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Tech Tips | Device Picks (Spring 2016)

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Finally, I’ve got some new recommendations. This update has been a long time coming. All of those new laptops that were announced last fall are starting to trickle into the Microsoft Store. So this update is kind of exciting. At least for me anyway. I know, I know, I’m a nerd. It’s not like some new Term 10 product that …

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Tech Tips | Device Picks (January 2016)

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A new year means new picks right?! Not exactly. We’re still waiting for a few recently announced products to enter the marketplace but in the meantime here’s what interesting for the start of 2016. Mid-Range Laptops Dell Inspiron 15 – $600 15.6 inch screen, Intel Core i3, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB Hard drive, 5.25 lbs. High-End Laptops Dell Inspiron …

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Tech Tips | Ease your tech issues with pictures

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You know what sucks? Computers! Yup, it’s true. It seems like there’s always something wrong with them. Some error that keeps popping up or a weird message appearing over and over. And when those types of thing happen what do we do? It’s usually 1 of 3 things: Call someone and try our best to describe what’s going on. Email …

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Tech Tips | Device Picks (December 2015)

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With boxing day approaching many of you may be tempted to join the Dark Side and buy a computer from BestBuy. Resist the urge! Instead, check out the Microsoft Store online or in person and see what deals they have going on. Moving along, here are my picks for December 2015. Mid-Range Laptops Dell Inspiron 15 – $599 15.6 inch …

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Tech Tips | Device Picks (November 2015)

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It’s been a while since I’ve updated my device picks and that’s because nothing has really changed. Until now. With each device listed below there is an option for a 2 year warranty from Microsoft called, “Microsoft Complete“. In most cases it’s only $129. You should seriously consider adding Microsoft Complete to your purchase order as it covers accidental damage to …

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Tech Tips | Windows 10: Where’s Internet Explorer?

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For those of you who are now using Windows 10 you may have noticed that Microsoft has introduced a new Internet browser called, “Microsoft Edge”. This is simply Microsoft’s attempt at a modern browser. And a pretty good attempt at that. One that will be added to over time via Microsoft Update. Given our industry and our reliance on legacy …

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Tech Tips | Where to shop for a Windows computer

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Have you ever purchased a computer from Best Buy or Future Shop or any other “Big-box” store? What was your purchase experience like? What about support? Did you go back to the store you purchased the computer from for help or did you go to a third party? What was that like? For the most part, buying a computer and …

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Tech Tips | Device Picks (August 2015)

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With the recent release of Windows 10 this can be a stressful time to buy a new computer. Should you go “all in” with Windows 10 and buy now or wait a few months for Microsoft to iron out more bugs? It’s ideal to wait until the fall to purchase a new computer. That being said, if you are in …

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Tech Tips | Windows 10: Should you upgrade?

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By now you’ve probably heard something about Windows 10 coming out soon and that it’s free. Some of you may have also noticed the little Windows icon is your taskbar and even clicked it to reserve your copy of Windows 10. The question now is should you upgrade to Windows 10 when it’s released on July 28th, 2015? The quick answer …

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Tech Tips | Device Picks (July 2015)

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Whether you’re in the market for a new computer right now or in the near future we’ve got you covered. In the first of a series of monthly posts I’ll be listing a few of my favourite computers that I recommend for purchase from the Microsoft Store. Why the Microsoft Store? Because they are the only ones who offer Microsoft …

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