Do manufacturers load too much junk on new computers?

JohnMHoyt Android, Business, Computer Sales, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Nexlink, Office, Windows Leave a Comment

If you own a smartphone, you know what your cellular provider does to the phone before you get it. With Android based phones, each phone is subjected to a custom install of carrier specific “tools” laid on top of the beautiful Android OS. Verizon thought you didn’t need the Google browser by default, so they sent you to Bing, and …

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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Security Bulletin Re-Releases & AutoRun Advisory

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, February 23, 2011 Microsoft has released Security Advisory 967940, titled “Update for Windows Autorun”, and it covers an issue that has long plagued Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. When you insert a USB flash drive, or USB hard drive, Windows has attempted to treat them like CD/DVD material and perform an autorun on it. While …

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John M. Hoyt’s IT Predictions for 2011

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Backup Solutions, broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, iPad, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP), Windows, Windows Server 1 Comment

Everyone else has been making their predictions for the coming year, so I thought I might do the same… These predictions are based upon industry news, social media and blog rambling as well as some personal wishes. Will any of it come to fruition? I guess at the end of 2011 you can remind me how wrong I was. A …

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Computer Deals too Good to Pass Up…

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Fun Stuff, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Technology Leave a Comment

Yesterday was Thanksgiving here in the USA, in case you missed it… Everyone here at Homeland Secure IT and our families have so much to be thankful for that I would have to dedicate an entire blog post to just that…¬† One thing worth mentioning other than the most obvious like the ability to live in the greatest country on …

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Don’t forget leasing as an option for your next IT renews

JohnMHoyt Business, CCTV, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Non-Profit, Office, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

As the end of 2010 draws near, some businesses are planning to refresh and renew tired old hardware such as desktop and notebook computers, as well as servers.¬†Driving the updates are security requirements, new versions of operating systems, company rotation policy, depreciation schedules and more often than not, a need to overcome bottlenecks in performance and insure trouble free operation …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Adobe Reader & Acrobat Updates Affect Macintosh, Windows, UNIX

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Homeland Secure IT Alert Homeland Secure IT Alert for Wednesday, October 6, 2010 I realize I am sounding like a broken record (remember those?), however, Adobe has addressed vulnerabilities in their Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, and also Adobe Air products which you should be aware of. Skipping to the chase, please, for the love of God, update your Adobe products …

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We had a blast in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure #Greenville

JohnMHoyt Computer Repair, Computer Service, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Non-Profit Leave a Comment

Earlier in the year, we saw one of our friends asking for contributions to their Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure team (Plus Inc.) and two of us here at Homeland Secure IT supported them with small contributions. After discussing it further, we decided to form our own team and participate in the 5K walk ourselves. It made total …

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Consumers are happier than ever with their computers!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, Office, OS X, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

According to a story published in the Washington Post, computer users are happier with their PCs than at any time since the first year (1994) that this was tracked! This was based around a poll run by ACSI LLC. It was not surprising that Apple had the highest user satisfaction with their “cult-like” Mac following, though it may catch some …

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Greenville business computer service, support and repair – Free Estimates

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Mobile, Office, OS X, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server 2 Comments

If you have issues with your business computer systems, who do you call? If you are calling a one-man-shop, you may be getting a great deal in terms of hourly rates, however, you may find that the wait for this one person to finally get around to you could lead to inconvenient downtime. Unfortunately, the better the technician, the more …

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Are you overlooking a notebook computer backup plan?

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, security, Windows 2 Comments

I hate to keep beating this dead horse, but a dear friend called this morning as I was on my way in to the office, telling how his notebook computer had experienced a totally depleted battery over the weekend and that when he tried to bring it back up, he got the dreaded blue screen of death… This was followed …

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