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Deciphering SD Card Speed Ratings

Writen by Diane Ware - July 23, 2020 in Computers
If you’re confused about your SD card’s speed rating, you are not alone. With terms like speed rating, speed class, UHS speed class and video speed class, it can all get a bit confusing. The goal of this blog post is to help unravel most of this confusion. So, keep reading and we know you'll have a better understanding by the end of this article!   SD Card Sizes Before discussing any details about SD speed ratings, here are some of the SD cards you may encounter, curtesy of a...
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Windows 10 Will Now Have a Notification System for Updates

Writen by Diane Ware - June 26, 2020 in Computers
On May 29th, 2020, Microsoft started a new notification system for the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, also known as Windows 10 version 2004. Anyone who has a Windows 10 operating system on their computer is well aware of Microsoft’s periodic updates for Windows 10. Although many computer owners with Windows 10 seldom have issues with updates (and I would be one of those folks…so far!), many others do have issues. Things can go wrong. For instance, here is a
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Free Tools To Secure Your Computer

Writen by Diane Ware - March 09, 2020 in Computers
If you have a Windows operating system (OS) computer, we typically recommend using Windows Defender, which is currently included in Windows Security for Windows 10. Windows Security encompasses Virus & threat protection, Account protection, Firewall & network protection, App & browser control, Device security, Device performance & health, and Family options. If you have Windows 10, you can view each one of these separate controls by going to Settings->Update & Secur...
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Back-To-School Laptops

Writen by Diane Ware - August 09, 2019 in Computers
With school starting back into session soon, we decided to research what specifications would make for the best laptop, mainly for high school or college students who will be toting their laptop around with them for extended periods of time during the day. The summary of points for a good school laptop is one that:  Is durable, tough, can take a beating and keep on working. Has an SSD – a solid state storage drive. Is light-weight, but not too light, since a lighter laptop loses some of its d...
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8 More Tech Disaster Pictures

Writen by Diane Ware - July 24, 2019 in Computers
1. ProTip: For best results, don't hammer your USB dongle into the port, until it becomes One with your computer... 2. What do you think of the new fish tank case? 3. From Reddit: “Customer said his phone wasn’t charging properly as the...
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10 more technology gore pictures.

Writen by Danny Ware - April 05, 2019 in Computers
As many repairs shops are quite familiar with, you see a lot of devices that come in mangled and destroyed. Here are some examples of these devices from around the world.  1. This might be why Apple removed the headphone jacks from their iPhones.  2. "The speaker doesn't sound right anymore." 3. When your computer is running slow and you're an artist. 
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How To Tell If Someone Unknown Is Accessing Your Wi-Fi

Writen by Diane Ware - March 27, 2019 in Computers
Is your Wi-Fi running slower than normal? It could be because someone is using your LAN (local area network) when they should not be.  There are several ways you can check this.  First way - Check all the device MAC addresses on your network - any you cannot account for indicate a nefarious, rogue device! A MAC address, media access control address, is an alphanumeric identifier unique to each device, as opposed to an
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Is your computer running slowly? Here are some possible explanations.

Writen by Diane Ware - December 06, 2018 in Computers
A slow computer is one of the main reasons customers bring their computers to Ware Repair. This blog article will discuss the possible explanations for a slow computer. Hard Drive Failure A faulty hard disk drive, HDD, whether the plates are damaged or the other mechanical moving parts are failing can slow down boot times and slow the overall performance of the computer. As can be seen in the i...
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