Browser Wars – Episode 3

We meander around the web, fall down YouTube holes, read gardening blogs, and laugh at funny cat videos; all while not even knowing that a quiet war is being fought over which browser you do it on. Last week we introduced you to the silent yet brilliant development of the Opera browser, and the subterfuge of Google, now… Read More »

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Browser Wars – Episode II

By the late 1990’s, while Internet Explorer was relishing in it victory over Netscape using it’s cunning and guile through the Microsoft “monopoly” on Operating Systems for the PC, a little fox was sneaking up to the battlefield. Originally known as Mozilla, Firefox started in 1998 as a Linux based web browser. Rather than having a single corporation… Read More »

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Browser Wars – Episode 1

There is a war being fought on the internet right now, but most of us don’t even notice. The war isn’t about the internet itself, but how we access it. Welcome to Browser Wars! This week we’ll take a quick look at how the browser landscape came to be the vicious online battlefield that it is today. By… Read More »

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Freeware

Have you ever been told that you need a piece of software, went to the store to buy it, and found that it was ridiculously expensive? Yes, there are benefits to using that over-priced software, but for the most part there is often a freeware version available. Whether it be audio editing or a word processor, they are… Read More »

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Is my Hard Drive failing?

We do a lot of Data Recovery here at Ken’s PC Repair for our clients who have a Hard Drive that has happened to fail on them.  In most cases these Hard Drive failures happen at the worst possible time. One of the questions that these clients ask us is how they could have known that their Hard… Read More »

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How your computer works: Part 2 – The Motherboard

Many of us know that our computers work, but have you ever wondered how? In this episode of “How your computer works,” we are going to become a little more familiar with the Motherboard. What we call the motherboard, mainboard, mb, Logic Board, or simply the “mobo”, is basically the “backbone” of the computer.  Just like the human… Read More »

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Ken’s PC Repair for your Small Business

In the good ol’ days, keeping track of your small business was simple. Piles of paper scattered about the office, a couple of typewriters for document making, some pencils and ledgers to keep the books tidy, and a row of file cabinets along the south wall to keep it all safe and sound behind a door locked every… Read More »

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9 Easy tips to keep your computer virus free

Make no mistake, there’s a lot of malicious stuff out there that can really mess up your computer. Fortunately, if you follow these simple tips, you can keep your computer safe from even the worst that the internet has to offer. One of the easiest, and most important things you can do to protect your computer is make… Read More »

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How your Computer works. Part One: RAM

“Without RAM your data is just data that sits” It is one of the many components inside the unit that is required in order for our computer to actually go. Many of us have seen the “blue screen of death”, possibly because our computers just couldn’t keep up with the amount of information that we were pushing through… Read More »

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Cloud Storage

Our data is everywhere. We have MP3s on our phones, movies on our tablets, books on our Kindles, and stuff for work on our laptops and desktops. This being the case, we sometimes have to wonder if our information is completely safe? Our devices, along with our data, can always be lost, damaged, or even stolen from us.… Read More »

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