How to Protect Yourself Online

So many options are available to you just to use the internet. Which browser should I use? Do I need an adblocker? What are cookies? First of all, what browser do you choose? Google Chrome is the most secure and Tech Lab’s recommended browser. Mozilla Firefox and...

How to Find Lost Files

Everyone has been there. You are working on a document and then either you forget to save it or can’t find where you saved it to. What do you then? Here are some ideas to consider as you look for your file. Were you on this computer/device when you saved it? ...

Slow Computer?

Is your computer getting slow? Here are some ideas to help you improve your computer speed. My computer is slow to start up… #1 Review your computer for any unwanted startup programs.  Be careful when doing this because you don’t want to get rid of needed system...

Scam Emails

Recently, we are seeing some more sophisticated scam e-mails, this is a good time to discuss e-mail safety. First, if you’re not sure about an e-mail, contact Tech Lab at 414-208-4682, and we’ll take a look at it for you. Now let’s talk about what’s safe and unsafe to...

Windows 7 Support Ends January 14

What does this mean?  On a supported operating system (Windows 8 and higher), if Microsoft learns that there are ways for hackers to get in or other things that aren’t working right (bugs), they fix them.  If you have a problem with Windows, you can call Microsoft and...

Repair versus Buying New

A question I often get asked is, “Why should I repair my computer when I could buy a new computer for $200?”. Computers that cost $200 are made of cheap components; that is how they cut costs.  They wear out quickly and they break easily.  The technology in the...