How to Set Parental Restrictions on iPad and iPhone

By Techno Goober / August 3, 2018

When your children are using devices that can connect to the internet, you should be using Parental Restrictions to protect them. Apple makes it very easy to set Parental Controls on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. These restrictions allow you to control a number of things including purchasing, internet browsing, downloading apps, and viewing explicit…

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How to Protect Your Device this Summer

By Techno Goober / July 6, 2018

Your cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other devices are designed to withstand certain weather conditions. Developers know that your device will spend a lot of time outside and needs to be durable. However, that doesn’t make them perfect. The wear-and-tear associated with summer conditions can seriously harm your device if you aren’t careful. Rather than…

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How to Protect Your Phone from Viruses and Phishing

By Techno Goober / May 25, 2018

Believe it or not, your phone is susceptible to viruses, malware, and phishing scams. Protecting your laptop or desktop computer is vital to protecting your data, but you should be keeping an eye on your phone too. Your phone is in danger of catching a virus or malware from a variety of sources including: Malicious…

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How to Extend the Life of your Phone Battery

By Techno Goober / May 11, 2018

There are a lot of myths out there about how to extend the life of your phone’s battery. In order to truly take care of your device and prolong its life, use these tips and learn to tell fact from fiction. How long does your battery last? The lifetime of a phone battery is approximately…

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Say Good Night to Your Electronics

By Techno Goober / May 4, 2018

Are you having trouble sleeping lately? Do you use your laptop, phone or tablet in bed at night? Your phone could be the culprit of your insomnia. Your devices emit a blue light through their screens which has been linked in multiple studies to difficulty falling asleep at night. The blue light tricks your brain…

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How Does Remote Support Work?

By Techno Goober / April 20, 2018

Remote support is a common practice by IT Support companies like Techno Goober. It’s a relatively simple process on the Tech side, but for the user, it can be uncomfortable or even scary. A lack of understanding about how remote support works leaves many users with questions and hesitations. Keep reading to learn more about…

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Slow Internet Connection Driving You Crazy?

By Techno Goober / February 16, 2018

Today, the internet is considered a necessity. Nearly everything we do has ties to the World Wide Web. Downloading, streaming, and browsing are everyday activities. Whether you use the internet for work, pleasure, or something in-between, a slow internet connection can disrupt your entire day. Don’t let a slow connection drive you crazy. Learn how…

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How Our Lives Changed After Purchasing a Google Home

By Techno Goober / February 6, 2018

Techno Goober employs a brother-sister team. One tech and one amazing (and very humble) writer. Recently, a client approached Tech Steve (my brother) and asked about installing a Google Home. The client wanted to know: Is Google Home worth it? The product boasts voice-controlled services like music control, TV control, shopping lists, phone calls, texting,…

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What’s Your Password?

By Techno Goober / January 12, 2018

There are a number of factors that impact the security of your password from the complexity and length or even how easy it is to guess by those around you. To check if your password is secure enough, ask yourself the following questions. (And answer honestly.) How long has it been since you last changed…

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What the Fudge is going on with Net Neutrality?

By Techno Goober / December 15, 2017

Net Neutrality has been in the news recently, but in our business, we find that a lot of people don’t truly understand what is going on. Let us break it down for you. What is Net Neutrality? Net Neutrality is the principle that the internet should be free and unimpeded. This ensures that freedom of…

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