How to choose the correct Office Suite

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Microsoft Office being the leading Office suite package for both Microsoft Windows and Apple’s Mac computers, it’s good to know the differences so when you are looking to buy an Office suite, you purchase the right one. Every few years we get a new Office suite, but they still have the same packages as we will list below and then… Read more »

How to vote TwinBytes #1 Computer Repair in 2015

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PLEASE READ ENTIRE INSTRUCTIONS OR YOUR VOTE MAY NOT COUNT The time has come to once again vote for your favorite business in the Markham Economist and Sun’s Readers Choice Awards.  It’s in the Markham Economist newspaper as of Thursday October 22nd, 2015 on page 27.  You can fill out the paper or do it online.  Please vote “Twinbytes Inc”… Read more »

Your virus scans are missing infections!

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Did you know that about 17% of PC’s have no virus protection in 2012 according to McAfee & in November 2014 about 10% of Windows 8 computers were running expired virus protection? Aside from these numbers, let’s assume you know for a fact you have a valid working anti-virus installed on your computer, it’s up to date with the latest… Read more »

Windows 10 shares your Wi-Fi password with everyone!

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Microsoft Windows 10 looks pretty awesome, but unfortunately they put a security hole in here thinking it’s convenient for us.  Unfortunately, people forget that the easier it is for you, the easier it is for hackers.  In this case, they don’t need to be much of a hacker if you’re willingly giving them your Wi-Fi password. That’s right, Wi-Fi Sense… Read more »

Windows 10 FREE upgrade

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By now you may have noticed a little white Windows logo down by your time on the task bar.  If you haven’t it looks like this image below.  It’s not a hoax or virus, you can click on it to read the offer. If you click on it you will see (as per the image below, that you are offered… Read more »

How to backup with Cobian Backup

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Backing up your data is critical and besides doing a manual copy and paste of your data from all the various locations, you can program Cobian Backup on what to backup and how to backup.  Once it’s programed the rest is easy.  You can have it on a schedule but you need to ensure your computer has the external drive… Read more »

Are you doing a “True” backup?

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Are you doing a “True” backup?  What’s a “True” backup?  Many people don’t backup at all which is mind blowing, because I do a lot of data recoveries and when I have to repair computers I ask when the last backup was done and it’s either a very long time or never.  But there are those people that do backups,… Read more »

Microsoft Windows support life chart

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Many people want to get a computer and hope it will last forever.  The truth is the maximum support life you can get out of any computer, assuming you purchased it from the initial release date, is 10 years.  That’s 5 years mainstream support plus an additional 5 years extended support.  After that, your computer becomes a security risk for… Read more »

Windows 10 overview

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Microsoft has finally fixed all the things we hated (or at least as far as I’m concerned) from Windows 8 with the soon to be released Windows 10. Have a look at our 8 1/2 minute YouTube video, showcased in this article. Please note that regardless of what features are here or missing, by the time Windows 10 is ready to… Read more »

Technology and your Will when you die

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I don’t do Wills and Estate’s, although I can refer a good lawyer.  However, I do know that with the ever expanding use of technology, so deeply embedded in our lives, there’s something new to consider when updating your Will. Since there is so much information online about us including Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Google+, and more, did you ever… Read more »