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Buy Or Build Your Next Computer

Buy Or Build Your Next Computer

| December 10, 2013 | 4 Comments

Computers die or quickly become obsolete. Having to replace a computer can be an exciting endeavor for some or something that instills dread in others. So when the time comes, do you buy or build your next computer? There is a certain allure for hunting down parts, spreading them all over the table and assembling […]

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New Software Pricing Model: Rent or Buy

New Software Pricing Model: Rent or Buy

| April 28, 2013 | 4 Comments

If you’re still using Office 2000 on that Windows XP machine, you know you’re falling behind the pack in terms of compatibility and functionality. The same goes if you’re still running Photoshop 7. Sure, they still work and do most of what you need them to do. Companies like Microsoft and Adobe realize they have […]

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Take Your Computer To The Shop

Take Your Computer To The Shop

| January 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

What? PCTechBytes has been preaching DIY computer repair for a decade and now they are recommending we take our computers to the shop. Why? Let’s face it, some people do not want to fix their own computers or do not have enough knowledge or experience to do it correctly. Major brand name computer manufacturers have […]

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BYO Device to Work:  A Few Things To Consider

BYO Device to Work: A Few Things To Consider

| December 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Did you know that over half of all Americans own a Smartphone and roughly a quarter of all Americans own a tablet computer?  It’s apparent that consumers are growing increasingly dependent on mobile handheld devices. Yet most companies haven’t outfitted their workforce with these gadgets, leading many to use personal devices at work. While this […]

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Tech Myths Busted

Tech Myths Busted

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Unlocking your phone can get you locked up Verdict: FALSE While of course laws vary from country to country, unlocking your phone is for the most part completely legal. People are often unclear as to the legality of unlocking their mobile device in order to use a different phone or internet provider from the one […]

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Are You Stuck With Obsolete Technology

Are You Stuck With Obsolete Technology

| August 23, 2012 | 16 Comments

If you live on the bleeding edge of technology, you’re bound to get burned buying “the next big thing” at least once in your life. If you’re like me, however, you sit atop a pile of useless gadgets that once proclaimed to be game-changers and revolutionary in the tech industry. Look under your bed, in your […]

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Micro Purchases Make Me Mega Broke

Micro Purchases Make Me Mega Broke

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’m an impulse buyer. I admit it. Lock me up and throw away the key. I never used to be that way, however. It wasn’t until a few years back when Apple and Amazon introduced their one-click purchasing schemes that I began filling up the house with gadgets, games and other oddities I never would […]

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Stick With Your PC Or Switch To A Mac

Stick With Your PC Or Switch To A Mac

| June 1, 2012 | 4 Comments

Are you sick and tired of hearing how great Macs are? Are you simply bored with your PC? If so, we’ve narrowed down some of the top reasons for staying with your PC or finally buckling to the pressure and buying a Mac. Truth is, they’re both great and the divide between the two is […]

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It Matters Where Your Data Resides In The Cloud

It Matters Where Your Data Resides In The Cloud

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

There is a heated civil rights battle taking place on the Internet right now. And unlike traditional incidents of descent which have previously been focused at a single state, this battle is pitting the civilians of the world against multiple governments and corporate influences that often act in teams. On one hand, you have the […]

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Are You A Technology Fanboy?

Are You A Technology Fanboy?

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Being a technology evangelist, I frequently recommend software or hardware devices to friends, relatives and complete strangers walking down the street. I feel it’s my duty to inform the world about everything they’re missing out on in life. The other day when I saw a stranger talking on their Blackberry, I did as any Apple […]

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Should I Get A Laptop Or Desktop

Should I Get A Laptop Or Desktop

| February 21, 2012 | 1 Comment

A common question an IT person will get asked by friends and family is “Should I get a laptop or desktop” when they finally realize their old computer has bit its last byte. This is a difficult question to answer and certainly a question that applies differently to each person. The old answer was usually […]

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Should I Or Shouldn’t I

Should I Or Shouldn’t I

| January 2, 2012 | 2 Comments

These are a few questions I often find myself thinking about at night when I have finished contemplating the intricacies of life and planning my breakfast in the morning. It dawned on me that these are also some common questions I am often asked by family, friends and our loyal PCTechBytes readers. These are the […]

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