Six Signs you Need a New Computer

Six Signs you Need a New Computer

In today’s modern, technological world, a slow computer is often more than just an inconvenience; it can be a serious barrier to our entertainment and productivity. As humans, we learn to adapt to our conditions pretty quickly and sometimes that means we put up with old technology for way longer than we should. If you’re…

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How To Stay Safe From The Ransomware Virus

How To Stay Safe From The Ransomware Virus

Worldwide Virus Warning The Ransomware meltdown that experts have warned us about is here. What does this mean to you? Ransomware – as the name suggests – can get into your computer from clicking on an email like “Australia Post Delivery Failure – Click for new delivery,” “NSW Police Infringement notice – click here to view the photo,”…

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True or False? Battery Myths you Need to Know for Better Device Performance

True or False? Battery Myths you Need to Know for Better Device Performance

  We live in an age of the high-powered long-life battery-powered portable device. But it seems that the limitations of the nickel-based batteries that were prevalent in the early ’90s still apply to the more modern lithium ion and lithium polymer technologies we use today. Battery technology may not have changed much in the last couple…

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Windows Product Lifecycle - End of Life Support Dates

Windows Product Lifecycle - End of Life Support Dates

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…

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PC Pitstop Enters the Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame!

PC Pitstop Enters the Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame!

PC Pitstop is so very proud to be inducted into the Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame. This is a rare feat shared only by a handful of other local standout businesses who recognise the importance of putting their teams and customers first at every possible opportunity. We love Port Macquarie! We love…

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PC Pitstop Has Moved to our Bigger and Brighter Location!

PC Pitstop Has Moved to our Bigger and Brighter Location!

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…

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Is Your Computer Security Really Working?

Is Your Computer Security Really Working?

Every day we see customers who are shocked that their computer has a virus. They thought they had security software and they thought it was doing it’s job. But here’s the thing….You get what you pay for…and YOU play a massive part in your computer’s secuirty. You have to check before you click anything, you…

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Protecting Devices For Kids

Protecting Devices For Kids

As the kids head back to school lets take a look at how to stay smart online. Kids & Teens While the internet offers an exciting world of experiences for kids and teens, it is important to be mindful that they could: experience cyber-bullying be exposed to inappropriate or harmful content be at risk from contact with…

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What is 5k? :: Tech Talk for Educated Decision Making

What is 5k? :: Tech Talk for Educated Decision Making

14.7 million pixels.And the power to do beautiful things with them.     And this for Apple: http://www.apple.com/au/imac-with-retina/ And this for Dell: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/189342-dell-unveils-5k-desktop-monitor-with-almost-2x-the-pixels-of-your-puny-4k-display #02 65 841 551  ::       sales@pcpitstop.com.au  ::  www.pcpitstop.com.au/blog

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PC Pitstop Computer Rebuild :: What You Need to Know

PC Pitstop Computer Rebuild :: What You Need to Know

Just experienced a computer catastrophy and had your computer wiped and reinstalled?!            You may notice little things that are different to the way you have had them before – This is because Windows had learnt the way you did things and remembered these settings.      You may need to reinstall any…

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Laptop Battery Draining Too Quick? Exercise It!

Laptop Battery Draining Too Quick? Exercise It!

Your laptop battery charges whenever your computer is plugged into external power through an AC Adapter, an optional power adapter, or an optional docking device. The battery charges whether the computer is off or in use, but it charges faster when the computer is off. However, charging may take longer if a battery is new,…

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Where's My HoverBoard? :: 2015 Tech

Where's My HoverBoard? :: 2015 Tech

It is the year Back to the Future II predicted sneakers would lace themselves and kids would fly about on hoverboards.Technology in 2015 technology may fall short of those lofty goals but there is still much to anticipate, from virtual reality to smart motorcycle helmets and, yes, at least one hoverboard. We peer into the…

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