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Archive for the ‘Helpful Technology Tips’ Category

So you have your brand new, shiny Mac computer but…

windows on your mac Running Windows on Your Mac: Get The Best of Both Worlds!

This is our 15th tip in our series “Mac OS X Snow Leopard – 15 Tips You Need To Know”.

…you still need a few things from your old friend Microsoft Windows.

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You may have heard that if you buy a Mac computer…

mac virus protection Mac Virus Protection, You Can Get Viruses, So Protect Yourself

This is our 14th tip in our series “Mac OS X Snow Leopard – 15 Tips You Need To Know”.

… you can’t get a virus.

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Backing Up Your Data Is Not A Recovery Plan

Posted by Martin On September 16th

If you’re backing up your computer (or your network)’s data, it’s important to us…

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…that you know that’s one of the very first steps in creating a solid Disaster Recovery Plan.

Recently, one of our local newspapers, the News-Press, interviewed us about this very topic, and Buddy, our Chief Operating Officer mentioned:

“Having a backup plan and being prepared for a disaster are two very different things.  Disaster recovery plans focus on ways businesses can continue to operate even during a disaster.”

The big question to ask yourself is “What if I walked into my office tomorrow morning and my computer, and server, were gone?”

Would that put you out of business?

If so, and if you’re worried about it — we can help you assure that you not only have an off-site backup of your computer(s), but have a plan in place to get your business back up and operational as soon as possible (sometimes within hours!)

Some of the basics you’ll want to think about are:

  • Backing up your file, nightly!
  • Preparing a ready-to-go e-mail list for clients & vendors to notify them in case of an emergency.
  • Familiarizing yourself with your programs, and assuring you know programs like Quickbooks, have hosted services where you can access them online from the Internet (securely).

To learn more about disaster recovery planning please visit our “Managed Backup & Disaster Recovery” page on our web site, contact us, or give us a call at (800) 573-0234.

Here’s to being prepared, and knowing your business has a plan in case a catastrophe happens.

- Martin

So you’ve got a handle on some of the programs that you…

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This is our 13th tip in our series “Mac OS X Snow Leopard – 15 Tips You Need To Know”.

will be using most of the time, but what else comes with that shiny new operating system?

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URGENT: “Here You Have” – A New Computer Virus!

Posted by Martin On September 9th

Today, there’s a new virus that’s spreading, and the message you might receive looks like this…

Here You Have Virus URGENT: Here You Have   A New Computer Virus!

It’s really important that you DON’T click on the link in the e-mail message because it’s not really a PDF file – it’s an executable file that infects your computer with a virus.

Most of the time, people are seeing it in their Inbox with title “Here You Have“, however, in other instances, it has the title “Just For You”.

This new computer virus has been propagating very quickly, and flooding e-mail inboxes today – even shutting down e-mail servers at Comcast, ABC and Coca-Cola.

This computer virus affects the Windows based computer and servers.

If you believe you’ve been infected with this virus, please visit YourComputerHelpDesk.com, or give us a call at (800) 573-0234 and we’ll be happy to help you.

Here are a couple of links to more information about this virus:

Time Machine: Don’t Lose Anything Ever Again!

Posted by Martin On August 26th

Have you ever had to deal with the frustration of a computer crash?

time machine Time Machine: Dont Lose Anything Ever Again!

This is our 12th tip in our series “Mac OS X Snow Leopard – 15 Tips You Need To Know”.

Most computer users have, and when it happens you could lose all of your saved Data!

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Have you ever wished that you could simply hit a button and…

dashboard exposé Dashboard and Exposé, Information at the Touch of a Button

This is our 11th tip in our series “Mac OS X Snow Leopard – 15 Tips You Need To Know”.

Be able to quickly access information or perform a common task? Read the rest of this entry »

iChat: Video Chat on Your Computer

Posted by Martin On August 12th

Being apart from friends and family can be hard on anyone…

ichat video chat iChat: Video Chat on Your Computer

This is our 10th tip in our series “Mac OS X Snow Leopard – 15 Tips You Need To Know”.

But now with iChat you can not only talk to your friends but see them as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Front Row: Your Quick, Easy Entertainment Center

Posted by Martin On August 5th

Have you ever wanted an entertainment center…

front row Front Row: Your Quick, Easy Entertainment Center

This is our 9th tip in our series “Mac OS X Snow Leopard – 15 Tips You Need To Know”.

But not had the money to purchase one? Read the rest of this entry »

Do your email client, address book and calendar all work together seamlessly?

address book mail ical Address Book, iCal and Mail – Your New email Client!

This is our 8th tip in our series “Mac OS X Snow Leopard – 15 Tips You Need To Know”.

Well when you get an Apple computer, these 3 programs work together to improve your computing experience. Read the rest of this entry »