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So Long Windows XP – April 8, 2014

Next year one week before income tax is due in the US, Microsoft ENDS support for Windows XP effectively putting older PC’s running XP in “use at your own risk” mode.

Folks can still use XP but it’s over a decade behind newer operating systems leaving it more vulnerable for security holes, viruses, etc.  Also new […]

April 27th, 2013|Misc, Software, Windows|

Apple iPAD vs Droid Galaxy vs. Droid Asus Transformer Infinity TF700 for office work.


I don’t recommend tablets for office work.  However, I have enough Charleston clients asking me for tablet advice because they want a hybrid solution to allow them to get at least “some” office work done on their tablet PC.

My opinion is you can’t get allot of real office work done on a tablet without making […]

Carbonite Backup – New Exciting Changes !!!!

One of my Charleston computer clients David Rosenberg of Insphere Insurance Solutions received a letter from Carbonite notifying him that his Carbonite Pro account  is being retired and replaced by Carbonite Business.  I had to write up an explanation and recommendation to him on what to do.  Here is my advice:
Carbonite Home is $59/pc […]

November 6th, 2011|Business Productivity, Mac, Misc, Security, Software, Utility, Windows|

Celluon Magic Cube Projection Keyboard – This bad boy will turn heads.

The Magic Cube by Celluon is a mobile projection keyboard that runs $170 as of this writing.  Reviews are mixed on this product.  Some don’t feel it’s there yet stating it’s only appropriate for hunt and peck style typing but others are raving about it.

The Magic cube is small, portable and weighs about a pound.

It’s […]

When should I replace my hard drive?

Before going over hard drive replacement, let’s discuss backup.

Most of our Charleston computer clients are running Carbonite or MozyPro for their online backups; our shrewd clients are combining their online backup solution with an additional backup to thumb-drives or external drives; the external drives are rotated offsite, usually weekly.

Provided you have a suitable online backup […]

October 14th, 2011|Business Productivity, Hardware, Misc, Windows|

Clean Your PC

To clean your PC, first unplug the power and if you’re using a laptop, remove the battery and then hold down the power button for at least one minute to discharge any remaining electricity. If you own a desktop, open the case and using your hands, remove any dust or hair clumps and discard. […]

August 10th, 2011|Business Productivity, Hardware, Mac, Misc, Windows|

Email Hijacked? Consider these steps ….

Delson Computer of Charleston recently helped Dan Lorentz of ERA Tides Realty on Folly Road James Island. All of Dan’s e-mail unexpectedly disappeared and Dan was concerned his account got hijacked.

When an issue like this occurs we first have our client re-gain control of their email and change their password to something no […]

August 10th, 2011|Business Productivity, Linux, Mac, Misc, Security, Software, Windows|

A marriage proposal or bring back Office 2003 menus again!

If you’ve been using Microsoft Office for a long time, you may find the newer versions of Office difficult.  In fact, we have numerous clients we provide computer support for in Charleston that ask us to make the newer versions of Microsoft Office look and feel like the old familiar […]

July 22nd, 2011|Business Productivity, Misc, Software, Utility, Windows|

Several free ways to dramatically increase your wireless signal.

I’ve received numerous calls from folks living in condos in Charleston that call and want help improving their wireless reception.  Here are a few free ways you can dramatically improve the wireless reception in your home or office.

Point the antenna(s) of your device up to the ceiling.
Avoid placing your device between you and large […]

March 27th, 2011|Android, Business Productivity, Hardware, Mac, Software, Utility, Windows|

Own a laptop? Consider buying this …

One of my customers is Dr. William and Judy Grossman of Charleston Cardiology on Rutledge St in downtown Charleston.  Judy owns an HP laptop and her laptop’s power supply recently broke and had to be replaced.

Having an extra laptop power supply is important.  I especially recommend them to my local Charleston computer customers.

There are a […]

March 13th, 2011|Linux, Mac, Misc, Windows|