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August 26, 2016

I was told a while back that I could not be a Geek until I had built my own computer.   So, with my acquired knowledge from computer courses and my time at Dell computers, I built “Big Blue”.  A name I would give it because of its big blue case with the locking front d...

June 22, 2016

A lot of people come to me and have it in their head that they want a gaming laptop.  I always ask the same question, “why a laptop instead of a PC?”  Don’t get me wrong, I build both custom laptops and desktops but I want my customers to know the pros and cons of all...

March 26, 2016

Today I am going to tell you a little about Solid State Drives (SSD) and why they are an absolute must in any PC or laptop!  SPEED!  

With a traditional HDD (Hard Disk Drive) you will notice it can take a little to turn on your PC/Laptop and get to where you c...

March 19, 2016

Day in and day out I get customers coming in my shop for services like virus removal and general clean up to speed up their computers.  99% have the same thing in common.  Toolbars.   A toolbar is an add-on to a browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox etc.) that ad...

December 4, 2015

Would you hold a picture of your child up to a perfect stranger?  Would you tell a potential burglar that your home is abandoned for 2 weeks while you are on holiday?  Would you tell people at random what is under your Christmas tree?  You probably answered NO to every...

November 20, 2015

 

 

 

This has become a mobile generation.  What was once limited to the home and office can now be done in a restaurant, an airport, on a train, or even sitting in the park while the kids play.   We have become very dependent on having mobility as well as speed to accomm...

November 13, 2015

Misconceptions about Helpful advice on the internet

 

 

How many times have you Googled your computer problem for free advice? I'm guessing it's second nature. Many people rely on the advice given in forums to fix and build computers. How do you know the person writing in...

November 5, 2015

Everything you ever wanted to know about keeping things safe on your PC

 

Ladies are taught from a young age “less is more” when it comes to doing make up and things.  That same rule applies to your computer and anti-virus/security. 

 

First, select a product that is...

October 29, 2015

 

There are so many people falling victim to scams recently. The key to spotting and avoiding scams is knowing what to look for. When the phone rings and you hear an operator saying they are from Talk Talk, Microsoft, or any other place of business, stop and ask yoursel...

September 18, 2015

 

On Friday, 11th of September, 2015, Mr. and Mrs. Chips attended Open Day at Target Components. There we attended workshops to help us help you, saw new products to consider stocking, and last but not least; won the Shop Talk Award for our Millennium Falcon PC. That's...

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