More Power!

Robert, The Computer Guy/ November 23, 2015/ News, Product Recommendation

You might have upgraded your computer to be an awesome gaming computer – either by adding or changing parts, or by purchasing a newer, more powerful system – and you may be thrilled with its specs and performance… but you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet! Next year, according to PC World, Intel is looking at installing its “most powerful chip to

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The BSA & Piracy Fines: Protecting Your Business

Robert, The Computer Guy/ November 2, 2015/ Alert

tl;dr: Own a license for EVERY copy of software on EVERY computer at your company, and keep your receipts! Violators can be fined, and CEOs can be held liable. When you are looking at what software is needed for your applications at work, regardless whether your business is large or small, you often have a strict budget to which you

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It isn’t free to pirate software

Robert, The Computer Guy/ October 22, 2015/ Alert, News

Before you look at the price tag of commercial software and choose to download a copy without buying it, you need to consider the consequences. Sure, not everyone who uses pirated software gets caught, but the price you will pay if you do is not worth it. It is much, much less expensive to simply purchase the software to begin

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Skype and Windows 10

Robert, The Computer Guy/ August 12, 2015/ Tips and Tricks

If you have trouble with the sound not working when you receive Skype messages under Windows 10, there may be a simple fix. Check the sound settings in Skype to ensure that the sound is set to use the proper speakers. Under Tools -> Options -> Audio Settings. It appears to default to digital sound, but if your computer does

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Playing DVDs on Windows 10 Home

Robert, The Computer Guy/ August 6, 2015/ About Your Computer, Tips and Tricks

Chances are, if you upgraded to Windows 10 Home, you will be unable to play DVDs on your computer. Microsoft offers a fix for this, in the form of a $14.99 app, but there is another (free) solution. In order to watch DVDs for free on your Window 10 computer, you will need two things: A DVD-ROM drive – either

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