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What to consider before you buy a new PC

With the holidays approaching, computers are likely to be among the season’s best-selling gifts. But there are so many different types of computers out there, each with varying specifications and capabilities – how do you find the best one for your needs? Whether you’re purchasing a computer for yourself, for your loved one, or for […]

Should you upgrade to iOS 9? Read this first

Apple’s iOS 9 has been available for download for nearly two months now. If you have yet to upgrade, you may wonder whether or not you should. Not everyone has been happy with the new OS, and Apple is still working out the kinks. So if you’re on the fence as to whether or not […]

Office 2016 for Mac is here

For Mac users who have been waiting with great anticipation, Office 2016 for Mac is finally available. The new version is worth the wait; Microsoft has implemented exciting new upgrades to improve the user experience. Office 2016 possesses far superior functionality and user interface than its predecessor, Office 2011. We’ve highlighted some of the new […]

Communication before the storm is key

As it is only a matter of time before the first winter storms hit in many places, you might want to consider taking a look at your company’s business continuity plan. Each year heavy snowfall and other weather-related incidents interrupt services and cost businesses money. One way to prevent this from happening is by communicating […]

Windows 10 – Should I take the plunge?

By Rich Kenney, Vice President, TechSolutions

It’s funny how introducing change into people’s worlds seems to cause so much anxiety. Enter Windows 8 – a relatively large operating system upgrade for PC users that came complete with a User Interface (UI) that left people struggling to even figure out how to shut down their computers.

The importance of Windows updates

By Dan Ayars, Business Development Manager, TechSolutions

When purchasing a new car, appliance, piece of office equipment, etc., what if you were told that the item you’re about to purchase comes with on-going maintenance and improvements at no additional charge? The sales person tells you that his company will let you know when there are any improvements or when you need maintenance, and you won’t be required to visit a repair shop or have a repair person visit your office or home.

Qustodio – Winning the war on child device management

By Dan Ayars, Business Development Manager, TechSolutions

Well, my wife and I finally broke down and got my daughter a smart phone last fall. She was 11 at the time and up until that point I questioned the need for it. Over the previous couple of years, one-by-one, each of her friends got a phone, so the ongoing barrage of “daddy can I get a smartphone” had been happening for some time.

Skype – What’s all the hype?

Skype – What’s all the hype?

By Chris Scerbo | Network Engineer | TechSolutions

Many of you have probably heard of or used Skype. It’s a fancy video conferencing tool that Microsoft recently purchased and a lot of the younger generations were introduced to through the Xbox. Originally one would use Skype to video conference with another Skype user.

TSI Bits & Bytes

TSI Bits & Bytes

By Dan Ayars, Marketing Coordinator, TechSolutions

Good for Mary, good for you, good for us

I am delighted to let you know that our Office Administrator, Mary Morris has been promoted to the recently created position of Service Manager and will be transitioning into the role over the next several weeks.

Windows 7 leaves mainstream support, so what does that mean for you?

Windows 7 leaves mainstream support, so what does that mean for you?

By Joe McNerney | Field Technician | TechSolutions, Inc.

In the last few months, you may have heard that as of the middle of last month, Windows 7 is no longer being supported by Microsoft, but that is not the whole story. Microsoft does have a fairly complicated software support lifecycle, but rest assured, there is some method to the madness, so let’s dig a little deeper to get the rest of the story.