Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday - 9/19/2011

News From The Computer Guy

Pat's Pointers

We are coasting through another month, farmers are starting to get ready for harvest and fall will be here before we know it.

This has been an interesting week as I traveled to Des Moines this week for the state sponsored Google Seminars that are going to be hosted all over the state. They say that 59% of Iowa businesses are NOT online. This seminar makes it possible for those businesses to get a jump start and learn a few things. It's well worth it when it comes to the area, as it is FREE. These are basic things, for more in depth web creation, contact us at The Computer Guy and we can steer you in the right direction.

Don't forget that this THURSDAY is our FREE App Party at the store. We are partnering with CellTech of Hampton to help you understand Applications for your Iphone or Android. We are going to be "Brand Neutral," so no matter what carrier you are with, stop by. 12:15pm and 6:00pm are the class times and may last about 45 minutes or until all the questions are answered. I bet the guy with the "Bro Stache" will be there!

On September 26th, I'm speaking at The Upper Midwest Social Media Conference to be held in Mason City at the Clarion Inn. Admission is $50 for the day. My topic is "Social Media For Business." I'll cover social media, location based networking, and local searchabilty. Sure, I'll throw in a few jokes, some details and some practical examples. I'll also try to answer as many questions as I can in the 45 - 60 minutes that are slated for me. There will be about 8 speakers for the day, so it will be information packed. Use the coupon code "GROUP" and save $10!

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Hope to see you there! Have a fantastic week!

Kirt's Korner

Here's a situation that many parents and public libraries in the area have had us do to prevent either unwanted programs from installing onto their computer, OR they just want to make sure their kids aren't getting into any malware on the home computer.

It's a product called Deep Freeze. What this does is "freezes" an image of the computer on the hard drive, then when the computer is restarted, it goes back to your original configuration. This is handy for libraries, motels, kiosks, or anywhere there is the usage of a public computer. Once you reboot, all changes are erased and you go back to your clean computer.

The program does have a "Thaw Zone" for Windows Updates and other programming changes.

Interested??? Give us a call and we can put your computer in the "Deep Freeze!"

As a reminder, we are open 10 - 6 Monday - Friday and 10-2 on Saturday. You can also just give us a call - 641-456-1936.

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