Ahwatukee Foothills News: Pc Made Ez

Pc Made Ez

Wednesday 09/24/2014
Apple Pay is latest move toward paying via smartphone
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Q: I’m a little nervous about all this talk about turning my smartphone into my wallet; isn’t it just going to create another major area to get breached?

more »
Monday 09/22/2014
Web-based PC repair do more harm than good
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 9:24 am

One of my favorite kinds of television shows are news programs and/or investigative journalism pieces. If you learn something new every day, it has been a successful day, in my opinion, and these shows, for the most part, are well researched, well directed and overall present credible information. Occasionally, they do miss the mark, however, and we need people knowledgeable in those particular fields to set us straight as to the misinformation. One such event happened the other day as I was watching one of the investigators on a local news station talk about how some companies promise to speed up your PC in minutes over the Internet without no worry or inconvenience to you.

more »
Monday 08/18/2014
How to set up password fraud alerts
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 3:50 pm

Question: Is there a way to monitor when my passwords have been stolen?

more »
Wednesday 08/13/2014
6 steps to protect against Russian hacker’s breach
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 3:50 pm

Question: Should I be concerned about the news that Russian hackers have stolen a large number of passwords and if so, what should I be doing?

more »
Wednesday 08/06/2014
Protect yourself from new ‘ransomware’ threats
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 3:50 pm

Question: I’ve been infected with the CryptoWall virus that’s locked me out of my own files. They are demanding $750 to give me my files back. Is there any other way to unlock my files?

more »
Monday 08/04/2014
Fast-moving credit security scam hits Valley
Updated: August 30, 2014 - 10:48 am

There’s a fast-moving scam hitting the Valley now. It involves a call about a supposed security issue involving your credit card. This time scammers are targeting a Barclays card.

more »
Is Facebook using your browsing data?
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 3:50 pm

Question: Is it true that Facebook is now selling my browsing data to advertisers?

more »
Saturday 08/02/2014
Cloud computing provides great benefits
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 9:24 am

When you hear someone talk about “cloud computing,” do you have the faintest idea what they are talking about or do you even care?

more »
Tuesday 07/15/2014
Should I build an app for my business?
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 3:50 pm

Question: I want to create an app for my business, but I need to find someone that knows how to build apps that I can trust or someone that can teach me how to do it. How do I get started?

more »
Friday 07/11/2014
Why Facebook posts are disappearing and what to do about it
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 4:55 pm

Question: I’ve noticed that the activity level on my business Facebook page has dropped off considerably, but I haven’t been doing anything different. Did something change with Facebook?

more »
Tuesday 07/08/2014
To switch or not to switch cellular providers
Updated: August 12, 2014 - 3:11 pm

Question: How much of a hassle is switching a group of phones for our business from one carrier to another?

more »
Saturday 07/05/2014
Avoid these common backup mistakes
Updated: August 05, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Question: We’ve got a new college graduate with lots of stuff to be backed up off her computer. Should we use cloud or external hard drive?

more »
Friday 07/04/2014
Many reasons for computer slowdown
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 9:24 am

"My computer is so slow it no longer runs programs, it walks them.” Funny? Sure, but if your computer is slower than molasses, it can be incredibly frustrating trying to get anything done. Many people believe that after a certain number of years, the computer just slows down and there is nothing you can do but replace it. In some cases, replacing an old, out-of-date computer with a newer, more powerful model makes economic sense, but many computers can be cleaned and have their useful life extended for much less than a new computer costs.

more »
Wednesday 06/25/2014
Tips for sniffing out the Blackshades RAT
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Question: How can I tell if my computer has been infected by the Blackshades malware ring that the FBI just broke up?

more »
Wednesday 06/11/2014
The battle over net neutrality and what you can do
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Question: What exactly is net neutrality and how does it affect me or my business?

more »
Monday 06/09/2014
Hang up the phone if someone calls and wants access to your computer
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 9:24 am

Nobody knows who first used the expression, “If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck; it is a duck” but they were referring to an obvious axiom to some which may not be readily apparent to others. For instance, recently someone claiming to be from Microsoft called me a number of times trying to convince me to allow access to my computer in order to fix terrible viruses and threatening to revoke my Windows license if I did not comply with them and pony up a few hundred bucks.

more »
Tuesday 06/03/2014
Avoid common backup mistakes
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Question: We’ve got a new college graduate with lots of stuff to be backed up off her computer. Should we use cloud or external hard drive?

more »
Wednesday 05/21/2014
Beware of copy, paste infringement
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Question: I got a notice of copyright infringement via Fedex from a company called Masterfile for an image that I have posted on my website. They want $2,500 as compensation; is this a scam or should I take this seriously? — Anonymous

more »
Thursday 05/15/2014
Ahwatukee - Should I install security software on my Mac?
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Question: My bank is recommending that I use Trusteer Rapport along with Sophos for protection for my Mac. Do you agree? — Lynne

more »
Monday 05/12/2014
The current state of Google Glass
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Question: I missed the one day sale on Google Glass; do you know when they will be available to the general public? What have you found them useful for? — Troy

more »

Tukee Bowl tear down

The first Tukee Bowl happened in 1997 and ended with visiting Mountain Pointe student body rus...

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Calendar

Submit Calendar Event

Tukee Bowl tear down

The first Tukee Bowl happened in 1997 and ended with visiting Mountain Pointe student body rus...

Desert Vista Thunder Football Preview 2014

The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of co...

MP talent contest - WRs

Isaiah Banks and company flips out to win it all

Online poll

Loading…