Tag Archives: cabling

New ransomware installs in boot record, encrypts hard disk | Ars Technica


If Crypto infections didn’t scare you before, now you can be absolutely paranoid! Now Crypto doesn’t just encrypt and lock out your files, it does the WHOLE hard drive.   Petya performs fake CHKDSK, and instead encrypts the master file … Continue reading

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Because landlines are dying, VoIP providers must sell 24-hour batteries | Ars Technica


This is something we have been debating for years…. Because landlines are dying, VoIP providers must sell 24-hour batteries | Ars Technica.

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Rogers modem at centre of fire investigation – Consumer Life – CBC Player


This is the first incident about fire on these types of modems so there may be more to this than the news report is revealing but with hundreds of thousands of these modems distributed over the last 2 years, it … Continue reading

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The difference between good cabling and bad cabling – Part 3


Today’s video is about the differences between traditional cat 5e cabling and the new cat 6A. Cat 6A cabling is rated for higher 10GB speeds and is starting to become more visible in new construction even though the costs are … Continue reading

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10 Things to consider about IT when starting a new business or practice. (REPOST)


This article was originally published back in September 2010 but due to several recent conversations, I decided to post it again both here and on our newsletter. ———————————– On occasion, we get asked for advice on helping new business owners … Continue reading

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I see DEAD data…and other scary things!


In the Spirit of Halloween, I came up with some photos from our portfolio of cabling work from past years where we were brought in to fix or clean up a mess. Trust me, some of these are SCARY not … 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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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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5 things to remember about your technology move


Part of our services is to help our clients who are moving and need to take their technology with them. Though there are some things that are similar to setting up a new business, moving business locations can present their … Continue reading

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What is a Technology Audit?


Simply put, it is a review of the systems that operate your business. More specifically, it is a review of your technology in terms of physical, environmental, security, policy, practical and financial evaluations and how your dollars are spent versus … Continue reading

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