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Free Web Services to Backup Your Information

The most valuable part of your computer is the information contained within. Your school documents from current or years past, budget sheets monthyly, pictures from your childrens birthdays. It’s easy to replace a computer when it gets destroyed by a thunderstorm; but to lose those things which can not be reproduced, that’s what hurts. Even […]

August 12, 2011 · brian · One Comment
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The Different Internet Browsers

Everyday, people around the world use their computers to access the internet. What many of them don’t realize is that what they use to do that (typically Internet Explorer) is just a browser, a tool, to reach the internet, and that they have options. Choosing what browser you should use is very similar to choosing […]

July 25, 2011 · brian · No Comments
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Practicing Safe Surfing

Does it pay to be more proactive when browsing the internet?  Why yes it does!  The amount of viruses that linger on the internet is staggering, and the majority of the infections we see come from websites that are … let’s just say, less than kosher.  That is why I’ve decided to give you the […]

July 12, 2011 · jake · One Comment
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Staying Secure by Staying Updated

There’s a lot you can do in the computing world to stay safe and secure, but number one on that list is making sure everything you use is up to date. Trouble is, this isn’t always the easiest task. Here’s a few helpful tips for how to make it a little less stressful. 1) Windows […]

July 9, 2011 · brian · No Comments
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Spilling on Your Laptop or Electronics

Spilling on things, it happens. Sometimes a drink gets knocked over, or a phone dropped in a toilet. What’s the number one thing people immediately do? Try to turn it back on. What’s the number one worst thing you can do right away? Try to turn it back on. It’s not that water and electronics […]

July 5, 2011 · brian · No Comments
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Basic Computer Tips

We’ve got a shorter blog for you today, just a couple basic computer tips that not everyone knows about.  Things that can make your experience with a computer that much better. In any document, e-mail, or web page, you can double click a word to highlight it for editting.  This is handy when you don’t […]

June 30, 2011 · jake · No Comments
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Keeping Kids Safe on the Net with K9 Web Protection

Kids get into everything growing up. Fitting under the sink to hide, sneaking into the circular clothes racks at department stores, and so on. The internet, however, is somewhere they should be protected from. There are a lot of malicious sites that phish for your personal information, sites that deliver adult content (nudity, violence, or […]

June 27, 2011 · brian · One Comment
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Safe Social Networking Tips

Everyone has a Facebook account these days, but not everyone know how to safely and securely use this social networking tool.  We here at Your Information Technologies would like to share a couple of our tips on how to keep your social networking experience, a good one. 1) Anything you put on the internet … […]

June 22, 2011 · jake · One Comment
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Identifying Hardware

There are a lot of different plugs, holes, connections, and parts to a computer. So many that it can be very confusing at times. Well, we here at Your Information Technologies have dug up a chart, that although a couple years old, covers near everything you would need to know. Hopefully this will aide both […]

June 20, 2011 · brian · No Comments
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The Dreaded Malware

Malware, it’s a word that has been passed around quite a bit in the recent years, but we find that a lot of people just don’t know what malware means.  I’d like to break it down for you, and I promise to keep the techno-babble out of it.  Malware is bad, there are no two […]

June 15, 2011 · jake · One Comment
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An Introduction (of sorts)

First off, let me welcome you to our blog. We are Your Information Technologies, a small computer store and service center based out of Kalamazoo, Michigan. We’re your local computer guys and we feel that as such, we are your friends. If you’ve got a problem that involves technology, we’ve got a solution, and we’d […]

June 15, 2011 · jake · One Comment
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