Flu-Fighting Means Smartphone Cleaning

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎02-22-2017 02:29 PM - edited ‎02-22-2017 02:32 PM (85 Views)

Flu season is overstaying its welcome this winter, and the CDC can prove it.
 
Your mobile phone, that thing that’s probably attached to your hand most of the day, is a magnet for germs, and we’ve been getting questions from customers on the best way to keep it clean.
 
Our Geek Squad Agents have answers. See what they say to four frequently asked questions about mobile device hygiene.


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National Clean Out Your Computer Day

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎02-13-2017 01:50 PM (369 Views)

Cleanup That Computer

Having trouble finding a particular photo from your family trip four years ago? Finding yourself with multiple copies of the same document and not sure which edits are the latest? February 13th just happens to be National Clean Out Your Computer Day.Geek Squad Logo.JPG

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Our Guide to Cutting the Cord, Part 2

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎09-02-2016 04:25 PM - last edited on ‎09-02-2016 04:46 PM by Geek Squad Agent (5,615 Views)

cutthecord21w.jpgOnce you figure out how you will get video into your house, you have to figure out how you are going to watch it. In the second of his "Cutting the Cord" posts, Agent Gavin C. discusses Internet speed and video streaming services.

 

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Our Guide to Cutting the Cord, Part 1

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎08-31-2016 04:19 PM - last edited on ‎09-01-2016 08:06 AM by Geek Squad Agent (4,319 Views)

cutthecord21w.jpgSo you are moving in to your new place and you are wondering if you can get by without that monthly cable bill. You aren't the only one - we run into cord cutters all the time and have plenty experience sending them down that path. Agent Gavin C. put together a couple of blog posts outlining an approach. Here's the first one.

 

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Pokémon Go Update

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎08-16-2016 04:32 PM - last edited on ‎08-16-2016 04:51 PM by Geek Squad Agent (2,537 Views)

pokemon210w.jpgThe new release of Pokémon Go is out in the world. Here are some intitial impressions for some lucky enough to have used it.

 

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Geek Squad Plays Pokémon Go: Part 2

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎07-31-2016 06:33 PM - last edited on ‎08-05-2016 03:43 PM by Geek Squad Agent (2,483 Views)

pokemon210w.jpgOur Agent Kate B has been putting the Pokémon Go app on her smartphone through its paces the last couple of weeks. We recently persuaded her to take a break from her search for new Pokéstops and give us her impressions. Here is the second of her three posts with some tips on keeping your equipment working as you play..

 

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Geek Squad Plays Pokémon Go: Part 1

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎07-28-2016 11:15 AM - last edited on ‎07-31-2016 06:31 PM by Geek Squad Agent (1,631 Views)

pokemon210w.jpgOur Agent Kate B has been putting the Pokémon Go app on her smartphone through its paces the last couple of weeks. We recently persuaded her to take a break from her search for new Pokéstops and give us her impressions. Here is the first of a series of three posts.

 

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Ten Tips to Keep a Clean Computer

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎05-14-2016 12:00 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:06 AM by Geek Squad Agent (5,355 Views)

Does your computer feel slower than it used to be? Does it take longer to start up or for programs to load? If so, chances are your computer has accumulated some “digital dust” and needs a little spring cleaning.

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It Could Be Your HDMI Cable…

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎02-17-2016 07:38 AM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 10:43 AM by Geek Squad Agent (2,421 Views)

We are asking our televisions to do more and more these days. As the centerpiece of our home theater systems, our TVs can go from pulling in our favorite news show in the morning to streaming that YouTube video Mom just sent to us over lunch, then playing the latest Mad Max movie during evening “wind-down” time. And anytime we are not using the TV’s screen, it serves as our connection to the music libraries available through the ever-growing list of streaming services. That is one busy machine.

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Reserving Windows 10 Upgrade

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎07-24-2015 11:27 AM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 11:34 AM by Geek Squad Agent (2,137 Views)

Our friends at Microsoft have developed a new version of their Windows operating system, Windows 10, which will be available for download on July 29. The upgrade will be available free to users who have Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1 installed on their machines. Microsoft is encouraging Windows users who are going to take advantage of this free update to “reserve” their copy of the system before the release date to ensure a smooth transition.

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Online Virus Removal Scams

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎07-01-2015 11:33 AM (3,154 Views)

Imagine this – you are sitting at home minding your own business when you receive a phone call from an official-sounding person who tells you your computer is seriously infected with viruses. They say they will help you out and eliminate the viruses if you will provide your credit card information.

 

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Our First Computer Programmers

by Geek Squad Agent ‎04-03-2015 12:18 PM - edited ‎07-14-2016 11:20 AM (415 Views)

The role of women in the world of technology has been all over the news lately. First there was Gamergate (women gamers and game designers being subjected to graphic insults by Internet trolls), then questions about how women are treated in the boardroom (the Ellen Pao lawsuit), and the steady stream of stories about the struggles of women trying to get recognition in the highly-competitive tech world.

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The Day the Sign Went Up

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎02-17-2015 09:11 PM - last edited on ‎04-28-2016 04:44 PM by (1,120 Views)

Here’s another in our series of posts from some of our more senior Agents as Geek Squad wraps up it’s 20th year of service.

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Fruit-Powered Technology

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎02-03-2015 09:32 PM (444 Views)

A banana-powered piano? A video game controlled by a couple of watermelons? No, this is not the aftermath of a collision between a fruit cart and a Geekmobile. They are tools our Agents use to get young people excited about technology at our Geek Squad Academy camps.

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Cryptolocker and Cryptowall Ransomware

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-28-2015 09:41 PM - last edited on ‎04-28-2016 04:48 PM by (754 Views)

It can happen in an instant. You click on an attachment from Granny and the next thing you know you are watching your files getting locked up before your eyes. Then an important-looking message pops up on your desktop demanding you pay a substantial fee to a group you’ve never heard of using a online payment method. They make it clear – pay now or you’ll never see the precious photos of your Chihuahuas again.

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Resolution Time Again…

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-03-2015 09:48 PM (304 Views)

Still making your resolutions for the New Year? Consider adding “Back It Up Once a Week” to your list. That’s the message that the FTC is passing along in a new blog post and video as we begin 2015.

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It Was Here a Minute Ago: Tips on Finding Lost Files

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-02-2014 09:54 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 10:44 AM by Geek Squad Agent (3,443 Views)

For many, the most important thing on their computer is their data. Whether it’s photos of family events, small business financial records or a music library, your data is usually more valuable than any other files or software on your computer.

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The Hard Drive: Cleaning and Defragmenting (Part 2 of 2)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎05-22-2014 10:17 PM (842 Views)

In this second post in our series about hard drives, we discuss what computer users need to do to keep the heart and soul of their computers in good shape.

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In the United States, the vast majority of adults drive cars. But most of us don’t really know how they work. Sure, we know to fill it with gas occasionally and how to operate them, but when it comes down to how the engine engages the drivetrain, most of us are at a loss. (That’s why we all have mechanics, right?)

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The web can be a dangerous place for computer users and sometimes the latest news can be scary — much as is the case with the recent news around the recently discovered “HeartBleed” security bug in OpenSSL, a common form of encryption on many websites today.

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Macintosh at 30

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-27-2014 04:26 PM (529 Views)

The computing world changed 30 years ago. It was on January 24, 1984 that Steve Jobs stood before workers and the press at the Apple Cupertino, CA headquaters and unveiled their newest product – the Macintosh personal computer.

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Data Backup: Moving Files Without Losing Them

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-15-2014 02:58 PM (655 Views)

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post encouraging everyone to make backing up their data their New Years’ resolution. As I was reviewing the different ways to create data backups, it struck me how many devices we use on a daily basis now create and store digital files.

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Travelling With Your Tech

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎12-20-2013 03:14 PM (412 Views)

Like people all over the world, we Agents often find ourselves travelling to get together with our friends and family over the holidays. And, being more tech-dependent than the average citizen, one of our main concerns is what combination of devices and accessories will we be able to take with us. Sure, Agents travelling over-land can error on the side of caution and fill up the backseat with extra batteries and cables. But those of us who need to grab our boarding passes and stand in the airport security line have decisions to make. Considering that we generally think tech belongs in carry on luggage, weight also becomes an issue.

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Remote Start, or the Joy of a Warm Car

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎11-20-2013 03:19 PM (2,117 Views)

Most people who live in the northern states know how uncomfortable it can be to get in and start a cold car. The seats are cold and stiff, the steering wheel is like a disk of ice, and the defroster is blowing air with a wind chill. Since the late 1990s many technically-adept (and cold-hating) northerners have managed to avoid the grim reality of “warming up the car” by installing remote starters in their vehicles. Being able to start your car from the warmth of your house or office with the push of a button eliminated what was, for some of us at least, the worst part of winter.

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Geek Squad and Yahoo! Partnership Celebrates Our 1 Year Anniversary

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-17-2013 03:31 PM - last edited on ‎07-27-2016 04:03 PM by Geek Squad Agent (533 Views)

In September 2011, five Agents from Geek Squad City were selected to lead a cooperative effort with Yahoo! to answer computer-related questions from people on the Answers.Yahoo.com website.

 

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Look! In the Cloud! (It’s Your Data)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎08-28-2013 03:34 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 10:52 AM by Geek Squad Agent (829 Views)

According to an Information Week Report, the adoption rate of public cloud services has expanded consistently for the past four years. In a recent survey, 30 percent of respondents said they were using a cloud provider, and an additional 40 percent said they were planning on using or evaluating cloud sevices.

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Laptops and Liquids: A Cautionary Tale

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎08-15-2013 03:38 PM (6,619 Views)

At the most basic level, liquid and electricity don’t mix.  Liquid spills on any electronic device are bad news — and if the liquid has sugar, flavoring, or anything else dissolved in it, you’ve got more problems that just avoiding a short circuit. 

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The Evolution of the Touchscreen

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎07-30-2013 03:41 PM (964 Views)

Touchscreens are the input device of today. They’re everywhere – ATMs, gas pumps, desktops and (of course) our pockets.  The touchscreen is an intuitive, elegant and effective interface whose usefulness in the modern information society is shown by its prevalence in the world around us.

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Imagine this – you are sitting at home minding your own business when you receive a phone call from an official sounding person telling you that your computer is seriously infected with viruses. They say they will help you out and eliminate the viruses if you will provide a credit card number.

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Where did that file go? (Digital Storage Basics)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎03-15-2013 10:48 PM (517 Views)

Saving digital files used to be so easy — just hit “Control-S”, and “Bam!” — your spreadsheet was saved. If you wanted to take the file with you, you just burned it onto a CD, and you were off.

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Notable Women in the History of Science: Adriana Ocampo

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎03-01-2013 05:22 PM (947 Views)

I was raised to believe you could do anything you wanted with effort, time and persistence. It didn’t matter if you were a girl. It is the dream of every child to play in the dirt. We geologists get to do it for real. We don’t explore places; we explore time, way back in the past. It’s written in the rocks.
-Adriana Ocampo

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Notable Women in the History of Science: Annie Easley

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎02-11-2013 05:24 PM (2,187 Views)

You’re never too old, and if you want to,
as my mother said, you can do anything you want to,
but you have to work at it.

-Annie J Easley

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Getting Rid of Your Old Computer? Wipe that Drive!

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-31-2013 05:31 PM (18,658 Views)

So you splurged over the holidays and bought a brand-spanking-new laptop. Or you decided to pool all those gift cards and upgrade your home computing hardware. Let’s face it – you needed to put that old desktop that was still running Windows XP out to pasture. Feels better, doesn’t it?

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Windows 8: Coming to a Screen Near You

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-25-2012 07:04 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 12:34 PM by Geek Squad Agent (334 Views)

As you may have heard, this is a huge week for Microsoft. In an effort to integrate the mobile computing experience into its operating system, Microsoft is releasing the most comprehensive reworking of the Windows OS since it put out Windows 95 in, well, 1995.

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Cracked Screens 101: How They Happen, How to Avoid Them

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-16-2012 08:23 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:42 AM by Geek Squad Agent (6,796 Views)

Ah… portable electronics — the joy of modern technology. The most appealing thing about touchscreen phones, notebooks, netbooks and tablets is their portability. We take them just about everywhere we go. We toss them in our backpacks, our purses, and our pockets. And sometimes… they pay the price.

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Tech Up the Holidays: Building Out Your Light Display (Part 1)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-12-2012 08:27 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 11:57 AM by Geek Squad Agent (1,679 Views)

While holidays may bring out our creative side, they also bring out our crazy side. Few things bring out both like holiday decorating. As a Geek Squad Agent I love to use technology, which in this case means one thing – a computer-controlled holiday light show. Here’s a break-down of how to to put together this year’s Halloween show.

 

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Dorm Life 101: Handy Appliances for a Healthier Student

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-01-2012 10:49 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:58 AM by Geek Squad Agent (736 Views)

Did you know that on average, college students pack on more than 10 lbs in their first year of school? Dorm food and irregular eating schedules seem to be the culprits behind this trend. As your student continues to settle in this school year, consider outfitting your college-bound kid with four fantastic tools to help them make healthy eating choices as they adjust to life away from home.

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Fake “FBI” virus scam alert (Beware of Reveton)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎09-10-2012 10:52 PM (2,114 Views)

So you’re sitting there, innocently using your computer, when a window flashes on the screen, bearing the logo of the FBI. You’ve been locked out of your computer for breaking some not-too-specifically-identified copyright law. The solution on the screen? Pay a fine to the “FBI” to “unlock” your computer and use it again.

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Americans Abroad: How to Send Postcards Back Home from Your Smartphone

by GeekSquadUK on ‎07-24-2012 11:18 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:49 AM by Geek Squad Agent (228 Views)

With international athletes converging on the UK this summer in their quest to be best, we’ve reached out “across the pond” to our fellow Geek Squad Agents in Great Britain to help us with a tech tip series for Americans attending the festivities in the UK. Read on!

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Moms, Dads and Grads: Portable Audio Tech Gifts

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎05-06-2012 02:02 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 10:56 AM by Geek Squad Agent (116 Views)

‘Tis the season to give the gift of portable concert halls.

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Moms, Dads and Grads: Tech Gifts for Fitness

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎05-05-2012 02:10 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 10:59 AM by Geek Squad Agent (122 Views)

Getting in shape with the aid of technology!

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Pamper Your Electronics: Treat Them to a Spring Cleaning

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎04-26-2012 02:15 PM - last edited on ‎05-11-2016 07:08 AM by (913 Views)

Face the facts: filth is everywhere. We spend a significant amount of time in our ongoing  battle against filthiness.  Shower, scrub, soap (lather, rinse repeat) as we sluice the dirt away from floors, counters, dishes, and windows.  Don’t our electronic devices deserve the same care and attention?

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The Loss of a Smartphone: How to Protect Your Data (and Possibly Even Find it Again!)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎03-19-2012 02:30 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 12:14 PM by Geek Squad Agent (212 Views)

Modern smartphones are amazing. They are also an expensive investment. To safeguard our investment we buy cases, screen protectors, and protection plans.

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Smartphone + St. Patrick’s Day: Don’t Go Crying Over Spilt Beer

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎03-15-2012 02:43 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 11:43 AM by Geek Squad Agent (894 Views)

It’s that time of year again – St. Patrick’s Day! You dress up in green, wear a “kiss me I’m Irish” button, and hit the pubs for some fun with friends new and old. It’s a day when, regardless of your ethnic background, everyone is Irish.

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Google Privacy Policy: What does it all mean?

by GeekSquadUK on ‎03-01-2012 12:30 PM (313 Views)

If you’re anything like us, you probably use a lot of Google based services. Over the last few weeks, you may have noticed these services have been inundating you with notices about an upcoming change to their privacy policy. What does it all mean? Agent Morgan from the UK is here to help lay it all out.

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TRENDNet, maker of several IP Cameras, recently discovered a vulnerability in several of their SecurView cameras that allowed for online access in real-time by hackers. Fortunately the company released a quick firmware update to resolve the issue.

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Tech Resolutions: Frugal Tips for the New Year

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-23-2012 01:13 PM (226 Views)

After the champagne has been popped and the ball has dropped, it’s time to put away the party hat and get serious about those New Year resolutions.

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CES 2012: Bringing It All Together

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-14-2012 01:21 PM (105 Views)

All those new, modern electronic devices are great, but in today’s Connected World what is going to bring them all together?

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CES 2012: Cruising Main Street at CES

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-13-2012 01:23 PM (105 Views)

CES is traditionally the home of the latest and greatest in cellular, home theater, gaming, and computing technologies. 

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Tech Resolution: Save Your Stuff!!

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-11-2012 01:29 PM (507 Views)

We all have things that matter to us.  Cars, bikes, and houses are all examples of things in the physical world with value.  Family, friends, and pets are examples of living relationships we hold dear.

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New Year’s Resolutions: Give your PC a tune up too!

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-04-2012 01:33 PM (222 Views)

2012 brings in a new year of resolutions for many of us. But those shouldn’t be limited to you. Don’t forget to consider your computer too! Today, Geek Squad has some New Year’s resolution tips for your computers.  These maintenance tips will help you start off on the right foot, avoid problems, and help with your PCs performance!

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Geek Squad Intelligence: Rebooting for the New Year

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-02-2012 01:35 PM - last edited on ‎05-12-2016 04:13 PM by (121 Views)

Over the last few months, we have renewed and reinvigorated the mission of the Geek Squad Intelligence Blog.  I am excited to be bringing additional Agents from around the United States to create articles to keep you informed, but that is only part of our new mission.  We are also creating the first international news wire for Geek Squad, bringing Agents together from countries around the world to battle unruly technology, keeping our public informed.

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Geek Squad Certified Refurbished: The Difference an Agent Can Make

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎12-11-2011 01:40 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 10:29 AM by Geek Squad Agent (1,000 Views)

Many people hear the word “refurbished” and cringe. They see refurbished items as someone else’s castoffs and want nothing to do with them.  Here at Geek Squad, we want to show you that refurbished does not have to mean unreliable.  When we certify something, we mean it.

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Security Alert: Christmas Tree App

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎12-09-2011 01:43 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 11:40 AM by Geek Squad Agent (117 Views)

Around this time last year we informed you of a false security alert circulating online that appeared to be from Geek Squad.

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Phishing And You: Don’t Get Reeled In

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎11-19-2011 01:50 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 11:28 AM by Geek Squad Agent (1,486 Views)

This holiday season Best Buy is launching a Holiday Gift Card Sweepstakes. Unfortunately, some nefarious people see this as an opportunity to attempt to commandeer personal information from you.

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Recently it was discovered certain 1st Generation iPod Nano’s may have a defective battery.  This can lead to problems with the device.  If you have a 1st Generation iPod Nano purchased between September 2005 and December 2006 you may be affected.

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Wired for Summer Travel

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎06-02-2011 02:14 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 12:36 PM by Geek Squad Agent (326 Views)

Summer is fast approaching! Families are piling in the car and setting out on the Nation’s highways and skyways in search of an inexpensive and stress-free vacation. Here at the Geek Squad, we want to make sure you know about a few technologies available that will help ensure your vacation is safe, efficient and a little less stressful.

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Exclusive Offers for Military Families

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎05-27-2011 02:19 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:59 AM by Geek Squad Agent (2,388 Views)

Beginning the Sunday before Memorial Day (May 29) and extending through the Saturday after Independence Day (July 9), military personnel and their immediate families will be able to take advantage of two exclusive offers available at their local Best Buy store, online or by phone:

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Updating Your Operating System (And Why It’s Important): A GeekSquad 2 Minute Miracle

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New Geek Squad Services are Ahead of the Times

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎04-01-2011 02:42 PM (99 Views)

These exceptional services demonstrate Geek Squad’s unerring commitment to empowering people to make the most of their gear. Geek Squad Agents are here to help day and night, present and future.

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Summary: A security alert about the Facebook “Christmas Tree” application is circulating online now that states:

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Geek Squad 2MM: How to Upgrade an Apple OS

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎11-12-2010 03:00 PM (113 Views)

Geek Squad Agents Donald Barthelemy and Kat Koger-Solt help Food Network star Claire Robinson upgrade her Apple operating system.

 

Claire is the host of Food Network’s 5 Ingredient Fix (Saturdays at 12:30pm) and Food Network Challenge (Sundays at 8pm).

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Geek Squad Agents Donald Barthelemy and Kat Koger-Solt help Food Network star Claire Robinson sync her wireless devices using MobileME.

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PC Feeling a Bit Sluggish?

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎07-28-2010 03:16 PM (521 Views)

One of the more popular complaints about the home computer that we run across is “My computer is running slow. Why?” Today we are going to go over the top ten reasons your computer may be running like molasses.

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Geek Squad 2MM: Location-Based Services

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎05-12-2010 03:24 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 10:25 AM by Geek Squad Agent (117 Views)

In this 2 Minute Miracle, Geek Squad Agents Ryan and Will explain location-based services.

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Geek Squad 2MM: Tech-ercise for Marathons

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎04-14-2010 03:35 PM (114 Views)

Geek Squad Agents Ian and Ricky explain how you can use technology while training for your next road race.

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Geek Squad 2MM: Vampire Power

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎04-09-2010 03:29 PM (100 Views)

In this 2 Minute Miracle, Geek Squad Agents Adam and Justin explain what vampire power is and provide steps to avoid it.

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“New Dork” Pays Homage to Geeks Everywhere

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎03-09-2010 03:32 PM - last edited on ‎05-14-2016 06:39 AM by (110 Views)

Geek Squad Chief Inspector Robert Stephens always said “The Geek shall inherit the Earth.” After watching this video, I’d say Geeks are closer than ever to fulfilling that vision.

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Geek Squad 2MM: Wired for Travel

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎02-23-2010 03:34 PM (105 Views)

Geek Squad Agents John Eric and Joel offer tips on how to stay connected while traveling.

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Geek Squad 2MM: Living Tech Cheap

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-22-2010 04:01 PM (110 Views)

Geek Squad Agents William Phillips and Ryan Luering offer ways to cuts costs through the use of technology.

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Geek Squad 2MM: Protect Your Computer Against Malware

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-13-2010 04:04 PM (108 Views)

Geek Squad 2MM: Protect Your Computer Against Malware

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Geek Squad 2MM: How to Extend the Life of a Laptop Battery

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Geek Squad 2MM: Defining Different Router Options

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎12-11-2009 05:01 PM (122 Views)

Defining Different Router Options: A Geek Squad 2 minute miracle!

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How to Create a Holiday Lightshow

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-27-2009 05:45 PM (2,438 Views)

Holidays are no exception. One of my favorite projects is a yearly Halloween graveyard lightshow I put together for my home display. Check out this video I created explaining the basics behind on the spooktacular show!

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What Exactly is Geek Squad Computer Optimization?

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎09-29-2009 05:56 PM (533 Views)

If you’ve been shopping in Best Buy lately, you may have come across laptops with a big orange and white sticker declaring “THIS COMPUTER HAS BEEN TESTED AND SET UP BY THE GEEK SQUAD” along with the specific services performed, such as an “Optimization & Restore CD Creation.” So what does this mean for you as the new owner of that PC?

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In this Two Minute Miracle Video Geek Squad Agents Lee Weisbecker and Mike Nelson explain different ways you can connect your home theater components, such as a Blu-Ray player, to the internet.

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In this Two Minute Miracle Video Geek Squad Agents Lee Weisbecker and Mike Nelson explain different ways you can connect your home theater components, such as a Blu-Ray player, to the internet.

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Geek Squad 2MM: Five Tips to Protect Kids Online

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎09-15-2009 06:12 PM (104 Views)

From homework to video games, school-aged children are connected to the online world now more than ever. In this 2 Minute Miracle video Geek Squad Agents Josh Musicant and Eric Irish offer five simple tips to protect your children online.

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Dealing with Post-DTV Stress

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎05-05-2009 08:22 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:26 AM by Geek Squad Agent (903 Views)

I recently had an opportunity to man a DTV question phone bank on behalf of Geek Squad and I came across a fair number of questions that could be best summed up as, “I know about the DTV transition. I have the converter box. It’s not working. HEEEEELLP!”

 

Here’s some tips for those now trying to troubleshoot their post-DTV setup before the conversion takes place on June 12:

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New “Scareware” Malware Computer Infections on the Rise

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎03-11-2009 10:04 PM (11,097 Views)

For the past few weeks, there has been a marked increase of scareware-malware (virus and spyware) infections. After speaking with multiple clients recently infected, it seems the latest infection is quite easy to fall for.

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Don’t Forget, It’s Time to “Spring Forward”

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎03-05-2009 10:16 PM (204 Views)

The weather is getting warmer and the days longer as Spring approaches, which also means that Daylight Saving Time is nearly upon us. In fact, the DST changeover is coming this Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 am. For most people, this means a trip throughout the house, hunting down every piece of electronics with a clock.

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Tax Time!

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎02-23-2009 10:28 PM (643 Views)

April 15th is rapidly coming! No, I’m not talking about the anniversary of the Titanic sinking—I’m talking about the yearly deadline to hand over our tax documents to Uncle Sam. So, without further ado, here are a few online filing tools.

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Geek Squad 2MM: Disposing of Your Hard Drives

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎02-11-2009 10:51 PM (11,364 Views)

A few months back, we posted a Two Minute Miracle on disposing of your old tec. Since we shot this video, we’ve rolled out a  recycling program to help you get rid of your old PCs and other gear, and we’ve had a lot of questions about how to safely destroy data on the hard drive.

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In early 2008, I purchased a Nintendo Wii. After experiencing the Wii at a competition in a Jackson, MI Best Buy, I was hooked. It was my duty to take on the public in Wii Sports, giving those who were up to the challenge a chance to win Best Buy swag and other prizes. A video game that is fun and interactive – wow.

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Other Ways to Enjoy Twitter and Tweets

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎02-03-2009 11:02 PM (110 Views)

What started out as a small micro-blogging Web site is now the center of mass appeal. Twitter.com, a social network for micro-blogging, has become one of the most popular online tools for staying connected with friends, family, and co-workers.

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Geek Squad 2MM: Geektionary: What is Malware?

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-28-2009 11:11 PM (109 Views)

In this Two Minute Miracles, Geek Squad Agents Daniel Campbell and Gerald “Chip” Underwood will define the “geektionary” term malware, and what kind of forms it can take.

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Seagate Firmware Bug Bites Barracuda Hard Drives

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-26-2009 11:20 PM (409 Views)

I experienced one of the worst feelings a computer owner can have last week. I sat down in front of my main computer and powered the system on. Like most people, I never really pay attention to the boot up process and involve myself with other things until I hear those familiar Microsoft Windows startup chimes. Except this time, there were no chimes. And no familiar Windows desktop waiting for me. Instead, I had a screen with white text informing me that my system could not find a startup disk. “Uh-oh,” I thought, “that’s not good.” I discovered that my Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1 terabyte hard drive was no longer being detected by the system.

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Geek Squad 2MM: Online Back-up

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-06-2009 11:30 PM (106 Views)

In this Two Minute Miracles video, Geek Squad Agents Andrew Leech and John Erik Christensen discuss the various online back-up solutions there are for protecting and safeguarding your data.

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Wireless Networking Basics

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-06-2009 11:28 PM (107 Views)

In this “Two Minute Miracle” video, Agent Hymans shows you the basics of a wireless network including the necessary parts and types of wireless networks.

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