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Q: Why is my internet speed so slow?

December 2nd, 2018

A: When purchasing a broadband connection from your DSL, cable, satellite, or another provider, you are sold a package with an estimated top speed–such as 20Mbs download. But it is exceptionally rare to get this speed. We receive complaints from clients almost every day about this, asking how we can fix the slow speed ...

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Q&A

Q: My router died. Which router do you recommend?

November 27th, 2018

A: Most people know they need a router to connect to the Internet. Few understand what a router is or does. The primary purpose of a router is to connect one network with another. In most cases, this is to connect the network of your Internet Service Provider (ISP) (cable, DSL, microwave, etc.) with your home or office...

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Q: Why do I need to restart my computer so often?

November 1st, 2018

A: Depending on the computer, operating system, applications used, and amount of RAM, a computer will need to be power-cycled (not restarted) once a day, once a week, maybe as rarely as once a month. Think of it like this: If you are anything like me, my car is washed (power-cycled) once a month. After the wash, the ba...

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Q: How to connect my pool house to my home network?

October 29th, 2018

A. There are a couple ways to do this (extend your home network to another building) economically: Extend an Ethernet cable from the router in the home to the pool house. This should be done by an electrician, either by trenching a cable or running it overhead (not recommended - risk of being hit by lightning). At t...

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Vote Nov 6 This one's different

VOTE as though you life depends on it

October 21st, 2018

Every single day my staff and I battle criminals, enemy agents, malware, and wackadoodle ex’s from compromising your security and privacy. I think we do an excellent job of it. There is, however, a limit as to how much we can do. One of those limits just hit you and me, and in a way that can deeply and profoundly chan...

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Q: How do I perform directory repair on macOS?

August 31st, 2018

A: Properly repairing the macOS directory isn't quite as easy today as it was in previous systems, but still doable by the end user. First, let's discover what is a directory. We can think of a computer storage device (hard drive, flash drive, solid state drive, thumb drive, etc.) as the digital equivalent of a book. D...

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Q&A

Q: How can I permanently delete all of my work emails?

August 28th, 2018

A: Without knowing the details of your email server, a definitive answer isn’t available. But here are some issues to think about: You do not “own” your work mail. Your employer does. If you permanently delete work mail, this very likely has legal implications that you would not want to deal with. If your work has pro...

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MacBook Pro

Q: Is MacBook Pro worth buying in 2018?

August 28th, 2018

A: First, although my career has been dominated by Mac, my organization also supports Chrome, Linux, and Windows. This is to say I don’t have a dog in this race. COST People that point out that Mac’s are significantly more expensive than PC’s are comparing (literally) Apples to oranges. Comparing a BMW to a Yugo. There...

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My Technology OMG! Moment

August 7th, 2018

Years back, Business Week magazine published a study on what personal computer IT upgrade provides the biggest return on investment. Issues such as faster cpu, more RAM, larger storage (they didn't have "faster" storage back then as we do now with SSD and Flash drives), and monitor size were evaluated. The study prompt...

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New, Best-In-Class Network Equipment For Sale

July 23rd, 2018

New, Best-In-Class Network Equipment For Sale MintzIT is clearing out our stock of new, best-in-class network equipment at great discounts. Asus RP-AC68U AC1900 Wireless Access Point New, never opened. 2 available. Currently selling on Amazon for $223 plus $21 shipping. Specs MintzIT Price: $175 plus $20 shipping. U...

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