Beware of Ransomware

By Tom Brown, Owner First Computer Services For several years now, unethical people and organizations have been using various methods of trying to extort people out of money that they don’t need to spend. Most of us have probably seen a window that pops up claiming that there are problems […]


Google Tweaks Mobile Search

Beginning today, if you use Google to search the web from your tablet or smartphone, the results will emphasize web results that serve up “mobile-friendly” sites. For the end-user who is searching for something that will be easily understood, this feature could save a lot of time. Webmasters can benefit […]


Your Email Got Hacked?

Q: ¬†Someone a long time ago told me to put AAAAA as an email address at the top of my email list and that they couldn’t hack your email. I have done that for years, and so far it has worked. Many years ago, in Africa, it was discovered that […]


Should I Disable Javascript?

Q: I saw on Fox News that you should uninstall JAVASCRIPT because people can hack your computer and steal all of your information. Javascipt and Java are two different things. Javascript is used in HTML code and is supported by all web browsers. The majority of websites on the Internet […]


Gordon Hopper

By Tom Brown The people you meet–that’s got to be one of the most rewarding benefits of running any business. For example, a few years ago, I met Gordon Hopper at a local retirement community where he had taken up residence. The task was to set up his new computer […]

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Home Tech Ripoff Alert

For all of you DirecTV fans / customers: If you have a problem with your DirecTV dish, receiver, or (basically) anything, they will send out a technician. However, there will be a significant fee for the service call. If your DirecTV receiver and/or DVR malfunctions and has to be replaced, […]


Just Throw It Away

Believe it or not, this is one of the most common questions we receive in the web-hosting area of our business. The answer to the question is: Just throw it away. Everybody is used to receiving spam in email, and junk mail from the post office. This is spam from […]

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