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  4 Advantages of Managed IT over In-House IT It’s tempting to hire an in-house IT technician to take care of your network and set them up with a cozy office just down the hall, but is it the right decision for your business? If you’re like most businesses, you’re always on the lookout for ways to save money while improving results....

How Refurbished Computers Save You a Bunch (and Get You a Better System) Refurbished computers are almost like an insider secret - you can get great system specs for a fraction of the price. It’s how many families are meeting their back to school needs and upgrading their old systems, complete with warranty. There’s one hot tip these people know: a refurb...

3 Essential Steps Before You Fire an Employee Your employees need access to your various business accounts so they can do their job, but what happens to those passwords when you fire them? Nobody likes to think of firing their employees, or why you’d need to, but nonetheless, it’s a responsibility every business owner must face at some point. While your...

3 Internet Habits To Keep Kids Smart and Safe How can you make the internet a safer place for your children? It’s a common concern as all parents want their kids to be protected and happy whenever they go online. It’s relatively easy to supervise and monitor the very young ones as they stare delightedly at the Disney Jnr site, but...

Are You Backing Up the Right Way? The 31st of March is World Backup day and it’s a great time to put a backup in place. Businesses are losing huge amounts of data every day, purely because ‘backing up’ is stuck at the bottom of their to-do list. So this is your reminder, that even if you only do this once...

How to Maintain Your Computer (Without Lifting a Finger!) For a device that’s supposed to make life easier, computers sure do involve a lot of work! There’s so much to keep track of that it’s no wonder most people push ahead and forget the routine maintenance until something breaks. Of course, the problem with being reactive is the damage is already...

Why Spam is a Small Business Nightmare 15 years after the world united to crack down on spam emails, we’re still struggling with overloaded inboxes. All that unwanted email continues to flood the internet, much of it targeted towards small businesses, and the impact goes wider than you might think. Here’s the full breakdown of how modern spam works and how...

5 Signs Your Computer is Crying Out for Repair It’s pretty obvious when your computer is already broken, but how do you know when it’s about to break? Even before it falls into a heap and refuses to turn on, or flashes big messages about how your files are now encrypted, you’ll be given multiple hints that something is wrong. Here...

Feeling the Budget Pinch? Here’s How Managed IT Can Help Save Your Business. When it comes to running a modern business, technology is always a growing line item in the budget. Costs seem to creep up every quarter, along with a new learning curve for simply keeping everything running along smoothly. It’s no wonder then that budget restrictions for tech were...

Should I Upgrade or Buy a New Computer? Well, it depends – mostly on who you’re asking! A department store salesman will always recommend a new one, but when you get down to the nitty gritty with a trained technician, you’ll often discover you have more (and cheaper) options than you thought. Start by taking stock of what you’ve got. Sometimes an...

6 Simple Tips to Protect Your Customer Data As cyber-attacks continue to make headlines, hackers are exposing or selling customer data files in record numbers. But just like with any threat, there are actions you can take to minimize risk and ensure your business retains a positive reputation among customers. Stop using the same password on repeat. Set a mandate...

Why Do People Create Viruses? You’d be right in thinking it’s hard to program a computer virus that can spread across the world in a flash - we’re talking days of constant desk-jockey nerd-work. So why do they bother? Well, it generally comes down to 3 reasons: Money, showing off their skill, or to simply being a jerk. While showing off...

7 Bonuses for Small Business in Office 365 You’ve seen all the ads for Office 365. They’re popping up on your desktop, your employees are sending you meaningful looks, and clearly, it’s not going away. You’ve probably even jumped online to see what all the fuss is about. But is Office 365 a necessary upgrade for your small business? The answer...

Why is my Computer Running so SLOW? Woah, who slammed on the brakes? Your computer used to speed through startup and let you open almost everything at once, but now it’s struggling to crawl along! Everything takes so much longer or crashes without warning. Something isn’t right. If it’s gotten so bad that you’ve found yourself drooling over the idea of...

Boost Your Email Impact With These Smart Strategies Most small businesses rely on email as their preferred form of communication. Either internally or externally to clients, customers and suppliers, email is the go-to format we’d be lost without. Our love affair with it is no surprise – it’s quick, simple and provides a paper trail. But its convenience doesn’t always mean...

4 Simple Tips to Keep Your Internet Banking Safe Online banking has boomed in the past few years to become the new norm. Branches are out and apps are in. Half the time when you visit a branch, you’re steered towards a computer for a DIY transaction – with optional assistance. But is internet banking really safe? You’re always told to...

When is Your Business Ready to Move to the Cloud? By now you know that the cloud isn’t going away any time soon. In fact, cloud computing has become a natural step in business growth, thanks to the numerous (and continually growing) benefits. More and more applications are coming out in web-based form and staff are exceptionally comfortable with this type...

How to Make Your Photos Last A Lifetime (and Beyond) Digital cameras are great, and thanks to smartphones, we have one with us almost all the time. We're taking more photos than ever before, and building a lifetime of digital data. But despite the enormous value of these photos and videos, most people don't have a backup. It's time to shine...

What is the Cloud? And Where is it? There has been a ton of talk about the cloud. Cloud this, cloud that. But what actually IS the cloud? It’s okay if you don’t know, most people don’t understand it and even some tech people tend to wave their hands towards the sky when trying to explain it! Since it actually has nothing...

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook Privacy Finding the balance between Facebook privacy and Facebook fun can be challenging. It's a double-edged sword that allows us to connect with friends no matter where they live, but it also publicly shares information that just a few years ago, we'd never dream of putting online. You can search for people based on...

When and Why You Should Use Remote Support If you’ve ever had a sudden computer problem, you know it can be very stressful. So much of our day-to-day life requires having access to a working computer. Homework, budgeting, bills, even browsing dinner recipes all have a degree of urgency that mean dealing with a broken computer isn’t comfortable for long. Your computer...

5 Ways Managed Services Can Grow Your Business Managed Service Providers (MSPs) help businesses take a proactive approach to managing their technology without the expensive step of hiring an in-house team. Your MSP is essentially a collection of niche technology experts working behind the scenes to keep your data safe, generate solutions to IT problems and keep your software updated. Even...

4 Important Reasons to Use Anti-Spam Filtering in your Business Remember when spam was obvious, and unless you desperately needed a special blue pill, it was easy to identify and ignore? Those were the days! The impact on your business would have been minimal, as spam was more an annoyance than anything else. Unfortunately, spam has matured into an aggressive threat,...

6 Brilliant Ways Managed Services Can Work For You Wouldn’t it be great to know you could access the internet from every room in the house – including the outdoor entertaining areas? How about printing wirelessly from wherever you happen to be? Many homes are embracing the flexibility of having multiple devices and users, but with each new addition come increased...

Why Your Windows Updates Are More Important Than Ever Stories about hackers and virus attacks seem to be making the news almost every day, and many of these news stories include tips on how you can avoid becoming a victim. One common theme among these tips is making sure your Windows operating system up to date. Every day hackers are trying to...

Internet Lingo 101: Cheat Sheet for Beginners The Internet is growing and evolving so fast even the dictionary has trouble keeping up. Here are 12 suddenly common terms that are helpful to know. Browser A browser is a free piece of software that lets you view web pages, videos and other online content. It’s a core requirement of going online, as it converts...

Cyber Security: 4 Ways to Travel Safe For Business Working from anywhere is now as simple as accessing the internet on your device. Managers, owners, and employees are all embracing the flexibility of working while traveling, making it the new global norm. But while you were in the office, you were protected by professionally designed firewalls, security infrastructure, and robust software....

How Much Could A Ransomware Attack Cost You? Have you ever thought about how much your data is worth? Information is possibly the most valuable part of your business – there’s your client database, accounting software and inventory management, and of course, any intellectual property you may own. When the ransomware, WannaCry, tore through the world recently, many businesses were suddenly...

Does Dropbox Make Sense For Your Business? It seems so easy! Drag your files into a Dropbox folder and you’ve got yourself a file sharing system that brings your business in line with modern expectations. But then again, maybe not. Dropbox has grown to become one of the main file sharing and cloud storage solutions of choice, with a core simplicity that’s...

How Many Good Battery Habits Do You Really Have? Batteries are rarely talked about - until they’re drained – then we’ll tell everyone as we beg desperately for a charger, hoping to get enough juice to last the day. The truth is, they’re a miracle of engineering that gets taken for granted when full and cursed when flat. If it feels...

WannaCry Ransomware Explained: Is Your Business At Risk? You’d be hard-pressed to miss May’s biggest headline, the WannaCry cyber-attack sent shockwaves around the globe. Businesses of all sizes and even police departments found themselves crippled without warning. Among the most prominent victims were many NHS hospitals in the UK, affecting up to 70,000 individual devices such as essential MRI scanners and blood-storage...

How To Keep Your Tech Squeaky Clean Our tech is something we use every day, but did you know it’s also the most disgusting? Your screen may look clean, but studies show that a mobile phone can be 18x dirtier than a public restroom – ew! It gets worse (sorry)…that keyboard you tap at while eating your morning toast? It’s probably...

Why Your Business Needs A Strong Firewall You may not be storing military secrets or running a billion-dollar empire, but your business is still an attractive target for hackers. You need a firewall - a guard standing at the door of your network to stop the bad guys from getting in while still letting your staff come and go without interruption. A...

How to Make Computer Issues A Thing of the Past We repair many computers and laptops each week, but unfortunately this is often ‘closing the barn door after the horse has bolted’. Computers have a habit of dying at the worst possible time – like when an important project is due tomorrow, or before you copy family photos to a backup....

Should You Buy A Consumer or Business PC? Before buying a computer for work, it’s important to consider whether your best bet is to get a consumer model or one built specifically for business use. You’ve probably seen business computers with the same brand name that you have at home, but that’s where the similarities end. Investing in the right system now...

5 Ways to Love Your Laptop (and Make It Last Longer) Laptop computers are one of the most fragile pieces of tech you’ll ever buy, but they also receive the roughest treatment. Extend your laptop’s life with these five easy tips. Avoid sharp movements during use: While some newer laptops have an SSD drive with no moving parts, many laptops still...

Why Your Business Should Upgrade To A Managed Anti-Virus System Anti-virus programs don’t catch viruses when they’re not running. Yes, it’s blatantly obvious, but what’s not always clear is how often your staff are disabling your anti-virus programs so they can squeeze in a little playtime. Maybe download and install a game, free app or get through the block to a...

Will That Click Cost You Thousands? Ransomware has undeniably been the biggest security threat of 2016. No-one was safe. Hackers targeted everyone and everything, including home PCs – and they were astoundingly successful – earning themselves upwards of $846million from US reported incidents alone. Business is booming for hackers, with thousands of attacks each day bringing in an average of $640...

Why You Should Never Use A Free Email Address For Your Business The message is clear: email is king. Many clients and customers choose to communicate primarily by email and as you know, it gives a fantastic ROI in your marketing strategy…unless you’re using a free email like Hotmail, Gmail, or even your internet provider. If that’s the case, you’re losing...

Why Do Computers Slow Down Over Time? Remember the awe you felt when you turned on your new computer and it loaded in a flash? Your computer was the envy of your friends and you weren’t afraid to bathe in that glory. Button on, ready to go, those were the days! After a year or two though, it doesn’t seem to be...

[caption id="attachment_2712" align="alignright" width="300"] 11 Reasons To Upgrade to Office 365[/caption] 11 Reasons To Upgrade to Office 365 With Office 365, it seems common sense has finally prevailed, giving business the changes they actually want. It’s still Office, and your staff will still know exactly how to work it, but they’ll get so much more done. 1. The whole Mac/Windows drama is over Office...

[caption id="attachment_2711" align="alignright" width="300"] How To Protect Your Children While They’re Online[/caption] How To Protect Your Children Online Now that the school holidays have finally started, children have all the time in the world to spend with their best friend: Technology. Waking early to sneak in a couple hours of Minecraft, Roblox, YouTube or Xbox…grabbing their ‘educational’ iPad and Facetiming a friend…sending emails...

[caption id="attachment_2714" align="alignright" width="300"] Should you really click that upgrade?[/caption] Should You REALLY Click That Upgrade? That pop up just won't leave. It’s been hounding you to upgrade your software and clearly, it has zero intention of giving you a moment's rest. That software wants to be upgraded and it wants it now. With a grudging sigh, you click and let it upgrade...

[caption id="attachment_2713" align="alignright" width="300"] Staying Safe using Social Media[/caption] So how do you balance being social with staying safe? People happily share their private information online, building robust libraries that can easily become a one-stop goldmine for fraudsters. It’s not exactly the intention everyone has when they sign up, as the whole point of Facebook is to share your life with your friends. It...

“Downtime costs money.” That’s no secret, but it doesn’t quite capture the whole experience…you arrive to work in the morning, grab your coffee knowing you’ve got a hectic day ahead, and are ready to dive in. For some reason the computer can’t access the database and neither can anyone else’s. You restart the server while fielding calls left, right and center, but...

Every employee shares one inescapable flaw that is putting your business at risk. They’re human. 59% of data breaches can be traced back to something an employee did (or didn’t do), which invited a cyber-attack. The scam goes like this: To lock hackers out, build security awareness and respect into your company culture, so that maintaining digital security becomes as routine as making coffee. Use...

There’s one thing all teens can do better than adults – and it’s not Snapchat. They’ve become experts at quickly locating information on the internet. That’s Google Fu, the ability to use search engines to whip up answers and research faster than a contestant on a radio quiz. Level 1 Mastery: Tell It What You Need Google is smart and can understand “conversational...

If your computer had a virus, you’d want to know about it ASAP, right? Before your important files become corrupted, you lose your photos and your digital life is essentially destroyed. Even thinking about it is terrifying. Tech scammers know we’d be lost without our computers, and that we don’t always know what’s going on behind the screen - which is why...

More and more businesses and organizations are getting stung by ransomware demands. Hospitals, schools, social networks…some days it seems like an epidemic that leaps around arbitrarily, and hackers are raking in millions. Tallied across the word…billions. Ransomware attacks are devious in their simplicity. A user in the target business is tricked into opening a file, usually through a phishing email or download....

It's been several weeks since we closed up our computer repair shop in Mountain Top, making the Dolphin Plaza on Route 315 our permanent home. (Now located on 237 Old River Road Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, in the rear of the Dolphin Plaza. Come on down and see our new place!) We're about as moved-in as we're going to get, and the dust is...

It's Spring Cleaning Time for Your PC! Do you have a “dirty” computer? Chances are, you do. Dust, dirt, hair and other things can get inside your computer, causing anything from minor nuisances to reducing the lifespan of the components inside. But how do you know your computer is dirty if you’ve never looked inside? Here are some symptoms to look...

Protect your home or business computer with NEPA Geeks Geek Care Carbonite Online Backup setup! NEPA Geeks is now a Carbonite authorized reseller, meaning that you can now purchase Carbonite’s automatic online backup service for your home or work computer through us. We can even bundle it with our Geek Care Managed Services Plan! Subscribers in more than 100 countries rely on Carbonite...

We are warning all of our customers with iPhones and iPads that they should immediately back up their devices either to their iCloud account or to their personal computers. Several news outlets have reported that hackers are using a Find My iPhone exploit to remotely lock-up iPhones and iPads. The "Find My iPhone" feature is an important safety mechanism that allows...

Attention! If you are a PC user running Windows XP on your home or business computer, it is extremely important that you contact us right away! On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will be ending its support for Windows XP. What this means for you is that Windows XP will be left open and vulnerable to any future attacks from hackers. In the...

According to CoinMap.org, NEPA Geeks is the one of the only computer repair shops (if not the ONLY computer repair shop) in North-East Pennsylvania that accepts Bitcoin for computer repair. Well, as far as we can tell, based on the screenshot below: [caption id="attachment_2018" align="aligncenter" width="300"] This map shows businesses in NEPA that accept Bitcoin, including Centerline Guitar Repair Shop in Hazleton.[/caption] If...

Because we care about our customers, we want you all to be on alert for a new strain of malware going around. It's called CryptoLocker, and it extorts money from victims by encrypting their files and holding them for ransom. [caption id="attachment_2006" align="alignright" width="300"] Image source: GrahamCluely.com[/caption] What is CryptoLocker? It's a nasty piece of malware (or ransomware) that encrypts the files...

Shop small and save big on repairs this Small Business Saturday As part of Small Business Saturday, NEPA Geeks are extending an offer to save 20% on all repair services. To redeem the offer, just bring your broken computer, phone or video game console into the shop on Saturday, November 30 to receive a 20% discount on the service charge to repair...

This Saturday is the 2nd annual NEPA BlogCon, and the NEPA Geeks are very proud to be a part of it! If you haven't heard of NEPA BlogCon, it's an annual, day-long conference set to take place at the Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, PA on October 5, 2013. Along with discussion of how to become a blogger (or a better blogger) there will be...

[caption id="attachment_1855" align="alignright" width="226"] The BBB plaque on our wall.[/caption] One of the backbones of a good business partner is trust, and we work extremely hard to be worthy of that trust. From ensuring that we use only quality parts when replacing and repairing your electronic equipment to making sure our customers are satisfied with the work that we do at...

This week, we are extremely honored to be the NEPA Blogs "Blog of the Week" and featured on WBRE's "PA Live!"   Each Tuesday, NEPA Blogs features a different blog that either caters to news and information about North-East PA or is maintained by a blogger located in North-East PA and presents them on WBRE's "PA Live!." Both Jason and I are proud to share...

[caption id="attachment_1798" align="alignright" width="300"] We've seen worse, but don't let your computer get this dusty before you come see us![/caption] Time for a PC Spring Cleaning It seems like the last few weeks, our number one service request has been to replace bad power supplies. The power supply is a metal box inside your computer (usually with a fan inside) and distributes...

Cracked laptop screen? We can fix that. Earlier this week, we finished replacing the broken screen on a laptop that had been dropped. As you can see from the picture below, it was in pretty sorry shape. [caption id="attachment_1780" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Before and after shot of a cracked laptop screen.[/caption] Although it might seem like a catastrophe, this sort of damage doesn't mean...

Protect yourself! Learn about malware. Viruses, worms, trojans, spyware and malware -- what does it all mean? If you're at all familiar with technology, you've probably heard a few of these words dozens of times. But what are they? What's the difference between them? This lengthy, in depth Ars Technica article covers the basics. We all try our best to keep our antivirus...

  We are urging Facebook users to be on the lookout for a phishing scheme that is looking to steal your passwords. NakedSecurity recently published a blog post stating that scammers are now using Facebook apps to dupe unsuspecting users out of their Facebook password. The scheme involves sending users an email purporting to be from Facebook's security team, telling them that their accounts...

Secure Message Scam Targets Victims in Email Malware Attack We all hate getting spam -- unwanted junk email -- in our email inboxes, but in this case, it's not just unsolicited ads clogging your inbox, it's a vicious virus attack. [caption id="attachment_1694" align="aligncenter" width="300"] An example of the secure message scam email, care of NakedSecurity.[/caption] A new twist on an old scam has...

Oracle Patch Eliminates Java Exploit Being Used to Install FBI Virus Good news! Oracle has released a patch to update Java. This update will fix the vulnerability that was being used to install the Reveton Ransomware (aka FBI Virus) on unsuspecting users' computers. Simply follow the instructions on the Java installer page to get the latest version of Java installed on your...

Java Exploit Infects Computers with FBI Virus According to a blog post on Malware Bytes' website, there's a new Java exploit that is being used to infect computers with the infamous FBI virus. The suggested solution is to disable Java. We have links to instructions on how to disable Java listed below. [UPDATE - 1/13/2013 - The latest version of Java eliminates...

A warm welcome to our latest web hosting clients, Antipode! We love sharing news about new clients who have decided to make NEPA Geeks their web-hosting home. For example, the latest clients to settle-in and set up shop with NEPA Geeks are Antipode -- a troupe of geek belly dancers from State College, PA. From their site: Antipode is a geek belly dancing...

NEPA Geeks PC repair business mentioned in the local news It's always great to hear good feedback on our little PC repair business up here in Mountain Top, but this recent article in the January 2nd edition of The Mountain Top Eagle blew us away! I took a picture of the print article (as seen below) but you can read the whole...

Watch out for DNS Services Invoice Scam Have you recently received an invoice from a company called DNS Services charging you for "DNS backup services?" Be warned, it's not an invoice, it's a solicitation from DNS Services. A client recently sent us a copy of an "invoice" he received from DNS Services -- DNSsvc.com, a DNS backup provider. Take a look at...

iPhone's Do Not Disturb not turning off? Not getting notifications on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch today? Wondering what the little moon icon on your status bar means? Read on. If you noticed that iPhone's Do Not Disturb won't turn off after January 1st, 2013, you aren't alone. This morning, I noticed that the crescent moon "do not disturb" icon on my...

Paying invoices just got easier with Square Wallet NEPA Geeks is proud to announce that we are now capable of accepting payments with Square Wallet. [caption id="attachment_1612" align="alignright" width="240"] Square Wallet payments now accepted at NEPA Geeks[/caption] What is Square Wallet? Square Wallet is an application that runs on your smartphone. It stores all of your credit card information and allows you to make...

Give the gift of healthy computing with NEPA Geeks Gift Certificates! [caption id="attachment_1579" align="alignright" width="403"] Mr. T. Claus says, "I pity da foo' who don't buy NEPA Geeks' Gift Certificates for their loved ones this year! Ain't dat right, Nancy Reagan?"[/caption] With roughly 17 days left until Christmas, you might be trying to square away a few of those hard to buy...

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are having a tiff about who gets to see your pictures. [caption id="attachment_1566" align="aligncenter" width="453"] When social networking sites fight, users lose.[/caption] There's a reason your Instagram photos aren't showing up properly on Twitter today. The New York Times goes into the details of the story, but the basic idea is that, ever since Facebook bought Instagram, the relationship...

Our good friend and fellow blogger, Darling Stewie, wrote up a terrific guest blog post to give everyone her top 5 reasons you need a blog. If this post doesn't convince you to purchase a hosting account and set up your blog, right away, nothing will! Get ready to have your ironic, artisanal, hand-knitted socks knocked off.  Top 5 Reasons You...

NEPA Geeks are proud to announce that we will be taking part in Small Business Saturday, this Saturday, November 24. What is Small Business Saturday? Small Business Saturday is a program sponsored by American Express to support small businesses that create jobs, stimulate the economy and help enrich their communities. American Express founded Small Business Saturday back in 2010 as a way...

How to Defrag Your Hard Drive When was the last time you defragged your hard drive? If you're like most computer users, it's probably been a long time. If you answered, "Never," or, "I don't even know what that is!" we're going to show you, now. What is defragging? In simplest terms, it's taking all the bits and pieces of information stored on...

Feeling safe and secure about your passwords? You might want to take a seat, because that is about to change. [caption id="attachment_1451" align="alignright" width="300"] How secure is your password? It might not matter anymore.[/caption] If you read only one article on password security this year, make it this one. In it, Mat Honan lays waste to the idea that passwords are anything but an inconvenience to...

Don't fall for phony FBI malware! [caption id="attachment_1346" align="alignleft" width="300"] FBI malware locks your computer, demands ransom to unlock it.[/caption] This article on Ars Technica points out that so-called "ransom ware" is becoming an increasing cause for concern as it is responsible for bilking $5 million a year from victims. The malware in question disables the victim's computer, displays a serious-looking warning and then demands...

How to get started blogging with NEPA Geeks Have you often thought about blogging but didn't know where to start, or how to begin? It's remarkably easy, and a lot of fun. If you know how to send email or post status updates to Facebook, you've already got the basics. Now, you just need to take a few more steps, and...

Did you know that NEPA Geeks offers reliable web hosting for your site or blog? It's true! We're not just your local computer repair shop, we're also your local hosting solution! What is web hosting? A web host is a high-speed Internet-connected computer with a vast amount of storage space. It can either hold personal files that you wish to back up or...

Hurricane Sandy has mostly passed our area, yet she's still dumping large amounts of rain and snow on many areas along her path. We were very lucky that the worst we had to deal with was a power outage for a few hours, considering the devastation many people saw. Our thoughts are certainly with those who have lost their homes...

Learn how protect your electronic equipment from Hurricane Sandy [caption id="attachment_1279" align="alignright" width="300"] From the National Hurricane Center in Miami[/caption] Hurricane Sandy is rapidly approaching, and this thing is set to make a historical impact on our area. Governor Tom Corbett has already announced that we are in a state of emergency, and many parts of New York and New Jersey are...

Professional Virus Removal, Right Here in Mountain Top, PA When you drive a car, you buckle your seatbelt, right? When you ride a bike, you wear a helmet. And you wouldn't jump out of a plane without a parachute, would you? So why doesn't your computer have any antivirus software installed? You know that viruses and spyware are dangerous, but do...

Apple's October 23rd event didn't just unveil the iPad Mini, it buried the optical drive. [caption id="attachment_1245" align="alignright" width="273"] R.I.P. Optical Drive[/caption] As I sat down to watch the live stream of Apple's October 23rd event, I was eager to see the new MacBook models, as well as various other upgrades to the iMac and Mac Mini lines. But the big enchilada,...

See our new computer repair sign at NEPA Geeks Here at the NEPA Geeks headquarters we've been working hard to make our computer repair business more visible to the public. One of the big things Jason has been excited about is installing a "Computer Repair" flag that people can easily see from the street. Well, we finally got one! Here are some...

Originally posted by CNET: This graphic shows how the DNSChanger malware worked. (Credit: FBI) The DNSChanger malware has been around for years, but its deleterious effects are coming to a head this Monday. Here's what you have to know about it, and how to fix it. What is DNSChanger? DNSChanger is a Trojan horse malware with many variants. It changes an infected computer's DNS settings...

By: Patrick Gensel The Altman building in NYC was filled to the brim with geeks and tech toys this past Tuesday evening. The popular social knowledge base for all things tech, GDGT, held its second event in New York City. The lighting in the venue was dim, the athmosphere felt "Cutting Edge" which was fitting considering the nearly 30 vendors all...

Be on the look out for our first print advertisement coming soon in The Target Shopper. The ad was designed by Kristen Blake of Kristen Blake Creative. We highly recommend her for any creative work you may need, she produced an ad that kept our branding image in mind and was very responsive to any changes we requested. ...

We are pleased to announce the launch of our web hosting site nepageeks.net. We have hosting plans starting as low as $5.99 a month, or $69.99 a year. All yearly hosting plans also come with free domain name registration....