommendations’

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

By May 25th, 2011 in Tech Tips

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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Avoid getting hacked, use a program to remember secure passwords

By February 26th, 2011 in Tech Tips

Everybody knows they should use secure passwords, but far too many people are guilty of using their pets’ or children’s names as passwords instead of strong passwords.  The problem is it’s difficult to remember a combination of upper and lower case letters, symbols, and non-dictionary words.  Enter the password manager. Password Managers These programs securely

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Mozy pricing has changed, we review online backup alternatives

By February 23rd, 2011 in Tech Tips

For many years we’ve recommended Mozy online backups for our clients. We’ve found them to be a cost-effective reliable way to ensure that your data is safe should the worst occur. They are a great solution particularly for people with laptops.  When people travel, they rarely bring their external hard drives with them to backup

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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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Why do we recommend Dell over Sony? Part 2

By April 12th, 2010 in Tech Tips

Dells have the lion’s share of the market, so their parts are much cheaper

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