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Microsoft Windows XP support ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP. You can read about it here. If you are like many organizations and are still using Microsoft Windows XP to run your operation, then you need to give Computer Troubleshooters a call at 412-462-3400. ...

Top 10 Small Business Technology Trends for 2013

Read about trends that will be affecting most small businesses in 2013 by clicking here. This report was co-authored by Jeff Joll of Computer Troubleshooters – Pittsburgh.

Have you tested your smoke detector recently?

If you are like me, you probably don’t test your smoke detector regularly. And if you are like most small businesses I come in contact with, you don’t test your computer backups regularly, either. Part of a good backup and ...

Internet Phishing Scams – Don’t Fall Prey

One of the top cyber crimes, and the most lucrative, are phishing scams.  Large corporations such as Sony have been jeopardized and accounts of these types of cyber crimes are being reported at a high rate.  Phishing scams are just ...

Manners and Connectivity

In the age of connectivity, the rules of etiquette have either gotten more complicated or have been thrown out all together. In social situations these days, you are often flooded with phone calls, texts, emails, updates from Twitter, Facebook, or ...

What is a QR Code?

We’ve all seen the strange black squares that are continuously being photographed by smartphone users. They’re called QR codes, an innovative re-imagining of barcode technology. Originally used for tracking parts in vehicle manufacturing, these codes are now used in a ...

The change in information consumption

Smartphones, tablets and laptops are traditionally considered connected devices, because each device connects to and interacts with the Internet. However, HDTVs, Blu-ray players and gaming consoles are also connected devices, as a high percentage of their functionality performs on the ...

Should the Web be Anonymous?

You may have noticed some issues with choosing pseudonyms if you were an early user of Google .  Social media sites have, traditionally, allowed users to create accounts with artificial names. Google’s decision to remove anonymity has had made some ...

Have someone heading off to college?

Have someone heading off to college? This is a good article that was published in Tech Republic recently. 10 ways to safeguard your college-bound student’s computer Takeaway: You protect your corporate systems, but what about that back-to-school laptop you just ...

Apple Takes Baby Steps With iOS5

At it’s 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple unveiled it’s latest operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, boasting 200 new features. Developers got their version of iOS 5 recently, with customers receiving the update this fall. Though not ...

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