"Tech News" Blog by Crown Computers
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Tips to conserve laptop battery

Just some quick daily tips to conserve laptop battery.

  • If you are using Office Suites, turn off the auto-save function. They keep saving at regular intervals which make your computer work faster
  • Devices that plug into a USB port such as a mouse or keyboard definately drain battery life. You should remove or shut them down when they are not in use.
  • Wi-Fi is a definate battery killer, same as USB devices, turn it off when not in use. Like if you are just using your laptop to watch a DVD or listen to music.
  • Becareful with a dvd or cd thought, just having it inside the drive can run your laptop when it is not necessary.
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HOT TOPIC: CRYPTOLOCK Malware Featured

There has unfortunately been an ongoing trend with some of our client malware issues that has stumped our consultant the the IT community as whole. While having Anti-Malware is your best bet, this sneaky malware goes undetected and it isn't until AFTER it is installed that our consultants see it. It is deep rooted in machine file systems that even if our consultants remove and reformat it is still infected. It isn't until you pay the ransom that it will allow the files to restore fully. This is a HOT issue as rumor has it, it may have affected the FBI and NSA.

Crown Computer Consultants have been working dilligently and for long hours trying to put out these fires. The current threat is called CRYPTOLOCK. 

PLEASE READ THIS FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS MALWARE THAT IS A HOT ISSUE!

This current threat will scan your computer files and attach itself to over 50 file types, which if you can imagine, is a lot of files to weed through. It then demands that you pay anywhere from $100-$300 dollars to fix the issue. PLEASE do not freak out or click anymore. CALL us immediately so that we can rectify or if you can follow a few steps to avoid getting this installed on your computer.

  •  Do not click on anything you are not familar with in your email or attachment. Malware is meant to be hidden so it can be in the form of something familiar like your Facebook, twitter, or bank statement. If in doubt, don't open it.
  • If you are sent a link, hover your mouse over and if the link seems encrypted with a bunch of numbers, don't click it. Again if you do not know who sent it,find out or do not click.

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Crown Computers in the Community

Crown Computers and its consultants prides itself in community outreach. We always try to provide where we can and support when we can. We recently had the privilege of attending a good cause by Alpha Project. Alpha Project is a non profit human services organization that serves over 4,000 men, women, and children each day. Services offered include affordable housing, residential substance, abuse treatement, supportive housing for people with special needs, basic and emergency services for the homeless, transportation assitance, mental health counseling, employement training, preparation and placement, HIV/AIDS education, outreach and prevention, and community services. See more at http://www.alphaproject.org/about-us/

They hold an annual golf tournament in which we participated, attended, and donated.

Sean, our CEO had a blast. 

 

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Google's Compare Feature

We are such an advocator of Google and all of its wonderful products. We equip all our technicians with the latest Iphone's so we can be up to speed with how the latest technology works (or when it doesn't). This helps us to test software and products to better help you, the customer.

Becaus of this, I will try to post about the latest Google News and productivity enhancements for your life and office!

Google Compare is a new little improvement.

Just type in: compare [insert what you want to compare]

and google will give you the results. It is a neat tool if you're anything like me and want to compare ingredients for cooking. 

What will you compare?

 So Crown Computers' normally creates original content but while reading and learning about the new iOS7 and the update I came across this great link.

 

I loved it so much I tried every possible SIRI command listed. I don't know why but talking to your phone is fun and funny no matter what. Because we all have done it or at least wanted to.

I will be posting what the iOS7 is all about and breakdown the features and such but this is just cool to try anyways without the update.

http://imgur.com/a/UUspq

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Excel Keyboard Shortcuts

Similar to our previous post here are some Excel Keyboard Shortcuts

 

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