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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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Remote Monitoring

You’ve heard of remote monitoring but don’t know if it would be a good fit for your business? This article will show you the benefits and explain exactly what remote monitoring entails with Geek Easy Computers.
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We have a new Partner!

In the spirit of providing superior customer service, and of course, making your technology easier; Geek Easy Computers has formalized an on-going strategic partnership with Sara Dunn, owner of 11Web.  11Web is a web design company specializing in small business websites.

Based in Battle Creek, Michigan, 11Web creates modern and affordable websites for small businesses in Michigan and beyond.  11Web believes in taking the stress out of online marketing and giving clients the tools they need to grow their business online.

11Web’s websites are current, easy to navigate, integrated with social media, and simple to update. All websites include instructions on making changes so your website can move as fast as your business.  11Web also helps clients with social media engagement and professional email marketing.

A few key features of every 11Web website:

  • Built on WordPress, a very popular and easy to use management tool

  • Ability to make your own changes to the website – including adding pages, writing a blog, updating information, and more

  • Clean, attractive, modern design

  • Step-by-step instruction manual

  • Straightforward package pricing, so you know exactly what you’ll get

  • Hourly consulting available for WordPress and select non-Wordpress related issues, changes, additions and guidance.

We are excited about the joint venture and happy to be able to offer our clients yet another value-added service!  If you, or if you know of someone looking to create a website for their business, or update an existing site, feel free to send them to Geek Easy.  We will put them in the very capable hands of Sara and get them taken care of!

Streaming Music 101

For today’s music consumer, mobile is where it’s at.  Whether it’s on an iPad, computer, or smartphone, people want to hear their music wherever they are with minimal fuss.  Capitalizing on this desire, there are many options available for the consumer to stream music to their device.  The best of these services are platform independent, meaning they are accessible from almost any computer OS, web browser or smartphone.


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Cloud Storage 101: What is it?

There’s a lot being discussed today about the “Cloud” on the internet. If you’re not sure what the “Cloud” is, check out our earlier article that defines it -> http://geek-easy.com/2012/02/are-you-in-the-cloud/.

 

Our purpose today is to discuss some of the uses for cloud storage and its advantages. The most popular (arguably) of the providers of these services is Dropbox [http://db.tt/a8BcOMv]. There are other popular services out there such as Google Drive, Box.net, Microsoft Skydrive, Sugarsync and more.

Five Essential Facebook Security Settings


Almost everyone is on Facebook today.  For many people, it’s the first stop in the morning and the last stop before they go to bed.  People sign on and off throughout the day.  Users access it from desktops, laptops, smart phones and tablets.  You can sign up for tons of other online services using Facebook.  Facebook is the center of the online “universe” for millions of people, but how much control do they really have over it?
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Protecting Your Online Identity

These days protecting yourself is essential.  The threat of identity theft is a real and present danger.  But it’s not all dark alleys and scam stories.  You can protect yourself by following some simple, and for the most part, common sense procedures while online.

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Online Shopping Tips for the Holidays!

Tips: Shopping Tip List

Here’s a list of tips you should consult when shopping online. Print this page and keep it in a handy place so it will be easy to review before you order.

  1. Trust your instincts. If you don’t feel comfortable buying or bidding on an item over the web, or if you feel pressured to place your order immediately, maybe you shouldn’t.
  2. Be knowledgeable about web-based auctions. Take special care to familiarize yourself not only with the rules and policies of the auction site itself but with the legal terms (warranties, refund policy, etc.) of the seller’s items that you wish to bid on.
  3. Double check pricing. Be suspicious of prices that are too good to be true. Also consider carefully whether you may be paying too much for an item, particularly if you’re bidding through an auction site. You may want to comparison shop, online or offline, before you buy. Make sure there are not extra shipping or handling costs.  Read the rest of this entry »

Online Safety – Keeping Kids Safe

With todays world becoming increasingly internet oriented, online safety is more of a concern than ever.  The internet is full of predators, from pedophiles, to scammers and identity thieves, to cyber bullies.

This dosent mean that your children should avoid the internet, it just means that you should be aware of the pitfalls and know how to protect them. Read the rest of this entry »

The “Cloud”…What is it?

Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility(like the electricity grid) over a network (typically the Internet). – Wikipedia

Cloud computing is the “hot new thing” on the Internet.  Everybody is talking about it.  Trouble is, everyone has their own definition of what it is! Read the rest of this entry »

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