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Tech Tip Thursday: Protecting Your Online Privacy

Cyber Security

We’ve talked a lot in previous posts about some of the tools and habits you need to keep yourself safe on the internet. We’ve told you how to avoid malware, what to do if you get malware, how to keep yourself safe from phishing emails and phone scams. Most recently, we talked about creating, managing, and recovering passwords. Today, we’re going to talk about some basic tools and practices you can…

Tech Tip Thursday: Keeping Your Computer Clean

In previous articles we’ve talked a lot about ways to keep your computer “clean” in a metaphorical sense: clean from malware, clean from junk files that will slow down your computer, etc. Today, we’re going to talk about the importance of keeping your computer clean in a literal sense, as in, clean from dust and dirt and debris. Before we get started it’s worth noting that most of this article…

Tech Tip Thursday: What to Do Before Selling Your PC

There comes a time in the life of every PC when you find that you want or need to move on. Whether your computer needs a repair that’s too costly, or it’s getting older and outdated, or a shiny new model just catches your eye, eventually you’ll find yourself with a computer that needs a new home. At Phone Medics + PC, we want to give you the tools and…

How to Spot Phishing Emails

At Phone Medics + PC, we’re committed to helping you keep yourself safe as you experience all the awesome things the internet has to offer. In previous posts we’ve talked about how to avoid getting malware and what to do if you think your computer has become infected. Today we’re going to change gears a little and talk about a threat that doesn’t typically attack your computer directly, but uses your…

Mobile Monday: How Touchscreens Work

In our last article we told you all about how LCD screens work. In that piece, we talked a little about the history of LCDs and how important they’ve been to the rise of personal mobile electronics like smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Today we’re going to talk about another crucial component of this technological revolution: the touchscreen. The first touchscreens were designed in the 1960s, but the technology was expensive…