Category: FixMeStick Blog

Backing Up Your Personal Files, Just In Case

When it comes to using computers, the most frustrating thing is encountering an unexpected error and suddenly losing access to all your stored information – photos, applications, documents, all lost because of a single malfunction.

For individuals who rely on the computer for storing any sort of valuable files, a malfunctioning computer can feel like the end of the world. Should you back up your computer? Keep reading to learn how to avoid this.

How to Safely & Securely Work from Home Amidst the Coronavirus

With many forms of employment, people are often given the opportunity to work from home. Especially given the recent news regarding the current coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

A lot of companies have started encouraging their employees to work from home, including here in our FixMeStick office where we have officially entered “Working From Home Mode“. Keep reading for some of our tips on how to continue being secure online while working from home.

What You Can Do To Be More Environmentally Friendly

Environmental sustainability is a hot topic in many ways currently – and in celebration of Earth Hour, we’d like to provide some tips to make sure you know all the ins and outs of being tech-conscious AND environmentally friendly. Whether it be trying to reduce your carbon emissions by driving an eco friendly car, or simply going out of your way to compost or recycle, being environmentally friendly is an important part in keeping our planet healthy and clean!

In celebration of International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’d like to shine some light on the wonderful women who have contributed to the world of science and technology over time.

While gender diversity still remains an issue in the current world of tech, we are nevertheless taking the necessary steps in creating more opportunities and changing how we view technology.

FixMeFact – did you know that women make up around 50% of our FixMeStick team? Check out our blog to meet these awesome women at FixMeStick.

Speeding up a Slow PC

Does your computer take twenty minutes to turn on and even longer to open up your email? There’s nothing more frustrating than a slow computer. We get you and we are here to help!

Like your car, your computer requires regular maintenance to prevent slowdowns, crashes, and potential system failures. If your computer is slow because of viruses, you can try running a FixMeStick scan to speed things up.

However, if your computer is still slow after running your FixMeStick, below are some other things you can try to speed up your computer.

How to Protect Yourself From Online Dating Scams

It’s Valentine’s Day, meaning it’s a great opportunity to gift that special someone the present of cyber security, which is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Although I’m sure many people are savvy with the ins and outs of protecting yourself from cyber scams and hackers, you may not be as familiar when it comes to scammers in the word of romance.

Worst Passwords of 2019

Coming up with a good password can leave a lot of us scratching our heads. It’s a lot of specific requirements, random characters, and it’s definitely a hassle we can all relate to. While opting for a simple password might seem like the easy way around it – you’re doing yourself more harm than good. 

While quick and simple passwords are easier to remember, it also makes it quicker and easier for hackers to crack and gain access to your accounts.

It’s Data Privacy Day! Are you taking the necessary steps in protecting yourself?

Each year, data breaches continue to spread and pop up in places we’d never expect, effectively exposing information to anyone willing to look. Whether it be government records, grocery store chains, or simply an individual’s consumer habits, all of us are affected by having our data exposed, and with Data Privacy Day coming up on January 28th, it’s definitely in your best interest to know exactly how your data is being tracked, and what you can do to secure yourself.