December 29, 2009

Happy Holidays!

I have not been posting as I have been taking some rest for the holidays. I'll be back next year in full force! Please continue to check back for new posts and thanks for visiting!

Happy Holidays!

December 14, 2009

Free Tip of the Day - Ctrl-ArrowKey

Ever find yourself pressing the Arrow key repeatedly to move your cursor back and forth in Microsoft Word or Wordpad or in the comment field of this blog? Here's a handy tip to help you speed up your cursor key. Try pressing and holding CTRL key along with the arrow key to skip the cursor to the beginning of the next or previous word!

December 5, 2009

Sony 52" LCD TV 1080p 240Hz - $1799

Just noticed this on Futureshop's front page -

Sony 52" LCD TV 1080p 240hz for $1799.

10-bit Video Processor
8ms Response Time
1,000,000:1 Contrast
Full 1080p resolution (1920x1080)
4 HDMI inputs (3-rear / 1-side)

Not a bad deal at all for a 240hz model!
Web only deal though

Windows 8?,9188.html

Windows 8 by 2012?

TechSavvy is now on Tom's Hardware Forum

After years of reading those articles on Tom's Hardware (, and reading countless graphics and cpu test results, I decided to join their forum and start helping out with technical questions and answers.

Tom's Hardware provides some really great news and reviews on everything computers.

Sharp 40" LCD LC40E67U on special

With the drops in prices for LCDs the sweet spot this season seems to be the 40"-46" range. The Sharp Aquos lineup isn't at the top of the list, but it certain out performs brands like LG and any house brands hands down. Dell sparked my interest on this 40" Sharp Aquos LCD.

Dell Deal of the Day - Sharp 40" LCD LC40E67U - $779 (Free Shipping)

Futureshop has this TV list for $749.

Best Buy has the same deal too (There goes price matching.... )

December 3, 2009

Deal of the Day (Dec 03)

Deal of the Day!

Dell is back with their 12 days of deals. Today's deal is a 24" LCD for $199!

This isn't a bad deal at ALL! It is full HD at 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080)
I previously purchased a 23" LCD from Dell at $203 (tax in and shipped) and have been very happy with it.

Some quick specs:
16:9 widesreen aspect ratio
1920x1080 resolution at 60hz
50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
5ms response time
160/160 Viewing Angle

November 30, 2009

Free Tip of the Day - Alt-Tab

Ever wonder how to switch between programs and windows quickly? Here's a quick tip to help you switch between windows like a pro.

Press and hold the ALT key and press TAB to cycle through the different windows and programs that you have opened. This works for XP, Vista and 7.

Advance tip: (This works for Vista and 7 if your video card supports this feature)
Instead of holding the ALT key, try pressing and holding the Windows Key and TAB!

November 29, 2009

Free Tip of the Day - Windows Key

Here's my tip of the day for you. This works in XP, Vista and 7. The Windows key is now an addition to most keyboards sold today. The key can be found on the bottom left hand corner of your keyboard, usually by the CTRL and the ALT keys. It will look like a the Microsoft Windows Logo (See Image)

Here are some useful shortcuts that uses this Windows Key:

Windows Key + D shows your desktop
Windows Key + L locks your computer (works best when you have a password)
Windows Key + E will open windows explorer for your files

November 28, 2009

Then I Twitted....

Since I will be trying my best to keep this blog running (if there are actual followers), I'll be trying this Twitter thing out. What is a TechSavvy guy if he doesn't blog AND twit right?

Follow me at @getitfix :)

Request for Tech Tips (for free?)

I am now taking requests for technical how to's and tips. If there are some simple questions or how to's you would like to know, please post them as a reply to this post. I'll try my best to get back to you in a timely manner.

Great Antivirus and Tools for Malware

As a technology support person, I am often faced with infected computers, or computers that are plagued by popups and annoying ads. Most of the time, these viruses and malware enter your computer through programs and downloads that aren't dangerous to begin with. What those little programs do fetch those malware programs and allow them be saved and installed on your computer. Most often your viruses or popups return is because those hidden files are still around and is not detected by your Antivirus or cleaning program.

I've tried many tools and cleaning methods throughout the years, and nothing cleans better than starting with a manual delete of malicious files. Unfortunately, it does take someone with a good few years of technical experience to do this safely without removing critical system files, and rendering your computer useless.

Below are some great tools for you to start cleaning your system of these Virus and Malware. These are tools that I use myself and trust.

Kaspersky Antivirus -
Not only a great Antivirus product, but this program is able to detect majority of Malwares as well. I recommend this over McAfee, Norton, Symantec, Avast, AVG and products alike.

ComboFix -
A great free tool that will help clean your computer of those annoying Malware bugs that plaster you with ads. Best ran in safemode. This tool will search out all the possible infection areas where those nasty Malware will hide and prevent them from coming back.

With a combination of the two above tools. It will aid you in cleaning your infected computer. 99% effective if done correctly :)

Some Deals around town (Nov 28)

I often look at flyers and websites for local electronics and computer stores and keep an eye on some good deals and prices. I'll start listing some items here for reference.

$39.99 PS3 and XBOX360 Games!

32" LCD TVs for the bedroom or as an extra TV, Why Not at this price?

August 21, 2009

Then there was Blog.....

My main focus here is to share my experiences with you. I've been in the IT industry for over 7 years and I would love to provide valuable tips and tricks, news, how-to's and anything to help the common folk to stay in the loop. Stay tuned.... :)