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Everything You Wanted to Know About Hard Disk Drives

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What does a hard drive do? Information storage is the hard drive’s main responsibility. Think the electronic version of the old office filing cabinet. Everything you keep on your computer is on a hard drive. Not just documents, emails, contacts, favorites pictures, music and videos. Your programs, your preferences, your printers, your settings, even your Everything You Wanted to Know About Hard Disk Drives

Why do computers slow down?

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Why do computers slow down? A question that we get asked all the time here at PC Pitstop is why computers get slower over time. This can start to happen within a year after you get a new PC, but usually, it happens in just a few short months.   Since we all use our Why do computers slow down?

Windows Product Lifecycle – End of Life Support Dates

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Courtesy of Microsoft Corp Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software. End of Support End of Support refers to Windows Product Lifecycle – End of Life Support Dates

PC Pitstop Has Moved to our Bigger and Brighter Location!

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PC Pitstop has outgrown another location! So we packed up everything and moved just 400 Meters around the corner from our old store to our brand new location at 2/10 Bellbowrie Street Port Macquarie. We needed more room – twice as much in fact and our lovely customers needed more room to park – the PC Pitstop Has Moved to our Bigger and Brighter Location!

Funny Computer Memes & What They’re Trying to Tell You

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Funny Computer Memes & What They’re Trying to Tell You First up. What is a meme? meme miːm/ noun   1. an element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means. 2. an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that Funny Computer Memes & What They’re Trying to Tell You

PC Pitstop Speciality Lessons

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PC Pitstop Speciality Lessons Stop banging your head on the desk trying to figure that pesky computer problem and ask for a Speciality Lesson from your PC Pitstop Trained Technician. These 1hr in-store, one-on-one lessons can cover many topics that may be troubling you, such as: Basic Computer Use – start-up, shut-down, navigation, etc. Internet PC Pitstop Speciality Lessons

Learn the Lingo :: Computing Acronyms

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Learn the Lingo :: Computing Acronyms i3, i5, i7: Newer types of Intel Processors, i5 is Dual Core, i7 is Quad Core ADSL: Home broadband through the phone line, currently the fastest way to access the internet ADSL2+: A faster version of ADSL AGP: Accelerated Graphics Port, connection on older motherboards for graphics cards Blu Learn the Lingo :: Computing Acronyms

The Benefits of Onsite Computer Help & When it’s Most Suitable

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Benefits of Onsite Service Onsite computer support is a premium service that gives you access to PC Pitstop Trained Technicians in your home or workplace. Many businesses only discover the real value of onsite computer support after they have experienced a major IT breakdown or disaster. However, more often than not, these IT issues can The Benefits of Onsite Computer Help & When it’s Most Suitable

So good I had to share :: 10 Ways to be Computer Literate

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So good I had to share :: 10 Ways to be Computer Literate So Justin James from TechRepublic says there are 10 Things you Have to Know to be Computer Literate. Of course there is so much to know and it depends on what your use of the computer is actually for that determines your So good I had to share :: 10 Ways to be Computer Literate

Avoiding Moisture & Corrosion for Your Computers Can Save You Hundreds

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Avoiding Moisture & Corrosion for Your Computers Can Save You Hundreds It is true that salt air will corrode hardware and electronics especially near the ocean/coast. Whether you prefer a laptop or a desktop your PC is affected by its environment. While overly dry conditions can cause static electricity in your computer’s components, excessively humid Avoiding Moisture & Corrosion for Your Computers Can Save You Hundreds

WARNING! The 1 Thing We Must All DO NOW to Survive The World’s Nastiest Bug That’s Coming for Us All

Today I thought I’d share an entire newsletter that arrived in my inbox. Why? Cause it’s damn important. CRYPTOLOCKER. Remember the name. Cryptolocker is new malware coming to a computer near you. Malware is short for malicious software and generally refers to a variety of forms of intrusive and hostile programs. Besides been informed, been WARNING! The 1 Thing We Must All DO NOW to Survive The World’s Nastiest Bug That’s Coming for Us All

5 Straight Down the Line Honest Technology Truths You Need to Know

Hate computer cowboys? Us too. Geeks that insult your intelligence as they ‘help you’ [read: do it for you…so fast that you have no idea what they did]? How about ‘reputable’ internet sites or news sites reporting on THE SCREEN THAT WILL NEVER BREAK? How about that ‘friend of a friend’ at the dinner party 5 Straight Down the Line Honest Technology Truths You Need to Know