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What Apple’s $1000 monitor stand is really about

A lot has been written in the last couple of weeks about Apple's $5000 monitor and its $1000 stand. There were even a few salty takes. Now, a lot of blogs laugh at how out of touch Apple is with consumers. And about most of Apple, I might agree. But the entire Mac Pro...

Why you need a NAS

If you're like me, you're a digital hoarder; the hard drive equivalent of the crazy lady with the newspapers stacked floor to ceiling. For some, your hoarding may come from your music collection. For others, your shutterbug streak has caused you to have pictures and...

“This is Windows calling. You have a virus.”

At some point, you're going to get the call.  I know I have.  A person, usually in a thick accent, will be on the phone will call claiming to be from "Windows."  They will claim that they have detected a virus on your system!  Oh no!  They say that they can get rid of...

Differences in Speed Between Desktops and Laptops

Someone recently asked for recommendations for a new PC.  For his needs, I said, "For a laptop, a Core i5, at a bare minimum.  For a desktop, a Core i3 would be plenty."  But why the difference?  Shouldn't a Core i5 desktop have about the same amount of computing...

Keeping Your PC Safe and Healthy, Part 1

This is the first in a series on how to keep your PC healthy, happy, and secure. This series will be posted over the next few months, and then kept in archive for referral. In part 1, I will focus on the most basic piece of the equation, Windows. Ask yourself, "What...

Hello, Charlotte!

With my first post, I thought I'd just say hello. And say thanks to all friends and family who allowed us to get this off the ground. We're here to help you. The service industry doesn't get more basic than that. It's the reason we chose to put "Services" in the name....