Uh oh, I spilled something on my laptop.

UH OH! No matter how careful we like to think we are, this can happen to any of us. It only takes a split second to make this catastrophe happen. SPLASH! That mug of coffee, cup of water, or glass of wine is all over your beloved laptop. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in this… Read More »

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SSD vs HDD, which should you choose?

Eeny meeny miny moe. Pick a Hardrive by the… Toe? Ladies and gentlemen, a new era in storage drives has arrived: The Solid-State drive (SSD). Is it time to upgrade, or can we stay with our favorite sixty-year-old technology? Should we even upgrade our storage? Let’s take a look at these different types of drives to see if… Read More »

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Engraving Emergency

Sometimes it’s the emergency jobs that can be the most gratifying. Just last week we had a client, a local engraving company, bring a hard drive into our offices that was so old it was long past due for a major crash. This wasn’t just any old drive from a computer used to play Free Cell during downtime,… Read More »

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9 Tips For Keeping your Computer Safe While Using Public WiFi

It’s almost vacation time again! That awesome time of year when a lot of us like to travel. Whether it’s off to visit relatives or just heading somewhere where we can relax in a different setting for a bit. Of course that means bringing your laptop and cell phone along. Most hotels, coffee shops, and even restaurants offer… Read More »

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Keeping it Cool (Part Two)

Last week we talked about how to keep your laptop cool. This week we’ll take a look at the “elephant in the room”; cooling that monstrous desktop computer. Being quite a bit larger than your laptop, moving parts, such as fans and hard drives, have a lot more room in the tower of your desktop PC. This larger size… Read More »

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Keeping it Cool (Part one)

Imagine it: Late one night, while you’re chilling on the couch with your laptop in your lap – where, given the name “laptop” you would think it belongs – watching the latest season of “Supernatural” and you begin to think to yourself that the special effects in this episode are more realistic than normal, because just as the… Read More »

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Hiland Rescue

Here at Ken’s PC Repair located at 12865 Deauville Drive in Omaha, our main specialty is Data Recovery. When a hard drive crashes, it sometimes feels like our whole world goes with it. The panic at realizing that we forgot to back up. That one document we were almost finished with is gone. That PowerPoint presentation we worked… Read More »

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Coming up with a secure password is easy!

“It is time to change your password” What is it about these words that cause you to draw a blank every time? The brain almost shuts down, since your current password seems to be the only “good” password that you can think of. You need something hard to hack or crack, yet easy for you to remember, but you’ve… Read More »

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How Many Good Battery Habits Do You Really Have?

Batteries are rarely talked about – until they’re drained – then we’ll tell everyone as we beg desperately for a charger, hoping to get enough juice to last the day. The truth is, they’re a miracle of engineering that gets taken for granted when full and cursed when flat. If it feels like your battery is running out… Read More »

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Internet Lingo 101: Cheat Sheet for Beginners

The Internet is growing and evolving so fast even the dictionary has trouble keeping up. Here are 12 suddenly common terms that are helpful to know.   Browser A browser is a free piece of software that lets you view web pages, videos and other online content. It’s a core requirement of going online, as it converts the… Read More »

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