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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 they will help you fix it. On […]

2019 Wrap Up

As 2019 comes to a close, Tech Lab would like to thank you for your business and support. We value you as our clients and look forward to continuing to working with you in 2020.

Shopping Online Safely

As we approach the holiday season, it is common for people to shop online. However shopping online can be dangerous if you don’t take the right precautions. Tech Lab has put together a list of 7 ways to keep you safe. Protect the device you are using to shop with. If you are using a […]

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 The technology in the computer is outdated already by the […]

Using Passwords- Part 2

I forgot my password. What do I do now???  This depends on where your account is. For websites that require a password, they will have instructions if you have forgotten your password. Some websites will send you a reset link in your e-mail. Other times, you will answer security questions to prove that you are […]

Keeping Yourself Safe Online Using Passwords

For most of your accounts, you will have a user name (sometimes this is just your e-mail address) and a password to log in. The theory is, by entering that combination, you prove that you are you and have the right to do whatever you are doing (e.g., shopping online, social media, etc.).  Unless a […]

Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can be very useful tools. When using keyboard shortcuts, you will need to hold down multiple buttons at a time.  The order that you will press them is indicated in the shortcut. You can hold down the first keys of a shortcut as long as you need to in order to find the […]

Habitat for Humanity

Last week Tech Lab partnered with Onix, Inlanta Mortgage, and AVI Systems to work on a Habitat for Humanity home.  This opportunity was coordinated by Jackson Bubolz of Inlanta Mortgage in Hales Corners and through the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce.  The day started at 8:00 AM.  We broke off into two groups, so unfortunately, […]

Spring Cleaning

Spring officially started in March and now is in full swing. The weather is getting warmer, grass is green, and trees are budding. Warmer temperatures bring out more people which may include you. A change in season may have you thinking about the projects that need to be done both inside and outside of your […]

Malware 101

What is malware? Malware is any kind of program running on your computer that you do not want.  This includes programs that create unwanted ads and pop-ups (adware); that can monitor your activity and steal your data (spyware); or that can lock you out of your machine (ransomware).  Malware of any kind can cause damage […]