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Attn: Carbonite Users

As a reseller of Carbonite Online Backup, I typically tout what Carbonite WILL do to keep your data from being lost in a hard drive failure or other disaster. However, this post is about what Carbonite will NOT do BY DEFAULT. After Carbonite is installed it will scan your computer to find the data file […] Read More

Stickers!

Sticker Mule is now my favorite resource for stickers, magnets and the like. Not only do they run great specials and have top notch quality, but the ordering process, including text alerts for proof approval, is smooth and fast. The stickers pictured above were from a $1 promo they ran in the fall. Today I […] Read More

Backup Reminder

This is a picture of a standard hard drive (not the newest SSD technology). My father has a degree in industrial engineering and the hefty part of his career was spent with companies that manufactured hard drives. So, I’ve heard stories of how they are made, the clean rooms and how an invisible speck of […] Read More

I am a big fan of Anker products. They have reliable products that meet a variety of charging needs at decent prices. The prices today, however, are especially nice as is detailed in this article from PC World. Forget about Christmas in July. This year, you can save big with Black Friday in July. Amazon […] Read More

Apple has released iOS 11.4.1, which offers fixes for some bugs, as well as USB Restricted mode. If you are unsure how to update your device. iMore gives good step-by-step instructions in the link below: Source: How to download and install iOS 11.4.1 on your iPhone or iPad […] Read More

Cord Cutting – Part II

Last summer, after our “cord-cutting” experience, many of my friends suggested that The Computer Monkey should offer cord-cutting services. Due to the varied and unique nature of people’s audio-visual equipment and needs, I had no desire to do that, but I did create a post about our experience to help others who might be thinking […] Read More

The Windows 10 – 1803 Update

Chances are that if your computer runs Windows 10 then you have had a major update in the last few weeks. According to AdDuplex, over 50% of Windows 10 devices have received the 1803 update worldwide, which is significantly faster than the major fall update took. Based on anecdotal and professionally documented information, it is […] Read More

What To Look For When Purchasing A Computer

When shopping for a computer, the processor is one of the most important components that the average computer user never considers. Unfortunately, people will often evaluate a computer based on criteria that doesn’t determine the quality of the computer. And in doing so, they spend more money in the long run because they buy a […] Read More

If you have lost your network/internet connection on your windows pc, there could be a simple fix for getting your connection back. Sometimes the drivers associated with a hardware component on a computer will become corrupted and simply need to be reinstalled. Typically, Windows will automatically install the driver for network adapters for you, but […] Read More

5 Ways To Save Money on Tech Support

Regardless of whether you use The Computer Monkey or another firm to resolve your IT needs, I don’t want you to pay more than you should. There are several things over which you generally have control that can directly affect the final cost of your services. Because support services are typically billed by the hour, […] Read More