Category: FixMeStick Blog

What came first: the moon landing or the first laptop?

By now, you’re likely aware that July 20th was the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 spaceflight that first landed humans on the moon. NASA has always been an early adopter of new technologies, but did you know we walked on the moon over a decade before the first modern form laptop was created? This week we’re looking at the creation of the first modern form laptop, how NASA used it and answering the question: is NASA affected by security breaches?

What We Really Think About NordVPN

Did you know that as a FixMeStick customer, you can take advantage of our exclusive discount on NordVPN? That’s 70% off.

NordVPN is one of the leading VPN service providers today. It allows you to keep your data private so no one can see what you’re doing while you surf the web. But how does a VPN work and why do you need one if you already have FixMeStick? We answer all your VPN questions and give you our review of NordVPN below.

Amazon Prime Day 2019

If you haven’t heard, Amazon’s Prime Day is July 15th and 16th this year. Last year 100 million products were sold in 36 hours, think of it like Black Friday in July. With the growing popularity of Prime Day, scammers are ready to take advantage of the increase in traffic. We want to make sure our customers stay safe while snagging the best deals so we’re sharing our tips for staying safe while shopping online.

Windows 10 Tips to Make Your Life Easier

Ever since Microsoft announced the end-of-support for Windows 7, numerous organizations and regular Windows 7 users have been updating their system to Windows 10. Remember, even if you have Windows 7 FixMeStick will still be compatible, but Microsoft will no longer release security updates for Windows 7 so you’ll want to use your FixMeStick regularly. Learn more about the change here. Keep reading for our best Windows 10 tips!

6 Signs You May Be Speaking With a Tech Support Scam

Recently, the cybersecurity world was shocked by the exposure of a tech support scam that allegedly conned elderly folks out of over $1.3 million dollars. The 3 hackers, who were charged with running the scam, targeted older populations by using threatening pop-ups and pretending to be the technical support staff at large computer companies. Keep reading to learn how to tell if you’re speaking with FixMeStick or a tech support scam.

Online Privacy 101

Have you ever searched online for an item you were thinking of purchasing only to be bombarded by ads for that same item the next time you went online? Should you cover your computer’s webcam? How do you protect those sensitive files saved on your computer?

In this blog, we answer some basic privacy questions to help protect your privacy online.