My charger won’t stay connected to the laptop

My charger won’t stay connected to the laptop

Someone at my gym said, “You work on computers don’t you?” last week. We discussed their problem and the next day I took their laptop back to my office workbench. It seems the laptop took a tumble off the couch with the charger connected to it. Now...
Sometimes even Linux needs rebooting

Sometimes even Linux needs rebooting

All computer operating systems have updates which get released by manufacturers like Apple and Microsoft. The many distributions of Linux have the same situation.  Computer operating systems have update services which seek out these updates on the internet and...
Google Remote Desktop. Fort Wayne computer repair

Google Remote Desktop. Fort Wayne computer repair

I’ve been testing Google remote desktop on my own computers to see if I can use it for clients. One annoying thing I’ve found is the challenge box which appears after a remote computer connects. If it isn’t acknowledged in 3 minutes, the session is...
Contacting tech support was pleasant for a change

Contacting tech support was pleasant for a change

A computer client this week was concerned about their aging computer which runs their main program. We decided to get a newer computer to replace it. I needed to know how to install their main program and how to get the data from the old one to the new one. My...
Facebook Protect?   Is this a scam?

Facebook Protect? Is this a scam?

A computer customer got an email supposedly from FaceBook this week. It states he has to enable something called FaceBook protect. The reason was his account has the potential to reach a lot of people so FB requires stronger security. My customer writes a daily...
So that’s what happened to my Horde Webmail.

So that’s what happened to my Horde Webmail.

I’ve been trying to figure out why my GoDaddy CPanel Horde Webmail client has been missing for the last week or so. Yesterday, I wrote an article about it. Everything I could think of was tried and nothing worked. This morning I logged into CPanel and now the...
Where did my Horde Webmail go?

Where did my Horde Webmail go?

There have about 15 email accounts for my business for various functions like invoicing, client communications, newsletters, my web site, and others. When I first got my web site, I checked them for messages individually through a web site. The password and email...
“What’s your name?” Fort Wayne computer consulting

“What’s your name?” Fort Wayne computer consulting

I recently switched gyms and have been at my new one a week. Today I was doing my thing in the turf area and a I noticed another member who looked sort of familiar. He was focused on his workout and I didn’t interrupt him. Later, in the locker room he asked my...
Remote Control software. Fort Wayne Computer Consulting

Remote Control software. Fort Wayne Computer Consulting

For many years remote control programs have been part of my IT toolbox for helping my clients. They allow me to see a remote computer’s screen and work on it as I was in front of it. When I was at Needhams Business Machines we used PCAnywhere and Ducharme...

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