Contact us today!
(469) 567-0181
facebooktwitterlinkedinA PC Geek RSS Feed

A PC Geek Blog

A PC Geek has been serving the Waxahachie area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

3 Built-in Windows 10 Security Tools that Keep Hackers at Bay

3 Built-in Windows 10 Security Tools that Keep Hackers at Bay

Windows is perhaps the most widely-used computing tool in the workplace, and as such, it remains a huge target for hackers of all kinds. Criminals are always trying to uncover vulnerabilities in the operating system, but this time around, Microsoft has truly outdone themselves. Windows 10’s built-in security, according to hackers at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, allows for the most secure Windows operating system in several years.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Reminder: Windows 10 Free Upgrade Period Ends July 29th

Reminder: Windows 10 Free Upgrade Period Ends July 29th

It’s been over two years since Microsoft officially cut the cord on Windows XP. As the most popular Windows operating system at the time, it was a huge blow to both businesses and consumers alike. Thankfully, a migration to Windows 10 isn’t nearly as difficult as one from XP. What lessons can be learned from Windows XP’s end of life event that can be applied to upgrading to Windows 10?

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: Protect Your Personal Information From Other PC Users With a Guest Account

b2ap3_thumbnail_user_browser_400.jpgHave you ever been in a situation where you have a friend who wants to use your personal computer for who-knows-what? In cases like this, you would want them to use a guest account, so as not to put your personal files at risk. Here’s how you can set it up in all commonly used Windows operating systems.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Windows 10 On Pace to Surpass Windows 7 By 2017

b2ap3_thumbnail_windows_10_implementation_400.jpgWindows 10 is making its rounds in the business environment, which is hardly surprising. Microsoft is known for making great operating systems that are ideal for both consumer use and workplace productivity. Though Windows 10’s adoption rate has been somewhat slow, it’s expected to be on par, or even surpass, other Windows OSs in terms of sheer usability over the next few years.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Windows Server 2003 End of Support Date is Fast Approaching

b2ap3_thumbnail_server_03_end_of_support_400.jpgTechnology has come a long way since 2003. It seems like just yesterday that Microsoft dropped support for Windows XP, and in just a few short months, they’ll be dropping support for Windows Server 2003, as well. If your business is one of the many still utilizing this server operating system, you’ll want to make sure that you upgrade away from it before July 14th, 2015. Otherwise, you’ll be running without security patches or updates.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Sexy New Windows 9 Photos Leaked All Over the Web [VIDEO]

b2ap3_thumbnail_windows_9_coming_400.jpgWell, now that we've got your attention, it's a good time to mention that leaked photos and a video of what may be Windows 9, currently called Threshold, have been leaked to the web. As the next entry in the Windows family of operating systems, it has been highly anticipated since the return of a Start menu was displayed in April 2014. Microsoft has a lot of ground to cover after Windows 8, but will Windows 9/Threshold deliver?

Continue reading
0 Comments

Windows 7 End of Mainstream Support Looms on the Horizon

b2ap3_thumbnail_windows_7_support_400.jpgIf you have yet to upgrade away from Windows XP for some reason, you might want to think twice about upgrading to Windows 7. Microsoft has cautioned users about the end of mainstream support for several of its products within the next six months, and the popular operating system is one of them.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Powered by ChronoForms - ChronoEngine.com

Blog Archive

Free Consultation

Sign up today for a
FREE Network Consultation

How secure is your IT infrastructure?
Let us evaluate it for free!

Sign up Now!

freeconsultation
 

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Privacy Cloud Best Practices Internet Productivity Microsoft Hackers Malware Business Software Business Computing Google Miscellaneous Workplace Tips Windows 10 Innovation Computer Backup Efficiency Hosted Solutions Windows Hardware IT Services Health Mobile Devices Mobile Computing IT Support Communication User Tips Business Management VoIP Email Holiday Server Network Data Quick Tips Virtualization Smartphone Office Going Green Business Continuity Mobile Device Management Saving Money Save Money Remote Computing Apps Disaster Recovery Alert Operating System Social Media Upgrade Android Small Business Chrome Identity Theft Managed Service Provider Microsoft Office Mobility Antivirus Social Application Facebook Best Practice Employer-Employee Relationship Ransomware The Internet of Things WiFi Big Data Passwords Lithium-ion battery Law Enforcement Printer Office Tips Analytics Password History Search Gmail BYOD Browser Current Events Government Information Technology Spam Bandwidth Unified Threat Management Hacking Tablet Saving Time Gadgets Smartphones Hard Drives Maintenance Users USB Fraud Money Data Management Streaming Media Education communications Wireless Encryption User Error Telephone Systems Computers Disaster Remote Monitoring Humor Tech Support Work/Life Balance Avoiding Downtime Phone System intranet Recovery Net Neutrality Router Firewall Network Security iPhone Laptop Apple Collaboration Automation Managing Stress Private Cloud Wireless Technology Online Currency Update Office 365 Outlook Printer Server Budget Marketing Shortcut Business Intelligence Administration Transportation Personal Information Internet Exlporer Biometrics Content Filtering VPN Social Engineering Telephony Point of Sale Customer Service PowerPoint Managed IT Services Cost Management Virtual Reality App Retail Google Drive DDoS BDR Entertainment Benefits IT Consultant Fax Server Wi-Fi Mobile Office Data Loss Flexibility Cybercrime Wearable Technology Risk Management Proactive IT IT Solutions ISP Bluetooth Trending How To Display 3D Printing Chromecast Music Customer Relationship Management SharePoint User Excel Cameras Administrator Books Reputation Teamwork Best Available Data Theft Black Market Presentation Access Electronic Medical Records Meetings HaaS Website RAM CloudSync Hosted Solution Instant Messaging Ebay Science Safety End of Support Amazon Programming Running Cable Blogging Phishing CPU Compliance Battery Networking Robot Emergency Inbound Marketing Advertising Smart Phones Slow Emails Audit Automobile Human Resources Near Field Communication Data storage Cleaning Twitter PDF OneNote Windows 8 Uninterrupted Power Supply Worker Commute Save Time Text Messaging OneDrive Video Games Vendor Management Computer Accessories Bring Your Own Device Internet of Things Bloatware IT consulting Paperless Office Applications Hacker Artificial Intelligence Computing Workplace Distributed Denial of Service Legal Mouse Sports Keyboard Branding Miscelllaneous Touchpad Prodcuctivity eWaste Network Congestion Politics Hiring/Firing WIndows 7 Online Backup HIPAA Operating Sysytem Travel Television Scalability Storage Regulations Files Experience Two-factor Authentication

Top Blog

Let's look at the definition of disaster. dis·as·ter A calamitous event, especially one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, as a flood, airplane crash, or business failure.To A PC Geek, a disaster is anything that involves a major loss of data or major downt...
QR-Code