Thursday, April 19, 2018

Fun Computer Tricks 2018 – Hidden Folders & More

This youtube video is well worth the watch.  You will learn some really cool computer tips and tricks that I was even unaware of. Some of the things you will learn are:

  • How to create an invisible folder in Windows 10
  • How to watch Star Wars in Dos
  • How to hide a hard drive in Windows
  • How to block websites on your computer

When you are in over your head with computer problems sometimes its best to call an expert.  For trusted in home business and residential computer repair services in Waco, TX or the surrounding areas please contact us right away.

Whitney PC Repair
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 716-6497
http://www.whitneypcrepair.com/computer-repair-waco-tx.html

Monday, April 16, 2018

32 Keyboard Shortcut Combinations That You Did Not Know!

With Windows 10 it is very handy knowing these keyboard combinations that make navigation much easier.  There has been several time that the mouse would not allow click on the start button so I have to use control + W to open the start menu.  The one most people are familiar with is CNTRL + ALT + DELETE.  There are a few great ones in this video that could very well keep you from having to call the computer repair shop next time your laptop freezes.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

You Will Love These Windows 10 Tips, Tricks, & Tweaks 2018

Windows 10 users across the board complain about the speed of Windows 10 the most.  These are great tips for configuring you computer to run faster with Windows 10.  This will help keep you from needing computer repair Waco.

How many of these tips and tricks did you know. There were a couple of new ones to me.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Looking For Wifi in Waco, Texas?

This is a nice list of places in Waco that offer free wifi.  If you have any favorites that you would like to add please comment below.  We also are looking for computer tips to write about hardware that you would like to see reviewed etc.  Feel free to leave requests below.  Our most popular categories are: Windows 10, computer tips, computer hardware, ssd, and many more.

Find the Most Popular Wifi Hot Spots in Waco!

No matter if you are needing a place to do some homework, work on an important business proposal, or just need a place to browse the internet, Waco has plenty of places that offer free Wifi to there customers. Here is a list of some of our favorite local wifi Hotspots in Waco, TX.
    1. Barnett’s Pub
      420 Franklin Ave
      Waco, TX 76701
      (254) 714-1356
      (Free Wifi Bar and Grill)
      Irish Pub
    2. Olive Branch Bakery & Cafe
      330 Austin Ave
      Waco, TX 76701
      (254) 757-0885
      (Free Wifi Coffeeshop / Café)
    3. McAlister’s Deli
      812 S 6th St
      Waco, TX 76706
      (254) 296-0380
      (Free Wifi Restaurant)
      People today crave fresh tastes, quick service and a welcoming friendly atmosphere where
    4. Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Waco
      (Free Wifi Hotel / Motel / Resort)
      1430 Interstate 35 S
      Waco, TX 76706
      (254) 752-1991
      www.econolodge.com/hotel/tx269
    5. Schlotzsky’s Deli
      1508 Interstate 35 S
      Waco, TX 76706
      (254) 714-0955
      (Free Wifi Restaurant)
    6. Slo-Poke’s Bar-B-Que
      215 S 2nd St
      Waco, TX 76701
      (254) 754-3474
      (Free Wifi Bar and Grill)
    7. Courtyard Marriott Waco
      101 Washington Ave
      Waco, TX 76701
      (254) 752-8686
      (Free Wifi Hotel / Motel / Resort)
      “Come home to the Courtyard where you will be welcomed like an old friend…where you can…
    8. Common Grounds Coffee House
      1123 S 8th St
      Waco, TX 76706
      (254) 757-2957
      (Free Wifi Coffeeshop / Café)

Read the full article found at: http://www.whitneypcrepair.com/waco-free-wifi-hot-spots.html

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Computer Repair In Waco, TX Now Offered By Whitney PC Repair

Our sister company Whitney PC Repair is now offering business & residential computer repair services in Waco and the surrounding areas. Call anytime at (254) 716-6497.  Leave a voice message and text for faster response.

Whitney PC Repair
215 N. Brazos St.
Whitney, TX 76692
(254) 716-6497
http://www.whitneypcrepair.com

They can help you with any of your computer problems as well as network setup (wired & wireless), consulting, website design, digital marketing, and just about anything tech related. Some of their most popular services as well as reviews are listed below.

Best Computer Repair Services in the Waco Area

  • Residential Computer Repair
  • Business Computer Repair
  • Laptop Repair
  • Speed Up Slow Computer
  • Computer Diagnostics & Troubleshooting
  • Virus Removal
  • Malware Removal
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Transfer
  • Email Setup
  • Network Setup & Troubleshooting
  • Hard Drive Problems
  • Computer Training
  • Consulting
  • Tech Support
  • Website Design
  • Digital Marketing
  • Lead Generation

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Whitney PC Repair Customer Reviews

 

Ricky is the real deal. Best geek around. I’ve struggled with marketing for 35 years in my business. Especially in a digital world, old guys like me need help. He’s smart, but doesn’t make you feel like a dummy. Real person with real solutions. 6 stars.
Tom Leggott

Leggott Trailers of Waco Inc.
4902 S. Loop 340
Waco,Texas76706
(254) 754-5512

Surrounding Areas Covered near Waco, TX

  • City of Bellmead
  • City of Beverly Hills
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  • Town of Crawford
  • City of Gholson
  • City of Golinda
  • City of Hallsburg
  • City of Hewitt
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  • City of Leroy
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  • City of Mart
  • City of McGregor
  • City of Moody
  • City of Riesel
  • City of Robinson
  • City of Ross
  • City of Valley Mills
  • City of Waco
  • City of West
  • City of Woodway
  • Falls County
  • Brucevile
  • Lott
  • Marlin
  • McLennan County
  • Rosebud
  • Axtell
  • China Spring
  • Elm Mott
  • Speegleville
  • Downsville
  • Asa

Waco Zip Codes

  • 76701
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  • 76706
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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Discover How Cortana is More Helpful Than Ever After The Latest Windows 10 Update

The next Windows 10 update will make Cortana more helpful than ever

After a couple of flops in a row, Microsoft seems to have done a much better job with the latest Windows 10 update.  One important improvement noted in this release is with Cortana.

Cortana profiles could transform how the assistant is used

Cortana Improves with latest Windows 10 update

The next major version of Windows 10, known internally as Redstone 4, is likely to ring in major improvements to how Cortana works based on seemingly simple changes.

Brought to bear through the most recent ‘Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17127,’ these changes allow you to create a Cortana profile from which the digital assistant can mine information to provide you updates without even asking. Detailed in a new Windows Insider Blog post, this profile is accessible and editable through the Notebook of Cortana, within the Start menu.

This profile option allows you to set your favorite locations, generally your home(s) and place(s) of work. From there, Cortana will update you regularly regarding the weather and traffic conditions in those locations, generally in reference to your daily commute.

Microsoft promises that this premise will soon expand beyond locations to include your interests, accounts family members and more. Frankly, this might be one of the most exciting developments regarding Cortana yet, allowing it to be helpful without even having to shout ‘Hey, Cortana.’

On top of this, Microsoft has also added miniature training exercises regarding Cortana’s most popular Skills, like News, Sports and Weather – tips for questions you can ask Cortana within a given category.

These changes, among other minor fixes, are available now to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring for either the RS4 (Redstone 4) or RS5 (the late-2018 Redstone 5 release) Windows Insider Preview builds.

As we draw closer to the inevitable release of Windows 10 Redstone 4, otherwise popularly known as the Spring Creators Update, these updates are only going to ramp up in frequency. That said, we shouldn’t be too far off now from an official release.

  • These are the latest details we have on Windows 10 S

While some of its improvements have minor kinks to work out, the Creators Update is the most exciting Windows 10 revision to date with both welcome changes and sweet new tools – and now the Fall Creators Update improves on that further.

  • Start menu improvements
  • Action Center, Cortana are useful
  • Edge continues to improve
  • Windows Hello is simple and secure
  • Ink finally gets momentum

Original Article – click here

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Recently Acer Switch 7 Benchmark Testing Received Rave Reviews

Its strange how much things have changed in 10 years.  I remember when Acer was known as a cheap low quality brand.  But these days, they are one of the best on the market at a reasonable price.  My favorite computer at home is my Acer touchscreen all in one PC.  I have been very please with it.  Check us out for all of your computer hardware reviews and the latest computer tips.

The Acer Switch 7 looks like a very nice tablet .  Check out the following infographics and then read all about the Acer Switch below.Acer Switch 7 Review

 

 

Acer’s brand new and very interesting Switch 7 is a high-

end tablet with a kickstand and detachable keyboard, complete with Black Edition branding. What makes the Switch 7 unique is that it’s a fanless 13.5-inch tablet, yet despite what should be obvious thermal constraints, Acer has crammed in both an Intel Core i7-8550U processor along with discrete Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics.

Acer Switch 7 Review

Discrete GPUs are usually restricted to 15-inch laptops, with the occasional 14-inch unit seen in the wild. So it’s a feat in itself that the Switch 7, a much smaller device, contains a discrete GPU. But on top of that, you get an Intel quad-core CPU without any fans, instead using what Acer calls a “dual LiquidLoop” cooling solution to send heat away from these components and distribute it around the chassis.

Acer Switch 7 Review

That’s entirely passive cooling for a 15W CPU and around a 25W GPU, all in a 13-inch tablet form factor. Other base hardware includes 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, along with a 2256×1504 (3:2 aspect ratio) IPS LCD, but just a 35.1 Wh battery.

 

Cramming a discrete GPU into this device has taken its toll in at least one area, and that appears to be the battery capacity. For now I want to talk about the build quality of the Switch 7. This is a premium priced product at $1700, so I was a tad disappointed with the final build, both tablet and the included keyboard cover.

 

The materials used are good – smooth glass on the front, metal on the sides and rear – but there are a lot of seams in the construction, particularly around the I/O and around the display, which doesn’t make it look or feel as high-end as the best tablet or laptop designs out there.

 

The Microsoft Surface Pro , for example, features a more refined metal design in keeping with its price tag. The are also a few alignment and symmetry issues with the Switch 7 that you wouldn’t get with a better designed product. The webcam, for example, is offset to the right by a large distance for seemingly no good reason.

 

Even worse is the display position and bezels: the right-side bezel is about 2mm larger than the left-side bezel, leaving the display slightly off center. As soon as I saw the unit I thought something wasn’t quite right about the bezels, and after about 10 measurements just to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating, I indeed confirmed one bezel is larger than the other. Certainly a bizarre design choice.

 

The hinged kickstand assembly is a neat concept, in that it automatically pops out the kickstand when the bottom edge of the tablet contacts your desk. There are two buttons located along this bottom edge that release the spring-loaded hinge mechanism, and from there you can adjust the exact angle to your liking.

 

It’s a convenient system, as all you have to do is place the tablet on your desk and it’s already propped up and ready to use, whether you have the keyboard attached or not. However the system does have a few significant flaws. The stand itself doesn’t look great, at least in my opinion, and the groove it leaves in the rear of the tablet is a dust magnet.

 

After just a few days, dust and dirt had already accumulated in the hinge cavity that’s hard to remove or clean without compressed air. You don’t get this issue with the flat-kickstand of the Surface Pro. While you can set an angle for the kickstand, and it can go fairly flat like the Surface […]