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On your computer, you have a variety of files. These probably include letters, stories, budgets, financial information, lists of contacts, lists of passwords, music, family videos, and family pictures. These are all things you want to keep, and probably would be distressed if you lost your files. So does it make sense to keep them… Read more »

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We’ve touched on this topic briefly (in our post on how to shop for new computers), but it’s time to go in-depth. Many consumers are unaware of the real dangers that threaten the integrity of their precious family photos or novel manuscripts – dangers related to the failure of their storage medium. Most consumer-grade computers… Read more »

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The choice of a web browser, while not the sort of thing most people think about, is very important to your continued safety and the safety of your data while online. It’s also important as regards computer performance and multitasking: if you’re browsing the web while also touching up some family photos and maybe listening… Read more »

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We live in a desert here in Arizona. And, like most deserts, the dryness here leads to an abundance of dust in the air. That dust slips in through the cracks in your walls, your open doors and windows, your swamp cooler, and any other gap it can find. From there, its entire mission in… Read more »

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So you’re browsing the web like you always do on a Friday evening. You punch in what you think is the address for YouTube, and up pops an alert! A stern computerized voice warns you that your computer has been infected, and you need to call their support number right now. This, in case you… Read more »

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For many consumers, the question of how powerful they need their PC computer to be is not one they think to ask; and often rightly. Very few consumers need to spend more than $600 on a PC capable of doing their daily tasks, such as browsing the web, playing some lightweight arcade-style games, and light… Read more »

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Has your internet been intermittent lately? Do you have a lot of devices on your wireless network, and some of them seem to ‘drop out’ from time to time? Your network equipment could be the source of the problem. Let’s take a look at some issues caused by aging, failing, or insufficiently powerful network equipment… Read more »

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You’ve heard of the big ones: Microsoft Office. Adobe Photoshop. Acrobat Reader. Google Chrome. Mozilla Firefox. Steam. Flash Player. Maybe you’ve even heard of some of the smaller players, like Mozilla Thunderbird, or LibreOffice, or GIMP. But a few quick internet searches will quickly reveal that there is a vast world of computer software beyond… Read more »

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We here at Geeks 2 You are always on the lookout for new scams and situations where unscrupulous individuals may be trying to take advantage of you, our customers. So when one of our technicians received an odd call from someone claiming to be Tucson Electric Power, we looked into it immediately. It seems that… Read more »