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Enough is enough!

By   /  February 27, 2012  /  Geek Speak  /   Comments

Written by Jim Hall. Email your questions to geekspeak@mchsi.com . You can find Jim online at HallsTrainingSolutions.com

Tweet                  When is enough enough?  When am I throwing good money after bad?  Technology moves so rapidly today that we’re forced to evaluate repair or replacement options with a careful eye to obsolescence.  I cannot give you hard and fast rules about all techie repairs but I’ll relate some scenarios that clients have [...]

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Scams close to home!

By   /  February 20, 2012  /  Geek Speak  /  Comments Off

Written by Jim Hall. Email your questions to geekspeak@mchsi.com . You can find Jim online at HallsTrainingSolutions.com

Tweet                   Scams in the “Good Life City”?  What is this world coming to?  We’re always hearing in the news about swindles that happen elsewhere in our country, but what about right here in Albany?  Let me just share a few that I’ve recently heard from clients and readers. The latest one is a [...]

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Tablet? Or PC?

By   /  February 13, 2012  /  Geek Speak  /  Comments Off

Written by Jim Hall. Email your questions to geekspeak@mchsi.com . You can find Jim online at HallsTrainingSolutions.com

Tweet                  Is a tablet a PC?  The short answer is no!  …but they are similar in that both are computing devices that can do some of the same things yet also do some quite different jobs.  Some of the headlines from post holiday sales would have you believe that tablet s are soon [...]

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My Word, or is it?

By   /  February 3, 2012  /  Geek Speak  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Jim Hall. Email your questions to geekspeak@mchsi.com . You can find Jim online at HallsTrainingSolutions.com                   Help it’s late Saturday afternoon and my child has to turn in a PowerPoint project on Monday morning.  …and we don’t have PowerPoint on our computers at home.  What shall we do?  First of all [...]

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Print Troubles

By   /  January 29, 2012  /  Geek Speak  /  Comments Off

Written by Jim Hall. Email your questions to geekspeak@mchsi.com . You can find Jim online at HallsTrainingSolutions.com

Tweet Written by Jim Hall. Email your questions to geekspeak@mchsi.com . You can find Jim online at HallsTrainingSolutions.com                   I get a lot of questions about printers and find it difficult to give specific answers because of the many brands, models and types of printers.   I do hear your pain and want to give [...]

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Backing Up

By   /  January 19, 2012  /  Geek Speak  /  Comments Off

Tweet Written by Jim Hall. Email your questions to geekspeak@mchsi.com . You can find Jim online at HallsTrainingSolutions.com                     “…backing up is hard to do”, is my word play on the 1962 pop hit by Neil Sedaka “Breaking Up is Hard to Do”.  Later generations remember it as a Carpenter’s hit.  The song [...]

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Bye Bye IE6

By   /  January 16, 2012  /  Geek Speak  /  Comments Off

Written by Jim Hall. Email your questions to geekspeak@mchsi.com . You can find Jim online at HallsTrainingSolutions.com

Tweet Written by Jim Hall. Email your questions to geekspeak@mchsi.com . You can find Jim online at HallsTrainingSolutions.com                     Microsoft lit the candles on a cake celebrating the demise of Internet Explorer version 6.0 last week.  As indicated in this column over the last couple of years IE6.0 had become increasingly vulnerable to [...]

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Better Watch out

By   /  December 25, 2011  /  Geek Speak  /  Comments Off

Written by Jim Hall. Email your questions to geekspeak@mchsi.com . You can find Jim online at HallsTrainingSolutions.com

Tweet Written by Jim Hall. Email your questions to geekspeak@mchsi.com . You can find Jim online at HallsTrainingSolutions.com What’s good for kids on the Internet? …and what’s bad? I hear these kinds of questions frequently and this week I’ll address one caution and also tell you one place that I think is great, maybe “wonderful” [...]

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Geek Speak

By   /  December 18, 2011  /  Geek Speak  /  Comments Off

Written by Jim Hall. Email your questions to geekspeak@mchsi.com . You can find Jim online at HallsTrainingSolutions.com

Tweet Written by Jim Hall. Email your questions to geekspeak@mchsi.com . You can find Jim online at HallsTrainingSolutions.com     Clean Sweep                   What is the best all around computer cleaner for the average Windows user?  Good question!   Windows provides a built-in junk file removal utility called Disc Cleanup, but many users want something more [...]

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Geek Speak

By   /  December 12, 2011  /  Geek Speak  /  Comments Off

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Tweet                   Comfy, Cozy or Compact?  What’s your choice?  No I’m not talking about your approach to the winter season that we’re starting to ease into; I’m talking about Gmail’s new User Interface (UI) that has many users wondering whether to try the new look and when.  Starting around the first of November, Google [...]

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