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Google Search Tricks

Ultimate Google Search Tips and Tricks Cheat Sheet

By Jeff Fowler | November 22, 2022
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We’ve done a few posts in the past regarding tips and tricks using Google, such as “5 Google Search Tricks You May Not Know“, but as you know, there are hundreds of things that Google can do. We would like to share some of our top Google Search Tips and Tricks in this “Cheat Sheet”.…

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Purchasing a New Computer

Five Things to Consider When Purchasing a New Computer (Updated 11/2022)

By SandStorm IT | November 1, 2022
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When shopping for a new computer, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options. The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the most important factors when deciding which PC is right for you or your business. 1. What will the PC be used for? This question should always be…

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Bad Battery Life on your device? Here are a few things to check.

By Robert Cleveland | October 17, 2022
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Smartphones are the new way of life in today’s day-to-day life. We can do anything we need to do on a computer from a handheld device. But, what happens if your device’s battery life doesn’t last? In this post, we’ll discuss a few things that you can look at to extend the battery life of your device. Charging…

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Apple computers immune to infections

Are Apple computers immune to infections?

By Josh Yarbrough | September 20, 2022
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“I’ve got a Mac so I don’t have to worry about viruses“. Have you ever heard someone say that before? Being in the tech industry, I know I have heard it many times. It either makes you roll your eyes or maybe consider replacing the ol’ PC with a sleek to new Apple. But what…

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How often should I physically clean my computer?

By Jeff Fowler | September 6, 2022
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Most PC components have heat sinks which basically distribute heat evenly along a larger surface area to allow to the faster dissipation of heat, much like the radiator in your car. You’ll often notice these on the CPU (Typically the largest heat sink), video card, motherboard, RAM and other components. Fans move cooler air across…

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What makes a strong password?

What makes a strong password?

By SandStorm IT | August 30, 2022
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With all the data breaches we see on the news these days, it can sometimes be scary to trust companies with your sensitive information. However, in many cases, sensitive data is gained by an attacker taking advantage of users implementing weak passwords. Today, we will look at some examples of weak/strong passwords and what you…

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What does Facebook know about you?

By Jordan Sanders | November 9, 2021
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Facebook, like Google, is a website with many interesting and relevant features that a large portion of the world’s population find useful.  This is evidenced by Facebook.com being the third-most visited website on the Internet according to Alexa (behind Google.com and YouTube.com).  This level of usage puts Facebook in a similar position as Google for…

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What is cryptojacking and how does it affect me?

By SandStorm IT | October 25, 2021
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Cryptojacking is a term that has been making its rounds in the news lately. Rightfully so, many users are worried about being caught up in these attacks. So what is cryptojacking exactly? Basically, cryptojacking is an attack which secretly harnesses the power of your computer to “mine” for cryptocurrencies, which the attackers can later exchange…

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Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet

SandStorm IT Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet

By Jeff Fowler | October 4, 2021
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In this post, we’ll keep an ongoing list of keyboard shortcuts from posts that have been listed in previous blog posts like “6 Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Know” and “6 More Keyboard Shortcuts You May Not Know“. In this “Cheat Sheet”, we’ll have all of them listed, but with more concise descriptions for easier…

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difference between Intel's i3, i5 and i7 processors

What’s the difference between Intel’s i3, i5 and i7 processors?

By SandStorm IT | August 10, 2021
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If you’ve been shopping for a new PC recently, chances are, you’ve probably seen a lot of “Intel i3” or “Intel i5” stickers on the PC, or somewhere on the packaging. These are Intel’s current line up of processors, the i3, the i5, and the i7. It may be difficult to determine exactly what processor…

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