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11Jun2019

Trade War’s Perfect Tech Storm

You could see this one coming way off on the horizon. Computer users on Windows 7 are starting to move to Windows 10 as the date approaches in 2020 – it’s eight months off – for the end of Windows 7 tech support. The shortage of chips is starting to abate, but with tariffs looming
  • 11 Jun, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Microsoft, Office 365, OneDrive, SSD, trade war, Win10, win7,
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11Sep2018

Windows 7 Support Ends in January 2020

Here’s our first warning: Microsoft will end technical support of its Windows 7 operating system in January 2020. That means there will be no more security patches and bug fixes. Is that bad news? Probably not. Performance-wise, the operating system has outlived its usefulness, and all the special applications and hardware you run off it
  • 11 Sep, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • end of life, Microsoft, performance, risk management, win7, windows 7,
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11Sep2018

Refreshing Devices Re-Energizes Them – Up to a Point

Refreshing your computers, peripherals and devices requires you to take a long pause, but in the end, it still might leave you thirsting for better results. If you’re hanging onto old equipment, Tech Data reports a few facts that might make you change your mind. First of all, the report says, some 46 million small
  • 11 Sep, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • cybercrime, cybersecurity, data security, Microsoft, new hardware, performance, risk management, small business, win7, Windows 10,
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08May2018

Size Matters for Computer Performance

Small mechanical hard drives can be a major cause of poor computer performance. We could add small thinking as a cause, too. It may be time to “right-size” your approach. We’re conscious of price and performance, but we tend to think more about the present price when buying a new computer and not looking ahead
  • 8 May, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Microsoft, new hardware, SSD, storage, Win10, win7, Windows 10,
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12Apr2016

Windows 7 Pain Management

Windows 7 is still a viable operating system for many businesses, but as more users and software application publishers migrate to Windows 10, using the older system can be very painful. Managing that pain isn’t easy, especially when you have a large, highly customized application package that simply can’t be upgraded to work with Windows
  • 12 Apr, 2016
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Microsoft, risk management, small business, win7, Windows, Windows 10, windows 7,
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10Nov2015

Rolling Out Windows 10…Rolling Up 7 & 8

If you haven’t chosen to install Windows 10, Microsoft will be making the decision for you – though you will still have the opportunity to roll back to Windows 7 or 8. If you still want to buy Windows 7 or 8 for your computer, Microsoft has set the final purchase dates. Here’s what you
  • 10 Nov, 2015
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Microsoft, risk management, security, upgrade, win7, win8, win8.1, Windows 10, windows 7, windows 8,
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08Sep2015

Windows 10…Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’

Windows 10 is continuing its rollout. If you have a qualified computer, you can upgrade to the new OS for Windows-based computers over the next 11 months or so. We’re seeing a lot of tips and tricks for Win 10 floating around the Internet, and that’s a good sign people are embracing it. Here are
  • 8 Sep, 2015
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Microsoft, performance, security, upgrade, Win10, win7, win8, win8.1, Windows 10, windows 7, windows 8,
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23Sep2014

The OS Outlook

Operating System updates are a way of life, but some of them can offer the means to change your technology life. Apple’s iOS 8 is getting all the attention now because it coincides with the introduction of the iPhone 6 models and the Apple Watch. In our home, we’re using the new OS to monitor
  • 23 Sep, 2014
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Androig, Apple, Chrome, iOS8, Microsoft, upgrade, win7, win8, windows 7, windows 8,
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11Mar2014

Pop-Ups at XP’s 11th Hour

“Hear ye, hear ye,” the Windows town crier is saying. “It’s 11 o’clock for Windows XP, and if you haven’t upgraded or made your upgrade plans, all is NOT well.” The town crier will come in the form of pop-up messages, starting today, that can lead to either a bad solution of operating-system issues or
  • 11 Mar, 2014
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Apple, mac, Microsoft, pop-ups, SOHO, win7, win8, windows 7, windows 8, windows xp,
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08Aug2013

Windows 8 – The Saga Slogs On

We’ve seen the early reviews on Windows 8.1, and we’re still not impressed. If you’re planning to migrate from XP, we have a Windows 7 solution: Call us! We have suppliers who can provide desktops and laptops with Windows 7, and two of the big reasons are that the operating system’s capabilities are ideally suited
  • 8 Aug, 2013
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Microsoft, win7, win8, windows 8,
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