Computer Service / Network Integration / Performance Tuning

Anniversary Update Hell Redux

And the Fun Continues… While for many people Windows 10 has been an improvement, the majority simply DO.NOT.LIKE the interface.  It is one of the least friendly designs Micro$oft has ever unleashed on an unsuspecting population.  Navigating this hell-hole of an Operating System (OS) is like navigating the Seven Circles of Hell (nod to Dante).  Continue Reading

Securing Your Castle

Keeping the Bad Guys Out is a hot topic these days.  It seems that residential crime has spiked significantly in the Far North Dallas area of late.  Theories abound as to the reasons for this: North Central Patrol officers have been diverted south into areas of Dallas experiencing a spike in drug crime The criminals Continue Reading

New IRS Snail Mail SCAM

There’s a new IRS scam coming to a mailbox near you By now you’ve probably received at least one fake IRS phone call telling you the IRS is suing you and by golly you’d better come up with a big wad of cash – and quick! As we all (should) know by now, the IRS Continue Reading

iCloud and iCloud Drive Problems Solved

If you are an iPhone user… Your life is probably more complicated than it used to be, And iCloud is to blame. Let’s start by asking some basic questions first: Do you find yourself emailing photos from your phone to your email account just to get the photos on your computer? Are you frustrated trying Continue Reading

Clickbait Ads Lead to Fake Microsoft Support

Clickbait is becoming an epidemic Clickbait is any embedded ad with a titillating headline (we would call it a come-on) that hints at something shocking, surprising — or risque’ to be found by taking the bait.  It never materializes.  The results are always disappointing at best – and your search history is being harvested by Continue Reading

IOS Update Creates Data Plan Overages

For you iPhone users… In the latest IOS update, Apple added a “feature” that really only benefits your provider (AT&T, Verizon, et al). It’s called “WiFi Assist” which uses your data plan to augment the data coming from WiFi.  Apple added this to keep data flowing when it determined your WiFi connectivity was not optimal.  Continue Reading

Do NOT Drill Into Your iPhone 7

There is NO hidden headphone jack inside the iPhone 7 You cannot DRILL INTO Your iPhone and have a headphone jack. Contrary to the popular #DIY prank video on YouTube, you cannot drill a hole into your shiny new iPhone 7 and voila! have the headphone jack that was always a part of your iPhone Continue Reading

Malicious USB Sticks Coming to a Mailbox Near You

If you find a USB stick in your mailbox… Do NOT plug it into your computer. This should seem fairly obvious, but given the insatiable nature of human curiosity, it appears the warning is crucial While this is most likely not the first time this nasty little trick has been tried, it may well be Continue Reading

Here’s a Little Home Security Tip

Here’s a Little Home Security Tip Home burglaries in our area are on the rise. A common technique for breaking into your home is for thieves to break into your car first, and steal your garage door remote. Then they wait until your car is gone, open the garage door and take everything they want Continue Reading

Samsung S7 Update Voice Mail Hell – Solved

Basically we are all guinea pigs (unpaid beta testers) seemingly for every technology company lately.  Microsoft raised this to an art form by giving away Windows 10.  Think about it… Why would they give away a new operating system for a year?  Two reasons: If you didn’t pay for it, you can’t complain about it. Continue Reading