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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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AntiVirus or AntiMalware?

I’m sure you’ve heard the horror stories. A colleague clicked on something he shouldn’t have and now all of his files are encrypted. A family member opens an unknown email and now pop-ups are appearing all over the place. A friend downloads “a free movie” and now can’t access her WiFi.

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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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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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Computer 101: Wireless Routers

So you’ve heard about this thing called a router.  You know it has something to do with the Internet, and you need one for home wireless, but you have no idea what it does, or why you should even care about it.  Well you’ve come to the right place!  Geek Easy Computers is here to answer your questions and provide some insight into this technology that is rapidly becoming a standard in the average Internet-connected household!

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Is My Password Secure Enough?

About a year ago, we discussed the merits of creating a secure password.  A lot has changed in technology over the past 12 or so months, especially in the mobile arena with the proliferation of tablets and smartphones becoming more and more functional.  They are able to emulate many functions that were previously the venue of laptops or netbooks.  What this means is that now there is even more need for unique, secure passwords than ever!

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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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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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