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What to Do Now That Windows XP Support Has Ended

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft shut down support for their Windows XP operating system (OS). This doesn’t mean that your home computer will “blue screen” and quit working; but it does mean that you have a decision to make if you’re currently running XP on your computer. How does XP support ending affect me? What […]

Stream Video From Your Laptop to Your TV

Is your TV lacking IQ points? Are your friends streaming live events or laughing at the latest YouTube cat video on their TV, while yours sits and laughs at you? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to show you how to put some artificial intelligence into your TV so you can stream that […]

Skype – The easy way to make international calls

Ever needed to make a call overseas but don’t have a quick (or inexpensive) way to do it?  Well in this article, we’ll walk you through installing Skype on your computer or phone, and give you a quick demo on how you can use it to call someone overseas (in this case, England — we have […]

Can the Spam – 5 Tips to Stop Email Spam

Whether it comes in a tin or in your email, Spam is just … yucky. Thankfully, we have some tips to help you combat Spam. The email kind anyway. You’re on your own with the Spam in a can. Tip 1 – Keep Separate Lives Everywhere you go, someone is asking you for your email […]

Get Your Blog Up and Running in Less Than 5 Minutes

You’ve registered the perfect domain name for your blog and your hosting is all set up. Now you’re ready to get your blog visible to the world. Just follow the simple steps below to install WordPress on your own and you’ll be up and running in less than five minutes. You’ll need to have these […]

How to Register a Domain Name and Set up Hosting in 5 Simple Steps

You’ve got a great idea for a blog, online store or website. Now you just need a home for it. That home consists of two parts: – the domain name (your website address) and – hosting (where your site’s information is stored) Setting up those two parts is easier than it may sound and whether […]

Want a Faster Computer? 5 Tips to Increase Your Computer Speed

Winter’s over now, but your computer still wants to act like a hibernating bear; slow, sluggish, non-responsive.  Before you consider trading it in for a faster model, try these five things to increase its speed and save yourself some money.

How to Remove Unwanted or Obsolete Programs from Your Computer

Uninstalling unused or obsolete programs from your computer is as simple as a couple of mouse clicks. Here, ComputerGeeks2Go walks you through the process step-by-step. First, click on your Start button and open up your Control Panel. Now, Windows lets you view your Control Panel in a couple of ways: by list (Picture 1) or […]

How to Defragment Your Hard Drive

Computers are lazy machines. All they want to do is run programs; not file the data for those programs in an orderly manner. Instead, the computer scatters that data all over your hard drive. When you defragment (or “Defrag” for short) your hard drive, you force your computer to gather all of those bits of […]

The Art of the Data Backup – Options for Keeping Your Data Safe and Available

Your computer is making strange noises and the hard drive sounds like it’s trying to grind coffee beans. But it’s no problem for you. You can sit back, safe in the knowledge that you have all your data backed up.  If the hard drive crashes, you’ll just put in a new one, re-install Windows and […]