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Good day, dear readers of Mobile Geeks computer repairs blog! Nowadays, technological progress does not stand still, and every day, not only new devices, interfaces, etc come out….but the old tried and true devices get improved.

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Our Computer Repairs Mobile Geeks needed a boost themselves after consuming so much chocolate in the office this Easter. Surprisingly, they’ve hit the ground running again and are out there doing what they do best. One thing they are coming across often is a request to boost internet speeds. Thankfully, there are some simple things you can do to boost your Wi-Fi and you don’t need to be an expert in IT.

You would have noticed that signal strength varies in different areas of your house. It is worth installing signal strength software to help you identify blackspots. You can try moving your base station and you’ll be able to see if things improve. A good place for a base station is a central location within your house and of course, the higher it is, the better.

The monitoring software can also help you with identifying your neighbours hotspots. You’ll be able to see which channel each network is running on so if your neighbours network is interfering with yours, you could try a different channel – for 2.4GHZ networks, channels 1, 6 and 11 are meant to be best. Overlapping of networks is not so much an issue for 5GHZ networks as the channels are spaced apart more. Base stations are actually configured to use the best channel available, however, you could always restart it so it can scan for a better channel if there’s one available.

You may also experience interference from other electrical equipment within your house such as a telephone base stations and DSL modems so keep this in mind when you are choosing a spot for your Wi-Fi base station.

Another thing you could try is a Wi-Fi extender. They work by connecting to your network and rebroadcasting the signal.

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Of course, if all else fails, please don’t hesitate to call our expert computer repairs Mobile Geeks!

 

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With larger storage capacity and faster transfer rates, it’s no wonder these days that people are using USB flash drives for more than just storing their photos and music files (including our own chief computer repairs geek). These days, USB storage capacity exceeds 64GB, while transfer speeds exceed 100MB/second, making them capable of performing in line with an SDD or HDD. Another benefit is cost – prices just keep on dropping.

Lets have a look at the PNY Turbo 3.0 64GB Flash Drive for example. It has read speeds of up to 95MB/second and write speeds of up to 60MB/second. It is 10 times faster than the standard PNY USB 2.0 flash drives, allowing for super quick transfer or large files such as movies. It will cost you around $50 while the 128GB capacity drive will set you back around $90.  It is also available in 32GB. It’s ease-of-use is the same as previous USB technologies, with the exception of an increase in speed. It’s design is also worth a mention - it has a sliding connector, meaning no cap to lose.

Small businesses these days are even using USB drives to backup data (of course, they should not be used as the only backup method). Many programs offer one-click backup to USB, allowing quick backup of files that can then be transported and stored off-site. Something to keep in mind though, is encryption. If you business data requires protection, you need to choose a USB flash drive that supports backup encryption. Encrypting data with a password is simple, however if you lose your password, decrypting the data could be impossible. It’s a good idea to write the password down and store it in a safe location.

Aside from computer repairs, Mobile Geeks can assist you with determining the appropriate storage methods and devices for your business or task so don’t delay and contact your mobile geek today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello lovely people  and welcome to computer repairs blog:)

Are you tired of the way certain keys in your system work? What about the*Caps-Lock* key? Did you know you can re-map it so it will function as a different key, you can do that by using a registry hack.  If you are all sweet with that, go ahead. If you are looking for an easier way, read on as that is exactly what this computer repairs blog is all about.

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Hello lovely people and welcome to computer repairs blog :)

Today, we will talk about creating an icon that will start up the screensaver in Windows Vista? As this is and has been a commonly asked question for a long time, I figured I would put the answer here in our computer repairs blog. Continue reading “Computer Repairs Blog on How To Make Icons to Start the Screensaver on Windows 7 or Vista” »

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Hello lovely people and welcome to computer repairs blog :)

Without a doubt one of the most talked about irritating ‘thingies’ with Windows Vista is the constant pop ups of the UAC prompts. This is especially annoying when you need to run a particular tool that requires it to be run in Administrator mode. Thankfully, today we can share with you a simple hack that you can utilise to create an administrator mode shortcut that does not prompt for the UAC. This is the topic of today’s installment of our computer repairs blog. Continue reading “Computer Repairs Blog on How To Create Administrator Mode Shortcuts without UAC Prompts” »

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Hello lovely people. In this installment of our computer repairs How To blog we will talk about Windows 7 and Vista. These two have all the same Windows+X shortcut keys as other versions of Windows, such as Win+E for explorer and Win+D for the desktop, but adds in all of the Win+<num> keys to launch the shortcuts in the Vista Quick Launch menu (or switch to apps in Windows 7), as well as Win+X for mobility center, etc. However, what if you want to disable all these extra keys? This is what this computer repairs blog is about. Continue reading “Computer Repairs Blog on How To Deactivate Win+X Shortcut Keys on Windows 7 or Vista” »

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Hello lovely people :) and welcome to our computer repairs blog. This time we will be talking about creating a shortcut to the stored user names and passwords dialogue. It can be very handy to know this trick especially, if you are in Administrator business.  Continue reading “Computer Repairs Blog: How To Create a Shortcut to the Stored User Names and Passwords Dialogue” »

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Hello lovely computer repairs DIYers :) This article is about disabling UAC. If you do not know that that is, then possibly you will need to call your computer repairs tech to sort that problem out. However, if you do, read on as it may be useful for you.  If you like to retain a bit of security but, still hate those annoying User Account Control prompts, you can remove that. The trick is useful for Administrator accounts only. What we will be doing in this computer repair tips article is learning how to change Windows Vista to automatically elevate the privilege level for administrators – but – without the prompting.

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