Category: FixMeTip

6 Ways to Make Sure You’re Donating to a Legitimate Charity Online and Not Being Scammed

Donating to charities continues to grow each year, and the majority is from individuals just like you. In Canada, donating to charities continues to rise every year, with the baby boomer generation being responsible for more than 40% of total donations since 2000. But as with everything nowadays, you need to beware of scammers who try to take advantage of your good intentions and pocket your donations instead of actually distributing them to a greater cause.

In this article, we’ll take a look at past donation scams, 6 ways to make sure you’re donating to a legitimate charity, and what to do if you think you’ve been scammed.

Your Cybersecurity Checklist For Tax Season

It’s tax time and the deadlines are fast approaching. If you’re in Canada, the due date for your taxes this year is April 30th, while in the US, May 17th is the date to keep in mind.

Tax season used to mean mountains of paperwork, but recently more and more people have been taking advantage of online software to file their taxes. While filing your taxes online can definitely save you a lot of time, it also opens the door to digital threats that you may have not even been aware of!

With your safety in mind, we’ve put together a cybersecurity checklist to help keep you and your information secure this tax season!

What to Know About Backing Up Your Computer

When it comes to using computers, the most frustrating thing is encountering an unexpected error and suddenly losing access to all your stored information – photos, applications, documents, all lost because of a single malfunction. In this article, we will outline the importance of backing up your computer, and the most secure methods to do so!

Have a Slow Mac? Try These 5 Tips

Calling all our Mac users! While most of our guides are designed for the average Windows PC user, today we’ve compiled a guide for how to speed up Your slow Apple Mac computer for all our Mac users out there.

Whether you want ‘slow MacBook fixes‘ or ‘how to speed up a Mac‘, we have you covered! Continue reading for 5 things you can do when your Mac computer is running slow.

How To Fix A Slow Computer 202

If you’ve gone through the first part of our Slow Computer Guide, you can be pretty confident that your computer is virus free. But what can you do if your computer is still slow? In the second part of our Slow Computer Series, we’ll show you more slow computer fixes for if you’re dealing with a cluttered computer.

To read the other parts of our slow computer series, click the links below!

Slow Computer 101 – Speeding up a Virus-Clogged Computer
Slow Computer 303 – Operating System Slowing You Down?

Is your computer slow to start up, or has a slower performance in general? It might be caused by an excessive number of computer files and programs! Here are some ways you can cut out the digital clutter to speed up your slow computer.

How To Fix A Slow Computer 101

One of the most common questions people have asked us over the years is how to speed up a slow computer. After all, having a computer that’s slow when it starts up or when you want to run a program is super frustrating.

Today, we are introducing the first of our 3-part series on slow computer fixes. In this first segment, we’ll focus on what to do if your computer is slow due to viruses. You can check out the rest of the blogs in this series below:

Slow Computer 202Speeding up a Cluttered Computer
Slow Computer 303Operating System Slowing You Down?

How to Fix a Slow Computer 303

Is your computer still not as fast as you’d like after trying the solutions in our previous articles? If you haven’t read them then you can read them in the links below:

Slow Computer 101 – Speed up a slow, virus-clogged computer
Slow Computer 202 – Remove clutter to speed up your PC

This is the final part of our Slow Computer series that might just save you a trip to the computer store or technician.

In this article, we have an easy-to-use solution, that can make any computer fast, secure, and private and bring an old computer back from the dead.

Simply plug in the StartMeSticka secure and private operating system on a USB stick, and do anything you want online. Pull it out and your computer goes back to the way it was. The StartMeStick is like brand new every time you use it.

The Worst Passwords of 2020 – Did Yours Make the List?

Coming up with secure passwords isn’t always easy, especially if you’re looking for things you can actually remember. Although giving yourself something short and sweet may seem like the best choice at the time, it’ll likely come back to haunt you.

If you’re concerned about your online security, choosing the right password should be your first step. Just make sure you don’t base your choice off of 2020’s worst passwords.