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Looking for your files?

I can’t find the file I just saved.  What do I do??? Were you on this computer/device when you saved it? Generally, if you were not on this device, then it won’t be there. Consider also if you saved it to a USB or external drive, or the Cloud because these show up differently on […]

Cloud Storage Solutions

Today there are many different options for Cloud storage. We will discuss what some of the most popular options are and their pros and cons.  Google Drive: drive.google.com Size availability: 15GB free with a free Gmail account but paid accounts give greater amounts of space Space is determined by where the document is housed and […]

Need a Faster Internet Connection?

You made sure you have the right size internet package from your provider. But are you getting what you paid for? When you perform a proper speed test, are you getting the speed you are supposed to be getting?  Many sites have speed tests. Here’s one: https://www.speedtest.net/ Speed tests are meant to be performed with […]

Slow Network Speed?

Now that we are all at home, working, doing schooling, streaming movies or TV shows, doing online gaming, etc. on the Internet, some of you may have noticed that your Internet just isn’t doing the job. Maybe it’s too slow. Tech Lab can advise you to make your wireless Internet faster. Let’s first talk about […]

African Americans in Technology and Computing

February is Black History Month, so we decided to highlight some African American people who have been major figures in technology and computing. We’ve included links where you can read more about the lives of these amazing people. Granville Woods (1856-1910): He was the first African American to be a mechanical and electric engineer. He […]

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 […]