Techie’s Tip of the Month: How to Find Your Files and Documents

“Where did that go?” This tech tip comes from Toni Insalata, IT Bench Technician located at Nerds on Call in Normal, IL! This tip may help you if you ever can’t find your important documents and files when you need them. Toni writes, Here’s a fun fact for all you Windows users out there: your… Read More »

Know Your Malware: Virus vs. Worm

What’s in a name? I work in marketing here at Facet, but when I was younger, I spent a lot of time helping answer the phones and assisting residential repair customers in the front of the store. Viruses were probably the most common reason for PC repair check-ins. Although we use the term “virus” as… Read More »

Facet Feature Recipe: Annette’s Thai Noodle Salad

Recipe courtesy of Southern Living. Ingredients 1 (8-oz.) package vermicelli 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon fish sauce* 1 tablespoon honey 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 carrots, grated 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced… Read More »

The Twitter Hack: Why Business Owners Should Care

If you’ve been anywhere near the internet or a newspaper in the past few days, you’ve no doubt already heard about the Twitter hack. Essentially, someone got access to the accounts of influential Tweeters and tried to pull off a poorly disguised Bitcoin theft scheme. Most of the discourse I’ve seen around this concerns the… Read More »

Most Important Features of Computer Repair Software

Much like anti-virus solutions, computer repair software is now considered a staple to keeping your computer running without any issues. As such, many organizations use a combination of both to keep their operations in motion.   But with the plethora of choices that are currently available, it is difficult to determine the best repair software… Read More »

5 Best Data Loss Prevention Tools

Securing the delivery of precious data is one of the most crucial requirements that organizations have to meet in today’s day and age. Why wouldn’t it be? Whether it is financial information or business plans, proprietary software or customer details, safeguarding data is the core of any business’ foundation. Any unauthorized delivery of information to… Read More »

Do These 3 Things Before Taking Your Computer In for Repair

If you’re experiencing computer issues that require more than a quick fix, don’t panic! A reputable computer repair shop will likely be able to give your computer the TLC it needs to get back to its original condition in as little time as possible. Before you bring your computer in for repair, however, it’s important… Read More »

Simulating Attacks on your Website Using Penetration Testing

It’s a bit cliché as a plot: A company hires burglars to break into their business to test security. Well, it isn’t just fiction, real companies do it all the time, it’s called penetration testing or pen test, for short. Sounds strange, yes, but only by attacking it can you know that your website security… Read More »

Top 10 Malware Viruses

New threats arise almost daily, as hackers try to break in where they don’t belong. Some do it for profit, some just get their jollies by hurting others. Either way, the damage can be costly, if you fail to have the right website security. Online sources have identified several current threats — some new, some… Read More »

Why Mobile-Friendly Web Design Should Be Your Priority

Having a mobile friendly design is one of the most important factors for increasing site traffic. Not having a mobile friendly design is probably hurting your business.  How to Make Sites Mobile Friendly Make Your Webpage Fit. — Computer screens are wider, phones are taller. Make Info Easy to Find. — If they are on… Read More »