Now Open in Chesapeake, Virginia

Computer Concepts recently opened its third retail location in Chesapeake, Virginia. Located near Sam’s Club at 1437 Sam’s Drive, Suite A103, our newest location offers the full suite of products and services offered throughout the rest of Hampton Roads. The location boasts a full selection of new and used computers, as well as other hardware and software. In addition to …

Updates Are Important: Why to Heed Your Next Update Notification

So it’s Monday morning and you are about to start responding to the backlog of emails you received while relaxing over the weekend and your computer tells you that you need to update Java, and Adobe Reader, and there is another update from iTunes. You may be thinking that the updates could be meaningful, but you remember that you’ve got …

Dangerous Computer Viruses Spreading

If you’ve never heard of CryptoLocker, you’re one of the lucky ones. The virus, commonly referred to as ransomware, is one of many that locks computer owners out of their files by encrypting them. It’s called ransomware because the only way to decrypt your files is to pay the assailant a ransom. Typically the ransom starts at around $500, but can increase …

Computer Concepts Receives Apple Premium Service Provider Distinction

Computer Concepts, Hampton Roads’ only Apple Authorized Service Provider, today announced that Apple has awarded the company with the “Premium Service Provider” distinction. Only the top performing Apple Authorized Service Providers are given this title. According to Apple, “Premium Service Providers consistently deliver exceptional repair support and customer experience that meet Apple’s exacting standard for high-quality repair and prompt service.” …

Redskins Save the Patriots

You read that correctly; The Washington Redskins have saved the Patriots, but not the Patriots you may be familiar with. We’re talking about the Yorktown Patriots, a youth football league supporting around 200 young players and cheerleaders each season. Last month, the Patriots suffered a setback when the contents of one of their storage containers was completely destroyed, setting the league back by …

Heartbleed, Our Site & What it Means to You

If you’ve watched the news lately, you may have heard something about a security flaw called Heartbleed, one that affects certain versions of OpenSSL. OpenSSL is security software that encrypts your Internet communications. Many sites that require you to login and sites that have online payment use OpenSSL to encrypt the data that you send to them when logging in …

Google Search Ditches Underlined Links and Downplays Ads

Google Search Ditches Underlined Links and Downplays Ads Google Search has a new look that ditches the Web 1.0-era link underlines and removes the big yellow boxes around advertisements in favor of more discrete yellow tags next to paid links.  Jon Wiley, design lead for Google Search, says  “We’ve increased the size of result titles, removed the underlines, and evened out …

1.24.14

Thirty years ago Macintosh promised to put technology in the hands of the people. To celebrate Mac’s birthday, this film was shot around the world in one day, entirely on iPhone. Here’s to the next thirty. On the 30th birthday of the Mac, we directed 15 camera crews across 10 countries to capture the amazing things people are doing with …

Windows XP to be discontinued

It’s finally over. Microsoft has announced that they will be discontinuing support of Windows XP (SP3) as of April 8, 2014.  The decade-old operating system has finally been put in the recycle bin, with automatic update services to be turned off.  It will also mean that services like the free Microsoft Security Essentials will no longer install, nor will it …

Can Technology Solve Our Big Problems?

In this TED Talk, Jason Pontin, Publisher of the MIT Technology Review looks at whether we are using technology today to solve the world’s biggest problems.