What is a hacker?

What is a hacker?

Hackers seem almost omnipresent these days. There seems to be a news story almost every week about some computer wiz taking control of previously thought impenetrable computer systems. One man recently claimed that he hacked into an United Airline’s flight system and took control of the plane in mid-flight. Though computer aviation experts have disputed his claims as false and impossible, the threat does seem very real and present to the average PC user. Other hackers have been more successful. We all remember the huge scandal that resulted when Russian hackers found their way into Barack Obama’s email correspondance and a different group of hackers stole $5 million from the Irish airline, Ryanair. It is beginning to seem like this hacking business is more than an empty threat and we must ask ourselves who are these hackers and how are they doing it?

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FixMeStick is now sticking it to viruses in Europe as well!

FixMeStick is now sticking it to viruses in Europe as well!

FixMeStick made it big on Canadian television in January 2014: the guys in the capes were a hit on Dragon’s Den and received offers from all five dragons. 2014 was a great year for FixMeStick in Canada: we were welcomed into several large Canadian retailers including Shoppers’ Drug Mart, The Source and London Drugs. We are so proud of our Canadian success and our recent success with Best Buy Electronics in the United States gives us high hopes for continued North American success. The recent expansion of the FixMeStick brand, however, into European territory is one of our proudest accomplishments.   Read more

FixMeStick virus removal device on Global TV

Tech journalist Andy Baryer presents a number of cool technologies to solve specific problems. He also pulls a solid analogy for the specific problem the FixMeStick solves.

“I tried this on a lot of computers that I couldn’t figure out any other way and it fixed it! And it was so easy.”

Nice one Andy! He’s bang on. When virus protection fails, virus removal is the answer!

 

Check out the FixMeStick Special Edition at Costco (Canada only)

Check out the FixMeStick Special Edition at Costco (Canada only)

A Special Edition FixMeStick is now available at Costco nationwide in Canada. This Special Edition product can be used on up to 5 PCs (our standard edition is 3 PCs) and good for 2 years (standard edition is 1 year). The price is $67.99 in-store, and you can learn more about the FixMeStick here or the Special Edition FixMeStick here.

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Free FixMeStick Replacement for Flood Victims

Free FixMeStick Replacement for Flood Victims

Since our launch last spring, the people from the Calgary region have been our best customers.

Corey and I have together spoken with several hundred of the honorable and kind people from these cities and towns. We personally know and care more about Alberta now through these relationships than we ever could have otherwise.

We know the FixMeStick is a small thing compared to what the people of the Calgary region and Southern Alberta are going through, however, for what it’s worth, if you lost your FixMeStick in the flood, please give us a ring (1-888-530-6125) or send us an email (support@fixmestick.com) and we’ll send you a replacement free of charge.

Thank you for supporting us in our first year and godspeed with the flood cleanup.

– Marty and Corey

Julian Sanders, London Drugs, FixMeStick

Julian Sanders reviewed the FixMeStick virus removal device on CTV this week and the host referred to him as a nerd.

Is Julian a nerd? Is it right to characterize someone who can help you solve a technology problem or recommend a technology product a nerd? Recently, Wired featured an article about the inherent geekiness of Google Glass. In the article, there is a little snippet we thought was particularly well written:

Now, far be it from me to claim that nerdiness equals lack of popularity potential. But I contend that dorkiness and nerdiness are two different qualities. While nerdiness implies a certain social awkwardness that’s ultimately endearing, dorkiness connotes social obliviousness that opens you to deserved ridicule.

Looks like this CTV host got it right. You can follow Julian’s nerdiness on Twitter: @saskajules.

Don Baine is THE Gadget Professor

Today, Marty, one of FixMeStick’s co-founders, caught up with a good friend of the FixMeStick, Mr. Don Baine today. Don is THE Gadget Professor.

Marty and Don met last year around the time of the FixMeStick launch. Marty admits he was left with a lasting impression after their first interview: Don is smart, kind and and he can talk on camera… who wouldn’t want to be like him?! Above is their interview from earlier today.