LinkedIn

Shellshock Exploit: Protecting Your Mac

by Roberta Piket on September 27, 2014

in News, Tech Thoughts and Tips

Thanks to my friend Leon Stankowski for sharing this article. If you have a Mac, it should be tested to make sure you aren’t vulnerable to this newly discovered hacking exploit: http://mac-how-to.wonderhowto.com/how-to/every-mac-is-vulnerable-shellshock-bash-exploit-heres-patch-os-x-0157606/ If your web site is hosted on a dedicated server running Linux (most do run Linux), you may need to update your server […]

{ 2 comments }

If you’ve received notice from Microsoft that your Windows XP operating system is “expiring” on April 8th, you may be wondering what to do. Should you upgrade? And what are the risks of continuing to use your computer the way it is? Microsoft has been warning for the last year that they will be ending […]

{ 3 comments }

Award Reflects Company’s Consistently High Level of Customer Service New York Geek Girls has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013. “Only about 5 percent of the companies New York Geek Girls competes with in the […]

{ 2 comments }

Tired of spending a fortune on printer ink?

by Roberta Piket on November 14, 2013

in News, Tech Thoughts and Tips

Want to save money on printer ink? We’ve had good experiences with the inexpensive inkjet and toner cartridges from InkPlusToner.com. They sell both remanufactured cartridges as well as printer ink from the original manufacturer.

{ 2 comments }

Slow Iphone and iOS 7

by Roberta Piket on November 5, 2013

in News, Tech Thoughts and Tips

Has your iphone 4 or 4S slowed dramatically since you upgraded to iOS 7? Has your battery life noticeably declined? Here is an article on how to restore your old phone to iOS 6. Make sure you back up your iphone before you perform the downgrade! If you have not yet updated to iOS 7 […]

{ 1 comment }

Many of my clients ask for recommendations on printers. I set up and troubleshoot a LOT of printers for our clients, and when it comes to inkjet printers, I find Canon machines are generally reliable and easy to set up. So when my Canon Pixma Pro 9000 recently bit the dust after several years of […]

{ 15 comments }

Mac or PC?

by Roberta Piket on March 3, 2013

in Tech Thoughts and Tips

Should I buy a PC or a Mac? This is a question many of my clients have asked me. I am not going to write about why one system is better than the other. The purpose of this article is to approach the Mac from the perspective of a long-time PC user. If you come […]

{ 1 comment }

Reminder: Check Your Backup!

by Roberta Piket on July 9, 2012

in Tech Thoughts and Tips

I’ve said it before, but it can’t be said too often. Backups need to be tested regularly. An unreliable internet connection, a failing USB cable, a drive at full capacity – these are just a few of the reasons a backup may be corrupt. No matter how good your online backup service is (and the […]

{ 0 comments }

Faux Verizon Phishing Scheme

by Roberta Piket on April 10, 2012

in Messages from the Owner, My Computer

This morning I received an email that looked EXACTLY like the billing email notifications I get from Verizon, except it said my bill was $1800! ALthough I suspected it might be a fake, I returned from a trip to Europe recently so it was feasible that some billing erro had occurred when my plan was […]

{ 0 comments }

Great article in the Harvard Business Review: Is Your Smart Phone Making You Less Productive?

{ 0 comments }