Chris Mayell | 2015-11-14 Hey, Toronto! Every day, I get the opportunity to on-site computer repair house calls, where I work on clients’ computers while they wait. As they watch me do computer repairs and upgrades, one thing that seems
It’s 10:52am and I’ve already had a life-changing epiphany. Today I have a much clearer idea of what it’s like to be one of my clients – to be in need of expert advice, to fix an issue that is
Here’s the filthy truth about Adobe Flash Player – it’s got a target on its back the size of Omaha. The hackers (or blackhats, or bad guys gender-neutral people, or whatever you wanna call them) have decided that it’s a
In an era of touchscreens, it’s easy to think of keyboard shortcuts as a thing of the past. But with a little practice, you can use keyboard shortcuts to speed up productivity, and access features you may not have known
Update 2015-06-09: The solution mentioned in the article doesn’t work particularly well in Yosemite (Mac OS X 10.10). Still, for some of you clients on older Mac OS X versions, you’ll love this tweak. Last week while working with one
These cats cast aside their cages and ride the subway in cute, fluffy style! It so cute to see them sitting there. Here’s a collection of pictures from New York City, Chicago, Calgary and Toronto.
RAID RAID Arrays. RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-5, RAID-10. This clever group of hard drive fault tolerance technology can seem positively terrifying. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL5N33jEz9E And, while a RAID array does take some planning and work to set up, it’s really not that
Well, there can be no doubt that Winter is upon us in Toronto (Well, all of Canada). With temperatures this low, it’s a good time to consider some of the effects of cold weather on your computers and other devices.
I was working on a Dell Inspiron 531 this morning, trying to update the Award BIOS from version 1.0.3 to the latest version, 1.0.13. The computer originally shipped with 32-bit Windows Vista. I decided to give 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate
As I was working on optimizing a client’s computer in Scarborough on Wednesday, I ran across an interesting little issue while trying to print in Adobe Reader X (specifically version 10.1.8). The client had complained that printing wasn’t working from