Archive for August, 2011

Thanks Steve!

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has announced his resignation. Steve’s innovation and tenacity have made major impacts on the world in which we live. He has changed the way we, as a society, see computers, he has changed the way we see information, he has changed the way we see corporate CEOs; he will truly be missed – even by us PC guys who recognize the genius within him. You can see more on Steve’s resignation at

http://www.informationweek.com/byte/news/personal-tech/tablets/231600131

The videos are great!

The Mac myth is alive and well!

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

For some reason, people have come to believe in the mythical computer that never crashes, never catches a virus, and never has any issues. Folks, it’s a lie! Update your operating system! (Mac OS or Windows) Be careful of the websites that you download from! And, by all means, back up your data! Get an inexpensive external drive and back up your stuff. This past week I witnessed a most unfortunate incident whereby a Power Mac G5 user lost everything when a Seagate 320GB hard drive crashed. The hard drive inside the mythical Mac is the same hard drive inside an old Dell PC. The individual had no back up and the data was not recoverable due to a severe head crash. Don’t believe in the myth, protect yourself! It doesn’t take much time and can save you hours and hundreds of dollars in trying to recover your priceless data.

Laptops & Moisture

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Moisture and Laptops do not mix very well. An overturned glass of Tea can cause serious damage to you machine (and leave a sticky mess).

Most of us prefer laptops due to the mobility and functionality. But when you are trying to stay cool in this summer heat wave, always be extra careful. Strawberry Daiquiri’s and Margarita’s will do more than cool off your laptop.

Tim Grier
www.CETofNC.com