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I own a tech company based in Victoria, BC. I'm a hero to my Mom and her generation for keeping their technology working. My company builds and hosts websites, supports small businesses and dreams in Mac & PC. I'm a Fuji X enthusiast, I'm Instagramming random stuff in my life. I'm a tiny-home owner, addicted to good coffee, good vibes, minimal living and the West Coast of Canada. Ask me a question through my contact form. Have a look at my tiny home: The Ginger Minimalist.

Everything You Need To Know About Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is another way of saying that the internet, instead of a computer, is being used to share and store data. If your device has access to the internet, then you can use cloud-based apps to create and share files. 

In this article I share loads of tips and links to information that will help you get the most out of the cloud. Whether you need solutions for home […]

Why It’s Important To Install Your Software Updates

Why It’s Important To Install Software Updates

Is it necessary to install software updates for my operating system? The short answer: YES!

Software updates are important for a couple of reasons:

  1. Improved performance and stability of the applications on your computer, and
  2. Patches for security holes in old software.

This article is all about why you should install software updates, and when to install […]

2019-03-02T15:50:24-08:00Security, Tech Tips|0 Comments

What Makes A Strong Password?

What Makes A Strong Password?

Are you sure you know what makes a strong password? Consider the passwords you use every day for online banking or social media.

Are you confident they’re strong enough?

When was the last time you updated them?

This article covers the essentials for creating strong passwords and safely storing them, and for keeping your passwords up to date.

Creating A […]

2019-03-02T15:50:33-08:00Security, Tech Tips|1 Comment

Secure Online Banking: Keeping Your Money Safe!

Online Banking

Remember 1994 when bank cards were a novelty? Since then digital banking technology has come a long way, and today in Canada it’s estimated that 68% of consumers use online banking to make purchases, deposit checks remotely, check bank balances, transfer money, make bill payments, and more.

Whether you’re already an avid online banker or you’re just getting started, I recommend reading this article to make sure you’re doing […]

2019-03-02T15:50:40-08:00Security|0 Comments

Help! My Hard Drive Is Full!

Help! My Hard Drive Is Full!

It happens to all of us. You open your computer and start uploading your vacation photos, and a window pops up telling your hard drive is full. Now what?

If you don’t do anything, your computer will continue to slow down until it stalls altogether. It’s time to do some clean up.

In this article I’m going to walk you through a […]

2019-03-02T15:50:49-08:00Tech Tips|0 Comments

Sharing Your Photos Online The Easy Way

Sharing Photos Online The Easy Way

If you’re like two-thirds of Canadians, you own a smartphone. And with that smartphone you have the ability to take pretty great pictures… on something that can fit in your pocket. Candid shots of the kids, beautiful sunsets, that sneaky raccoon who keeps finding his way into your garage — the photographic possibilities are endless. But then, what do you do with […]

Deliver Memorable Online Customer Service

Deliver Memorable Online Customer Service

Calling a telephone number for customer service isn’t what it used to be. You’re lucky if you get to speak to a real person, even after navigating all the automated prompts. It can be incredibly frustrating for customers, and can lead to a loss of brand loyalty.

Canadians spend more time online than anyone else (blame it on the rain and […]

2019-03-02T15:51:05-08:00Business|0 Comments

Social Media Security: Are You Sharing Too Much Information?

Social Media Security: Are You Sharing Too Much Information?

Cyber security is a big and growing issue, and social media is where many phishing and malware attacks happen. How secure is your information? Do you share all your Facebook posts with everyone? If you do, you might be opening yourself up to serious privacy risk, and the most common risk is getting hacked. When your account gets hacked, not only can […]

How To Choose The Right Phone Plan

Choosing the right phone plan.

500 local minutes, 1 gigabyte of data, free long distance calling, unlimited text messaging, limited time offer! When did it all get so complicated? Remember the good old days when phone plans were simple? You had a choice between getting a long distance plan or not getting a long distance plan. And land lines were so cheap!

Now, there are a handful of companies […]

2019-03-02T15:51:27-08:00Tech Tips|0 Comments