How to protect your older loved ones from getting scammed online

By |March 11th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

With the right communication, you can empower them to take care of themselves According to statistics compiled by the FBI and the FTC, cybercrime against older people is on the rise. In addition to increasing five-fold since 2014, these crimes cost more than $650 million per year. But, luckily, there are things you can do to [...]

Master Chrome OS With These Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts

By |March 10th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Master Chrome OS With These Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts are essential on any device with a hardware keyboard, whether you’re using a Windows PC, Linux system, Mac, or even a Chromebook. Chrome OS and other operating systems share quite a few shortcuts, but many are unique to Chrome OS. Be sure to use the function keys at [...]

How to Quickly Switch Between Users on a Chromebook

By |March 10th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

How to Quickly Switch Between Users on a Chromebook Your Chromebook allows you to create up to five different user profiles. Fortunately, you don’t have to return to the login screen every time you want to switch between them. Here’s how to switch between users instantly with just a keyboard shortcut. If you don’t have [...]

How to Turn Off GPS Location Tracking on an iPhone

By |March 10th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

How to Turn Off GPS Location Tracking on an iPhone If you have Location Services enabled on your iPhone, apps (and system services) you approve can check your location. Here’s how you can toggle GPS and other location-tracking methods off and on, easily. First, open Settings by tapping the gray gear icon on your home screen. [...]

Password Security Tips

By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

PASSWORD SECURITY TIPSCreating a strong password is an essential step to protecting yourself online. Using long and complex passwords is one of theeasiest ways to defend yourself from cybercrime. No citizen is immune to cyber risk, but #BeCyberSmart and you can minimizeyour chances of an incident.SIMPLE TIPS:Creating a strong password is easier than you think. [...]

5 STEPS TO PROTECTING YOUR DIGITAL HOME

By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

5 STEPS TO PROTECTING YOUR DIGITAL HOMEMore and more of our home devices—including thermostats, door locks, coffee machines, and smoke alarms—are nowconnected to the Internet. This enables us to control our devices on our smartphones, no matter our location, which in turncan save us time and money while providing convenience and even safety. These advances [...]

CYBERSECURITY WHILE TRAVELING

By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

CYBERSECURITY WHILE TRAVELINGIn a world where we are constantly connected, cybersecurity cannot be limited to the home or office. Whenyou’re traveling— whether domestic or international—it is always important to practice safe online behavior andtake proactive steps to secure Internet-enabled devices. The more we travel, the more we are at risk forcyberattacks. #BeCyberSmart and use these [...]

5 WAYS TO BE CYBER SECURE AT WORK

By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

5 WAYS TO BE CYBER SECURE AT WORKBusinesses face significant financial loss when a cyber attack occurs. In 2019, the U.S. business sector had 17% increase indata breaches: 1,473 breaches. Cybercriminals often rely on human error—employees failing to install software patches orclicking on malicious links—to gain access to systems. From the top leadership to the [...]

How to Resize Your Start Menu in Windows 10

By |June 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Does your Start menu feel too big or too small? If so, you can easily resize the Start menu in Windows 10 until it’s just right, which can give you more room to pin your favorite items—or reveal more of the Desktop. Here’s how to do it.First, launch the Start menu by either clicking on the [...]

Friendly Computers Web Check-In

By |March 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

COVID-19 Check-In ProceduresIn support of the local city and state guidelines due to COVID-19 we are changing how we check computers in for repair:We are limiting the number of customers that can be in our stores at one time.We are requiring our customers to practice Social Distancing and maintaining a 6 foot distance to other [...]

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