Welcome back to the blog! March is here, things are warming up, and the days are longer and brighter! The last thing we would want is for tech problems to cloud your beautiful days! No need to waste time fiddling with your finicky devices when you can call or visit your trusty Neighborhood Nerds! Don’t forget that we are here for everything you could ever need us for, tech and more!
We are here to help you with anything and everything. We are extra Nerdy, so tech happens to be our strong suit, but if you need help or advice with other things, no problem! We can research what kind of food is best for your new puppy. This could save you a vet visit! We can receive your packages at our Member center anytime, and you can pick them up whenever you’re ready. This could save you from damaged or stolen property left on your doorstep! We can even let you know what restaurants are having Valentine’s Day events and make your reservation so that you can take your spouse on the date he/she dreams of! This could save you from a scowl across the table of Waffle House when there are no tables available at your favorite spot! We are here to help you save time and money, and we are also here to relieve your stress. We will get things done for you and we are glad to do it! We couldn’t ask for better Neighbors than our Members!
Now, here’s some info about something you or someone you know is probably struggling with:
Let’s start with a slow internet…
Having issues with the Internet starting up or taking forever to load pages or files? Slow internet can be caused by many different things, and, sadly, none of them are what you want to hear. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t be fixed! First of all, the slow internet could be due to a router issue. Those problems are usually hard to explain… but for now, make sure everything is plugged in all of the way and that there are no broken or fraying wires! Also, you may need to reposition your router somewhere else in your home. The closer you are to your router, the better your connection will be. Any problems further than that, bring it in to The Nerds! The worst cause of slow internet, but the most common, is malware and spyware. In other words, VIRUSES. Keeping up-to-date antivirus programs running will prevent this from happening to you, though. Be careful about where you browse, and watch out for emails that may be viruses. Remember to NEVER click on a suspicious link in an email!
Now onto a slow computer…
If your computer is running slowly, and loading times are taking up more and more time, there are endless problems that could be causing this. Some of the resolutions are super easy! If those don’t work, though, the problem might be bigger than you thought. If these simple tips don’t help the speed of your computer, bring it in to the Nerds and let them take a look! First of all, try restarting your computer, especially if it hasn’t been restarted lately. If this doesn’t help, you may have programs running in the background that are taking up your computer’s space. You can find and remove these programs by running the Task Manager (get to this by doing a Ctrl+Alt+Delete command). This is the most common cause of a slow computer. Finally, if nothing seems to be working, you can defragment your hard drive to speed things up. If none of these are working, or if you need help with these solutions, come in and visit us and we will not only do our best to solve the problem, but also teach you how to do these simple fix-it tasks as well!
Well, that’s it from us this time, Neighbors! We can’t wait to hear from you and help you with anything and everything tech and more! We will be back soon with another blog post with some more tech tips to help you become an expert just like the Nerds!
See you next time, Neighbor!