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5 Tech Tools to Keep Grandparents Connected

5 Tech Tools to Keep Grandparents Connected

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s no surprise that Gram and Gramps might be resistant to new technology. Today’s ever-evolving array of gadgets can often feel unfamiliar, complicated and intimidating to seniors. However, once they get on-board the tech train with a few less intimidating gadgets and apps, their ability to stay connected to family makes conquering their technology insecurities […]

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Shut Down and Boot Your Computer Automatically

Shut Down and Boot Your Computer Automatically

| January 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

To shut down or not to shut down, that is the question. Since the birth of personal computing, users have been debating whether or not it is necessary to shut down your computer every night. Some complain it takes too long to boot their computers in the morning so they simply leave it on all […]

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PCTechBytes Top Tech Resolutions

PCTechBytes Top Tech Resolutions

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

From identity theft to online scams to just plain being tech lazy–2013 got a lot of us in trouble. If you got through 2013 without a single virus, being scammed, or if you didn’t suffer a catastrophic hardware issue, then consider yourself lucky. We’ve listed our top tech resolutions you should follow to make this […]

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Find and Recover Lost Documents and Files

Find and Recover Lost Documents and Files

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Files can become lost, moved and even deleted. You can find these documents using several methods. In most cases, you might find that the document hasn’t been deleted, only moved to another folder. Fortunately, Windows has good built-in search capabilities that can help you locate these rogue files. Recovering deleted files, however, might rely on […]

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Record Your Product Serial Number

Record Your Product Serial Number

| December 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

Keeping track of a product serial number can be a real hassle. You’ve been buying a lot of tech gadgets and gear and that’s great. But have you taken the time to record your product serial numbers? Keeping the model number and s/n of your computers and other electronic devices is essential. It helps to […]

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Weekly Computer Maintenance

Weekly Computer Maintenance

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Your PC is not unlike a car that requires routine maintenance. Computers actually require a weekly, monthly and annual computer maintenance schedule.  Computer maintenance should be performed at certain time intervals, and if that maintenance schedule is ignored, your computer speed will suffer and you could ultimately experience a computer system failure. Getting on a […]

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Full System Backups Ensure Rapid System Reconfiguration

Full System Backups Ensure Rapid System Reconfiguration

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

According to the 2013 Cbeyond Business Leader Snapshot survey, 21 percent of small to mid-size businesses have embraced cloud services, including cloud storage and Software as a Service. For the remaining 79 percent, the responsibility for data protection and software configuration remains solely in-house. Furthermore, even those who embrace cloud services must accept personal responsibility […]

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Tips To Revitalize Your Old Computer

Tips To Revitalize Your Old Computer

| November 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

Remember the love affair you once had with your computer? Those late nights sitting in front of the screen, your face aglow in its radiant LED light? You’d sit there for hours surfing AOL or playing games like Mahjong or Solitaire until your eyes were so dry you couldn’t blink. Ah, those were the days. […]

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Include These 3 Essentials In An IT Care Package For Your Parents

Include These 3 Essentials In An IT Care Package For Your Parents

| November 3, 2013 | 2 Comments

Whether headed off to college or to live in another state, Mom and Dad will be left to fend for themselves in the world of technology you’ve been navigating for them. Just like any kid born in the ’80s or after, you kind of fell into the position of IT expert in your house. It […]

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Best Websites For Computer Drivers and Manuals

Best Websites For Computer Drivers and Manuals

| August 1, 2013 | 4 Comments

Do you need computer drivers or manuals? While in my numerous endeavors, I have come across many different sites that I rely on constantly.  Some are ones you may have heard of while others are golden gems hiding out in the magical Internet. In this edition, I will share with you some of the best sites […]

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Make Bootable Ultimate Boot CD USB Drive

Make Bootable Ultimate Boot CD USB Drive

| May 28, 2013 | 3 Comments

With the advent of netbooks, tablets, and Macs that do not have an optical drive, we have had to advance the way we are able to install an OS or run diagnostic utilities.  One of the most commonly recommended utility packages on PCTechBytes is the Ultimate Boot CD, or UBCD for short.  I’ve already written […]

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Use Xcopy To Backup Your Data To An External Drive

Use Xcopy To Backup Your Data To An External Drive

| March 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

PCTechBytes has always stressed the importance of backing up your data. Imagine what would happen if you turned on your computer this morning and your computer did not boot up. Is your data backed up to a different drive? Have you just lost everything? While there are numerous backup systems available, the bottom line is […]

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