Monday, November 12, 2012

November Newsletter & TechNews

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Tech Tip #14
What runs at Boot

If you have a lot of icons in your system tray, check the settings for the programs you don't need running and tell them not to start with Windows.
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Tech Tips:

We have recently started posting Tech Tips to our blog. These are basic computer tips that are normally pretty easy to implement and can greatly improve your computing experience.

Some of these tips are a little more indepth, so we have added a new service for our Tech Tips and if you would like assistance with any of them, please call us at 612-234-7237.Phone support Quick Tip Fixes/Help solutions are $19.95 per issue/per machine.




The Keys to Happiness






"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."
~Emo Philips

Nov 2012 Tech News & Specials

from 
 Psinergy Techwarrior St. Paul



In this issue:
  • Article: Unfogging Windows 8
  • Tech Tip #14: What runs at Boot?
  • $20 off: Fall Computer Cleanup (onsite)
  • What is... Malware?
  • $25 Referral Credit :: Limited time!
  • Go Local - Some of our Favorite LOCAL Businesses



Unfogging Windows 8

by André Thomas

Windows 8 has officially been out for about two weeks, and now that we've had a chance to do some digging/playing in the real public version, there are a few useful tips that will make the drastic changes a bit more bearable.
 
How to close the new Apps:
One of the most irritating things we initially encountered with Windows 8 was once you opened one of the new apps, there was no Common Sense way of closing it, no Red X in the upper right hand corner, no File>Close menu, nothing! We actually ended up just restarting the computer initially just to close an app! Thankfully Windows 8 booted in about 38 seconds... though this still is not practical. Eventually, we stumbled upon how to close an app, and it’s actually quite simple... once you know how. First, take your mouse to the top of the app, and you will see a hand appear. Now simply click and hold at the top center of the app window and drag it to the bottom center of the screen. An easy task, we just wish Microsoft would have said something… anything about it.
 
The Woes of the missing “Start” Button:
One of the biggest noticeable changes in Windows 8 is that there is no “Start” button like previous versions of Windows since Windows 95 and was easily accessed through the Widows key on your keyboard. While the key still functions, it only takes you to the new Start Menu ‘Metro’ interface. Now, there is still some functionality in the lower-left hand corner of your screen, and if you simply hover in the corner of the screen you will see a “Start” Mini-Window that if clicked, takes you back to Metro, though if you right-click, this pops up menu options for Windows 8, including direct access to Programs and Features (to uninstall programs), System, Control Panel, and several others. It does not have an All Programs option, you cannot add programs to this list (from what we can tell), nor does it give you access to commonly used programs.
 

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  • Optimize the performance of the programs & hardware of your system,
  • Check that your Anti-Virus is up-to-date (and that you don't have multiples installed which conflict with each other),
  • Check to make sure that the Firewall is operational,
  • Clean dust, hair, etc from inside of the computer,
  • See the full list of tasks for the Tune-up Service

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What is Malware?

Malware is an umbrella term for any program that is "bad" for your computer. Short for Malicious Software.
 
To repair these, we would use our standard Virus, Malware, and Spyware removal service.
 
To repair this, we would use our standard Virus, Malware, and Spyware removal service.

Our Fav's

Here are some of our favorite Local Businesses
(all of these business are independently owned, etc)

Referral Credits

For every client you refer to the tech side of our business, automatically receive $25 towards your next service! The information is put into the system, so the next time you have service with us, any unused credits will automatically be deducted to decrease your bill :)
How awesome is that!

(Normally the Referral Credit is $10, though now through November 31st, 2012... get a $25 credit!)

"They say one of a baby's first non-verbal forms communication is pointing. Clicking must be somewhere just after that."

~unknown

 

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