If you’re still reading, I’m supposing you like this new format. Let’s pile on. Check out this monstrosity from my friends at the Indianapolis Indians. Good effort guys, I’m sure it’s beautiful, but how many people see this and click “show images”? I’m experimenting with a new monthly email format. It’s going to look pretty much like most of the other emails I send on a daily basis. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Many customers are bringing us infected computers that look like this. The virus writer, or the “FBI” has locked the computer because of criminal activity. Sometimes, they’ve actually used your webcam to take your picture! (Side note, we’re seeing more and more people covering their webcams with tape…) The most important thing for you to know is this: When you bring your computer to me, you don’t have to confess your crime/sins. This virus can affect anyone, doing anything. Enough said (= We’ll take care of it swiftly.
You don’t have to have an expensive on-premise server to have corporate grade Outlook functionality. (Email, Contacts, Calendar)
I’m a geek, so I try just about everything new under the sun. I began using Exchange about 10 years ago and NOTHING since has done more for my sanity and productivity. Everything I do related to email, contacts, calendar and tasks syncs across all my devices and I have access to all those things from any device or anywhere in the world. Some people we speak with don’t exactly know everything Outlook is capable of when connected to an exchange server. Others used it within a larger company at one time, but now they’re out on their own in a smaller business, and they think an expensive on-premise exchange server to have all that functionality. For the last several years, several companies have been hosting exchange in the cloud and selling access on a per mailbox basis. Microsoft itself is now in the game, with an offering as low as $4 per month per mailbox. If you’ve got Comcast Business Class internet service, you’ve got 8 free mailboxes! Do it now! You won’t regret it.
For that matter, I’d really like to see you stop using it for personal communication too! It’s probably already too late, but hundreds, if not thousands of your contacts have been coming to know you as firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. What happens when you want to change providers? You have to change email addresses. If it’s just for personal use, go grab a free account at gmail.com, hotmail.com, or yahoo.com. Then forward all your mail from your current address to that new one. If you have a company or a brand to represent, you should be using firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re a really big deal, perhaps your name IS your brand. In that case register a domain like yourlastname.com, and start using email@example.com as your email address.
As an added benefit, you’ll enjoy better redundancy. If you’re currently pulling all your mail OFF the server and into something like Outlook or Thunderbird, you’ll lose all your mail if you lose your computer for any reason. (Fire, flood, theft)…
Big news announced today. After 2 years of making customers wait 3 days for laptop screen repair (awful!), Geek Brigade has secured the necessary inventory in our Greenwood computer repair service center to offer same day laptop screen replacement to 90% of our customers! Check out the link below.
HP Compaq Refurbished Laptop with Windows 7 Pro, Office 2007, 3GB RAM, DVD-RW, 15.6 Inch Screen – Includes Laptop Bag
We have secured a large number of corporate grade off-lease computer and each has been refurbished and tested by our technicians. They have great specs, and are much higher quality than those sold at consumer big-box stores. Each also has a licensed copy of Microsoft Office, which is a $199 value by itself!
Specifications of the HP Compaq nc6320 computer are listed below:
- Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
- 3GB (3072MB) DDR2 RAM
- 80GB Hard Drive
- DVD-RW Drive
- Broadcom NetLink Gigabit LAN
- Intel 3945 ABG Wireless
- Intel Integrated 945 Express Video (64MB)
- 15” Display
Each desktop computer comes loaded with the following software:
- Windows 7 Pro (licensed)
- Microsoft Office 2007 (licensed)
- Windows Media Player 11
- Internet Explorer 9
- Adobe Reader 9
- Adobe Flash Player 10
While supplies last, each will come with a laptop bag.
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If your cursor seems to jump around the screen a lot and messes up the document you are working on while typing on your laptop, your wrist may be bumping the mouse pad. Turn it off if you don’t use it, or use a program called Touch Freeze just while you’re typing.
Your Outlook email files are saved in a hidden PST file on your computer that CAN be recovered, transferred and backed up.
If your phone gets wet, turn it off and pull the battery out immediately! Turn it upside-down and place in rice to absorb the moisture. Wait 24 hours before turning it on again.