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Ransomware is Still a Major Problem in 2019 | A+ Computer Repairs

Ransomware is Still a Major Problem in 2019

Even though the “cryptojacking” cyber threat has been dominating news headlines over the last couple of months, ransomware is a risk that computer users in the High Desert should keep in mind. The spectacularly damaging WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks …

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Custom Computer Builds Regain Popularity Among PC Gaming Enthusiasts

Custom Computer Builds Regain Popularity Among PC Gaming Enthusiasts

Video gaming platforms go through trends and cycles. In the early 1980s, it took a while for video game consoles to establish market dominance over arcade machines. Once compact disc and DVD technology became part of desktop computing, game developers …

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Fake Pizza Coupons and Beyond the Grave: New Malware Threats | A+ Computers

Fake Pizza Coupons and Beyond the Grave: New Malware Threats

Two new cyber threats have been detected by information security firms in early March; one of them appears to be part of a hacktivist campaign while the other involves fake Little Caesars pizza coupons. The hedge funds already affected by …

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Apple Continues to Fight Against Independent Repair Shops

Apple Continues to Fight Against Independent Repair Shops

Despite getting negative press reports about the practice, tech giant Apple continues to suppress services rendered by shops that are not aligned with the Apple Store or the company’s very small network of authorized repair partners. In late 2018, Antonio …

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Upcoming Windows 10 Update May Take Up More Disk Space Than Usual

Upcoming Windows 10 Update May Take Up More Disk Space Than Usual

Microsoft has announced that previews of its next major upgrade to Windows 10 will soon be released to users in the insider program. Among the upcoming features, one that stands out is called Reserved Space. Windows 10 Becomes Bigger and …

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Smart Homes in 2017: Why Security Matters

Smart Homes in 2017: Why Security Matters

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, tech journalists were excited by the prospect of smart home automation, which is set to have its breakthrough year in 2017. If you have thought about welcoming smart appliances and other …

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New and Sophisticated Malware Exclusively Targets macOS Users | PC Repair

New and Sophisticated Malware Exclusively Targets macOS Users

One of the biggest misconceptions often heard by information security experts is related to Apple products, particularly those that run on the macOS platform formerly known as OS X. Quite a few Mac users in the High Desert and across …

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Better Late Than Never: The Windows 10 October 2018 Update | PC Repair

Better Late Than Never: The Windows 10 October 2018 Update

After an embarrassing series of bugs, technical issues, delays, and mishap, Microsoft finally announced a wide release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, which became safely available to all desktops, laptops, tablets, and hybrid devices two months after the …

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Should You Repair, Reuse, Recycle, or Replace Your Old Computer in 2019?

Should You Repair, Reuse, Recycle, or Replace Your Old Computer in 2019?

Desktops, laptops and hybrid devices were some of the hottest items gifted this holiday season, and this means that many people across the High Desert are now contemplating what they should do with their old computers. If this is your …

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Major Issues Delay Windows 10 October Update Fixes Once Again

It has been more than two months since Microsoft made a difficult but ultimately wise decision to indefinitely postpone the release of its Windows 10 October Update, and it looks as if the delay will continue well into December. The …

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