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PUP stands for Potentially Unwanted Program.  Broadly speaking, any program that is distributed as part of another but not needed for its functionality can be considered a potentially unwanted program.

  1. “A PUP (potentially unwanted program) is a program that may be u...

Just about everyone is familiar with the two main forms that computers come in these days;  laptops and desktops.  What we find at Chips Computers is that some people don’t really know the pros and cons of choosing one over the other, or why one might fit their needs o...

Remember the awe you felt when you turned on your new computer and it loaded in a flash? Your computer was the envy of your friends and you weren’t afraid to bathe in that glory. Button on, ready to go, those were the days!

After a year or two though, it doesn’t seem to...

Wouldn’t it be great to know you could access the internet from every room in the house – including the outdoor entertaining areas? How about printing wirelessly from wherever you happen to be? Many homes are embracing the flexibility of having multiple devices and use...

In this edition, we thought we’d answer a few of the most common questions that we get asked on a fairly frequent basis.  We hope this will help to answer any questions YOU may have, and fill in any informational gaps.  Let’s get started!

Q:  I just got another vir...




The Internet is growing and evolving so fast even the dictionary has trouble keeping up. Here are 12 suddenly common terms that are helpful to know.

Browser

A browser is a free piece of software that lets you view web pages, videos and other online content. It’s a cor...

Everyone seems to have a genius in the family or “that mate” who has knowledge of computers.  But how much do they know, REALLY? 

When a customer tells me “I let a mate look at it, and now it is worse”, I cringe.  I know that the mate has probably made my jo...


If your computer had a virus, you’d want to know about it ASAP, right? 

Before your important files become corrupted, you lose your photos and your digital life is essentially destroyed. Even thinking about it is terrifying.

Tech scammers know we’d be lost without o...

There’s one thing all teens can do better than adults – and it’s not Snapchat. They’ve become experts at quickly locating information on the internet.

That’s Google Fu, the ability to use search engines to whip up answers and research faster than a contestant on a rad...

You arrive at home, and the door unlocks because it knows who you are, sensing the key in your pocket. The lights switch themselves on, and your favourite music begins to stream gently through the living area. It’s already the perfect temperature, and as you head for t...

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