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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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Q & A: User Questions, Tech Answers! 2nd Edition

At Geek Easy Computers, we field lot’s of questions from individuals and businesses. We find many of the answers to some of these questions to be pretty sought after, so we thought it was time for another Q & A!

Below we list some of the most frequently asked questions, and their answers…
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Q & A: User Questions, Tech Answers!

In this post, we thought we’d answer a few of the most common questions that we get asked on a fairly frequent basis.  We hope this will help to answer any questions YOU may have, and fill in any informational gaps.  Let’s get started!

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Laptop Ownership

As we mentioned previously, nearly every computing and communication technology is becoming more geared toward mobility.  The workhorses of that movement are the classic laptop.  The laptop was the original mobile computing device.  The IBM 5100, the first commercially available portable computer, appeared in September 1975.  Laptops are also known as notebooks, ultrabooks, and netbooks.

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Your Computer Needs You (Why?)

One of the easiest methods to keep your computer running at its best, is also one of its most overlooked or forgotten.  Regular maintenance of your computer is essential, be it Mac or a Windows machine, to ensure not only efficient operation, but also the security of your data.  Geek Easy Computers, in our effort to help make your technology easier, have previously addressed various aspects of this such as PC Hygiene, Spring Cleaning, and Updating Drivers.

With this new year off to a rousing start, we thought it a good idea to address this topic in depth again.  So without any further delay….

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To Defrag… that is the question?

Mention the word “Defrag” to the average person, and they look at you with this blank stare of incomprehension.  Or you get that sideways look because they think you might be saying something inappropriate in some new “slang”.

Defrag is short for defragmentation, which is a process that reduces fragmentation, which in everyday speak means you’re data is all over the place on the hard drive.  With your data scattered, it takes longer for your computer to retrieve it, meaning longer boot times, apps open slower, more chance of data being corrupted.

Geek Easy offers a computer optimization “Tune-up” service which includes defragging your PC.  It also includes streamlining your start-up/boot process, we optimize the operating system, customized for each individual PC, we clean the registry and remove unneeded/unnecessary entries and much more!

Let us bring that old, slow computer back to life!

For more information, click here –> http://geek-easy.com/contact-us/

420 N. Church St. STE 1

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

(269)548-TECH (8324)
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Bloatware

If you use a computer (and if you’re reading this, you must), you should ask yourself the following questions. Do I really need to update Flash, Java, iTunes, Quicktime and my HP print software every week? Do I really need a half dozen toolbars littering my browser window? Does every program on my computer need a speed launcher running all the time on the slim chance that I’m opening Microsoft Access or Adobe Acrobat or OpenOffice? Unless you have some sort of undiagnosed techno-compulsion, the answer to these is probably “no.”

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Mac Tune Up

You’ve seen it happen – a once sleek and sexy, cutting-edge Mac has succumb to the woes of age and doesn’t feel as fast as it used to be. Programs load slower, it groans when you assault it with too many tabs while browsing the Internet and let’s not talk about how long it takes to boot OS X these days. Chances are good that, even if your Mac is quickly growing in age, it could see a significant speed boost from a Mac tune-up. Read the rest of this entry »

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