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Still playing with fire?

Windows XP was retired: Here is why you need to upgrade and what happens if you don’t Microsoft said goodbye to Windows XP back on April 8th, 2014 Although the operating system is more than 11 years old, and Windows ...

Easy & Strong Passwords

Recently we saw not one but TWO security issues threaten everyone who uses the internet. First the “Heart bleed” bug affected hundreds of web services and their users, then a bug in Internet Explorer compromised everyone using Microsoft Windows until ...

Is Your Data Safe?

Data backup is something we are passionate about and you can read more below to find out why. It never ceases to amaze us how many businesses we evaluate think they are doing a good job with backups when, in ...

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 ...

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