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Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Vishing – “Hi, Your Computer is Infected.”

The Setup

Scenario 1: You’re on your computer, casually surfing the web. A website here, a photo site there, maybe playing some music. Suddenly, the screen goes weird and then there’s a big error message claiming your computer has been infected! What do you do now? Then you notice that under the error message, there is the number for Microsoft! How convenient! A little too convenient actually.

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Scams! How to Avoid Them!

The “Your Computer is Infected!” Scam

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Low-Cost Office Suites for Start-Ups

In the world of small business (especially independent start-ups), every penny can count.  Dropping several hundred dollars on the latest and greatest software isn’t always an option.  Especially if the software isn’t “mission critical” to the business.  One of the benefits of starting a business in this Internet age, is that there is a plethora of free or nearly free alternatives to the popular and many times expensive productivity software.  Below we will show you some of our favorites, with why they are favorites, and hopefully provide you with a way to get work done within your budget!


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Windows XP: Preparing for the End

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Geek Easy Computers knows that many of our readers are Windows XP users.  In our mission to make your technology easier, we have prepared this article to help you understand what exactly is happening when Windows XP reaches “end of life”, and why you should prepare for it before the actual date.

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The Death of Windows XP

You’ve seen it in the news.  Geek Easy Computers has posted about it.  April 8, 2014.  But what does it truly mean for you, the consumer?  The “Death” of Windows XP: Demystified!

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A Geek Easy Computers 2012 Technology Review

This past year has been an exciting one in many respects.  It has definitely been a roller coaster of a ride.  The ups and downs of the economy, the re-election of the first African-American president, the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.  So many newsworthy events took place it’s nearly impossible to comment on them all.

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Geek Easy Computers 2012 – Year in Review

It’s 2013!  Happy New Year!  Where did 2012 go and doesn’t it seem like we were just celebrating the beginning of 2012? Well you know the old saying “Time flies when you’re having fun!”.  2012 has been a wild ride for us here at Geek Easy Computers, but overall it’s been a fun and exciting trip!

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Lost in the Cloud

If you’ve been paying attention to technology lately, the buzzword in the industry is definitely the “cloud.” Cloud computing, for people confused yet interested, isn’t some sort of magic technological breakthrough that harnesses the raw power of water droplets and ice crystals to load YouTube videos (although that would be pretty buzz-worthy). Put more simply, the cloud is a method of distributing services (like email, music, videos, documents and even video games) to end-users without having to run a program or save the data on a local computer; even simpler would be to say that it’s a way of computing entirely on-line. Read the rest of this entry »

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