Monday, September 5, 2011

Monday - 9/5/2011

News From The Computer Guy

Pat's Pointers

Happy Labor Day!!

While many of us have the day off, I'd like to thank the folks who are working today. I remember working in radio and it was just normal to go to work on holidays. It's nice to have one of them off once in a while.

We have done some surveying and we will have some results announced in the next couple of weeks, but we are going to be having an "App Party" at our shop on Thursday, September 22nd. CellTech of Hampton and The Computer Guy are teaming up to bring you TWO classes (or parties) about applications for your phones. These will basically focus on Android and I-Phones, but Blackberry and Windows phones will be discussed. It's predicted that after this holiday season, 1 out of every 2 phones will be a "smart" phone. Don't miss out on the FREE classes at The Computer Guy - 12:15pm and 6:00pm on Thursday, September 22nd.

Have a fantastic week!

Kirt's Korner

This past week was very frustrating. Not so much for us at the shop, but for our customers.

Here's what happened. On 2 occasions where we had given advice to people on getting data backups, they chose not to. Naturally, that is their choice. However of the 4 hard drive failures this week, 2 were the people we had advised. One computer was under warranty for another 5 days, so at least their replacement drive was free, but the rest weren't.

With those 4 drive failures, we could salvage data off of only 3 of them. The last drive skipped and stalled and got very hot after some usage. (If you know anything about our data recovery system, we DO put the drives in the freezer and run a USB cable from the freezer to the computer for best results.)

Please, don't be a bad example. We have both on-site and off-site data backup plans. There's one for every budget. One on-line backup solution is from Mozy -- Use the code "SAVEME10" as it is good for 10% off of any subscription until October 1, 2011.

Here's one that we recommend from Mozy!

Stop by or call the shop Monday - Friday from 10am - 6pm or Saturday from 10am - 2pm. Our number is 641-456-1936.

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