Category Archive: Computer Corner

Jul 16 2016

Take A Green Approach To Personal Technology

By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection Green is somewhat an oxymoron when talking about computer parts, but you can do lots of things to help with the end products once they are no longer useful. The best approach is to have them re-used by professionals. One way to be green is to have a …

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May 25 2016

Don’t Plug That In!

By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection So you have decided it’s time to quit that nasty smoking habit and one way is to try the “new” E-Cigs out on the market. You go to the store and get one that looks like a cigarette and has a charger for it which has a usb …

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May 12 2016

Where Are The Deals?

By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection If you are searching for a good deal on a laptop and/or desktop computer locally, the only thing you can buy is a Windows 10 operating system with the occasional find of a Windows 8.1 hiding in a back corner. Some are at a pretty good price and …

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Apr 29 2016

Bad Guys Can’t See Through Your Phone!

By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection So those dang people are back calling, emailing and popping up on your computer trying to convince you that something is wrong with your computer. Don’t believe them! It’s a lie, no one can “see” that your laptop, box, tablet, wireless router, smart TV, toaster, whatever, has a …

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Mar 31 2016

Decrypting The Crypto Virus

By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection I’ve mentioned before that ads on Web pages can infect your laptop/desktop in previous columns and now is a good time to revisit that topic. Very recently, major sites such as The New York Times, MSN, BBC and even AOL have been hit with infected ads that download …

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Feb 03 2016

Windows 10 Questions, Comcast’s Unwelcome Visitor

By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection  Windows 10 has been in the news recently and I wanted to answer some questions about it that have been posed by clients. It’s a big upgrade and will still be free until near the end of July 2016. The new operating system has some wonderful gimmicks and …

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Jan 18 2016

5 Years, Going For 10

With the New Year comes new attacks upon your data and computers regardless of what type (Windows or Mac based) you have.

By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection I have been writing this column now for five years and this column signals the start of the sixth, I hope to continue for at least another five! I am the owner of Rent A Bob Computers, LLC and do work on Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Kiawah …

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Nov 05 2015

How To Get Secure Wi-Fi Anywhere

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By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection As we all know the fall is upon us and the season of parties and holidays is here! I want to say that when shopping online or using the cell in other cities lets be a bit careful with what you do. There are a lot of good …

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Oct 14 2015

Prices Are Falling, The Holidays Must Be Near

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By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection The season of the giving of gifts is just around the corner, well, at least the time to start looking is. Amazon.com is a good place to get a good starting point on electronics, and then don’t be ashamed to whip out an online price in a local …

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