Is dirt and dust damaging your desktop?

Last Updated on September 6, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

Even the cleanest homes and offices are a source of dirt and dust which can build up and end up damaging your desktop

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HP laserjet pro 1102w runaway printing.

Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I just purchased an HP laserjet pro 1102w wireless laser printer.  The pros are that it comes with a 700 page starter cartridge, it’s wireless and it has an ‘easy’ network install.

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Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard

Last Updated on January 17, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

The K480 easily connects to Android, Windows, Chrome, IOS and MacOS machines to allow efficient typing on your phone or tablet. 

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Replace your surge protectors regularly and after severe spikes

Last Updated on December 12, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Many people purchase a surge protector and forget about it. The problem is that surge protectors degrade over time especially after protecting against a voltage spike..

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Large office copiers and your privacy

Last Updated on December 7, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Most large office copiers today have an integral hard drive. If your copier is returned or sold and the hard drive is not cleared then you are at serious risk of exposing personal and sensitive data.

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Injuries associated with laptop use

Last Updated on December 4, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

the British newspaper, the Daily Mail, has an article linking laptop use to back and neck problems. When you think about it, most desktops today have the screen at the proper level, the keyboard at the proper level, wrist pads for the keyboard and mouse, and in many cases ergonomic keyboards.

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Hardware Review – Smartdisk’s Videosafe

Last Updated on December 4, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Video tapes degrade over time. If you don’t do anything, they will eventually be unusable.

We found a piece of hardware by Smardisk called VideoSafe. It’s simplicity itself with a usb connector and jacks for video, left and right audio and s-video. The software by arcsoft is also minimalist. The unit was just $49 at OfficeMax.

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Magnavox MWR20V6 – VHS to DVD Dubbing

Last Updated on December 4, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

As we mentioned in a previous post, the device we bought to try to copy our VHS tapes to DVD via the PC just didn’t work out.

Instead, we purchased a Magnavox MWR20V6. Among other things, this device has the ability to copy your VHS tapes to DVD and vice versa, if the tapes are not copy protected.

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Buffalo 1 TB Linkstation Network Addressable Storage Device

Last Updated on December 3, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Our main desktop was getting a bit long in the tooth. My biggest fear at this point would be a hard drive failure. I’ve transferred most of my day to day activity to my Vista Laptop. That has been working well since I can now work downstairs. I was running out of drive space on the desktop and had been moving files to USB hard drives.

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PC won’t boot? Don’t panic – Disconnect any devices and try again.

Last Updated on December 1, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

I was in the middle of trying to meet some deadlines when my Windoze machine slowed down to a crawl.  I decided to take the time to apply the Windows updates and reboot.

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