5 Tips to Help You Transition to Macs

1. Spotlight Search Pour an extra cup of coffee for your new best friend. Spotlight is a handy-dandy tool to help you find nearly anything and everything on a Macintosh computer. In the top right of your screen you will see a magnifying glass. Click it, and type in what you are looking for. That…

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4 Ways to Increase Your Laptop Battery Life and Charge

1. Keep the Vents Clear Never ever sit your laptop on a couch cushion, or on a mattress, or anything soft that hinders airflow through the little slot on the bottom and sides of your machine. Those vents can suck up dust and debris, clogging up the fans and causing your laptop to work harder.…

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5 Ways to Reduce Eyestrain when using Computers & Smartphones

5 Ways to Reduce Eyestrain when using Computers & Smartphones #1 – The Obvious – Dim your computer or phone screen. There is also the “Auto Brightness” option on most smartphones. With this setting turned on, your phone will automatically adjust brightness according to the amount of light you are currently in. #2 – 20-20…

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Fake Apps Aimed at Holiday Shoppers

Fake apps have made their way to the Apple App Store just in time for holiday shoppers. The apps seemed to have originated from China and pose as retailers such as Dollar Tree, Foot Locker and Nordstrom. While some are harmless, others can steal your credit card information, install malware on your device and also…

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PRINT CONNECT 2016 – Hosted by Copiers Northwest

Join us for the FREE PRINT CONNECT 2016 event, hosted by Copiers Northwest in Seattle this December, 7th, 2016. We will have displays/tables setup from the various partners we are working with as well as manufacturer specialist on all the products. You will be able to mill around at your leisure ask questions, gather samples,…

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Do You Have A Backup Plan?

Data backup is hardly a part of a home computer user’s or business IT administrator’s plans, we all say it will never happen to me or my company, but in reality we are just mentally preparing for the time we lose our data. There are different ways to backup your data including, “On-Premises Backup” and…

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Benefits of Outsourcing IT to Managed Service Providers

Managed Service Providers, otherwise known as MSPs, allow you to offload specific IT operations which in turn provide you with more time to concentrate on your other business needs without having to hire an internal IT team. The benefits of MSP services include: Monetary Savings & Predictable Monthly Costs: “According to a COMPTIA study, 46%…

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Police nab 20 suspects in $126M telemarketing scheme

Federal investigators and Huntington Beach police teamed up Tuesday to arrest 20 defendants named in an indictment alleging a telemarketing scheme involving toner for copiers and printers that ripped off thousands of victims of $126 million. The indictment, which was unsealed Tuesday, alleges there were more than 50,000 victims who paid more than $126 million…

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5 Ways to Stay Secure Online

Stay Secure Online

1. Hook up to a network that you know. Free Wi-Fi is tempting, but be sure that you consider who is providing the connection. Public connections at the local coffee shop are usually unsecured and leave your machine open to outsiders. While these networks provide a convenience, there are risks to be aware of. 2.…

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Canon Is Honored By The EPA

As a supporter of energy efficient manufacturing, Copiers Northwest is proud to see Canon U.S.A win the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Product Brand Owner Award. Congratulations Canon U.S.A.

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