Traveling with your laptop – Part 1

These days we take our laptops everywhere with us, to the coffee shop, to the library, on vacation. In our blog about safe WiFi we covered how you can keep your data secure.  What about moving it from place to place or worse getting it conventionally through Airport security! If you have ever traveled through one of these checkpoints with… Read More »

Ken Pennington

Equifax Data Breach

URGENT ALERT: 143 million Customers Exposed in Financial Data Breach Credit reporting company Equifax has just revealed that its databases were hacked in a large-scale breach affecting millions across the US, UK & Canada. While no hacking event is ever good news, some are easier to ignore than others – this isn’t one of them. The sensitive nature… Read More »

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What to do with those old electronic devices

We have them sitting on shelves in our closets and in our garages. Stuffed in drawers and in boxes under the bed. Old computers, laptops, printers, cell phones, DVD players, TVs… The list of old electronics collecting dust in our homes goes on and on. Did you know that these old devices can yield potentially useful materials that can help… Read More »

Ken Pennington

On the Importance of Planning Ahead

We all want computer peace of mind. We would like to know that things are going as they should be. If the unexpected “glitch” should occur, we like to think that there is someone that can take care of the problem for us so that we can get back to our busy lives. Better yet, we would love… Read More »

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Don’t be left behind

With technology advancing at nearly the speed of light these days, it can sometimes be hard to keep up. It seems that just as soon as you become fairly proficient at using an OS (Operating System), program, or application the developers stop making code for it, then suddenly drop support. This year we have a couple of oldies… Read More »

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Murphy’s Law of Backing your Data up

There are times when we feel happy and secure. Things are going well and we feel like we’ve done everything that we needed to do just in case an emergency arises. Of course, Murphy’s Law being what it is, this is exactly when we learn how very wrong we were about backing up data. Recently, one of our… Read More »

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Keep it Clean

Summer is here. At least here in Omaha it is. That means things get hot, and it is proven that keeping things clean makes it easier to keep them cool. What better place to start than on your “lifeline to the world”, your computer. Just like keeping your house clean for more pleasant maneuverability, living, and use; it is… Read More »

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