The Warranty Makes a Difference

For the last several years, we have extended a three year warranty on all new desktop computers and preferred notebooks manufacturers, with the exception of Apple products. While that practice continues today, you might wonder what’s so special about it. Aside from the additional two years being included at no additional cost, you won’t have to go to the manufacturer …

5 Reasons To Own an iPad or an iPad Mini

Recently, Computer Concepts was authorized by Apple to sell the iPad, but we’ve been singing the praises of the device since long before that time. Since more and more people are deciding to invest in an iPad for themselves, we thought we’d give you a list of reasons why you should own one as well. 1. Travel – On a …

Microsoft Releases Office mobile app for Android

As a follow up to Microsoft’s June release of Microsoft Office Mobile for iOS, Microsoft has released Office Mobile for Android.  The new app allows editing of Word, Excel and PowerPoint files Android phones.  However, the app will not install on Android tablets.  This is similar to their iOS version, which is optimized for iPhones, and runs very poorly on …

Bitdefender Safepay offers secure browsing for online banking, shopping

Bitdefender has released a Windows application designed to help users secure sensitive Web-browsing sessions, especially when they shop or bank online. The application is called Safepay and a free version is available to home users. The application provides users with what Bitdefender calls a “hardened” Web browser that runs inside an environment protected by several technologies designed to prevent man-in-the-browser, …

Landscape Rapidly Changing for TV Media Companies

Have you given up your cable TV yet for Netflix and Hulu or other similar services? With the increasing popularity of services like this and new players like Google seeking to enter the market, you may soon be able to give up cable, but not the service that it offers. The Wall Street Journal reported today that Google is seeking licensing …

Is Microsoft Behind the Ball?

Microsoft has been a playing the technology world since the beginning of personal computers, but are they losing their edge? Is their most recent shakeup going to be enough? Don’t get me wrong, we love the Microsoft Office productivity suite and we all rely on Windows to power many of our personal computers, but with many trends in the technology …

Android Security Threats

Over three quarters of Android threats are malicious apps that send SMS messages to premium rate numbers and could be mitigated by a protection feature present in Android 4.2, according to researchers from networking vendor Juniper Networks. However, because manufacturers and carriers fail to update Android end user devices in a timely fashion, only 4 percent of devices currently run …

Microsoft trying again with Windows 8.1

Microsoft is hoping to get a fresh start with developers and tech enthusiasts on Wednesday, when it kicks off it’s BUILD Developer Conference.  It’s goal?  Convince the IT community (and through them, businesses and consumers) that the upcoming Windows 8.1 is relevant, useful and a worthy successor to the wildly popular Windows 7. It’s a tough climb.  As a recent …

iPad is on its Way

We’ve recently received authorization from Apple to sell iPads! We’re still going through the steps to be compliant with their marketing and sales display guidelines, but we’re not far from having the product in store. When we do stock iPads, they will be available for sale in our stores and online. You can expect pricing to be the same as …

Recent Apple News

In an article on MacWorld by Dan Moren, Apple topped the latest Consumer Reports survey on PC tech support.  Apple scored an 86 out of 100, with the next closest brand, Lenovo, scoring 63 out of 100.  However, another really interesting fact came out of the survey. According to Consumer Reports’s data, Apple also solved a best-in-category 82 percent of …