Startlogic Affiliate Program: Buyer Beware

May 24, 2010

NOTE: I have reposted this after another referral was “unqualified”. First instance was on March 30, 2010…

For those of us in the IT contracting/consulting field, affiliate programs provide a very good opportunity to give your clients a little more service without giving them a little more of a Bill, or to tack on a “repeat client discount”. Complete Computer Co. currently uses the Startlogic Affiliate Program, but apparently they like to hide behind the fine print instead of paying out for honestly earned referral customers.

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Review: Sync AND Backup Files Easily with Dropbox!

May 22, 2010

Dropbox is perhaps the easiest way to store, sync, and, share files online. There’s no complicated interface to learn. Dropbox works seamlessly with your operating system and automatically makes sure your files are up-to-date. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and iPAD!

Each computer on which Dropbox is installed must have the available space to hold the entire contents of the Dropbox folder – however, one feature allows you to create a public link for particular files which could, theoretically, be stored in a Google Docs file for shared assess without the free space requirement.

And, for you iPad fanatics out there: check out a review from our friends at pagadgets.com on Dropbox for iPad!

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RescueTime: Time Management Software Shows Time Wasted

May 22, 2010

This is a great little app which has utility for both individuals as well as business environments. With this powerful time management tool and its powerful reporting capabilities, you will see – by the minute – how you spend your time on the PC! Visit RescueTime and check it out for yourself You’re in for quite a surprise!

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Poll: Do you act differently on social networks than in real life?

May 13, 2010

Thoughts?

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New Polling System! Share your voice…

May 8, 2010

do you feel you have control over your privacy on Facebook?

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SEO/SEM: Navigating the Sea of Services

May 6, 2010

If you have a website, you have undoubtededly been on Yahoo! or Google search and found yourself asking “where am I in all these results?”. And chances are even greater that if you’ve asked yourself such a question you may have also sought out services and products that make strong promises to get your site on page one, and fast. But, buyer beware! This is just not the case…

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iPhone 3GS, Now Available With…

May 4, 2010

iPhone 3GS, Now Available Without AT&T Contract in US…(thank God) http://bit.ly/bsun5Y

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Facebook Follows Suit with China in Censoring

May 4, 2010

facebook determines that a link to our blog post encouraging people to be proactive about their privacy settings is "abusive".

Facebook appears to have begun censoring content in a manner reminiscent of the Chinese Government’s “Great Firewall”. A link to our blog post encouraging people to be proactive about their privacy settings was tagged as “abusive”. We know that Mark Zuckerberg has been quoted as saying that he doesnt believe in it, but this is going a bit far. They even seem to be blocking attempted syndication of this blog with twitter and facebook via twitterfeed…

facebook blocking our twitterfeed

 It begs to wonder, how can you not believe in privacy, yet censor posts at the same time? A quick google search for “facebook censoring” returns a plethora of examples of how this is taking place. Are we losing not only privacy, but truth and freedom of information at the same time? Welcome to Facebook: Bringing you the world (the way THEY want you to see it…)

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New Facebook Privacy Settings You Don’t Know About

May 4, 2010

As of May 3, there is a new privacy setting on Facebook called “Instant Personalization Pilot Program” that shares data with non-Facebook websites. It is automatically set to “Allow.” Go to Account > Privacy Settings > Applications and Websites > Instant Personalization, and uncheck “Allow”.

Screen shot view (upper right corner of screen)

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“Data Recovery” myths de-bunked

May 4, 2010

“Data Recovery:  the process of salvaging data from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible secondary storage media when it cannot be accessed normally” – wikipedia.org

Yesterday I was spending time with a friend whom I haven’t seen in quite some time. As usual, when people come into my room and see all sorts of computers and peripherals on my desk, conversations tend to move towards a technical direction. My friend says to me, “I couldn’t turn my computer on – and I was NOT going to spend hundreds of dollars on data recovery”. My jaw dropped.

It was then that I realized that the term “data recovery” is one that is shrouded by two critical falsities: “if my computer doesn’t turn on then my data is lost forever” and ” if I want my data back, i’ll need to shell out hundreds of dollars to do it”. This is simply not the case. At least not always.

(DRAFT)

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Spring Cleaning? Our Complete Tune Up -Now on sale

April 30, 2010

Does your computer: Run Slow? Freeze Up? Display Error Messages?

The Complete Tune-Up could be the answer.
Normal, everyday use can cause your computer to slow down when dust accumulates in the wrong places and programs get installed and uninstalled. Loss of power or incorrect shut-downs can cause files to fragment and become unusable. Computer viruses are becoming rampant and there is always the possibility that one has taken up residence in your machine. Restore your productivity with this important computer maintenance!
• Perform Virus Scan
• Remove Unnecessary Temp Files
• Check For Un-necessary Start-Up Files
• Scan Hard Drive for integrity and full defragmentation
• Clean CD Rom Laser Lens
• Blow out dust – Dust is highly conductive of electricity and can cause permanent damage to your machine!
• Check Fans – overheating can cause thermal shutdown and permanent damage to your machine!

Sale: $59.00

NOTE: Due to the vast number of issues that can cause computer problems, the “Complete Tune-Up” may or may not solve your particular problem.

Visit our helpdesk and we’ll get started today!

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Sturges Bros. chooses CCo for their website

April 22, 2010

Sturges Brothers Construction in Ridgefield, CT has choosen Complete Computer Co to build, host, and maintain their online presence. This will serve not only as a resource to their current Clients as well as prospective ones. We will be working with their marketing team collaboratively to build a rich and classy design for their web presence.

More info to come as we have just begun the domain registration process.

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How Good is Adsense? From Adult Chat to SEO, we test on our own chatroom

April 13, 2010

The screen shots say it all. I joined our chat room (come join us if you ever have a question about computer repair!). I typed in some keywords and within 2 minutes the banner had changed from generic content about “Adult Chat” to an ad for increasing website traffic. Pretty cool.

It is important to note that Complete Computer Co. is NOT the recipient of the Adense revenue, but the ads are delivered by the chatroom program we use.

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CCo receives bid for webmaster of New York Nemesis

April 6, 2010

Semi-professional Womens’ tackle football team The New York Nemesis has submitted a bid to Complete Computer Co for website management services. We look forward to working with them, delivering their visitors a robust site as well as getting their name out there to the major search engines and ultimately adding to those crowds who come out  and support them at their games. 

P.S. If you haven’t checked this out it’s REALLY cool – not to be intended as sexist in any way, but womens’ tackle football is very enjoyable to watch!

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acer laptop not reading full size of new hdd

April 6, 2010

This laptop has just come in and we are taking a look. This Aser Aspire is not reading the full size of a new hard drive that was purchased and installed by a competing repair company. The user reported having brought it somewhere else for the installation and it was determined that they did not properly configure the partitions. We used imaging software to take a snapshot of the drive and properly configured to be one drive letter instead of one letter visible and another portion of the drive hidden.

After pushing the image back to the machine, it was as good as new. Are you having laptop issues that Complete Computer Co. can help you with?

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