Los Angeles Computer News
Hot Spots in Los Angeles for Geeks Young and Old
With summer in full swing, even the greatest computer repair gurus think about taking a break. However, rather than headingRead more.
Move Over Silicon Valley, Los Angeles Has These Tech Giants of Its Own
You may have heard of Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley has long been known as the center of the tech world.Read more.
Thinking about Streaming? We Asked These Streamers What You Need
When I was a child, my friends would come over, and we would take turns playing the hot new videoRead more.
Become a Mac Wizard with these Hidden Features
Getting a new Mac fills you with excitement. Whether you have just gotten your first MacBook, or you’re a longRead more.
Do You Use CrashPlan? What Computer Backup Service Are You Using Now?
Crashplan’s announcement that they’re ending support for consumer accounts happened in August, and their offer of 60 extra days ofRead more.
Telling Your Computer What To Do With Windows Speech Recognition
You probably already know that your computer can talk to you. Text to speech is fairly commonplace for listening toRead more.
The Hidden Cost of Cluttered Cables
Most computers need a lot of cables to connect them to just about everything else. Business computer services are expertsRead more.
Netflix Tosses the Baby With the VPN Bathwater
Netflix has a problem. The video streaming service is required to license TV shows and movies for every country theyRead more.
Why Microsoft Edge Should Be Your Go-To Browser, and Why It Won’t Be
There’s been a lot of talk about Windows 10 in the tech press. Most of the reviews concentrated on compatibilityRead more.
Top Four Computer Backup Solutions
Pledging to back up all your computer files is like a New Year’s Eve resolution. You mean it when youRead more.
How Encryption Can Avoid the Need for Home Computer Service
Do you think you’ve never used technology so advanced that it needed computer security like encryption? Think again! When youRead more.
As more mobile devices become easily available, issues with touch screens and keyboards become more pertinent for small business ITRead more.
Beware the Trojan Horse!
Among the various types of computer repair Los Angeles consumers need help with the most are problems caused by malware infections.Read more.
Gaming the Systems
Sometimes Los Angeles computer repairs are prompted by heavy gaming use. After all, one of the primary contemporary uses for computers,Read more.
New Look, New Focus for New MacBook
Earlier this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook rolled out the latest development in its MacBook lineup. The simply named NewRead more.
Keeping Your Laser Drives Laser Sharp
Los Angeles computer repairs can cover a lot of different problems, from broken monitor screens to difficulties with the drives andRead more.
The Key(board) to Your Computer Kingdom
One type of computer repair Los Angeles residents may be familiar with is that of fixing their computer keyboards. TheRead more.
More Power to the Computer!
When your computer goes out of whack, searching for Los Angeles computer repair services can be a challenge. When you don’t knowRead more.
Motherboard Knows Best
For many people in Los Angeles computer repairs often involve problems with their motherboard. The ordinary user who is notRead more.
Planning for New Computer Equipment
Throughout Los Angeles business computer services can help customers plan for their future computer use. Just like any other piece ofRead more.
What’s The Picture With Computer Repair?
Wherever we are in Los Angeles, most of us take for granted the workings of our computer monitors, trusting thatRead more.
Google Glass comes on the scene
Changes and advances in technology are quickly zooming into territory that previously belonged only to science fiction. One of theRead more.
Touch Screen Monitors Let You Connect With Your Device
Touch screens have quickly become a key part of our daily experience with communication and internet activity. We use themRead more.
A Guide to Antivirus Software
Creating and providing antivirus software is a big industry in today’s business world. Any L.A. computer repair expert can tellRead more.
Free Office Apps of the Day
Busy computer users often seek out useful office apps to help them with their tasks. These days, the smartphones inRead more.
Best Free Apps (Fr’apps) of the Day
The Apple App Store is currently the best one around. Of course you don’t need an Apple device repair shopRead more.
Computer Maintenance for Hardware and Software
Just like automobiles, a computer needs maintenance and general TLC. Many components of a computer are moving, mechanical parts, andRead more.
A Brief History of Monitors and Connectors
Different types of monitors and video connectors are now available to use with your computer. They range from big toRead more.
Bluetooth Benefits (Bluenefits)
Nowadays just about all new computers, tablets, and smartphones come with a wireless technology built in called Bluetooth. Bluetooth allowsRead more.
The McKinnon Hack
On 15 December 2009, a photograph was taken of Janis Sharp, the mother of Gary McKinnon, and the Liberal DemocratRead more.
Computers and Electronics Repairs
Computers and electronics repairs in general account for an incredibly wide range of businesses, production and day to day operationsRead more.
The Drop Off Computer Repair Hustle
After a certain amount of years repairing in a drop off computer repair environment, around ten in my case, oneRead more.
Computers and computer services
Since their initial concept, development, and implementation, computers and computer services have come a long way in only 70 years.Read more.
Infrastructure of a Computer Network
In a basic office environment, there are a few constants in regards to infrastructure and how a computer network mayRead more.
Where is Technology Going?
Where is technology going? It’s as if new innovations are always bragging about getting smaller, faster, and smarter. Is that aRead more.
Data Recovery in Los Angeles
Data recovery is a burgeoning industry, one that is of ever increasing value and importance in Los Angeles and beyond.Read more.
USB Port repair
USB Port repair can be a troublesome issue. Lets see, what happens? You accidentally rip your cable out and itRead more.
Sick of the Apple Store? We fix MacBooks for less
Have any of you noticed that going to the Apple store is a lot like going to the department ofRead more.
COMPUTER DINING: Liquid spills on your computer
Knut has the worst luck, and he just doesn’t understand it. He has a liquid spill to deal with onRead more.
Brit Who Hacked US Gov’t Fights His Extradition
December 15 2009, a picture was taken of Janis Sharp, Gary McKinnon’s mother, along with the Liberal Democrat leader, NickRead more.
Iranian Military Group Hacks US Espionage Sites
Fars News Agency, a semi-official Iranian news network reported Sunday that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps recently breached the securityRead more.
‘Skinput’ Interface Debuts
Skinput is a system from Carnegie Mellon’s Chris Harrison that monitors acoustic signals on your arm to translate gestures andRead more.
Newborn Blood Samples Held Without Authority
The Texas Department of State Health Services routinely collected blood samples from newborns to screen for a variety of healthRead more.
Wireless Carriers Unite on Software Development
The world’s largest mobile phone carriers say they’re joining forces to make it easier for software developers to write appsRead more.
House Passes Cybersecurity Bill
The House passed a new cybersecurity bill with an overwhelming majority vote. The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, H.R. 4061 has aRead more.
NY Times to Charge for Online Access
New York Magazine reports that the NY Times appears close to announcing that the paper will begin charging for accessRead more.
Online Coupon Search Engine Launched
Are you a thrifty shopper who loves finding online coupons for the best deals on the items you need? IfRead more.
Top 10 Tech Gadgets from CES
Three-dimensional televisions, Internet-enabled TVs, touch-screen “tablet” computers, e-book readers and other fun new gadgets were scattered all over the enormousRead more.
Microsoft Summarizes its Good Year at CES
Today, Microsoft detailed its plans for the coming year at the Consumer Electronics Show. For the second year, Microsoft CEORead more.
India Censored For Sex
While the Kama Sutra and the Bollywood wet sari scene have been imported from the country, it seems that IndiaRead more.
Google Moving YouTube Toward Gaming?
A patent application from Google has been raising eyebrows today. The application is titled Web-Based System for Generation of InteractiveRead more.
Amazon’s Tax Avoidances Shirk Civic Duties
BEFORE finally settling on Seattle as the home of Amazon.com, founder Jeff Bezos briefly considered placing it on an IndianRead more.
Microsoft Loses to i4i
After a three-judge panel on Tuesday upheld patent-infringement charges alleged by a small Canadian company, Microsoft has been ordered toRead more.
DECAF renders Microsoft’s COFEE Obsolete
In retaliation against Microsoft’s Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor (COFEE), which frequently helps law enforcement officials extract data from password-protectedRead more.
Intel’s Anti Competitive Consequences
In an unsurprising move, the FTC has sued Intel for anti-competitive practices this morning. It has been a bittersweet yearRead more.
Facebook’s New Privacy Means Meeting Mark Zuckerberg
This past year has been riddled with mistakes for Facebook, most of them having to do with policy changes theRead more.
Wi Fi Standard is Finally Set
For a technology that’s main draw is being fast, 802.11n Wi-Fi was extremely slow in becoming a standard. It tookRead more.
IBM’s New Server Made for Linux
IBM has just announced the expansion of its server lineup, with a new mainframe system designed specifically for Linux thatRead more.
Craigslist and eBay Get Their Day in Court
Meg Whitman, former eBay chief executive, took the witness stand today to make her case that Craigslist unfairly denied theRead more.
Google Gives Back by not Hogging Good Employees
According the Google, the company removes from consideration one of its superhuman job candidates every now and then, in anRead more.
Is the ‘Black Screen of Death’ Plaguing Windows 7?
Today, Microsoft confirmed that it has been investigating a problem deemed the “black screen of death” by users, which affectsRead more.
Aussie Kids Get Internet Panic Button
In Australia, children who are being bullied, harassed online will be able to call for help instantly using a “panicRead more.
The FTC Finally Puts a Stop to the BlueHippo
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has had it with BlueHippo, which offers computers on layaway to consumers too poor toRead more.
Entire Town’s Network Punished for One Download
The MPAA has just successfully shut down an entire town’s municipal WiFi network because a single user was caught downloadingRead more.
Has Google Tried To Steal a Startup’s Idea?
Reframe It, a new startup releasing a web application, found itself in the position of having something strikingly similar comingRead more.
Steps Closer to a Data Breach Notification Bill
Bills that would require organizations to notify consumers if their personal information has been compromised have been in the SenateRead more.
New Music Rec Machine Rivals Apple’s Genius
Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego have recently been pitting Apple’s Genius music recommender program against their self-proclaimed,Read more.
PayPal Releases APIs
At the inaugural PayPal X Innovate 2009 conference in San Francisco, the company officially announced the PayPal X program, to release APIs.Read more.
The First White Spaces Devices are Up
White spaces, internet connectivity services that run in the unused portion of the television spectrum, have been called “WiFi on steroids” byRead more.
Barnes & Noble Releases the Nook Against Kindle
Today, pictures and details about Barnes and Noble’s forthcoming e-book reader leaked, and it looks exciting, both inside and out.Read more.
Research Group Develops Sonar Power Saving Technology
At the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University, a research group has developed a unique new wayRead more.
iTunes Store Banished Indies from LP
For now, the iTunes LP Marketplace is effectively closed to indie artists. A Chicago-based indie label called Chocolate Lab RecordsRead more.
IBM the Subject of DOJ Antitrust Inquiry
IBM is reportedly facing an antitrust inquiry from the U.S. Department of Justice. Recent actions the company has taken inRead more.
Planted Hotmail Password May Have Flushed Out Phishers
Today, a security researcher said that recently leaked Hotmail passwords may already have been used in a plot involving fakeRead more.
Behind Bars Hacker Causes Confusion
An imprisoned hacker managed to shut down a prison’s entire computer system – after wardens gave him the task ofRead more.
Apple Loves Copyright Law
Woolworth’s insists that its new logo is simply a stylised ‘W’, meant to resemble a piece of fresh produce, butRead more.
Apple Pushes More Unneeded Software
While using any Apple programs on Windows recently, an odd Apple Software Update dialog box has been popping up, informingRead more.
Hacker Expected to Pay For His Crime
Apparently the US, having not taken reasonable steps to protect its security, is now McKinnon, a hacker, to pick upRead more.
Mozilla Moves the Open Source Movement
Numerous export controls from the Commerce and Treasury departments have recently cast a shadow over the software industry, proving thatRead more.
Google Backs Espresso Machine Publishing
On Thursday, Google announced that it is opening up part of its index to the maker of a high-speed publishing machineRead more.
Windows 7 Update Can Take 2 Days
As is always the case with a new operating system, many different performance tests were run by Microsoft to makeRead more.
IBM Suddenly Switches to Symphony
The Handelsblatt, a German economic newspaper, reported with an insider quote that the staff at IBM have been given tenRead more.
Possible Terrorists Had Email Intercepted
In the United Kingdom on Monday, three men were convicted for organizing a plot to bomb several transcontinental flights. AccordingRead more.
AIM Finally Returns the Favor
AOL Instant Messenger finally made the change this July with a new beta for both Windows and Macs that began a move beyondRead more.
Internet Security Turns the Tables
People have tried to hack their way into the computers of others since the introduction of the internet. But as hackingRead more.
YouTube Finally in the Black?
YouTube, the net’s original house of viral videos, is looking to go pro with new major studio films, according toRead more.
‘Broadband’ May Mean Something Less
After the FCC sought comments by August 31 on how the agency should define broadband, some of the biggest U.S.Read more.
WPA Encryption Cracked in One Minute
In Japan, computer scientists say they have discovered a method of breaking the WPA encryption system used in wireless routersRead more.
Will XP Users Finally Switch?
It has long been thought that Windows XP users must be stick in the mud old bags who only stickRead more.
Computer Chips on DNA at IBM
At IBM, scientists have been experimenting with using DNA molecules as a way to create miniscule circuits that could thenRead more.
Twitter Being Used For Good
Twitter, the microblogging program craze, has prompted two researchers to use it as a hedonimeter, or a device that measuresRead more.
U.S. Government Fights Foreign Censorship
The U.S. government has been covertly testing technology in both China and Iran which lets residents break through firewalls set up by their governmentsRead more.
Knol Falls Another Notch
Google’s Knol has never posed any real threat to Wikipedia, but now the knowledge-sharing site is slowly embarassing itself beforeRead more.
Microsoft and IE6 Growing Together
In the recent flurry of YouTube and other sites letting it be known they will no longer support the outdatedRead more.
AOL Gets Into the News
During a phone interview today, Marty Moe of AOL outlined the “structural advantages” AOL enjoys over newspapers, magazines, and televisionRead more.
Windows 7 + Macbook Battery Life = NO GO
Macbook users who prefer a Windows OS have been suffering for a long time due to how much their preferencesRead more.
Broken Licensing Agreement Threatens Skype
eBay has released a statement detailing why they may have to shut down Skype. Apparently the problem stems from aRead more.
New Spam Detector in the Works
At the Georgia Institute for Technology, new software has been developed that can identify spam before it hits a mailRead more.
President’s Safe House Located via P2P
The location of the U.S. Secret Service safe house meant to house the First Family in a national emergency hasRead more.
Microsoft and Yahoo Ink a Deal
Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc have finally agreed to a partnership, a move both companies have been working on forRead more.
OMB Finally Changes Cookie Policies
The last time the federal government reviewed their restrictions on HTTP cookies was created amidst privacy fears in 2000 andRead more.
Karoo Changes Its’ Tune
In the UK, Karoo serves as the only ISP in the area, and they have had a long held aRead more.
Windows 7 is One Step Closer
This afternoon, Microsoft announced that Windows 7 has been released to manufacturing. Essentially, this means that the new operating system’sRead more.
Adobe Offers up Outdated Software; Endangers Users
Adobe Systems has been called out by Secunia, a firm that exposes software vulnerabilies, for the outdated and unsafe softwareRead more.
U of W Develops Self-Destructing Email Technology
Computer scientists at the University of Washington have developed a way to make electronic messages “self destruct” after a certainRead more.
Microsoft Streaming Music Service to Launch Soon
Microsoft plans to launch a music streaming service similar to the massively popular British Spotify. The company aims to haveRead more.
Who Wants Windows 7?
In a recent survey run by ScriptLogic, nearly six in 10 companies admitted to having no intention of updating toRead more.
Amazon’s APIs Off Limits
Amazon has changed the terms of service. Again. This time, the rules surrounding its popular data APIs have made itRead more.
Microsoft vs. Google: Should we Care?
Anyone keeping up with computer news is completely aware of the rivalry between Microsoft and Google. But this battle enteredRead more.
Windows 7 is Coming, but When?
Officials at Microsoft have said that the company expects to begin manufacturing of Windows 7 t before the end ofRead more.
App Store Anniversary
Apple’s App Store opened a year ago today, early on the morning of July 10, 2008 with an update toRead more.
Silverlight 3 Keeps Flash on its Toes
The latest version of Microsoft’s Silverlight player was supposed to be released this morning, but the company’s presentation technology forRead more.
Microsoft Knew About Bug for Over a Year
Microsoft has confirmed today that they were aware of a bug behind an epidemic of Internet Explorer attacks for moreRead more.
Cyberwar Stems from Inexperienced Hacker
After an excess of two dozen high-level websites in South Korea as well as the United States were hit byRead more.
Multiprocessing a Possibility for Firefox
Mozilla is planning to launch a new project called Electrolysis, bringing multiprocess browsing to Firefox. Mozilla claims that doling outRead more.
With Push IM for iPhone You’re always online
Attention iPhone users: Push instant messaging is now available. This means you can now stay connected to your instant messageRead more.
Safari 4 Arrives with New Features
The newest version of Apple’s web browseris now available. The company announced Safari 4 is available for download from Apple’sRead more.
Facebook lets users customize the URL on their profile
Your Facebook profile’s URL right now ends in a string of numbers that is not so easy for anyone toRead more.
Flickr Makes it Simple to Post Photos on Twitter
The most popular way to post photos on Twitter has become the photo hosting service Twitpic. But what about thatRead more.
Zune.net receives new features and content
Zune was down recently as Microsoft updated its site to debut its new content on the website, such as theRead more.
Netbooks Video and Audio speed to Get a boost
Most of today’s netbooks on the market run Intel’s Atom processor, which is not powerful enough to handle the highRead more.
Google’s search data may be able to provide an early warning of flu outbreaks
At the request of the CDC, Google took a look at its previous search data from Mexico. And it foundRead more.
Apple has hiring spree of chip designers for In-House Tech
According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple may manufacture computer processors in house based on anonymous sources, publications on LinkedInRead more.
once-bankrupt CompUSA is making a comeback
CompUSA Comes Back From the Dead with about thirty new stores that comes with aggressive prices, remodeled stores, and in-storeRead more.
New Web Tablet Created By Michael Arrington
Michael Arrington has been on a quest for the past few months to create an inexpensive web tablet. Now photosRead more.
Orchestras Make Mobile Music with iPhones
Back in the day, orchestras required instruments. Now, orchestras are playing iPhones. One such orchestra is The Stanford University ensembleRead more.
FreePress Asks Congress to Investigate Bandwith Caps
Consumer advocacy group FreePress charged Friday that Time Warner Cable is trying to protect its cable TV business from theRead more.
IBM Takeover of Sun Hits a Snag
According to several reports, the merger of IBM and Sun Microsystems appears to be coming apart, after a chain ofRead more.
Laws of Physics Discovered by Computer in One Day
In one day, the laws of motion from a pendulum’s swings was calculate by a powerful computer program – aRead more.
Apple, Stanford Offering Free iPhone Development Courses
Apple and Stanford University will begin offering free videos and course materials on iPhone application development this week. Stanford isRead more.
How To Recycle Your Old Gadgets
Take it to Best Buy: This Feb. Best Buy has adopted a consumer friendly electronics recycling program. They accept mostRead more.
Internet distractions at Work Make Better Employees, Study Shows
If you are ever caught on Facebook or Twittering while at work, just tell your boss that doing so makesRead more.
Introducing the $12 computer
Folks at Playpower.org have found a way to use primitive PCs to help kids learn by bringing affordable computer learningRead more.
Find Yourself Distracted? Get Self Control in a new App
These days, work can be defined as “that which is accomplished while not distracted by the Internet,” Everyone who worksRead more.
Apple’s App store taken over by Pirates
The iPhone’s Application Store is becoming a target for pirates who have illegally cracked twenty percent of paid applications. TheRead more.
Google forms new Venture Fund for start-up firms
Google is forming a $100 million fund to invest in early-stage start-up firms. While fully owned by Google, Google VenturesRead more.
Skype Announces Service available for iPhone, soon BlackBerry
As part of its effort to expand beyond desktop computers Skype is planning to launch its service for iPhone usersRead more.
Google Launches Music Download service in China
Google launched free downloads of licensed songs in China today, while sharing advertising revenues earned with major music labels. baidu.comRead more.
Power Meters uses Twitter to report Energy Consumption
There are twittering athletes, celebrities, and now even appliances are getting into the twittering craze. The Tweet-a-watt kit from AdafruitRead more.
Entrepreneurs find success in Gadget Startups
Consumer electronics startups are the new frontier for entrepreneurs. Once thought to be an expensive business skewed in favor ofRead more.
Why do I have this machine? Things to Do With a Netbook
For simple browsing, e-mailing and perhaps even listening to music, the little laptops are ideal anything. Work related tasks however, areRead more.
AT&T Joins With Music Industry to Fight File Sharing
“AT&T, one of the nation’s largest Internet service providers, confirmed on Tuesday the company is working with the recording industryRead more.
“I am working with a couple of large companies that are purchasing web and collaboration software stacks from Microsoft, IBMRead more.
Songbird Bug Accidentally delete iPods songs
A critical bug has been discovered that deletes all music from an iPod when it’s connected to The songbird MediaRead more.
Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 8 in bid to recapture market share
At 12:00 pm Thursday, Microsoft attempts to reclaim the Web with its release of Internet Explorer 8, with new featuresRead more.
Sun Microsystems in Talks to be bought by IBM
IBM is in talks to buy Sun Microsystems Inc, sources with knowledge of the matter said, a move that couldRead more.
State Hearing Reveals Premier Election Solutions Systemic Audit Log Failure
In a State hearing Premier Election Solutions admitted that the audit logs produced by its tabulation software can miss significantRead more.
Gmail breaks into the top 10 most visited sites in the US
Gmail overtakes YouTube as 10th most visited US site. More interestingly, Google’s Gmail passed YouTube in order to make the list.Read more.
Microsoft announces Windows Media Center Ultimate Install Contest
2009 Windows Media Center Ultimate Install Contest promotes Windows Media Center via a custom home installation project. The goal isRead more.
Google Introduces Google Voice
Google Turns Voicemail Into E-mail with its latest service: Google Voice. The new service works with Google’s Gmail, allowing a person to store voicemailRead more.
Apple Introduces New iPod Shuffle That Talks
Apple has recently introduced a new 4GB iPod shuffle. The new model has no buttons other than the shuffle modeRead more.
Tech Fest 2009
“Ars Technica has a very thorough post of some of the technologies that Microsoft researchers showed off at TechFest lastRead more.
Windows 7 Testers Going Unheard?
Windows 7 beta testers are disputing whether or not Microsoft’s is paying attention to their feedback. The argument follows a blogRead more.
Carbonite really stinks
“In the aftermath of disclosures that Belkin employees for good reviews on Amazon, David Pogue reports in the NYTimes thatRead more.
Has Your Surgeon Wii-d yet?
Don’t let a smart kid hear about this. I can see hear it now: “But Mom, to become a surgeon IRead more.
Dell Gives a Preview of It’s Slim Notebook
Have you seen the Mac that fits in the envelope? Or the slick way more and more screens look likeRead more.
Money Saving Notebook Tips
4) Defragment the memory Well, it’s a notebook tips kind of day. Previously, I wrote about getting a longerRead more.
Refresh Your Notebook
In these tough economic times, replacing a notebook computer is not a desired expense. Many people believe that when theirRead more.
Have your books been Kindle-d?
This winter there is a new kind of Kindle that is hot. It’s not the itty bitty sticks or DuraflameRead more.
Yes, we are in the computer support business. And, yes, you would think we do get the customers that weRead more.
Apple To (finally) Change Some iTunes Pricing
Does the expression “DRM- Free Pricing” mean anything to you? Well, if it doesn’t now, it may soon affect yourRead more.
Can LittleBigPlanet Save PS3?
LittleBigPlanet is the latest customisable platform game to gain some attention. It is designed especially for Sony’s Play Station 3Read more.
Music Download Sales for 2008 Up from 2007
Gee… what a shocker! With more tech gadgets allowing for music to be played with greater quality and availability, thisRead more.
From All Of Us…
… at PC Fixer Wishing you a healthy and prosperous 2009! Happy New Year!Read more.
Time Magazine’s 50 Best Websites of 2008
Well, as I noted before, it is that time of year for lists. Mostly “Best of” and “Worst of” withRead more.
Where is Santa Now?
Unlike many youth of previous generations who wondered which house Santa was at on Christmas Eve, or when he wouldRead more.
How Much is 800 Billion Yen?
The answer: $9 billion. The importanc: That’s how much Panasonic has agreed to pay for the purchase of Sanyo. TheRead more.
Tis the Season for Preventive Medicine
Did you get a flu shot this year? Are you downing the echinacea? Or are you more of a VitaminRead more.
Dell Trying To Go A Bit Greener
Computer companies are not known for their efficient packaging. A disc and 50 page instruction manual will arrive in aRead more.
Holiday Recycling Your Hard Drives? Build a Tree
Well, you know someone out there is either a) bored, b) procrastinating or c) wishing they had gone to artRead more.
From Tamagochi to Webkinz
Many of you may remember the excitement around 1996 to 1998 over Tamagochis. The novel virtual pets were cute eggshapedRead more.
What did you search for this year?
As with so many December traditions, the Top Ten List seems to dominate. From Barbara Walters to Yahoo, everyone wantsRead more.
Virus Prevention Checklist
It never hurts to have a reminder of what to look for…. Make regular back upts of all important files.Read more.
Make Some Money with YouTube
Yes, it’s true you can actually make some money posting videos on YouTube. What’s even more exciting, is that manyRead more.
Various Gadget Parental Controls – How to Set Some UP
Kids are often much more tech savvy then they think their parents are. But there are few gadgets today thatRead more.
National Free Wirelesss?! Hmmm…
Today the White House has announced it’s strong opposition to the FCC’s recommended free wireless internet plan. The current administration officials areRead more.
Happy Birthday Mouse-y Baby!
Whoo hoo! Today is the mouse’s 40th birthday! And I’m not talking about Walt’s adorable cartoon, but that handy deviceRead more.
A Human Replacing a Computer Program — How Refreshing!
Have you ever heard of Techmeme.com? It may not be a common site in most people’s www lexicon, but forRead more.
Amazon, Apple & Apps… oh my!
Once again, Amazon.com is taking the lead in an effort to dominate the e-commerce world. Wednesday they made available anRead more.
On the Rise– Mobile Internet Usage; Slowing Down — PC Internet Usage
¦lt;br /> According to analyst firm Nielsen Online, mobile internet use is growing while the number of people going onlineRead more.
How-To: Vacation Auto Response on Yahoo! Mail
Going away for a long weekend or holiday vacation? Actually leaving the computer and handset behind? But you know the truthRead more.
Can Video Games Beat The Recession?
Does the cost of a new console and the related games intimidate you? But what is more scary, an initialRead more.
Apple on Sale?! Oh My.
That’s right, the day after Thanksgiving, more commonly known as Black Friday, Apple will be offering discounts on many products,Read more.
Mount Haleakala in Maui Island, Hawaii To Be The Home Of World’s Largest Digital Camera
Yes, you read that correctly. A 1.4 billion pixel (or 1400 megapixel) camera will scan the night’s sky looking for renegade near-EarthRead more.
Beat Speed Traps with your iPhone
“Two mobile applications, NMobile and Trapster, are giving drivers up-to-date maps of speed-enforcement zones with live police traps, speed cameras orRead more.
Is User-Generated Video Getting Sidelined by the Pros?
Lately it seems that the videos of YouTube are less about the general public trying to find their 15 minutes ofRead more.
The (Blackberry) Storm Arrives Friday
In a valiant effort to compete with the iPhone (and AT&T’s cash flow due to their association), Verizon welcomes theRead more.
Video Consoles Cost in More Ways Than You Think
Are you an avid gamer? Do you ever leave your machine on, even though the game is over? More andRead more.
PC Magazine to Stop Printing
In the world of the PC, PC Magazine is an industry standard magazine. Founded in 1982, it was at times soRead more.
Firefox 2 being killed
According to Mozilla and other sources, Firefox 2 and Gecko 1.8 will soon be left behind some time in mid-December.Read more.
Updated Windows Live Services Introduced by Microsoft
Microsoft Corp. announced yesterday the next generation of Windows Live — an integrated set of online services that make it easierRead more.
Payments & Virtual Gifts Are Coming Soon to MySpace
Yesterday, November 12, 2008, MySpace COO Amit Kapur announced that his company is working on its own payments and virtualRead more.
A Bit of Inspiration: Handicapped Hardcore Gamer’s Extreme Controller Modifications
Your typical videogame controller modification is usually for looks, style or function. But rarely are they ever for necessity. However,Read more.
Gmail Gains Voice & Video Chat
Gmail’s budding reputation as a communication hub for more than just e-mail received a major endorsement today with the additionRead more.
iPod and Wikipedia… How They Got Their Names
Don’t you ever wonder where branding names come from? Ten years ago the terms iPod and Wikipedia wouldn’t have hadRead more.
Cyber criminals target Facebook users
According to an article published Monday in the Sydney Morning Herald, Facebook has been infiltrated by Nigerian scammers and otherRead more.
BBC News Reports: Study shows how spammers cash in
Spammers are turning a profit despite only getting one response for every 12.5m e-mails they send, finds a study. ByRead more.
The Black Berry Storm is Coming Soon
According to the Verizon website, whether traveling to Europe for an international conference or to Asia for a business meeting,Read more.
AT&T to acquire Wi-Fi network provider Wayport
AT&T announced plans on Thursday to acquire Wi-Fi network provider Wayport in an estimated $275 million cash deal. The acquisition expandsRead more.
Microsoft Launches BizSpark to Help New Companies
Microsoft has launched a broad new effort, known as Microsoft BizSpark, to help entrepreneurs and startups get off the groundRead more.
Google Ends It’s Advertising Deal with Yahoo!
In a move that’s not terribly surprising, Google announced via blog post today that it is scrapping its search advertisingRead more.
Firefox Reaches 20% Marketshare for the First Time Ever
The good folks at Mozilla are trumpeting a new report by global analytics service Net Applications that documented a 20%Read more.
New Senior Vice President of Devices Hardware Engineering at Apple
According to today’s Apple website, Mark Papermaster is joining the Apple company as senior vice president of Devices Hardware Engineering,Read more.
Political Sites Scale Up for Election Night Traffic — GO VOTE
News sites and political blogs are expecting extraordinary traffic tonight as Americans track results of the Presidential election, and areRead more.
Windows Media Player 12’s surprising new features
Though many previously bundled applets now will ship separately to Windows 7, Windows Media Player remains part of the coreRead more.
The New AOL.com Gets Social
Thursday AOL announced that social networks are front and center in the latest redesign of their homepage AOL.com. The company announced it willRead more.
HD Netflix streaming comes to Xbox 360 first
It’s something you can’t get on the Roku. Nor on LG’s BD300. Nor on Samsung’s P2500 / P2550 Blu-ray players.Read more.
The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne Works Toward a More Personal Freakout
Twenty-five years ago, The Flaming Lips burst out of Oklahoma City with deafening noise and ambition to spare. Today, itRead more.
RAID 5 to stop working in 2009?
Increasing storage and probability of hard disk failure will crash into eachother in a year or so. Apparently, RAID 6 isn’t far behind.Read more.
Watching Tonight’s Presidential Debate Online
For those who no longer have a television or whose schedules don’t coincide with the timing, watching live TV events can beRead more.
Blizzcon 2008 and Diablo 3
Blizzcon is a semi-regular convention held by Blizzard Entertainment to celebrate their major franchises: Warcraft, Diablo & Starcraft. This year’sRead more.
An “Unprecedented Crisis”: World Bank Under Cybersiege
Through various sources, including a Fox News report, there have been large-scale and possibly ongoing security breaches at the World Bank.Read more.
“The Dock” Receives a Patent
Finally after nine years, on Tuesday the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) awarded Apple and inventor Steve JobsRead more.
Using Money As Incentive For Competition On Consoles? Soon, possibly.
Has gaming for “real dollars” left the internet and arrived on your favorite console? If not now, apparently very soon.Read more.
House of Representatives Adopts New Third-Party Web Site
For use by members of the US House, provided that they use it for “official purposes” and not personal, commercial,Read more.
Kauai is not Oahu as far as computers are concerned
I just returned home from a nice vacation in Kauai. I was surprised at how few internet cafes there were.Read more.
Report Critical of U.S. for e-waste Disposal Practices
“In what may be the least astonishing news of the day, some major US companies who say they are environmentallyRead more.
Software Can Detect Spin in a Politicians Speech
“According to an article in NewScientst Tech, there is now software that can identify the amount of spin in aRead more.
iPhone 2.1 Update Released
Apple rolled out version 2.1 of its iPhone software last Friday, and widespread reports suggest that it successfully fixes numerous problems,Read more.
New Aluminum MacBook?
If we take the word of Citigroup analyst Richard Gardner, the much rumored new aluminum MacBooks are already winging theirRead more.
The Best Gaming Laptop Ever – New Report
“Gameplayer has gone live with their winners for the best gaming laptops money can buy as of Q3 2008. TheRead more.
Best Buy Purchases Napster
MarketWatch reports that Best Buy has decided to spend 54 million dollars to purchase Napster. In total the deal amounts to approximatelyRead more.
Internet Explorer 8 Reports Back to Microsoft!
“Microsoft has defended the Internet Explorer 8 tool that suggests sites based on URLs typed into its address bar, claimingRead more.
World’s Fastest Wireless Network Tested by Scientists
“Scientists in Pisa, Italy claim to have set a new world record for the fastest wireless data transmission. They reportRead more.
Want to Copy a DVD?
In the U.S., the movie and video industries continue to search for what they feel to be acceptable ways to letRead more.
Microsoft Hires Windows “Gurus” to Troll the Aisles at Best Buy
As part of Windows Vista’s $300 million marketing rehabilitation, Microsoft will initially hire a wave of ‘Windows Gurus to walkRead more.
Working with the computers at Studio 1-on-1 in Venice, CA is rockin!
The two brothers from Studio 1-on-1 in Venice, CA run the best personal training center in all of the LosRead more.
San Francisco Hunts for Mystery Device on City Network
“With costs related to a rogue network administrator’s hijacking of the city’s network now city officials say they are searchingRead more.
Private Investigator in Los Angeles
Today visited Eric at Hoverview Investigations. He is an amazing private invesitgator and you can check out his website atRead more.
Sage Software, Timeslips and AccPac
I dont know if any of you other techs out there have had a lot of dealings with Sage. TheRead more.
SEO and Southern California Computer Repair Businesses
PC Fixer has invested somewhat in Search Engine Optimization and is somewhat happy with the results. As we have learned,Read more.
Verizon Westel modem router is a pain
Today we struggled with Verizon to support their Westel DSL modem router. It always amazes me how Internet Service ProvidersRead more.
Unremovable Infections in Los Angeles computers
So many of these are infecting Los Angeles computers lately. It isnt that they are unremovable, it is just thatRead more.
Sound Cards and Custom-Built Computers
PC Fixer started it’s business building custom audio computers way back in 1995. Those were the days. Samplitude, Cakewalk, Wavelab,Read more.
Top 11 Ways to Tune Up a Computer
PC Fixer in Los Angeles has been perfecting the PC tuneup process for over 13 years. Want to make yourRead more.
Top Ten Programs for A Computer Consultant
Being a computer consultant in Los Angeles can be a challenge. Having the correct software is crucial to our work.Read more.
Vista Antivirus is a fake antivirus malware infection
PC Fixer sees quite a bit of malware infections in the Los Angeles Computer Repair business. Recently Vista Antivirus hasRead more.
TSW and the dongle needs food
Eastern Car Care in East Los Angeles had a problem: Their gas station management software just stopped opening. Mysteriously theyRead more.
Straight outta West Los Angeles…from the trenches of the Malware Battleground!
I didnt have to fight one virus or spyware today! This is highly unusual. I think it is because IRead more.
Fix the motherboard heatsink with superglue
I opened the dead computer case today to find a motherboard heatsink clip had pulled loose from the motherboard. IRead more.
Photoshop CS3 Software Issue Fixed
Today I visited SignZone in Los Angeles. They have so many different machines…expensive printing machines. Roland Plotter Cutter Model # CX-500 isRead more.
OkiData 320 Turbo Printer was a pain
I made a visit to ProTech today on my day off. What a waste of 2 hours. I was defeatedRead more.
Another day, another malware infection defeated
As this is my second blog, I have to wonder what my angle is. I realize that there are millionsRead more.
What a day…PC Fixer fighting viruses in Los Angeles again
Hello all, this is Captain Robert of the SS PC Fixer. Another day, another virus extinguished. I cant help butRead more.