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Cleaning Up Google Analytics

If you handle your own website-based marketing, then you’re probably aware of Google Analytics, the free and essential tool for understanding your website traffic. The data captured by Google Analytics has become more and more polluted lately with junk data that skews analytics reporting and makes it hard to get a sense of real website…

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Will Windows 10 Work on Your Computer?

There are plenty of articles online that cover the differences—pros and cons—of upgrading to Windows 10. But the question remains: will the upgrade to Windows 10 work correctly on your particular computer? In general we have seen fewer and fewer computers that have stopped working after upgrading to Windows 10. We believe this trend is…

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Defensive Computing: Email Safety Tips

The best defense against computer viruses and other malicious software is learning to recognize risks and knowing how to handle them. Fortunately, a few basic precautions can make all the difference in the world. Email remains one of the easiest ways for your computer to become infected. The danger usually comes via an email attachment. The strongest defense against malicious…

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Defensive Computing: Avoid Scams

Computer related scams usually start in one of two ways. The first is a random phone call from someone who claims to be from Microsoft. The caller claims he has information indicating your computer is infected and must be serviced immediately. He recommends that you permit him to check something on your computer and before…

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SSD: Upgrade for Speed!

The solid state disk, known as an SSD, may be the single greatest performance improvement for computers in the last decade. The technology has been around for years but the prices were generally too high for mass adoption. That is no longer the case. SSDs still cost more per gigabyte than the traditional hard drives they replace;…

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Postponing Windows 10 Upgrade

While many computers have been upgraded to Windows 10, we continue to see a disturbingly high failure rate, mainly stemming from driver and other software incompatibility. Playing it safe and postponing the upgrade can be difficult, though, due to the aggressive way in which Windows 10 is being pushed. GWX Control Panel to the rescue!…

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Backups Made Easy

Helping clients with technology has reinforced the ever-increasing importance of data in our everyday lives. Data certainly means documents, spreadsheets and QuickBooks information; but it also encompasses family photos, videos of our children, grandma’s recipes, and that music collection that was acquired and curated over many years. Both types of data—business and personal—are precious, expensive…

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