Archive for July, 2011
It was published today that 35% of people who were asked said they would buy the iPhone 5 without knowing anything about it, or any of the new features. That’s amazing that there are that many people out there who will buy a product blind.
We highly recommend not adopting new products or software as soon as they are released, as you never know what issues might come up. Sit back, relax, wait for others to stumble and find the flaws, have them fixed, and then go ahead and get that new toy, phone, computer, or what ever it is! If you have any questions about new hardware or software, call us first to make sure you won’t run into any problems!
When you are upgrading your pc, keep in mind some older accessories may not work anymore, as the original maker may not be updating drivers anymore. This is one of the few times we will suggest to replace something when it isn’t broken.
High Heat? High Energy Usage Day! Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen not only record highs, but record energy usage! Do your part to prevent overloading the electrical system, TURN OFF electronics when not in use! This includes turning off your screens rather then letting them go to sleep, keeping your printer off until needed, and so on! Do your part, and you can help prevent not only a higher electric bill, but prevent an overload from causing you to plunge into a blackout!
When you goto google.com, are you seeing a large yellow box with a warning? If so, contact us ASAP. This could indicate your machine is infected. If you do not feel comfortable following the instructions on how to scan your pc and clean it, Call us ASAP! 610-410-8942
See the image below for an example:
For more information on how Google and alert you to this, you can read more in the Google Blog
“Mac’s don’t get Viruses!” Well, this isn’t completely true, and hasn’t been for a while. In the past, Mac’s were lower on the priority lists for virus programmers because they weren’t as popular as PC’s. Mac’s currently enjoy a ~10% market share, and instances of Mac viruses and spyware are on the rise, so beware.
There are now anti-virus programs for your smartphone, so be aware where ever you surf!
Leaving your subject line blank in your outgoing emails isn’t just bad digital manners, it’s bad for you and the receiver! Blank subject lines cause spam filters to look much harder at your message, and the filter may flag your message as spam!
This is also bad for the receiver, because it makes your message almost impossible to search for and reference in the future.
So take the extra few seconds, and fill in that subject line!
Why pay for anti-virus when there are free ones? Well, the phrase “You get what you pay for” comes to mind, and it’s true. Free anti-virus programs are better then no protection, but wont protect you as well as a trusted paid anti-virus program, such as our currently recommended Norton Anti-virus.
“You gotta see this video” From your friend. Do you click on that email, or not? Most of the time you should not click on links even if you know the sender, even on Facebook! Nothing against your friend, but ya gotta keep your pc safe and clean. “Won’t my anti-virus fix it?” Not all the time! Anti-virus programs are there for your protection, but you still have to be careful, and be aware of what you are clicking on.
You have a office pc, a smart phone, a home pc, and maybe even a tablet; why should you have 3 or 4 different sets of bookmarks? Digital Domains can help make sure your bookmarks and files are accessible everywhere all the time with solutions tailored for your individual needs. Contact us today and find out more!
Digital Domains is now a partner with both Verizon FiOS, Comcast Business Class, and Comcast Residential services. Let us know what your looking for and we can take care of the rest!
In this hot weather, don’t forget that heat is not only bad for our furry friends, but also our electronic friends!
Remember, if you are uncomfortable in the heat and humidity, so are your electronic devices!