Monthly Archives: August 2014

Microsoft Jumps to Fix AppStore Fakes


Well it only took four years. As much as we like the MS Surface at FMCN, the Windows Store has been a major problem since its inception. We posted a story a few weeks back about the problem with scam … Continue reading

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The difference between good and bad cabling – Part 2


Our second video about the difference in quality cabling. I talk about the difference between cat 5e and cat 6 cable as well as the difference in brand and copper. There is a reason why people can charge $50 for … Continue reading

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“Why shouldn’t I buy a Mac?” – an opinion from the trenches


A few weeks ago, I had a client greet me without a hello, just this question. I stared blankly at her for a moment. The client laughed and explained that she wanted a new laptop, and her boyfriend wanted her to buy a … Continue reading

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Microsoft Windows Store Is Polluted With Scamware And Microsoft Doesn’t Seem To Care – HotHardware


No surprise here. Microsoft was the last to enter the app store type market and their criteria for allowing items on the store is obviously flawed and rarely monitored. Microsoft Windows Store Is Polluted With Scamware And Microsoft Doesn’t Seem … Continue reading

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Mac tricks you may not know about : theCHIVE


Who says we don’t like helping our Mac clients out? Mac tricks you may not know about : theCHIVE.

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PSA: Backup Early, Backup Often | Geeks are Sexy Technology News


A compelling video from a little girl who discovered “delete”. PSA: Backup Early, Backup Often | Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

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Malware increasingly targeting virtual machines, study says


More and more servers and remote clients are moving to virtual machines and the threats of malware and exploits are adapting to that change. Here is an interesting article from Intronis (our backup provider) about some of the details and … Continue reading

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The difference between good cabling and bad cabling – Part 1


One of the jokes we have here at Fix My Computer Now Inc., is our tagline “I see DEAD Data…”. Most times it refers to data lost through hard drive failure or user deletion but in this case, it refers … Continue reading

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10 Years of Storage Difference


I recently came upon a really old (in tech years) piece of storage that was hidden in a drawer deep inside an old Dell Axim Pocket PC that Arthur and I used 10 years ago. These little PDA’s were our … Continue reading

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Anti-Exploits… the next layer of internet security.


We are all used to the terms Anti-virus and Anti-malware but now the new kid on the block is Anti-Exploits. Exploits are elements that can affect your browser and plugins. These hijacks can change or corrupt your browser’s components including … Continue reading

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