Should You Buy a Refurbished iPad?

Want to treat yourself to an iPad but can’t afford a brand new one? So-called “refurbished” iPads are always an option but that word can mean something different to each retailer. If you find the right one, you can enjoy everything that iPads have to offer at a price that’s friendly on your wallet. Just click on the link to learn how to navigate your way through the world of refurbished iPads: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/should-you-buy-a-refurbished-ipad/

 

The Best Free eBook Reader in 2017

Love reading but hate having piles of unread books cluttering up your personal space? Then ebooks are just the thing for you! If you don’t have a tablet or prefer reading things on your computer screen, then you might think you can’t access all that the world of ebooks has to offer but you’d be wrong. These completely free ebook readers are easy to install and you can even customize the font to suit your eyes. Click here to find out more.

 

How to Use Windows 10’s Battery Saver Mode

Are you tired of your laptop running out of battery power too quickly? If you’re using Windows 10, then there’s actually a simple way that you can get more time out of your laptop – simply turn on Battery Saver mode. By cutting out wasted power, you can spend more time browsing the web or listening to music before you have to plug your laptop in. Check out this article to learn more.

Top Smartwatches in 2017

Wearables are the one of the latest tech trends, and for good reason – there are so many features packed into these little smartwatches. From tracking your health to staying up to date with social media, virtually your whole world can now be run straight from your wrist. If you’re looking to make the leap into the world of smartwatches, then this article will help you choose the best one for you. Click here to learn more.

 

What does Facebook know about you?

As Facebook continues to be a huge part of many people’s lives, most of us don’t think about the consequences of using the popular social media service. Even though people do not pay to have a Facebook account, as you use it, Facebook collects a whole host of information about you and your preferences, likes and shares to create an “advertising profile” and choose which ads you see. This might sound scary, but it’s actually very simple to find out what Facebook knows about you. Just click here to learn how.

 

11 Uses for Your Old Smartphone

It seems like there’s a new must-have smartphone released every few months, and plenty of us are quick to jump on the bandwagon. Often our old smartphones end up in a drawer or box somewhere, never to be used again. There’s actually plenty you can do with your old iphone or android device to give it a new lease on life. With these handy tips, you’ll be able to get more out of your old smartphone, and do your bit for the environment, too. Click here to find out more.

April 2017 Newsletter

7 Ways to Recognize a Phishing Email

The internet can be an amazing resource for entertainment and knowledge. But, it can also be a dangerous place at times. There are plenty of people and software programs out there looking to scam you out of your money, or steal your personal information. A common way of doing this is via phishing emails – misleading messages that either get you to click on an unsafe link, or directly ask you for money. Some emails are quite authentic looking, so it can be easy to be fooled. This article will show you some common warning signs to watch out for, so that you can make sure you aren’t a victim. Click here to learn more: http://www.geeksontheway.com/7-ways-to-recognize-a-phishing-email.html

10 simple tips for making your home wifi network faster

Are you sick of your wi-fi not working properly, or being painfully slow to load anything? You’re not alone. Many of our clients find that over time, their wi-fi signal starts to get weaker or less reliable. However, you don’t always need to purchase a new router, or upgrade equipment. There are actually a few easy tricks that you can perform yourself to speed up that signal. Click here to see them for yourself: http://www.geeksontheway.com/10-simple-tips-for-making-your-home-wifi-network-faster.html

Windows Vista Support has ended

Although there have been several newer versions of Windows since Vista, many people either did not get around to upgrading their home computer, or prefer the way that Vista worked. However, as of April 11th, Microsoft have ended its support of the operating system – which has big ramifications for those who still use it. To find out more about how this could affect you, click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/windows-vista-support-has-ended.html

Unlimited Remote Support Package

For only $29.00 + tax/month* per computer, our Unlimited Residential Support Package provides you with as many remote support appointments a month as you need, 24/7 computer health monitoring, and antivirus protection. It means that you never have to worry about wasting time or feeling frustrated over computer issues again. Whenever there’s a problem just let us know and we’ll have a technician log in as quickly as possible. 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 service technicians for your residential computer needs. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and online at www.geeksontheway.com.

March 2017 Newsletter

How To Turn On iOS Parental Controls In 20 Seconds: How To Video

Are you worried about what your kids get up to while surfing the web? It used to be a matter of just installing parental controls on your computer. But now with the advent of smartphones and tablets, it’s a whole lot harder to keep track of. Luckily though, iOS actually has a built-in tool that turns on parental controls for you, and can’t be turned off without you putting in the password. Giving your kids limitless access to the web puts both them and you in danger, so it makes sense to protect them. Click here to find out more information: http://www.geeksontheway.com/how-to-turn-on-ios-parental-controls-in-20-seconds-how-to-video.html

Turn Your Old Phone Into A Home Security Camera That You Can Watch From Anywhere

Most of us have an old smartphone lying around, gathering dust in a drawer somewhere. Instead of letting it go to waste, why not put it to a whole new use? With just a few tweaks, you can transform that old phone into a fully functional security camera that you can log in to from anywhere – so you can always be sure that your home is safe and secure. So long as the rear camera is working, any phone can be used, and best of all, it’s usually completely free! Just click the link to read a step-by-step guide on how to do it: http://www.geeksontheway.com/turn-your-old-phone-into-a-home-security-camera-you-can-watch-from-anywhere.html

This Is Why Your Laptop Battery Dies Fast

One of the most frustrating problems you’ll face with your laptop is the battery running out too fast. Whether you have some important work to do, or you’re just using it to entertain yourself on a long journey, it can be a major inconvenience to have your laptop die on you. But what if we told you that there were a few neat tricks that you could use to help boost your battery life? By using the tips below, you can be sure that your laptop will last as long as you need it to. Click here to find out more: http://www.geeksontheway.com/this-is-why-your-laptop-battery-dies-fast.html

Unlimited Remote Support Package

For only $29.00 + tax/month* per computer, our Unlimited Residential Support Package provides you with as many remote support appointments a month as you need, 24/7 computer health monitoring, and antivirus protection. It means that you never have to worry about wasting time or feeling frustrated over computer issues again. Whenever there’s a problem just let us know and we’ll have a technician log in as quickly as possible. 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 service technicians for your residential computer needs. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and online at www.geeksontheway.com.

February 2017 Newsletter

A Second Life For Your Old Tablet

Do you have an old tablet that you don’t use anymore? Don’t let it go to waste! There are plenty of other ways that you can put this piece of technology to good use, and this list has some great tips. From using it to keep your home protected, to controlling your entire home entertainment system, to making cooking a little easier, there’s something for the whole family to get involved in. For more information on how you can put your old tablet to good use, please click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/a-second-life-for-your-old-tablet.html

Top Tips When Setting Up A New Computer

So, you’ve just bought yourself a brand new PC. But what do you do with it first? With so much software at your fingertips, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Don’t worry though, this handy checklist will point you in the right direction for everything from internet browsers to music streaming, and online security to backing up your whole PC. By following this advice, you’ll have your new PC up and running in no time at all. Please click here to learn what you should first do to set up your new computer: http://www.geeksontheway.com/top-tips-when-setting-up-a-new-computer.html

Ransomware – Tips To Protect Yourself

You’ve probably heard of ransomware attacks, where a hacker will lock you out of your computer until you pay them to get your information back. These attacks are a horrible experience for anyone to go through, especially since it’s hard to get around the hacker without paying once the attack has happened. Luckily though, there’s a completely free way of protecting yourself from these attacks – RansomFree. It steps in when suspicious activity is detected, and prevents ransomware attacks before they can take place. Please click here if you’d like to see how Ransomware works or if you’d like to start using it: http://www.geeksontheway.com/ransomware-tips-to-protect-yourself.html

Unlimited Remote Support Package

For only $29.00 + tax/month* per computer, our Unlimited Residential Support Package provides you with as many remote support appointments a month as you need, 24/7 computer health monitoring, and antivirus protection. It means that you never have to worry about wasting time or feeling frustrated over computer issues again. Whenever there’s a problem just let us know and we’ll have a technician log in as quickly as possible. 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.

January 2017 Newsletter

Best Apps To Help Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, eat healthier, get organized, or save more money, there is an app out there that will help you stick to your goals and not give up. We’ve put together a list of some favourite apps and websites to keep you on track for 2017. These simple to use sites can be accessed from your computer or your smartphone so there are no excuses this year! For more details on the best apps to keep to your New Year’s Resolutions, click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/best-apps-to-help-keep-those-new-years-resolutions.html

Start Using Google Assistant Now

Google Assistant is Google’s answer to Siri or Cortana. But unlike it’s competitors it can engage in two-way conversation with the user, making it a more sophisticated smartphone assistant to use. It will still help you find directions, check the weather, make notes, and look up information for you but it does so in a conversational way unlike Siri or Cortana. If you’d like to see how Google Assistant works or if you’d like to start using it, please click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/start-using-google-assistant-now.html

Hype App – What You Need To Know

Hype is the newest app out that will let you take pictures, screen share and chat with friends, and create videos to share with your followers. It has no shortage of “snapchat” like filters to play around with and options to customize your video and screen. It’s a sparkly way to stay in touch and keep your friends up to date on everything you’re up to. For more details on how to use and download this new app, click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/hype-app-what-you-need-to-know.html

Make Your New Year’s Resolution To Keep Your Computer In Tip Top Shape!

If you’re looking to stay organized and on top of all your computer issues in 2017 then look no further than our Unlimited Remote Support Service. For only $29.00 + tax/month* per computer, our Unlimited Residential Support Package provides you with as many remote support appointments a month as you need, 24/7 computer health monitoring, and antivirus protection. It means that you never have to worry about wasting time or feeling frustrated over computer issues again. Whenever there’s a problem just let us know and we’ll have a technician log in as quickly as possible. 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.

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