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October 29th Edition
Computer Lessons from the Comfort of Your Home – We are pleased to announce that we are now offering remote computer lessons. Let us set up a remote screen sharing software on your computer and you can start taking lessons easily within the comfort of your own home! Call the shop to schedule a free appointment for a service tech to come to your house to install the remote software. Our teachers will help you to learn Facebook, Twitter, MS Word, how to find things using Google, how to shop on Amazon, and how to keep your credit card details safe and secure.
Call 314-400-7918 to schedule an appointment today!
What you should do if liquid spills into your laptop computer – There’s nothing better than coffee and computing in the morning (if you ask me). However I recently learned, “the hard way”, that coffee and computers do NOT directly mix well. I accidentally spilled my cup of coffee into the keyboard of my laptop computer. Water, coffee, tea, soda, and other liquids can be VERY DAMAGING to laptop computers.
Often people will have a drink next to their computer for ease of staying hydrated during a long computer session. While this is a convenient indulgence, it also is risky behavior. If you are like me, you are bound to bump the desk/table or drink container to the point of it spilling all over the place, and most likely into your laptop computer. Unless you have a tough-book or a waterproof computer this will cause serious damage. Read more about the steps you should take if you spill liquids into your computer.
Don’t Trust Emails from Unfamiliar Sources – When it comes to emails it’s good to take the same advice you dish to your kids, “Don’t talk to strangers.” If you get an email from someone or a company you don’t know and it has links or attachments, be wary and don’t download or click. Many times email scammers send email asking you to open an attachment to view the document, or to see the message. DON’T DO IT!!!
Sometimes you can get emails that look like they came from sources you trust, like the bank, Paypal, Ebay, or FedEx, Western Union, etc… They may contain attachments and wording urging you to download and open the attached file, or to click a link and put in your username and password. DON’T DO IT!!!
These files and websites will likely attempt to compromise your security and privacy. Below is an example of a phishing email one of our employees received:
Changing the Zoom in Microsoft Word – One frequent issue people ask about at the Lindenwood Park area computer repair shop is the default font in Microsoft Word. The way that microsoft word handles this is somewhat unusual, but before you delve deep into Word’s settings, there is one simple thing you should check: the zoom level.
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