October 2019 News
IT Support & Computer Repair Work:
Business is good, and very busy! We have been hard at work repairing laptops and desktops in the shop, on-site, and remotely: performing data recovery services, cloning hard drives, installing fresh Windows 10 operating systems, upgrading RAM/memory, removing ransomware and malware, and tuning up machines to run their smoothest and most efficiently. A basic diagnostic service is $40.00 and tune-ups/repairs are typically around $160.00.
If you think it's time to have your computer in for a check-up, please contact us!
Windows 7 "end of life" approaching soon. What you need to know:
After a decade, Microsoft is discontinuing support for the Windows 7 Operating System. This doesn't mean it will stop working! It does mean that it will no longer receive updates, security patches, and, most likely, tech support directly from Microsoft.
Here is an excellent article explaining what you need to know and some possible options going forward: click here for article.
If you are interested in having us update you to Windows 10 or consult about your computer's upgrade options, please contact us!
Mac OS X Catalina. Another major update:
Apple just recently released its latest desktop/laptop operating system, OS X 10.15 "Catalina" (which, by the way, is a fun place to visit in California!). With this release, Apple has gone completely 64bit with its applications, which is good for the latest CPUs and processing speed, but potentially bad for older systems. Here are a few articles to get you up to speed, in case you are on the fence about upgrading.
macOS Catalina: Everything you need to know
Why macOS Catalina is breaking so many apps, and what to do about it
I upgraded my own MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) model, and I have been enjoying Catalina while only having to sacrifice two older, legacy apps.
If you are interested in possibly upgrading your Mac, please contact us!