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How to Resize Your Start Menu in Windows 10

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 [...]

By |June 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Friendly Computers Web Check-In

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 [...]

By |March 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Windows 7 will soon be significantly more at risk of ransomware

PCs still running when Windows 7 reaches end of life on the 14th of January will be significantly more at risk of ransomware, Veritas Technologies has warned. According to experts, 26% of PCs are expected to still be running the Microsoft software after support for patches and bug fixes end.The vulnerability to ransomware of PCs running unsupported [...]

By |January 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The risks of staying with Windows 7 after End Of Life

Windows 7 was released way back in 2009, but there are still around 30% of users globally who still use this operating system.  Windows 7 is one of the most successful OS from Microsoft, and it doesn’t surprise anyone why people would like to stay back. However, its time to move on as Windows 7 is reaching [...]

By |January 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Seven security tips for staying safe on an iPhone

Seven security tips for staying safe on an iPhoneiPhones have a reputation for being notoriously secure. After all, they caused quite the kerfuffle between Apple and the FBI because they are, from the FBI’s point of view, too secure. However, don’t let that lull you into a false sense of security. Using an iPhone is not [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 things to know about Facebook Messenger and surveillance

Find out what happened, what you can do to protect your privacy, and why big tech companies are paying people to listen to youFacebook controversies come and go, but a recent issue involving the surveillance and transcription of users’ conversations seems particularly troubling to government officials, privacy watchdogs, and users. Here are answers to 10 [...]

By |September 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Protect your webcam from hackers with these 5 tips

Boost webcam security with these tips to keep spying eyes and listening ears away. There is perhaps no more nightmarish violation than home invasion. Your home is where you feel safe and care for your loved ones. It’s where you’re particularly vulnerable. And as we enter the age of IoT, you open up a new [...]

By |January 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How To Protect Your Business From Ransomware

Business Owners The threat of Ransomware is very real. We've had to deal with multiple businesses that have been hit and all their data lost. Friendly Computers can help you stay protected and implement a disaster recovery plan for your important business data. Give us a call today at 509-315-9492 for a No Cost Site [...]

By |April 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments