DID YOU KNOW?
Fast-teks of North Broward County Florida offers Memberships for Residential clients and Prepaid Blocks of Time for Business Customers to save you time and money!
- NO Annual Fee
- 20% Discount off the standard hourly service rate
- 5% Software and Hardware Discounts
- V.I.P Priority Service
- And Exclusive Offers
Prepaid Blocks of time provide discounted hourly rates based on the number of hours needed is the best choice for saving money if you know you’ll need business computer service and/or computer setup.
*Ask your Technician how signing up for a Membership can save you money!
We offer business computer service in addition to residential services for individuals and families.
Computer Setup Strategies
Windows 7 Upgrade
Are you still running Windows XP? Service Pack 2 is no longer being updated and soon, Service Pack 3 will follow suite making XP more vulnerable to attacks. Upgrading to Windows 7 will give you the latest protection and best of all, it's faster and easier to use!
When you are ready to make the move, let Fast-teks make it easy for you!
Fastteks of North Broward County publishes News & Tips that are valuable for all computer users. Bookmark this page and refer to it frequently for informationon keeping your online experience safe and your PC healthy and running well!
Tired of typing in the full web address? Use this tip to cut down on key strokes:
If you want to visit Google, type in "google" (without the quotes) in your browser's address bar and then hold the <CTRL> key down and press <ENTER>. Windows will automatically fill in the rest of the web address for you!
Need a strong password but trying to remember something like Ewvo$%s! is impossible? Try using a phrase that is easy to remember and swap out letters for numbers and vice versa. For example, use "FastTeks" as your password phrase, but use this instead: F@$tTek$. Stay consistant with your characters and you'll never forget!
Data Recovery and Backup Strategies
Fast-teks is committed to protecting your data. Data loss statistics are frightening for both homeowners and small businesses:
- Hardware and system failures account for 78% of all data loss
- Over 700,000 new viruses were identified last year alone
- 93% of companies that suffer a significant data loss are out of business within 5 years.
- A hard drive crashes every 15 seconds
Think about all of the critical data that is on your home or business computer. Financial documents, important letters, spreadsheets, presentations not to mention all of your music files and irreplaceable photos!
While CD’s and desktop backup devices are a good first step, what would happen in case of a fire, flood or break in? Your best (and safest) solution is off site data backup. Your data is securely encrypted and then sent via the internet to a level 4 data center. (Call us and we can explain all of that ‘tech talk’ to you!)
Dual Monitor Technology
More and more PC users are experiencing the huge productivity boost that comes from using multiple monitors on the same PC. Many of today's PC have the capability already installed, and Windows (since 2000) natively supports dual monitors.
Configuring dual monitors is so easy: just use the second video port (if there are two separate ports installed), or add a second video card or better yet, a video card that has dual DVI ports. Then plug in your second monitor, change a couple of simple Windows settings, and you have double the Windows Desktop. This lets you have your spreadsheet and email visible at the same time, or PowerPoint and Photoshop. The combinations are endless. And since most of the overhead is handled by the video card, there is little significant impact (if any) on system performance. Dual Monitors is inexpensive and one of the simplest, yet most amazing productivity boosters, you can add to your PC!
As an added bonus, you can use a dual monitor stand and recover workspace on your desk in the process!
For more information on Dual Monitor Technology or to schedule an appointment for business computer service, computer setup, repair and training call:
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