April 15, 2019

Cell Phone Alternatives for Kids

Table of Contents Written by: Mark LambertVideo TranscriptBenefits of Letting Them Have A PhoneThe DangersGizmo Watch ($180 + $30 activation fee + $5 per month)Relay ($50 + $10 per month)ZTE Altair Unlocked Phone ($30)Republic Wireless ($15 per month)Like This? We have more! Written by: Mark Lambert Video Transcript Transcript Coming Soon! Recent studies have shown that 112% of American kids and pre-teens desperately want a smartphone. We’re pretty sure we read that somewhere. It’s probably the most common and all-pervasive bone of contention in a household blessed with children: they won’t stop whining, whining and (just when you thought it was safe to restart your Netflix show) whining some more for a cell phone. But you may be saying no for really good reasons! Cellphones and their constant stream of social media and gaming are huge distractions for kids and adults alike. Not to mention the fees and the potential […]
April 12, 2019

Wedding Planning Apps

Table of Contents Video TranscriptStay On SchedulePick Your Venue and VendorsBridesmaid Dresses with Less GrumblingCreate a Universal RegistryHandle the MoneyLike This? We have more! Video Transcript Transcript Coming Soon! Weddings are a kind of odd cultural phenomenon. On the one hand, they’re meant to be romantic — and to be fair, more often than not they actually, genuinely are. On the other hand, they’re work. None of that gooey romance stuff happens unless you work really hard to get those logistics details, bridesmaid’s “disagreements” and financial considerations properly squared away. Case in point: This “spontaneous” picture required six months of planning and the services of a professional leaf-arranger.   If you’re planning on getting hitched in the near future, chances are at some point you’ll feel like you’re drowning in a sea of stuff to organize, resolve or generally keep track of. If you’re willing to dabble in a bit […]
April 9, 2019

How to De-stress Your Family With Tech

Table of Contents Video TranscriptAllowances and Chores Bot – $2.99Cozi Family Calendar – Free!Stop, Breathe, and Think App – Free!Like This? We have more! Video Transcript Mel: And with Nerds On Call… Marianne: That’s right, our friend Ryan Eldridge is just here. I have to tell you, technology is not the first thing I think of when it comes to de-stressing. I barely know how to use my iPhone. Ryan: Yes. Marianne: But you’ve found some great sites that actually can help a family, a crazy family like yours . . . Ryan: Yes. Marianne: . . . Build a little camaraderie with that. Ryan: Yes, I have a 6-year-old and a 3-year-old and it can get a little crazy in our house, and one of the first things that we notice is that our 6-year-old wants to help. Marianne: That’s great. Ryan: But a lot of times we’re like, […]
April 2, 2019
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6 Ways to Use Technology to Reduce Stress

Everyone experiences some level of stress, however, learning how to manage day-to-day stressors is essential in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. Although technology can sometimes create anxiety, it can just as easily be utilized to de-stress. In honor of National Stress Awareness Month, Computer Troubleshooters has compiled a list of the best ways to […] The post 6 Ways to Use Technology to Reduce Stress appeared first on Computer Troubleshooters.Source
March 28, 2019

How to repair Windows 10 by doing an in-place upgrade

Are you getting lots of errors when you log into Windows 10? Are you not able to get the Start menu or File Explorer to open? If so, it may be time to repair Windows 10 by doing an in-place upgrade. Sometimes repairing Windows 10 can be a challenging endeavor. One time I had a Windows 10 system that the right-click mouse function would only work in certain situations. Another time, I had a Windows 10 system that File Explorer and the Start menu would not work. This was one of those times when you think that you are going to just have to wipe the drive and do a clean installation of Windows 10. But in both cases, I was able to repair Windows 10 while keeping all of the user’s documents, settings and installed programs. I just performed an in-place upgrade of Windows 10. Remember that if you […]
March 28, 2019

Home Computer Repairs and Laptop Repairs At Shop

Table of Contents Laptop Repair At ShopHome Computer Repair   Occasionally computers do not work properly as they are required to. They could face lots of issues including problems in applications and hardware of them. It also might happen that the OS of your computer doesn’t function accurately and therefore hinders the operation of your PC.   It may occur your computer stops working as a whole, so making a lot of problems. If you face any of above difficulty that is given then it is essential that you consult PcKey Callout laptop repair Bradford stores. These stores provide you with expert technicians working hard to ensure your computer is up and running.   Home pc repair is a new uptrend in this time and Pckey Callout is No 1 in-home computer repair Center near me.   We offer you professional laptop and computer repair services. They provide nearby support […]
March 28, 2019
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What You Need to Know About Employee Monitoring

The best way to ensure your business’ data is safe is to have reliable security practices in place. With 85 percent of employees admitting they took company documents and information, there’s clearly a need for employee monitoring. While every company may not have a policy in place already, it’s never too late to re-evaluate and […] The post What You Need to Know About Employee Monitoring appeared first on Computer Troubleshooters.Source
March 28, 2019

Windows 7 End Of Life – A Few Things You Should Know

Table of Contents OS Updates versus OS Upgrades ExplainedA Quick History of Recent Windows UpgradesWhere Does This Leave Older Windows Operating Systems?What This Means For You1. Windows 7 Will Become Less Safe to Use2. Your Existing Software May Begin to Struggle on Windows 73. You’re Missing OutHow to Avoid Windows 7 WoesLike This? We have more! The march of progress can’t be stopped! This is as true of your computer’s operating system (OS) as it is of trouser fashion trends. Things don’t stay the same. In the near future, Windows 7 will reach the end of its product lifecycle. At this point, it’ll no longer be supported by Microsoft; and like an old pair of unfortunately high-waisted trousers, it’ll be time to put it out to pasture. So what does that mean, exactly? This article is going to give you a quick rundown of what you should know in the […]
March 27, 2019
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My digital toolbox 3

Table of Contents CPU-ZSamsung Data MigrationAcronis True Image WD Edition Software [ad_1] When it comes to repairing computers, every technician has what I call a digital toolbox. It is software that they use for specific tasks, like finding information on hardware or cloning drives. So here is another installment of my digital toolbox. CPU-Z When it comes to finding the specifications of your motherboard, processor, etc., you could open your computers case and disassemble the components to get that information. Or you could just download and run CPU-Z. CPU-Z will display the all of the information on your CPU (Central Processing Unit), motherboard, memory and GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). It can even benchmark your existing processor against preloaded reference CPU’s. I recently needed to find out what specific memory a laptop was running. Instead of tearing it down to look at the memory modules, I just ran CPU-Z. If you […]
March 26, 2019
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My four favorite free programs I always recommend

Table of Contents Free graphic programsPaint.NETGIMPFree productivity programsOpenOfficeFree anti-spam programMailWasher Free [ad_1] Being a computer repair technician, I get asked allot of questions. Quite a few of them are about what software do I recommend. And since I am frugal, I will usually suggest ones that are free. So here are my four (4) favorite free programs I always recommend. Free graphic programs When it comes to graphics, everyone knows about Photoshop. And you have probably heard the phrase ‘photoshopped’ before. Photoshop has become the leading image editor. But what if you cannot afford Photoshop? Well, there are other alternatives for image editing. And it just so happens that they are free too. Paint.NET Paint.NET started out as a free replacement for the Paint program that comes with Windows. But it has grown to be a top-line graphics editor that compares to Photoshop for all of its useful features. Paint.NET […]