Category Archives: Opinion

The 5 Stages of Data Loss


” @!#$&!!! It’s all gone!” is a common phrase we hear when clients call with a horror story of losing information from one or more of their systems. Over the years, we have a had a pretty good track record … Continue reading

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Google Is Partially Dangerous—According to Google


People are always surprised when we tell them that even legitimate websites can be compromised and/or provide false links to malware, ransomware and crapware.   The current Google Transparency Report on the Safe Browsing status for Google.com doesn’t give the … Continue reading

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Seriously, Microsoft is NOT spying on you


Honestly, I can’t believe we have to address this given the state the internet is in with the rise of cloud computing. For some reason, a lot of people are misreading Microsoft’s Terms of Service in Windows 10 and are … Continue reading

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10 Signs you are “geekier” than you thought.


Some inspired thoughts to gauge whether you are more of a geek than you thought. 10. You mouse has more than 2 buttons and a wheel on it. (or you use a trackball because they are “cooler”) 9. Your keyboard … Continue reading

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Our Windows 10 advice – should you or shouldn’t you?


We have been getting calls on this almost daily, “my computer keeps telling me that I should upgrade to Windows 10. What should I do?” Our simplest answer? Windows 10 is excellent, but still evolving. It’s free for a year … Continue reading

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Why does my computer have a flat tire?


Over the years, I have dealt with many people and their computers. In the past, when computers were bulky, expensive and primarily used for business/work reasons, we had to explain to customers why the cost of computers varies so much … Continue reading

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Bell opens CRAVETV to all Canadians… finally.


Amongst our staff and associates, we have had this debate since last year when Crave from Bell and Shomi from Rogers was introduced. We asked ourselves why they would not have released their “Netflix killer” services for everybody to start … Continue reading

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Here comes Windows 10! Along with it’s annoying reminder


Earlier today (June 1, 2015), Microsoft announced the released date for Windows 10, their latest and greatest OS for the end of July. If MS sticks to form (where every other operating OS is great) than Windows 10 looks like it … Continue reading

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#HUAW Hurry Up and Wait


The Bane of IT techs everywhere! The curse of working on computer systems in this modern day of cloud computing and multi-level technical support is the inevitable problem of waiting for somebody else or something else to complete its portion … Continue reading

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What Windows can you upgrade to Windows 10?


The short answer is, almost anything that is currently supported and that has a legitimate license key. We’ve made mention of it before but Microsoft is offering free upgrades to Windows 10 this summer to any user of Windows 7 … Continue reading

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