Category: StartMeStick Blog

What You Can Do To Be More Environmentally Friendly

Environmental sustainability is a hot topic in many ways currently – and in celebration of Earth Hour, we’d like to provide some tips to make sure you know all the ins and outs of being tech-conscious AND environmentally friendly. Whether it be trying to reduce your carbon emissions by driving an eco friendly car, or simply going out of your way to compost or recycle, being environmentally friendly is an important part in keeping our planet healthy and clean!

Think You’re Protected with Chrome’s Incognito? Think Again!

If you’re a Google Chrome user, you might know that this web browser offers an incognito mode. When you browse online using Chrome incognito, it’s supposed to give you more privacy so your online identity can be concealed. This is similar to InPrivate in Microsoft Edge or a Private tab in Safari. Keep reading to learn more!

Speeding up a Slow PC

Does your computer take twenty minutes to turn on and even longer to open up your email? There’s nothing more frustrating than a slow computer. We get you and we are here to help!

Like your car, your computer requires regular maintenance to prevent slowdowns, crashes, and potential system failures. If your computer is slow because of viruses, you can try running a FixMeStick scan to speed things up.

However, if your computer is still slow after running your FixMeStick, below are some other things you can try to speed up your computer.

Behind The Scenes At FixMeStick HQ

Welcome to the FixMeStick HQ! Have you ever wondered exactly what goes into making the FixMeStick or the StartMeStick? These tiny USBs are jam packed with technology and have a great team supporting them – all out of our office here in Montreal, Canada (with the proper sanitary guidelines in place, of course).

Here’s a sneak peek at the behind-the-scenes process that bring you our award-winning devices!

This Windows Vulnerability Could Put Your at Risk

Remember when we told you it’s crucial you update your software? Recently, Microsoft started urging people to patch their Windows system following reports of attacks based on their BlueKeep vulnerability.

Bluekeep, which is the code-name for the security flaw CVE-2019-0708, was first revealed in May 2019, and there have since been numerous reports of this flaw being exploited. So go update your operating system now.