13 Signs You Might Be A Geek

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎05-25-2017 11:01 AM (120 Views)

Crazy about comic books? Smitten with sci-fi? Ga-ga for gadgets? Then today, Geek Pride Day, might just be for you.

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Peekaboo is Someone Watching You?

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎04-13-2017 05:14 PM (686 Views)

One of the things we often see when we work on clients’ computers is a covered webcam – usually with a strip of tape, occasionally with a post-it note, band-aid, or, in some more extreme cases, with paint or nail polish. It’s understandable to see a camera lens pointed at you and wonder what it’s doing. After all, how do you know somebody’s not watching it right now? This made the national news last year when FBI director James Comey, following advice he’d seen online, admitted he taped over the camera on his computer. This might very well leave you wondering if this is something we need to worry about or do in our daily lives.

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Internet Safety For Your Kids

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎02-25-2017 05:19 PM (1,094 Views)

Concerned about keeping your kids safe online? You're not alone. The Internet has a wealth of benefits for you and your family. Parents can help keep that online experience with these tips from our Geek Squad Agents.

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20-Year Ride to Excellence

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎06-17-2014 10:11 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:45 AM by Geek Squad Agent (643 Views)

My, how time flies when you’re having fun.

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Imagine this – you are sitting at home minding your own business when you receive a phone call from an official sounding person telling you that your computer is seriously infected with viruses. They say they will help you out and eliminate the viruses if you will provide a credit card number.

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Where did that file go? (Digital Storage Basics)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎03-15-2013 10:48 PM (717 Views)

Saving digital files used to be so easy — just hit “Control-S”, and “Bam!” — your spreadsheet was saved. If you wanted to take the file with you, you just burned it onto a CD, and you were off.

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In 1926, Robert H. Goddard launched the first liquid propellant rocket. In 1957, the Russians launched Sputnik 1, the first satellite in space. In 1969, the Americans put a man on the moon. And on December 1, 2012, Geek Squad sent an Agent’s badge into low orbit.

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Tech Up the Holidays: Building Out Your Light Display (Part 3)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-30-2012 06:48 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 12:00 PM by Geek Squad Agent (237 Views)

In part one of our Holiday Light Show series, we showed you how to set one up using computer hardware with a light controller. In part two, we covered how to control it using specialized software. In our final segment, there are a few extra items to consider before settling down with a big bowl of candy for the trick-or-treaters to arrive.

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Breaking news, readers: Disney just announced that they are acquiring Lucasfilm from George Lucas today, to the tune of $4.0.... While George Lucas will be staying on as a consultant to the Star Wars series, he announced “It’s now time for me to pass ‘Star Wars’ on to a new generation of filmmakers.”

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Windows 8 DIY: Demystifying the Start Screen

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-29-2012 06:59 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 12:35 PM by Geek Squad Agent (240 Views)

Windows 8 is finally here — and everywhere you go, people are talking about it. Most electronic retailers are now carrying Windows 8 devices (laptop & tablets) pre-loaded & ready to use, and people are beginning to purchase them and take them home.

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Agent Tim’s Personal Top Android Game Picks

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-17-2012 07:56 PM (669 Views)

Mobile phones, tablets and portable computers — oh my!

 

In a world that is constantly on the go, we are always looking for new ways to be entertained while on the road, in the air or relaxing at home. The Google Play market for Android devices gives mobile app users a wonderland of games to keep them occupied any time of the day. Here a few of my favorites that won’t break the bank!

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Cracked Screens 101: How They Happen, How to Avoid Them

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-16-2012 08:23 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:42 AM by Geek Squad Agent (9,851 Views)

Ah… portable electronics — the joy of modern technology. The most appealing thing about touchscreen phones, notebooks, netbooks and tablets is their portability. We take them just about everywhere we go. We toss them in our backpacks, our purses, and our pockets. And sometimes… they pay the price.

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Tech Up the Holidays: Building Out Your Light Display (Part 1)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-12-2012 08:27 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 11:57 AM by Geek Squad Agent (2,486 Views)

While holidays may bring out our creative side, they also bring out our crazy side. Few things bring out both like holiday decorating. As a Geek Squad Agent I love to use technology, which in this case means one thing – a computer-controlled holiday light show. Here’s a break-down of how to to put together this year’s Halloween show.

 

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Don’t Let System Slowdowns Ruin Your Game

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-05-2012 10:43 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:57 AM by Geek Squad Agent (681 Views)

For gamers, few things are as aggravating as losing a game because your computer lagged at the wrong moment. Getting the most out of your PC gaming system doesn’t mean you have to buy the most expensive hardware available. You can reduce slowdowns and increase your fun with some basic computer optimization.

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Dorm Life 101: Handy Appliances for a Healthier Student

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-01-2012 10:49 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:58 AM by Geek Squad Agent (957 Views)

Did you know that on average, college students pack on more than 10 lbs in their first year of school? Dorm food and irregular eating schedules seem to be the culprits behind this trend. As your student continues to settle in this school year, consider outfitting your college-bound kid with four fantastic tools to help them make healthy eating choices as they adjust to life away from home.

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Fake “FBI” virus scam alert (Beware of Reveton)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎09-10-2012 10:52 PM (2,972 Views)

So you’re sitting there, innocently using your computer, when a window flashes on the screen, bearing the logo of the FBI. You’ve been locked out of your computer for breaking some not-too-specifically-identified copyright law. The solution on the screen? Pay a fine to the “FBI” to “unlock” your computer and use it again.

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NASCAR – the roar of the cars, the cheering of fans, the rumbling of the seats as cars race by. NASCAR races are, by their very nature, exciting events.  And they’re about to get even more exciting.

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For many parents, sending their kids off to college can be bittersweet. Fortunately, technology can help offset the feelings of separation by keeping family and friends in touch despite the distance.

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Americans Abroad: Using Your Mobile Phone While Visiting the UK

by GeekSquadUK on ‎07-27-2012 11:14 PM - last edited on ‎04-20-2016 11:28 PM by (623 Views)

With international athletes converging on the UK this summer in their quest to be best, we’ve reached out “across the pond” to our fellow Geek Squad Agents in Great Britain to help us with a tech tip series for Americans attending the festivities in the UK. Read on!

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Americans Abroad: Taking Your Technology With You

by GeekSquadUK on ‎07-27-2012 11:09 PM - last edited on ‎04-20-2016 11:27 PM by (282 Views)

With international athletes converging on the UK this summer in their quest to be best, we’ve reached out “across the pond” to our fellow Geek Squad Agents in Great Britain to help us with a tech tip series for Americans attending the festivities in the UK. Read on!

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Americans Abroad: London Through the Eyes of Your Smartphone

by GeekSquadUK on ‎07-26-2012 11:16 PM - last edited on ‎04-20-2016 11:26 PM by (489 Views)

With international athletes converging on the UK this summer in their quest to be best, we’ve reached out “across the pond” to our fellow Geek Squad Agents in Great Britain to help us with a tech tip series for Americans attending the festivities in the UK. Read on!

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Americans Abroad: How to Send Postcards Back Home from Your Smartphone

by GeekSquadUK on ‎07-24-2012 11:18 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:49 AM by Geek Squad Agent (322 Views)

With international athletes converging on the UK this summer in their quest to be best, we’ve reached out “across the pond” to our fellow Geek Squad Agents in Great Britain to help us with a tech tip series for Americans attending the festivities in the UK. Read on!

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DNS-Changer malware could shut off your internet

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎07-08-2012 03:42 PM (233 Views)

On Monday, July 9th, thousands of internet users could find themselves without internet when the FBI finally shuts down the DNS-Changer malware.

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BYOD: Bring Your Own Device (To Work)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎06-24-2012 01:25 PM (395 Views)

Not a lot in our lives these days is more personal than those  cool slabs of connectivity in our pockets – our phones. No matter what systems power our devices – IOS or Android, RIM or Windows – we each make the device ours in countless ways by adding everything from apps to maps, from tunes to tweets.  It’s how we talk to the world, how we listen, how we play – and how we work.

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At forty community-based camps this summer, Geek Squad Agents volunteer to teach youth tech basics in a fun and inspirational way; five camps tailored for military bases as part of national Joining Forces initiative 

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Outdoor Adventuring with your tech (without smashing it to bits)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎06-06-2012 01:40 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 11:22 AM by Geek Squad Agent (162 Views)

Summer! Time for adventuring in the great outdoors. The warm weather may have you thinking of heading out for some camping, biking, swimming or even kayaking.  The good news is that with a little care, you won’t have to leave your tech behind when enjoying some off-road adventure.

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Summertime = Road Trip (enhanced by tech!)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎05-29-2012 01:53 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 11:53 AM by Geek Squad Agent (257 Views)

Summer time is nearly upon us, the hot sun & blue skies bringing thoughts of road adventures.

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May 25th has several holidays that Geek Squad Agents enjoy — including Geek Pride Day, Towel Day (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), the Glorious 25th of May (Discworld) and the anniversary of Star Wars’ release.

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Backing Up Your Data: Why Redundancy Matters

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎02-01-2012 01:11 PM (172 Views)

Have you ever had that sick feeling in your gut when you think you deleted a really important file and aren’t sure if you can get it back? Trust me – I’ve been there, and it is the worst. Since that fateful day, I learned to back up duplicates of all my data on external drives.

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Today is Veteran’s Day. The Geek Squad would like to honor everyone who has served in the United States Military. If you know someone who has served or is currently serving in the military, please take a moment to thank them for all the sacrifices they have made for our country.

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Geek Squad Service Center affected by snow storm

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎11-01-2011 01:59 PM (243 Views)

Much like a majority of the United States on the eastern seaboard, a Geek Squad Service Center has also been affected by the recent heavy snow.

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Fix It Free Day in the Twin Cities

 

October can be a scary month, with Halloween just a few days away, but it can also be a happy month if you’ve been having issues with your Mac or PC and live near select Best Buy stores in the Twin City Metropolitan area in Minnesota.

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