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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Everything You Wanted to Know About Hard Disk Drives

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…

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Why do computers slow down?

Why do computers slow down?

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…

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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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Get InStore to Collect Your Very Own Computer Manual & Service Planner

Get InStore to Collect Your Very Own Computer Manual & Service Planner

We wrote a user manual and service planner just for you….so come and get it! It’s packed full of how to hints and tips and details the best way for you to look after your desktop or laptop computer – at home or in your business. Everyone is loving them and we don’t want you…

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Now is the Time for Your Computer Tuneup @ PC Pitstop

Now is the Time for Your Computer Tuneup @ PC Pitstop

PC Pitstop repair computers of all makes and models – laptops, desktops, MACs and all your small devices. Get it done faster at PC Pitstop, simply call or pop in to your nearest store with your enquiries.  [TIME FOR A CHECKUP] Dust and debris in your computer can cause overheating…which can fry parts…which can result in…

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Get More QUALITY Facebook Likes with the Help of Nett

Get More QUALITY Facebook Likes with the Help of Nett

Getting people to like you is a concept that was around long before the internet – anyone that spent more than a couple of hours in the playground at school can tell you that. In many ways, asking someone to click the Like button on Facebook isn’t so different from those shy moments by the…

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Do You Want To Ditch DropBox For the Cloud?

With all the security concerns about the cloud and Dropbox, is it worth ditching Dropbox and setting up your own personal cloud? Read more: http://www.bit.com.au/Guide/365066,is-it-time-to-setup-my-own-personal-cloud-instead-of-using-dropbox.aspx#ixzz39ZAqP8Xx   . #02 65 841 551  ::   sales@pcpitstop.com.au  ::  www.pcpitstop.com.au/blog

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Why We Think Norton Internet Security is the Best Virus Protection for Everyday Users

Why We Think Norton Internet Security is the Best Virus Protection for Everyday Users

Why We Think Norton Internet Security is the Best Virus Protection for Everyday Users We use and recommend the latest version of Norton Internet Security on a regular basis and it’s the only virus protection software we sell instore. Why? If you’re looking for a traditional security suite, with essential features like antivirus, firewall, antispam,…

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

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

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…

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Computer Induced Medical Problems & How to Avoid Them

Computer Induced Medical Problems & How to Avoid Them It’s now common knowledge that posture and ergonmics are a very important part of avoiding RSI and other computer-use related injuries but after a chance search I found out there is a lot more we need to be wary of. Here’s an exert straight from Wikipedia…

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