Posted on March 16, 2012 by infogrip-tech
I had a call last month from a client who wanted to extend her wifi wireless coverage around her home. She had a Motorola wireless router in the garage which meant that she could use her laptop there and also in the living room/kitchen but not upstairs.
The answer was to install and configure a TP-Link wireless extender/access point and plug it into a socket in a bedroom.
This was configured to work with the existing router and to use the same wireless ID and security codes. This allowed for seemless transfer as the laptop was moved between floors.
Prior to installing the extender the signal upstairs was as low as 10% , afterwards it was at 80=100% a significant improvement and one which meant the client could finally use her laptop while being upstairs, rather than at the kitchen table.
Posted on March 16, 2012 by infogrip-tech
It is very useful to be able to just click on a web address in an email or in word and have the link open up in your browser. However if you install and then remove or even upgraded a web browser such as Chrome or Firefox the links can some time become broken. You then have to copy and past the link into your browser which, depending on the length of the address can be a pain.
You can click here and run the small program which Microsoft has provided to allow you to fix the issue. Run the fix and then reboot and your hyperlinks should be working again.
Posted on December 05, 2011 by infogrip-tech
Comm100.com is the creator of a fantastic free Live Chat software. The desktop app is powered by Adobe Air, meaning it can be run on a Mac, a PC, and a Linux desktop.
The software has support for multiple operators, operator groups, chat transferring, and more. For those of you that aren’t interested in the desktop interface, an optional web interface is available.
Head over to Comm100.com and sign up for free to try it out today. We use it on a few of our websites, and we love it!
Posted on December 01, 2011 by infogrip-tech
One page websites are becoming increasingly common in the business side of things. They are known for their quick production time, low cost, quick loading, and positive user experience.
Some might think that this would cost more than a conventional website, but in fact, it is actually quicker and more cost-effective than making several separate unique pages. Considering the positive user experience and the low price tag, they are quickly becoming a popular option for businesses.
Here is a great example of a single page website: Visit Ventura Chiropractor
Are you interested in having a single page website built for your business? Give us a call at (805) 652-0770 for a free quote!
Posted on July 20, 2011 by infogrip-tech
Inoculating yourself against Rebecca Black’s infectious song when it went viral wasn’t easy. Even harder? Staving off superbugs on your PC. Debug, defrag, and deworm your desktop or laptop with today’s deal from Infogrip IT. Get two hours of in-store computer service for $65 (a $140 value) or two hours of on-site computer service for $75 (a $180 value). Be it data recovery, hardware and software support, wireless networking troubleshooting, or general maintenance, Infogrip’s staff of certified computer doctors have all the tools to resuscitate your computer and give it a new lease on life. You’ll also receive a free computer cleaning (inside and out) plus a free security checkup and installation of new antivirus software if applicable. All that for over 50% off? Commence partyin,’ partyin’.
Posted on June 27, 2011 by infogrip-tech
Just three months after the release Firefox 4, Mozilla has released Firefox 5 for the desktop and Android devices.
That’s a big change from the two years it took to move from Firefox 3.5 to Firefox 4. Firefox 5 is part of Mozilla’s new rapid release development cycle. Which is more like what Google does with its Chromer browser and promises faster updates. Mozilla wants Firefox to hit version 7 by the end of the year.
Visually, Firefox 5 looks identical to Firefox 4. Rather than reinventing the wheel, Mozilla has added better support for web standards, fixed some bugs, made performance enhancements and added a few additional code touches.
The big new features, courtesy of the release notes is:
Firefox 5 is fast — even faster than Firefox 4. It’s nice to see the more frequent update cycle, because it means that the browser will be more able to support the latest and greatest browser features.
To update to the latest Firefox, click on the “check for updates” button in the “About Firefox” menu.
Posted on May 06, 2011 by infogrip-tech
A trojan horse has cropped up that affects Mac OS X as well as Windows, primarily disguised as a video moving around social networking sites. So when a user click an infected link, a Java applet is launched that downloads multiple files, including an installer that runs automatically without users’ knowledge.
The Trojan, is named trojan.osx.boonana.a by security firm SecureMac, appears as a message on social networking sites such as Facebook displaying, “Is this you in this video?” As the user clicks the link, a Java applet runs, allowing the system to download several files installing a program that can bypass the usual password verification OS X requires for installation.
The malware will launch automatically on startup, communicates with servers, and can also crack user accounts on other sites to continue to spread itself.
SecureMac asserts that because the initial phase of the trojan runs on Java, it can spread itself to both Mac OS X and Windows. SecureMac doesn’t say explicitly how it differs on Windows, only that the payload includes “other files” that are directed at Windows.
Disabling of Java in your browser can help you avoid infection, but the problem is solved by not clicking shady links. For those already under Boonana’s spell, though, SecureMac has created a free removal tool. The company also reminds Mac users that as Apple’s market share grows, they need to be mindful of increased attention from hackers.
Posted on April 13, 2011 by infogrip-tech
When a company subscribes to a managed service, the provider manages the network equipment and applications on the client’s premises or remotely according to the terms established to meet the client’s unique business needs.
For small and medium-sized businesses, managed services provide enterprise class capabilities for an affordable monthly fee.
Subscribing to managed services will:
Managed services bridge the gap by giving companies access to leading network technologies and management expertise without the need to invest in technology upgrades.
Posted on November 08, 2010 by infogrip-tech
Windows 7 is designed for speed. The Windows 7 team has placed special attention on making Windows 7 faster than Windows XP, and Windows Vista.
As we continue to progress in the information age, home users are increasingly expecting higher speeds from their computers. With that in mind, we’ve put together a quick tip to help you speed up Windows 7. This short tip will allow you to get more out of your operating system than what is provided “out of the box.” (more…)
Posted on October 21, 2010 by infogrip-tech
Here are some of the best online alternatives to eBay:.