July 2016 Residential Newsletter

How To Avoid Having Your Computer Hacked

Yes, that’s correct, as demonstrated in the below video. 47 seconds is all it takes for a hacker to access a computer. Most people don’t realize how vulnerable their computers are to hackers who want to access and steal their personal information. Something as simple as a weak password, not properly updating your computer, or using an unsecured internet connection can leave your computer open to people looking to take your info. Once a hacker has access to your computer there are a number of things they can do. They can access your banking info, emails or social media by using a keylogger software. They can take screenshots or photos of you using your webcam and more. We’ve provided a list of ways you can make yourself as secure as possible when online. For more information on keeping your computer secured, click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/how-to-avoid-having-your-computer-hacked.html

Geeks On The Way Unlimited Residential Support offers Patch Management, Managed Anti-Virus, and protection against hacker attempts all for $29.00 + tax per computer. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information, or click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/unlimited-residential-support-for-29-00-taxmonth-2.html

Keep Your Kids Safe On Windows 10

The internet can be a scary place for kids and parents can’t always be around to monitor what their children are doing online. Windows 8 and 10 have built in parental controls to help parents manage what their children, see and do, and how much time they spend online. Here are the steps to create a child user on your computer where you can manage the preferences for what sites your child can access, in-app purchases, and control the length of time they spend on the internet. For more information on how to set this up on your computer, click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/keep-your-kids-safe-on-windows-10.html

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Over July 29th, 2016

If you’re a Windows 7 or 8 user you have likely been receiving a number of popups over the last year to upgrade your operating system for free to Windows 10. Microsoft had said they would provide the upgrade for free for one year with the last day to do it will be July 29th, 2016. If you haven’t already upgraded to Windows 10, now is the time to take advantage of the free offer. If you wish to stay on Windows 7 or 8, that is fine too, but you will be paying for the Windows 10 license if you do decide to upgrade after July 29th. For more information on how you can upgrade, click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/windows-10-free-upgrade-over-july-29th-2016.html

Unlimited Residential Support For $29.00 + Tax/Month

For only $29.00 + tax/month* per computer, our Unlimited Residential Support Package allows you to use us as much or as little as you’d like every month for one low monthly cost. Our package is great for students away at University because it allows peace of mind that their computers can be fixed quickly – especially during stressful exam times. It’s also great for families with children who will be home for the summer and using the computer more than ever. You can make sure it’s always running up to speed and in the case of a virus, you can simply call us and we will assist you as quickly as we can. Our package also includes monthly monitoring which means we are constantly checking the health of your PC and can let you know right away if something is not right and needs to be fixed. We also include anti-virus software as part of our package to help protect you from malicious threats to your computer. For more information on our monthly unlimited remote package and how our service works, please click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/unlimited-residential-support-for-29-00-taxmonth-2.html

*6 month minimum commitment

How Can We Help?

We’re here seven days a week to assist you with your computer problems. Contact us at 1-800-875-5017 or via email at [email protected] to set up a time with one of our technicians. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and online at geeksontheway.com.

June 2016 Residential Newsletter

Microsoft Will No Longer Let You Use ‘12345’ As Your Password

Having a secure password that is hard for hackers to guess is the best way to keep your online accounts safe. With the amount of personal information being shared over the internet, including banking information, it’s important for us to make sure our login passwords are as hard to hack as possible. For this reason, Microsoft will no longer let you use easy to guess passwords such as “12345” or “password”. So what makes a secure password? Click here to see how you can create a secure password for each of your online accounts to help keep you safe from unwanted hacking attempts. http://www.geeksontheway.com/microsoft-will-no-longer-let-you-use-12345-as-your-password.html

Top Bluetooth Speakers for Your Summer BBQ

Nothing says summer like a great backyard barbeque. While you’re spending time with family and friends grilling up a feast, make sure you have all the best tunes to make your event a hit. There are a lot of bluetooth speakers on the market in a variety of price points, colours and durability. Most are even water-resistant or waterproof – perfect for those days by the pool or at the beach. But how do you know which one to pick? We’ve compiled a list of the best bluetooth speakers you can use to keep the tunes going all day and night. Click here for more information: http://www.geeksontheway.com/top-bluetooth-speakers-for-your-summer-bbq.html

Unlimited Residential Support For $29.00 + Tax/Month

For only $29.00 + tax/month* per computer, our Unlimited Residential Support Package allows you to use us as much or as little as you’d like every month for one low monthly cost. Our package is great for students away at University because it allows peace of mind that their computers can be fixed quickly – especially during stressful exam times. It’s also great for families with children who will be home for the summer and using the computer more than ever. You can make sure it’s always running up to speed and in the case of a virus, you can simply call us and we will assist you as quickly as we can. Our package also includes monthly monitoring which means we are constantly checking the health of your PC and can let you know right away if something is not right and needs to be fixed. We also include anti-virus software as part of our package to help protect you from malicious threats to your computer. For more information on our monthly unlimited remote package and how our service works, please click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/unlimited-residential-support-for-29-00-taxmonth-2.html

*6 month minimum commitment

How Can We Help?

We’re here seven days a week to assist you with your computer problems. Contact us at 1-800-875-5017 or via email at [email protected] to set up a time with one of our technicians. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and online at geeksontheway.com.

May 2016 Newsletter

Windows 10 Tips And Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know About

Windows 10 has been out for almost a year now and there are still a lot of features that most people are unaware of. We’ve put together a list of some tips and tricks to help you navigate Window’s newest operating system. The tricks are designed to save you time while using your computer like the “secret” start menu or the keyboard shortcuts only offered on Windows 10. If you haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 just yet, you have a few more months to take advantage of their free license. If you’d like help upgrading you can call us at 1-800-875-5017 or email us at [email protected]. For more tips and tricks for Windows 10, click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/windows-10-tips-and-tricks-you-probably-didnt-know-about.html

Microsoft’s Word Flow Keyboard – Easily Type One-Handed On Your Phone

More people are performing searches on Google using their mobile devices vs. a desktop or laptop computer as of last year. So it’s no surprise that companies are investing time and money to make mobile devices easier to use to keep up with people’s preferences. If you use your smartphone to search the internet, Facebook, or email then Microsoft’s new Word Flow Keyboard would make a great download to your phone. The keyboard is designed so you can type one handed and has a very intuitive text prediction to save you time. For more information on how this new keyboard work, please click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/microsofts-word-flow-keyboard-easily-type-one-handed-on-your-phone.html

Unlimited Residential Support For $29.00 + Tax/Month

For only $29.00 + tax/month* per computer, our Unlimited Residential Support Package allows you to use us as much or as little as you’d like every month for one low monthly cost. Our package is great for students away at University because it allows peace of mind that their computers can be fixed quickly – especially during stressful exam times. It’s also great for families with children who will be home for the summer and using the computer more than ever. You can make sure it’s always running up to speed and in the case of a virus, you can simply call us and we will assist you as quickly as we can. Our package also includes monthly monitoring which means we are constantly checking the health of your PC and can let you know right away if something is not right and needs to be fixed. We also include anti-virus software as part of our package to help protect you from malicious threats to your computer. For more information on our monthly unlimited remote package and how our service works, please click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/unlimited-residential-support-for-29-00-taxmonth-2.html

*6 month minimum commitment

EnterMyInvoice.com – Stop Wasting Time On Data Entry!

Data entry work can be a tedious and very time consuming task. If you run a home-based business you may be doing a lot of your data entry work yourself. If you’ve hired someone to do it for you, you are probably paying for hours of labour that really are not a necessary expense. EnterMyInvoice.com uses artificial intelligence to pull important information from your receipts, invoices, and bank statements and push it into your accounting software. All you need to do is scan or take a picture of your receipt, email it to the software and it will pull out the individual line items and code them in the software for you to verify. Once verified by you, it’s pushed into your accounting software. The process will save you hours of data entry work. For more information on how the software works, please click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/entermyinvoice-com-stop-wasting-time-on-data-entry.html

How Can We Help?
We’re here seven days a week to assist you with your computer problems. Contact us at 1-800-875-5017 or via email at [email protected] to set up a time with one of our technicians. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and online at geeksontheway.com.

April 2016 Newsletter

Unlimited Residential Support For $29.00 + Tax/Month

Our Unlimited Residential Support Package allows you to use us as much or as little as you’d like every month for one low monthly cost. For only $29.00 + tax/month* per computer, you can call us with any questions, errors, issues, or viruses and one of our remote technicians will assist you as quickly as possible. Our package also includes monthly monitoring which means we are constantly checking the health of your PC and can let you know right away if something is not right and needs to be fixed. We also include anti-virus software as part of our package to help protect you from malicious threats to your computer. For more information on our monthly unlimited remote package and how our service works, please click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/unlimited-residential-support-for-29-00-taxmonth-2.html

*6 month minimum commitment

Top Ways To Boost Your Wifi Signal

A weak internet connection can be one of the more frustrating things to deal with when you’re trying to surf the net. It’s even more annoying when the wifi cuts in and out because the signal is not strong enough to pass through walls or reach certain areas of your home. You can actually boost your wifi signal so you can avoid the headache of a bad connection. There are many ways you can do this yourself or you can have one of our technicians assess your home network and help you improve the signal. For ways to increase your wifi strength, click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/top-ways-to-boost-wifi-signals-improve-performance.html

Facebook Tips and Tricks

Facebook Messenger is a great way to talk and stay in touch with friends and family. It’s simple to use and since most people have Facebook accounts you’re sure to be able to connect with everyone you know. But Facebook messenger has a few cool features you may not have known about. Did you know you can also play games like chess or basketball with friends right in the conversation? You can also share songs from spotify, make phone calls, and send photos and gifs to your contacts. For more cool things you can do in Facebook Messenger, click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/top-facebook-messenger-tips-and-tricks.html

How To Encrypt Your Smartphone

Consider how much personal information you actually store on your smartphone. It could be passwords, banking information, access to social media accounts, work and personal emails and personal photos. If your phone was to be lost or stolen, thieves would have access to all of this info. Encrypting your smartphone is a way to make sure that if your phone does goes missing, that the information is scrambled to no one but you can access the information. It’s an added level of security to protect you in the event that your phone is taken. For more information on why and how you can encrypt your smartphone, click here:

How Can We Help?

We’re here seven days a week to assist you with your computer problems. Contact us at 1-800-875-5017 or via email at [email protected] to set up a time with one of our technicians. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and online at geeksontheway.com.

March 2016 Newsletter

Unlimited Residential Support For $29.00 + Tax/Month

Our Unlimited Residential Support Package gives you peace of mind over your computer problems. We provide 24/7 computer monitoring on your computers and devices so we are notified immediately if there are any updates, errors, or malicious software on your computer. We will contact you to set up an appointment to have the computer cleaned and/or serviced. Our service also includes unlimited remote support for any computer question or issue you may be having. For example, if you need a printer set up, email support, or would like help installing new software, you can call us and we will have a remote technician assist you as soon as possible. Our rates per computer are $29.00 + tax per month, with a 6 month minimum. For more information on how the service works, please click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/unlimited-residential-support-for-29-00-taxmonth.html

Free vs. Paid Antivirus Protection

When it comes to choosing the right antivirus protection for your computer it’s important to consider whether a free or paid antivirus solution is best for you. First, while there are some free antivirus softwares that will protect your computer from most viruses, there are certainly cons or hidden costs with using this type of protection. Some free anti-virus software programs can come with toolbar add ons or additional software that you may download without knowing. Secondly, paid software tends to protect you against more viruses that are online. Often, the cost of a virus removal may be more than simply paying for a good antivirus software in the first place. And lastly, free software does not always come with customer support. When you pay for an antivirus license, often customer service from that company is also included.  At Geeks On The Way, we always recommend paid anti-virus software solutions. For more information on paid vs free antivirus, click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/free-vs-paid-antivirus-protection.html

Facebook – New Reaction Emojis

You may have noticed a fun new feature in your Facebook account with a whole new set of emojis to show how you feel about your friend’s posts and photos. No longer is a like sufficient to show your appreciation for the things you read and see on Facebook, now you can share whether your feelings by choosing from either like, love, haha, sad, angry or wow. The new buttons will show up if you hover over the like button, and from there you can choose the best emotion to show how you fee. For more information on how these new emojis work, please click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/facebook-new-reaction-emojis.html

How Can We Help?

We’re here seven days a week to assist you with your computer problems. Contact us at 1-800-875-5017 or via email at [email protected] to set up a time with one of our technicians. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and online at geeksontheway.com.

February 2016 Newsletter

How To Customize Facebook Messenger

If you’re one of the 800 million users of Facebook messenger, you know doubt know how boring Facebook messenger can look when each chat is exactly the same. It’s difficult to find certain contacts and conversations when scrolling through a list of recent chats. It’s also easy to mistakenly message the wrong person when each chat looks the same. How can you customize Facebook chat for a more colourful and exciting looking experience? Here are some ways you can make your Facebook messenger all your own. Click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/how-to-customize-facebook-messenger.html

Google Maps – Tips And Tricks

Google Maps is one of the most used apps on the internet. It’s a great way to get a ton of information from directions, addresses, or travel times based on different methods of transportation for almost anywhere in the world. There are a lot of cool tips and tricks to Google maps that you may not even know about even though you use the it all the time. For a complete list of these features, including Google Maps “Time Travel”, click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/google-maps-tips-and-tricks.html

Find Out If It’s Time To Replace Your Windows Laptop Battery

A laptop is a great solution for people that need a computer but don’t want to be stuck sitting at a desk while using it. Maybe you like to have it with you when you move from room to room in your house or you use it for work. The best part about it is that you can unplug it and take it anywhere. But what happens when the battery life is not what it used to be? Are you running to plug it in more often than you were before? It may be time to replace the battery but how do you know? Here is our link so you can check your Windows laptop battery to see if it needs replacing. If it does, we recommend contacting the manufacturer of your laptop who can direct you to a dealer that sells their parts. http://www.geeksontheway.com/find-out-if-its-time-to-replace-your-windows-laptop-battery.html

Unlimited Residential Remote Support

Sign up for our Unlimited Residential Remote Support package and never be without tech support again! Our service includes unlimited remote support each month for the duration of your contract for only $29.00 per computer per month. That means, any computer problem you’re experiencing can be easily fixed by one of our skilled remote technicians. The service includes computer clean ups, virus removals, troubleshooting, email setup and more. As long as your computer is connected to the internet we can book a remote appointment to assist you. If you would like more information on this service, please call us at 1-800-875-5017 or email us at [email protected].

How Can We Help?

We’re here seven days a week to assist you with your computer problems. Contact us at 1-800-875-5017 or via email at [email protected] to set up a time with one of our technicians. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and online at geeksontheway.com.

January 2016 Newsletter

Find The Dead Spots In Your Wifi Network With Netspot

How is the wifi strength in your house? Do you have a constant, strong signal in every room? A lot of factors can affect the signal strength in your house. These include, like where your router is located, walls and other things that can block the wifi signal. There are ways to combat this problem. If you’re finding that your home has a lot of dead spots then it may be helpful to see where these spots are with a free app and then to take a look at your wifi set up to make sure you have it set up properly. For more info on how to do this, click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/find-the-dead-spots-in-your-wifi-network-with-netspot.html

Top 5 Apps To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is upon us and like most people you’ve probably made a New Year’s resolution. Maybe it’s to lose weight, save more money, or break a bad habit. Fortunately, there are apps that can help you follow through on your resolution over the next 12 months and beyond. They’ll help you stay on track and provide you with the much needed motivation to keep going. For more information on some helpful apps, please click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/top-5-apps-to-keep-your-new-years-resolutions.html

Google Search Tips And Tricks

We all use Google countless times a day and yet most of us are unaware of all the little tricks that can help us find what we need faster. Whether it’s finding the phone number to a company you need to call or searching out the best places to eat on your next vacation. Find out how to quickly find out flight information or the weather. And see how you can use Google for unlimited photo storage for free. We’ve got a full list of over 100 tips and tricks to make the most of your Google searching experience. Click here to find out more: http://www.geeksontheway.com/google-search-tips-and-tricks.html

How Can We Help?

We’re here seven days a week to assist you with your computer problems. Contact us at 1-800-875-5017 or via email at [email protected] to set up a time with one of our technicians. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and online at geeksontheway.com.

December 2015 Newsletter

Best Wearables For Christmas 2015

Looking for a neat gift for someone on your list? What about wearable technology? The Apple watch and Fitbit have been hugely popular this year but there are also other brands with some great features to chose from and prices to fit any budget. So to help you pick the right one for your friends and family, here is a list of the best wearables for 2015. Click here to see more: http://www.geeksontheway.com/best-wearables-for-christmas-2015.html

Staying Safe Shopping Online

Chances are you’ll be doing some of your holiday shopping online this year. It’s a great way to find deals not available in stores and the best way to beat the crowds and long lines. When shopping online, it’s important to remember a few things to keep your purchases, banking, and personal info safe. Little things like making sure your browser is up to date, you’re only making purchases from reputable websites, and never giving away too much personal information. We’ve put together the best online shopping safety tips here, click to read more: http://www.geeksontheway.com/staying-safe-shopping-online.html

Our Holiday Gift To You – $25.00 Off A Computer Cleanup

Save some money this holiday season when booking a remote cleanup of your computer. Make sure it is running the best it possibly can! Our clean up with help with freezing, slowness, and making sure your computer is properly updated. To book a cleanup you can call us at 1-800-875-5017 or email us at [email protected] Mention this newsletter to receive $25.00 off your bill of $100.00 or more.

*Discount only for remote services
*Cleanup only. Other troubleshooting and repair services not included
*Offer expires Dec 31st, 2015

Regular Business Hours:

Monday – Friday: 7:00 am MT – 6:00 pm MT
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 am MT – 12:30 pm MT

Holiday Hours:

December 24th: 7:00 am MT – 2:00 pm MT
December 25th: CLOSED
December 26th: 8:30 am MT – 12:30 pm MT
December 31st: 8:00 am MT – 4:00 pm MT
January 1st: CLOSED

Need Help Setting Up Your New Gadgets?

If Santa delivered some fun gadgets like new computers, tablets, iPads or more this Christmas and you would like to have them set up by one of our knowledgeable and certified technicians give us a call and we would be happy to get them up and running for you. Contact us at 1-800-875-5017 or via email at [email protected] to set up a time so you can start enjoying your new gifts as quickly as possible. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and online at www.geeksontheway.com.

November 2015 Newsletter

7 Windows 10 Tricks!

You’ve downloaded Windows 10 and you may still be learning how the in’s and out’s of the new operating system. The new OS is designed to be easier to use but it helps if you know some super quick tricks and tips on how to really get the most out of Windows 10. We’ll show you how to control your task bar with keyboard shortcuts, pin your recycle bin to your start menu and more. Click here for more tricks.

If you’d like help upgrading to Windows 10, please contact us at 1-800-875-5017 or via email at [email protected] and one of our technicians would be happy to assist you.

How To Create A Video Profile Pic

Bored of a static picture for your Facebook profile? How about adding a short looping video instead? Share a small video with your Facebook friends when they visit your profile with the new Video profile pic. It’s easy to set up and it will be a lot more fun than your average photo profile. For more information on how to set it up and what it looks like, click here.

Top 5 Android Security Apps

Smartphones have turned into mini computers so it’s no surprise that having a good security software on your phone is a good idea. You wouldn’t run your computer without proper anti-virus software so why would you use your android phone without security software as well? Since security is a top priority for most people, we’ve compiled a list of security software that you can install on your phone to keep it protected. Click here for the full list.

Onsite and Virtual Bookkeeping Services

Is your business struggling to stay on top of your bookkeeping? Are you an accountant that is looking for a way to offer bookkeeping services to your clients and still make a profit? Tursa Group is offering onsite and virtual bookkeeping services to help you manage your day to day bookkeeping needs and give your business the freedom from data entry to grow and be successful. We offer a number of different bookkeeping services and solutions that can help your business with your bookkeeping needs. Click here for more information.

 

October 2015 Newsletter

Windows 10 – How-To with Your New Edge Browser

Edge, the new browser that is built in with Windows 10 is an exciting new feature of Microsoft’s newest operating system. The new browser has a bunch of cool features like a faster search from the toolbar, the hub, where you can keep all your info in one place, cortana, and the ability to write and post notes right on a webpage to save for later or to send to friends and family. Microsoft has definitely created a new browser worth trying out. For more information please click here.

Top 10 Halloween Apps for Kids

Halloween is fast approaching and if you’re looking for some fun things to do with the kids and grandkids this year then take a look at our list of spooky children’s apps that you can download for hours of Halloween fun. This October you can get in the spirit with apps like Zombie Smash, Shoot the Pumpkin, and Halloween themed puzzles. Click here to see the list.

The Easiest Ways to Backup Your Files

You probably already know that you should be backing up your files but are you actually doing it? If you’re not, then here is some more information on easy ways to start backing up your files and pictures right away. Properly backing up your files is the safest way to make sure you don’t lose anything important in the event that your computer or phone are stolen, broken or the information is accidentally deleted. Options include external drives, USB drives, or cloud storage. To see which option is best suited to your needs please check out our link here with more information on how you can begin backing up your files.

Google Apps for Business

If you’re considering a better way to do email for your business, have you considered using Google Apps? The cloud based platform allows you to log into your email from anywhere there is an internet connection – meaning you can work from home, the office, or while on vacation. The best part is the applications that come with each user account. You have docs, spreadsheets and slides and it’s all saved in your Google Drive. You can access any file or document wherever you are. You can also share documents with team members and collaborate on projects at the same time. Click here for more info.

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