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Wireless Routers Revisited & What’s New!

Wireless router technology has evolved since the last time we discussed it on the blog, so we thought it would be a good time to revisit the topic. We’ll cover what has changed and what you should be looking for in a new wireless router purchase.

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April/May 2017 Newsletter

Whew! It’s been a busy few months! And it continues into the Spring/Summer season!  But we are back on track with our newsletter so we can continue to bring you tips, tidbits, and interesting computer technology information!

This months edition talks about the slimming trend in notebooks, USB wireless adapters, tune-ups and more!

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The Shrinking Laptop

In our previous post “The Desktop PC – Still Relevant?”, we touched on how the industry is trending more mobile, and the sizes of the devices we use are changing. Laptops are cheaper than they’ve ever been. They are thinner and lighter than ever, and they are much more powerful than they were even a few years ago. With that being said, we’d like to delve into a few minor setbacks to the cheaper, thinner, lighter laptops of today.

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Device Synergy – Your Computers, Smartphone and Beyond

Mobile devices have become an almost inseparable part of our daily lives. We stay “connected” almost 24/7 with smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, smart home automation, and even our vehicles! That pervasiveness leads to a dilemma for many of us: How do we keep the information current between our devices and computers?

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Computers and Your Health

Computers have become a nearly inseparable part of our everyday lives. We use them in school, at work, and even for play. What that amounts to is an incredible amount of time spent looking at digital screens, typing on keyboards, manipulating mice, swiping touch screens, and sitting. This leads to an ever-growing list of technology related health risks. At Geek Easy Computers we believe part of making your technology easier is providing you with information on making the physical toll less taxing.

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Your Password – The First Line of Defense

It’s really not possible to overemphasize the importance of having secure, unique passwords for all of your online accounts. Your password is the one item regarding the security of your data and online persona that you have 100% control of.

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Is My WiFi Secure?

Many households have wireless routers, and that number is rapidly growing every day. The convenience of being able to access your wireless connection anywhere in the office or home is especially hard to resist with the surge in popularity of mobile devices such as smartphones, notebooks, and tablets.

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Mini Computers

An interesting recent trend is the emergence and sudden proliferation of “minicomputers.” They are appearing all over and at a full range of form factors and price points. But what exactly is a minicomputer and what is it used for?

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Spills – What Happens?

It finally happened. One moment of distraction and SPLASH! You’ve spilled your coffee, soda, or beer on your laptop keyboard! DON’T PANIC. Here’s what to do to maximize the potential of saving your device.

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Tablet vs Laptop

A subject that has come up more and more is whether or not a tablet can replace a laptop. Tablet technology has advanced in leaps and bounds over the last few years, but has it reached the point of replacing the ubiquitous laptop for everyday productivity? That remains to be seen. Let’s take a look at both sides of the debate.

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