Should I get an iPad?

I have had several clients recently ask me what I think of the new Apple iPads and if they should purchase one.  Let me give you my opinion of the iPad.

Pros:

Lightweight

Easy to read

Easy to transport

Long battery life (up to 10+ hours)

Cons:

Running iPhone Operating System, not OS X

Can’t run more than one Application at a time

No Flash

Hard to type

No CD/DVD Drive

Battery built in (so no easy way to replace battery)

No camera built in

Overall:

These are a luxury item and not a replacement for your home computer or laptop.  If you want an item to check email, read the newspaper, and replace magazines, this could be a great purchase for you.  But with the on-screen QWERTY keyboard it is difficult to compose long documents and with the in-ability for multi-tasking it is not going to cut it for a laptop replacement.

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How do I take a screenshot?

It can be helpful for many reasons (to send to a technician, to send something to a friend, make documentation, etc.) to be able to capture exactly what is on your screen at any given moment.  This image off your computer is called a “screenshot”.  The process of taking a screenshot is very simple and can be used to email, to past into Microsoft Word (and other applications), and many other reasons.

To capture an image of what is displayed on your computer monitor (screenshot) follow these steps:

1. On your keyboard: Press the “Prt Scr” button.  This button can usually be found to the right of “F12”.

*On some laptops you must use the “Fn” key and the “Prt Scr” button.

Now the image has been copied to your “clipboard”.  Meaning you can “paste” it into any application that allows copy/paste execution.

To practice: Open Microsoft Word and “paste” (“ctrl + v” , or edit—>paste).  You should see an image of what your screen looked like when you captured the image.

Once you feel comfortable copying the screen image and pasting into a blank document try it with other applications (Outlook, Etc.).

I hope this helps and if you have any questions feel free to contact one of our technicians.

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Dangerous ‘Dislike’ Scam Spreading on Facebook

It seems that everyone uses FaceBook these days and due to the billions of users there are a growing number of security threats to be aware of.

There are many opportunities to “Like” content on Facebook — and increasingly on sites all over the web — but Facebook doesn’t offer a “Dislike” button that people who don’t like a status update or a New York Times story can click to express their opinion. Facebook wants you to remember this.

That’s because a bogus Dislike button is appearing as an option on status updates. When a user clicks this nefarious button, he or she may wind up with more reason to dislike the page: The scam steals their identity or hijacks their account.

FaceBook Security and Computer Repair Durango CO

“Beware of the fake Facebook ‘Dislike’ button. As always, we advise you not to click on suspicious links on Facebook,” Facebook said in a security post. “We’re working hard to stop these from spreading. If you see one, report it to us, and warn any friends who might be affected.”

So be careful and we will attempt to bring to light more FaceBook scams as they are becoming more and more commonplace.

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Monthly Maintenance Package

So I try to use this blog as a forum to help with computer tips and not promote my services and products… but I am going to make an exception today to promote the Computer Solution’s Monthly Maintenance Program.

The Monthly Maintenance Program is a service where a certified technician remotely connects to your computer on a monthly basis to run some preventative maintenance tools.  We update antivirus programs, windows updates, clean your registry to speed up performance, de-fragment your computer, and many other items which will keep your computer running well and increase overall performance.

The Monthly Maintenance Program is $30/month or $300/year (if paid in full), will not only improve the speed and performance of your computer, but also prevent you from calling one of our technicians and paying an hourly rate for work.

Get your computer running like it should!  Contact us today to sign up!

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The Computer Solution llc
Computer Repair Durango CO - PC Repair Durango CO - Mac Repair Durango CO - Tech Support - Virus Removal - Ransomware removal - Windows 7 - Windows 8 - Windows 10 - Mac OS X