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TechPoint Tech Tip – Pop-Ups

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Endless pop-ups and banner ads?  One easy way to get rid of them is to download an Adblock app for whatever browser you are using.  Not only can they get rid of annoying ads and pop-ups, but they also keep your computer safer because many of these popups can be embedded with a virus of some sort. ...
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TechPoint Tech Tip – Mobile Devices

TechPoint Tech Tip – Mobile Devices

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Are your mobile devices protected?  More and more people are using their cell phone, tablet or similar device to do a lot of things they used to do on their computer, but they don’t take any precautions.  If you are using your cell phone for anything other than making calls, you should be taking ...
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TechPoint Tech Tip – Battery Life

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Do you have numerous devices running on batteries?  With summer here we are out and about and don’t always have an easy way to recharge them, so extending how long the battery lasts can be crucial.The biggest drain on most batteries is the display, keep the brightness as low as possible.If you ar ...
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Tech Tip – Laptops

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Is your laptop overheating?  One thing people rarely take into consideration is where they have them sitting.  In the majority of laptops, the fan to keep it cool is on the bottom. Keeping this in mind, placing your laptop on anything that blocks these vents will prevent the laptop from cooling do ...
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Tech Tip – Bloatware

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Is your computer filling up with programs you don’t need or want? Many “free” programs can come with unwanted programs and toolbars.  When people just keep clicking next over and over through the installation process, without reading anything, they can end up with browsers covered in toolbars ...
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Tech Tip – Updates 05/17/17

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Did you know that new viruses are being created almost on a daily basis? Keeping your Operating system and virus software up to date is critical.  Many of these update are to fix security issues that have been discovered. Without the latest updates, your system is left open to these viruses and ha ...
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Tech Tip – Surge Protectors

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Do you want to avoid losing thousands of dollars in electronics? Surge Protectors are not just for computers.  It is a smart idea to have all of your electronics plugged into a surge protector.  Most electronics are sensitive to surges in power and more than one person has been known to lose thous ...
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Tech Tip – Passwords 05/04/17

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Passwords.  Seems we all have a million different things that require passwords. The following are a few suggestions that will help keep your passwords secure. Use multiple words tied together with a number, capitalizing 1 or 2 letters in the password, and add a special character like @#$%^& (i ...
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Tech Tip – Wireless Networks 04/18/17

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Tech Tip - Wireless Networks 04/18/17Wireless Networks are everywhere. We use them at home and work, and we count on them to keep numerous devices online.  They allow us to use our devices wherever we want, without having to worry about how to get a physical connection.  Have you experienced dead ...
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Tech Tip – Slow PCs 04/13/17

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Tech Tip – Slow PCs 04/12/17Do you ever wonder why your system has started running slower? Like your car, your PC needs to be maintained to run at peak performance. It can be slowed down by temporary files that need to be cleaned out and unwanted programs that are not needed. If you find that you ...
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