Dead Windows

April 2017 marked the end of Vista updates being released by Microsoft thus putting the final nail in the coffin of a really bad operating system. At Heida Computers, we dubbed Vista “Windows Millennium 2.0.” It was that bad. Early on, even during the beta testing stage, many knew that Vista was doomed to fail…

Is Remote Support Safe?

One thing that we’ve tried to do more of is offer remote support to our customers. If you aren’t familiar with what remote support is, it is allowing someone to remotely access your computer without you having to physically move it. If you have an internet connection, most of your computer’s issues can be fixed…

Guilty of Facebook

-by Kathy Cragin  Ya know what? There are a plenty of naysayers out there who are laying on the guilt trips about social media pretty heavy. And maybe there are some who need the reminder to put down the phone or iPad or whatever is distracting you from life. I’ll admit that there are times…

Top 3 Mindblowing Computer Viruses

Top 3 Mindblowing Computer Viruses-by Nikki ElkinsNew computer viruses are created often, but some tend to be more powerful than we’d ever wish for. The damages they can leave behind can take down your computer in a jiffy. Three pretty well-known viruses did just that and took the internet to a whole new level with…

A Case for Custom

A Case for CustomI’ve been building custom desktop computers since before opening up Heida Computers in 2004. Believe it or not, some of those pre-Heida Computers systems are still in use.  That is a long time! I wish I could guarantee that all of our systems would last 12 years, but I can’t.  What I can…

What Would You Do?

What Would You Do? – Securing your dataMost of us know someone who has been affected by the forest fires recently. Many people have been evacuated, just to be safe, and many have sadly lost their homes.I remember when my aunt, uncle and cousins lost their home to a fire and what they missed the…