June 2015 Newsletter

Top Macbooks for 2015

Are you looking for a new Mac computer but you’re not sure what would best for your needs? Everything from battery life, screen size, and speed need to be considered. There are a lot of great options when it comes to Apple products and depending on what you plan to use it for and your budget we can help you narrow down your search. We’ve compiled a list of the top Macbooks for 2015. Click here for more information.

Coming Soon – Windows 10!

Windows 10 will be here July 29th, 2015. And for current Windows 7 and 8.1 users, Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to their new operating system. What can you expect from Windows 10? Microsoft says it have made their new operating system more secure with automatic updates, the layout is bringing back the start menu along with a familiar interface, and will feature Microsoft Edge, the new internet browser from Microsoft. Click here to read more.

How to Use Gmail’s Hidden Stars to Better Organize Your Emails

A great way to keep your emails visually organized in Gmail is by using the coloured star to “star” emails according to categories you’ve come up with. By adding the stars you can quickly see what group or priority you’ve assigned to that email is. In order to set up a star system of your own, we’ve compiled the steps on how to do that for you. Assigning different coloured stars will no doubt help you quickly identify an email to help you manage your email more efficiently. Find out how to set it up here.

May 2015 Newsletter

Top Scanners for your Home Office

Having the ability to upload scanned documents, photos and receipts is key for any home based business. If you’re looking to cut down on all the clutter and paperwork taking over your desk and home, then investing in a good scanner is one of the best ways to start. By simply turning your paper clutter into digital files, you can more effectively organize your home and office. See our list of top scanners here.

Best Tablets Under $250.00

Are you considering buying a new tablet for your home? If you’re looking for something more powerful and easier to navigate than your phone but don’t want the added bulk of a laptop computer, then a tablet is definitely a good option. Not only is it great for surfing the web and social media but there are a ton of fun apps you can download to share with the rest of the family. We’ve compiled a list of the best tablets under $250.00 here.

Facebook to Introduce Video Calling in Messenger

If you’re a big facebook user (or even if you’re not) you’re going to love the new video calling feature that is being added to Facebook Messenger. Now you can video chat with friends and family wherever they are in the world by just by using your Facebook messenger app on your phone. It works for both android and iOS. See how to use the video chat here.

April 2015 Newsletter

Improve Your Home’s WIFI Speed

There really is nothing worse than being connected to your home’s wifi signal, trying to load a website and the connection is so slow it leaves you frustrated and stressed. Wireless internet is supposed to be making our lives easier and yet it’s a common complaint we hear about when clients call in for service calls. So how can you maximize your wifi signal in your house? We’ve compiled some handy tips that you can do to make sure you’re getting the most out of your wireless internet signal. Check out our tips here.

High Tech Mother’s Day Gifts

Looking for the perfect tech gift this Mother’s day? Whatever your mom is into, we’ve lined up the perfect tech gifts to show your mom how much you care. Everything from Ebooks, bluetooth speakers, to wearables, we’ve listed the best tech gifts for Mother’s day 2015. See our full list here.

Start a Conversation with Firefox Hello!

Firefox’s Hello App lets you connect through video with anyone, anywhere in the world using the Firefox browser. The app is already built into your Mozilla browser. Simply click on the smiley face icon in the top right hand corner of the browser and start communicating with friends and family. It’s easy to use, free, and you don’t need an account, username or password to connect. To see how Firefox’s Hello app works follow our link here.

March 2015 Newsletter

Best All-In-One Printers

Are you looking to upgrade your home printer but you’re not sure what to buy? We’ve put together our top choices for printers for 2015. Depending on your family’s needs and budgets we’re sure you’ll find that one of these devices will handle your printing needs. We’ve compiled a list of all in one printers to take care of your printing, scanning or faxing needs. To see our list of top printer choices click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/best-all-in-one-printers.html

Google Tricks and Tips to Speed Up Your Searches

If you’re like most people, when you need to find information or you have a question you turn to Google’s search engine to find the answer. We’ve put together some nifty tips and tricks to help speed along your search. Quickly find the information you’re looking for by using one of these lesser known search tips. Click here to read more: http://www.geeksontheway.com/google-tricks-and-tips-to-speed-up-your-searches.html

The Top Tech Habit to Break Right Now

Most of us are guilty of using the same password for multiple accounts. It’s easier to remember that way! But the problem with using the same password is that if one of your accounts are hacked your information for other accounts is then accessible to the same person/hacker. When it comes to online security you can never be too cautious. You should be using a different password for every account that you have. A password management software will help you keep track of all your passwords and give you peace of mind while you’re online. Click here for more information: http://www.geeksontheway.com/the-top-tech-habit-to-break-right-now.html

Spring Cleanup

Is your computer running slow and lagging? Are you getting a lot of popups or error messages? Now is a good time to have your computer checked and cleaned just in time for spring! Our certified technicians can make sure your computer is running fast and efficiently. They will check and clean out any malware, spyware, or other malicious software that may be on the computer. Click here for more information: http://www.geeksontheway.com/spring-cleanup.html

February 2015 Newsletter

Improve Communication with Google Translate

If you travel for business and you find yourself in a country that speaks a language you are not so familiar with, then the Google translate app for apple and android will definitely come in handy. You can have a conversation with someone else while your phone translate for the both of you. Follow the simple steps we’ve put together to download the app. Click here to watch the video.

Markup and Mail Drop for Mac Email

Markup is a great feature that allows you to add comments or changes to documents right in your email. There are a number of features from being able to add text, arrows, boxes and more to files, attachments, or documents and then send them off to your colleagues. Mail drop is another great feature that allows you to send and share large files through iCloud so it’s not blocked by email file size restrictions. Click here to watch the video.

Live Chat – Turning Website Visitors into Revenue

If you’re curious on how you can turn visitors to your website into qualified leads and increased revenue for your business then Live Chat may be a great option. By having Live Chat on your website you’re able to engage and communicate with your clients while they are on your website in real time. Live Chat will help you gain your customer’s contact information and requests so you can contact them with targeted information. For more on how Live Chat works, click here to watch our video.

What is a Typical Workday Like for a Remote Worker?

For a lot of business owners, it’s hard to imagine what a normal work day would look like for a remote employee. John Barrett, one of Tursa Group’s Virtual Assistants tells us what a typical work day looks like for him. You may be surprised to find out it’s not all that different from working in a traditional office! Click here to watch our video.

January 2015 Newsletter

How to Properly Network Your Home Wifi

Is the wifi signal in your house strong and consistent? If you’re constantly having problems with the wifi internet not working, only working in certain rooms or the signal drops when you’re in the middle of using it then this information is for you. We’ve put together the best ways to network your home wifi so you get the most out of the wireless internet in your home. A few simple changes can make a big difference. Click here to find out more: http://www.geeksontheway.com/how-to-properly-network-your-home-wifi.html

If you’d like a better wifi connection in your home but would like help from one of our trusted Geeks please call our office at 1-800-875-5017 or email us at [email protected] and we would be happy to have a technician onsite to help you.

Battle of The Boxes – Streaming TV

So you’re thinking of getting a box to stream tv but how do you know which one is the best? There are a number of different options on the market. We’re comparing Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Roku so you can make the best choice for you and your family’s needs. As long as you have a high speed internet connection you can connect one of the streaming boxes and access thousands of shows and movies on demand. Click here to learn more: http://www.geeksontheway.com/battle-of-the-boxes-streaming-tv.html

Best iPad Games

The holidays have come and gone and if you were lucky enough to receive an iPad as a gift then here is a list of the best games you can download to play on it. We’ve compiled a list of more than 30 games to keep you busy all year long including puzzles, car racing games, sports games, and kid friendly games. To learn more click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/best-ipad-games.html

Are You a Stay At Home Parent Looking to Make Extra Income?

Tursa Group is looking for people who would like to set up their own part-time home based business. There are two opportunities for stay at home parents that offer the ability to earn a recurring monthly income. Please click on the links below for more information. No experience is necessary to be a part of either home based businesses:
Online Marketing Solutions – Please click on this link: http://www.geeksontheway.com/online-marketing-solutions.html for more information.
Home Based Bookkeeping Services – Please click on this link: http://www.geeksontheway.com/home-based-bookkeeping-service.html for more information on setting up your own Bookkeeping company.

Take $10.00 Off Your Next Service Call With Us!

Mention this newsletter between now and February 14th, 2015 and receive $10.00 off your invoice on a service call with us either onsite or remote. We’re here seven days a week to assist 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.

December 2014 Newsletter

Fun Holiday Apps for the Whole Family!

The holidays are a very social time of the year. If you’re looking for some fun apps to use while entertaining guests, to enjoy with the kids, or a as a fun way to countdown to Christmas morning, then look no further. We’ve compiled a list of exciting and festive apps that you can enjoy on your iPhone, iPad or Android. Click here to read more: http://www.geeksontheway.com/fun-holiday-apps-for-the-whole-family.html

Best Gadget Gifts for Under $100.00

Searching for exciting and fun gifts that will be sure to surprise and delight everyone on your list this year? If you’re on the hunt for high tech gadgets that won’t break the bank, then look no further. We’ve compiled a list of great gifts sure to please everyone this Christmas all for under $100.00. Click here to read more. http://www.geeksontheway.com/best-gadget-gifts-for-under-100-00.html

Shop Safe Online this Season!

‘Tis the season for online shopping. But how can you make sure your purchases, banking and personal information is safe when you’re buying gifts online this year? We have some helpful tips to keep you protected while shopping online this holiday season. For more information on how you can stay safe online click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/shop-safe-online-this-season.html

Holiday Hours

Our Regular Business Hours are:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am MT – 6:30 pm MT
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 am MT – 5:00 pm MT

Holiday Hours:
December 24th: 7:00 am MT – 4:30 pm MT
December 25th: CLOSED
December 26th: 8:30 am MT – 5:00 pm MT
December 31st: 8:00 am MT – 4:30 pm MT
January 1st: CLOSED

November 2014 Newsletter

Protect Your Privacy Online

If you’ve ever surfed the internet or created an online account — even for email, you have an online footprint. Depending on how many online accounts you have or how often you access the internet your information and browsing history is traceable. We’ve put together some helpful tips on how to protect your information online and how you can remove your personal information from being seen online. For read more click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/protect-your-privacy-online.html

Find What You’re Looking For – AroundMe App

Ever realized you’re running on empty and had no idea where the nearest gas station was? Or maybe you’ve been out and wanted to catch a bite to eat but you weren’t sure what was nearby? The AroundMe app lets you find what you’re looking for wherever you are. You can search things like hospitals, coffee shops, cafes, banks, and more. To find out more about the AroundMe app click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/find-what-youre-looking-for-aroundme-app.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 service technicians for your residential computer needs. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and online at www.geeksontheway.com.

October 2014 Newsletter

How to Pick the Right Tablet

Are you considering buying a new tablet this fall? Not sure what to pick out? We have some helpful tips to narrow down your selection. By first answering a few easy questions like what you will need the tablet for, whether you need internet capabilities while on the move, and how much storage you’ll need for photos and music, you will quickly be able to find the perfect tablet for you! Click here to read more: http://www.geeksontheway.com/how-to-pick-the-right-tablet.html

Protect Yourself from Ransomeware Viruses

Ransomeware viruses are quickly becoming a major problem for computer users. Once your computer is infected, usually by clicking on a malicious email or browsing infected pages on the internet, your computer is suddenly locked down and unusable. You’ll see a pop up on your screen telling you to pay a fine in order to have your computer unlocked. For tips on how to protect yourself from ransonware viruses click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/protect-yourself-from-the-ransomeware-viruses.html

If you think you may have a virus on your PC, contact us at 1-800-875-5017 or by email at [email protected] and one of our technicians will be glad to assist you.

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.

September 2014 Newsletter

Ways to Declutter your Email and Smartphone

Have you noticed that your email inbox is overflowing with emails or you’re having trouble managing or replying to emails that are actually important? Maybe your smartphone is overrun with unnecessary apps or your text message inbox is out of control? Here are some helpful tips to declutter your e-clutter this fall. Click here to read more: http://www.geeksontheway.com/ways-to-declutter-your-email-and-smartphone.html

Is Your Facebook Secure?

The next time you sign into your Facebook account you may notice a pop up from Facebook asking you to review your privacy settings. Facebook is rolling out what they call a “Privacy Check-up” and it’s all designed to make sure you are aware of what you a sharing online. The privacy checker will take you through your settings so you can see, update, or change your current settings. To read more click here: http://www.geeksontheway.com/is-your-facebook-secure.html

Summer Clean-Up

Maintaining the health of your PC is important. If you’ve noticed your computer running slower or freezing or you’re starting to get annoying pop ups or error messages now is a good time to have your computer cleaned and tuned up. Contact us at 1-800-875-5017 or via email at [email protected] to set up a time to have your computer serviced. If you mention this newsletter you will receive $15.00 off your service call from now until the end of September (September 30th, 2014).

We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and online at www.geeksontheway.com.