December 14, 2017

Miami Computer Maintenance 6 Steps Before Taking Your Computer in For Repair

Miami Computer Maintenance

Miami Computer Maintenance

Miami Computer Maintenance

Computers are just like any else in life, they require constant maintenance. Most of us have created a high dependency on technology to make our lives easier, and should be responsible ,and  acknowledge, the basics of your Computer Maintenance. When we don’t provide the proper computer maintenance disastrous things can happened, such as Hard drive failure, Trojan Attacks, Spyware, computer viruses,  malfunction of  Windows, loss of  information Etc.  Miami Computer Maintenance blog is targeted for all computer users and how they can be more proactive,  with their technology at Home or Business.  But with a special focus before taking a computer to a repair shop. Here are some Tips for the next time your computer breaks.

1. Do some research

Before taking your computer to just anywhere, ask your friends or family members if they know of any locally computer repair shop, finding a good and honest computer repair technician is not easy now a days.  Perform a quick Google, Yelp, or Yahoo Bing search on PC repair, Computer Repair in (area)  zipcode or city, its often important to read reviews about the company as well.

 2. What to do before you talk to a Computer Technician.

Always come up with a list of computer issues you might be experiencing, pc symptoms and problems.  Things such as error messages, computer not booting,  slow computer, annoying  pop ups, Audio, Video Display errors, Wireless connectivity problems etc.  It is important to let them know if you installed a new hardware, or software application before anything happenned.  Believe it or not anwering all these questions will make you less likely to be taken advantage off.

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3. Get a list of quotes from different Computer Repair Shops

If you don’t have anybody in mind getting quotes from your local PC repair Shops, is a good Idea, NOTE:  Cheaper is not always the right way to go!!!  Try to stick to the Computer Flat rate quotes:  here’s why, computer problems, tend to work sort of in a chain reaction, one thing will always lead to the next, Computer repair Techs can take advantage of these factors and charge you an arm or a leg, in other words with Computer repair Shops that offer flat fees, they will never be hidden charges,  Always ask if there is a Diagnostic fee

 4.  Clean your Computer from Personal Data

During the normal course of a computer repair  technicians will have access to all your files.  its often told stories on how techs were going through their clients file, when they did not have too. Usually searching for private documents, pictures, passwords for online accounts, and credit card information. Unfortunately this is an ongoing  issue that happens many times due to the lack of ethics and integrity on many computer repair companies not respecting their clients privacy.  Always make sure you delete or backup critical data from your Laptop/Desktop.

5. Protect your data

Because of the competitive existing rates in today’s economy, and the time it takes to backup and restore data,  many of the computer repair shops don’t take the time to backup your data,  Instead,  they will make you sign a paper where they will not be responsible for your data, at times you won’t even know what you’re signing. That means that if your hard drive fails during the course of fixing your pc, or if the technician makes a mistake,  your data is at stake, and you can lose years of important information.  ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR DATA,  NEVER LEAVE YOUR DATA BACKUP TO ANY REPAIR COMPANY SHOP. Use a flash drive to backup your data or use free online backup software like Google Drive.

6. Final Step

After your computer is repaired, make sure you have a fully paid Antivirus software installed.  I personally like Kaspersky AV,  there’s many different variants to this software, contact me to find out which  Kaspersky AV type is the one you need. Don’t settle for free Antiviruses, THEY DON’T WORK.  You’ll have your system back in the shop in no time.

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Create a Google Plus Business Page in 4 Steps. IT Business Consultant

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As an IT Business Consultant,  If you don’t have a Google Plus Account, you’re missing on some serious business

Here’s is how to create one in 4 Steps

 

To create a Google Plus page, you must first have a personal profile.

1.  From your profile you can click “Pages” in the left-hand menu.

2.  The second step involves choosing a category that defines your business. If you’re a location-based business, like a Clothing shopt or Restaurant, you’ll likely select “local business or store.” Entering your phone number will allow Google to find your business, confirm the information you enter is correct,  and find your location on Google maps. Enter your external website, select who your content is appropriate for, review Google Plus terms and select continue. You now have a Google Plus page.

3.  The third step to create a Google Plus page involves filling out your page to make it informative for followers (and potential customers). This includes describing your business, entering contact information like phone #, and email address, as well as choosing a branded profile photo (often a company’s logo).

4.  Finally, companies should put in the extra effort to make their Google Plus page visually appealing. Add appropriate branding, from a captivating cover photo to interesting photos and videos that show what you’re all about. If you’re a boutique you can post some fun behind-the-scenes footage from your spring photo shoot. If you’re a jewelry store, photos of scrumptious daily specials can draw in new customers. Also, include external links to your other web properties (website, Pinterest page, Tumblr, etc.) to help your Google search placement.

 

 

 

Windows 8 Most Use Shortcut Keys

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Here are some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for Windows.

By SOT,  Computer Repair in Miami

Press this To do this
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+start typing

Search your PC

Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-)

Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen

Ctrl+scroll wheel

Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+C

Open the charms

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+F

Open the Search charm to search files

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+H

Open the Share charm

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+I

Open the Settings charm

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+J

Switch the main app and snapped app

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+K

Open the Devices charm

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+O

Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Q

Open the Search charm to search apps

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+W

Open the Search charm to search settings

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Z

Show the commands available in the app

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+spacebar

Switch input language and keyboard layout

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Ctrl+spacebar

Change to a previously selected input

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Tab

Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps)

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Ctrl+Tab

Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) and snap them as they are cycled

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Shift+Tab

Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+PgUp

Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the left (Apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+PgDown

Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the right (apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Shift+period (.)

Snaps an app to the left

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+period (.)
Snaps an app to the right

Google Chromecast, Already a Hit!!!

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Google unveiled Chromecast , a device that looks  set to rival Apple TV.

Google announced their new Chromecast device, a very small stick thing that plugs into your TV and allows you to play videos or music on your TV. It costs $35, and if you’re a Netflix subscriber you will get credited 3 months free,  bringing the price essentially down to $11.00 so people are very excited about it.

Google Chromecast, essentially bit more than an HDMI dongle, is Google’s first foray into the media streaming market,  and it works in some  way to Apple TV and the firm’s Airplay technology.

Google showed off the Chromecast dongle, which measures little more than 2 inches,  at an event in San Francisco .  They explained, With Google Chromecast, all you have to really do is plug it into any HDMI input on your Television, sync  to your home WiFi network, and you’re ready to go .  It simply disappears behind your TV.

Once Chromecast is plugged in, if you want to watch Youtube on your TV, you simply go to the same Youtube app on your laptop or tablet and press the Chromecast button to play it on your TV.

Google boasts that unlike Apple TV and Apple’s Airplay technology, Chromecast works in multiple operating systems, such as, Windows iOS, and Mac OS X . This was demonstrated using  Netflix on an iPhone, an app that supports the chromecast” button to fire the footage onto the TV.

Also unlike Apple’s Airplay technology, users can continue to use their tablets and phones  for browsing the web and sending emails while streaming to their TVs.

As well as enabling users to stream House of Cards from their phone to their TV, Chromecast also supports music playback and tabs within the Chrome browser, so you can share an open webpage with your television.

Google Chromecast is available in the US for just $35.

 

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