How To Choose The Right Computer For Your Business

How to choose the right computer for your business

Shopping for a new computer can be like trying to buy a new car in a foreign language. You like the way it looks and feels, but the list of hardware and features makes no sense. How do you know if you’re getting the best product for your hard-earned dollar?

Sales can be alluring, but often computers go on sale because they […]

2019-03-02T15:52:18-08:00Business, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Cloud Security: What You Need to Know

Cloud Security: What You Need to Know

If you’re considering moving your business to the cloud, or you have already but haven’t been informed of the potential security threats, you’ve come to the right place.

Storing your data on the cloud has many benefits, including redundant backup systems and affordability. Like anything that involves the internet, though, it’s not immune to cyber attacks. Here are some of the top threats and […]

2019-03-02T15:52:25-08:00Security, Tech Tips|0 Comments

What to do when you open a webpage that may be dangerous to your computer.

3 signs that the webpage you opened is bad news

A while ago I wrote about malware and adware (if you want to read that blog post you can find it here).  Today, we’re going to dig in a little more. To start off though, it’s always best to remember: never download software on your computer unless you are 100% sure you know what it is.

Use this as your mental checklist every […]

2019-03-02T15:52:33-08:00Tech Tips|0 Comments

What Are Internet Cookies And Are They Necessary?

What exactly are Internet cookies, and are they necessary?

If you’ve heard of Internet “cookies”, you’re probably a little concerned (and disappointed that they have nothing to do with the chocolate chip ones you might be enjoying as you read this).

Is someone spying on you?

Not quite. Cookies are small text files that web browsers save; they contain data (such as a user ID) to give sites information about your browsing activity. Here is the

Your computer is backed up, right?

Your best backup strategy

If you’ve ever gone through a hard drive failure crisis, then you know how important backing up your computer is. On the other hand, if you’ve been skipping along with nary a problem and you’ve never backed your aging computer up: it’s time.

Hard drives can fail without warning. And it’s really hard (often impossible) to retrieve your lost data. Years of photos, contracts, your resume — gone. No […]

2017-12-01T08:52:13-08:00Tech Tips|0 Comments

Laggy, slow computer? Here’s what to do!

What to do when your computer is too slow

If your computer is running at the speed of molasses, it’s time to look under the hood.

There are several possible reasons that your computer is performing poorly. In this article, I’m going to break down a few of the most common problems and how you can fix them.

I’ve talked to many people who, instead of taking […]

2019-03-02T15:52:51-08:00Business, Tech Tips|0 Comments

How comfortable are you with your current website?

A WordPress website:  is a website you can use

A completely custom website built from scratch code can be beautiful and alluring,  but it can also be very expensive and hard to maintain. Technology changes so fast that custom code used to build your website a few years ago could be outdated now. The developer who wrote that code could be a master, but what if he is studying Yoga in India now? Having a local […]

2019-03-02T15:52:59-08:00Business, Tech Tips|0 Comments

How to safely store your passwords

If you have a file on your computer called “passwords”, read this: Password security is very important. I commonly see individuals and teams saving their passwords in their email inboxes or in a file on their desktops, usually in a stealthily named “Passwords.doc” file. Maybe you remember the story from 2014 about Sony’s password file getting hacked? The name of this file was … “Passwords”. There are many stories like this, and it’s a BIG issue. If […]

2017-03-30T16:24:22-07:00Tech Tips|0 Comments

Beating Adware & Malware

How to outsmart those tricky online scammers

Malware and adware are applications that you accidentally download to your computer. They are unnecessary programs or plugins that market themselves for solving some issue or making your life easier. Games, free search bars, etc. Usually if its a free download that is promoted from an ad it contains adware, which is the end game for the developer to get paid.  I get a lot of calls from clients in a panic, […]

2017-03-30T16:24:22-07:00Tech Tips|0 Comments

Syncing your Systems

In my last post, I explained how syncing email between devices saves you time and effort. This time I talk about syncing other data through the “Cloud.” If you’re out with your kids, or your grandkids, you can snap photos and later look at them on your larger desktop screen without the fuss of emailing or transferring data manually. The same goes for videos, emails, and documents.

When I’m on a trip where I know data and phone […]

2016-10-29T11:43:40-07:00Tech Tips|0 Comments