Category: StartMeStick Blog

Is the StartMeStick Right for You?

Whether you’re looking to replace your old, slow computer, or save money by breathing a new life into your computer, the StartMeStick, a fast, private, and secure operating system on a stick, is a great solution. You can keep your computer, save money, and reduce waste with the StartMeStick! We’re here to answer all of your questions so you understand what the StartMeStick does, and whether it’s right for you.

Windows Won’t Start? Here Are Some Fixes

There’s nothing worse than your Windows computer randomly shutting down, or worse, not turning on at all. If you don’t have your data backed up or you simply can’t afford to lose the computer, having to deal with a malfunctioning PC is definitely one of the most stressful situations.

However, if there’s a will there’s always a way. While some Windows computers may have reached their limit and simply won’t boot no matter what, many computers simply need to be tweaked a little bit in order to get them back to their former glory.

Dancing in the Den

Dancing in the Den

Well, maybe not dancing, but join me for a directed stroll through our Dragons’ Den pitches (like Shark Tank in the USA, The Tigers of Money in Japan, and Lion’s Den in Finland!). After all, Corey and I have been to Canada’s Dragons’ Den twice, which is rare. Each time we received offers from all the Dragons, which is unheard of!

How Dragons’ Den Changed Our Business

It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come since 2014 when we were the ‘Caped Crusaders’ pitching FixMeStick on Dragons’ Den (the Canadian equivalent of Shark Tank). Now, nearly 1 million new malware threats are released every day, but our mission remains the same: save the computers of the world.

How to Stay Safe While Shopping Online

Over the past decade, the amount of activities we’re able to do on the internet has increased tenfold. In the United States alone, online sales are expected to surpass $740 billion by 2023!

In this current time of COVID-19, online shopping has provided many of us with an easy, hassle-free, and convenient experience. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t numerous risks that come along with it. Click here to check out some online scams to watch out for!

Tips for Keeping Your Work Life Separate From Your Personal Life Online

Living in the age of the Internet means many of us have the privilege of working from home. And until the current global pandemic is over, it means a lot of us are working from home.

Here at FixMeStick we have the luxury of running our operations from the comfort of our own homes since March. We understand that it can be difficult to separate your digital work life from your online private life. Keep reading for tips to keep them separate!

Everything You Need to Know About the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

We’ve all had many computers in our lifetime, and perhaps quite a few that died with the blue (or sometimes black) screen of death (BSOD)

If you’re unfamiliar with the blue/black screen of death, just know that it refers to the color of the background of your monitor display when you turn on the computer. Instead of seeing your operating system like Windows 10 loading up, you will see a blue or black background with some white text written on it.

Remote Learning and Laptop Shortages

Laptop Shortages due to COVID-19

With September around the corner, many students are making preparations to start a new academic year. In these times of COVID-19, the back-to-school season will look very different for many.

For one, with so many schools embracing remote or distance learning, technology such as laptops have been in high demand. As a result, many retail stores and computer sellers are facing a shortage of laptops.