The Weekly Byte

This is the CookieBytes blog.  Here you will find many things that fill the minds of cool techy people everywhere.

CompTIA Linux + Certification is available!

CompTIA Linux + Certification is available! So I just found out that CompTIA has put out a new certification test. CompTIA has dubbed it the “Linux+” exam and its only $50 for a limited time. Participants are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible as the beta test is only available for a limited…

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Soft Skills: What’s your password?

Soft Skills: What’s your password? I guess I need to revisit soft skills due to another situation I’ve come across recently. As many of my followers know, I work a few different jobs. The recent one I started when I moved down here to Texas, hired me through a contracting agency. This means getting full…

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moving day

It’s Official, We Moved!

It’s Official, We Moved! We moved recently! As of May 1, 2018 we are no longer in Michigan. I want to thank our patrons for being so loyal and for all the available work! We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but don’t worry still give us a call. We have someone already to…

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Tech Review: Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch

 Tech Review: Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch So ever since this whole smartwatch craze started I’ve been a bit hesitant. At the beginning, it was only Apple that put out the main ones other than a few smaller companies putting out lets say, the pebble. With that, its an easy decision…No. Apple tends to overprice almost…

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Too many toolbars

Add-ons, Plugins, Extensions, Oh My!

Add-ons, Plugins, Extensions, Oh My!  While performing computer repairs, we see a lot of issues and a lot of browsers. The top browsers today according to pc mag are Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Microsoft Edge. Choosing which browser can be easy when you know what you want out of it. I myself use Chrome at work,…

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RonSwansonTaxes

Time for Taxes

Time for Taxes Growing up, I was always under the impression that taxes were this horrible thing you have to do every year. Our parents would bring us to this older house, and we’d be sitting there coloring or reading until they were finally done which felt like ages. Afterward was followed by a trip…

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Solid State Drive (SSD)

You down with SSD?

You down with SSD? Solid State Drives (SSD) have become the standard for speed and reliability as people upgrade from the traditional Hard Disk Drive(HDD). Mainly because as opposed to the HDD, there are no moving parts, making it easier for the computer to read from it. When you run an SSD, you will need…

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Soft Skills: Does your tech have them?

Soft Skills: does your tech have them? I recently had a run-in with another tech and it made me wonder how I am with my soft skills. I received word from the staff at one of my favorite restaurants, that they were having printer issues. TL;DR; I ended up needing to assist this other tech that…

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Tips for Shopping at Christmas 2017

Tips for Shopping at Christmas 2017 The holiday season seems to be the perfect time to use technology to make your life easier. Any assistance during the holidays would be much appreciated, right? The only problem is that technology—aside from the perfect gadget gift—might not be at the forefront of your mind. To help, we’ve…

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Picking a TV this holiday Season

Holiday shopping, so easy it Hertz!

Holiday shopping, so easy it Hertz!  Holiday shopping can be hectic when you aren’t sure if what you’re looking for, is what you’re truly getting. I will be doing a series of articles on the topic of buying new technology this coming month. I will not be specifying toward any certain brands, but I will…

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Your Identity for Sale

Personal Information and Data Brokers

Personal Information and Data Brokers Have you ever wondered what the internet has on you where personal data is concerned? If not, it’s about time you start. More than likely there is quite a bit that a simple google search wont list. I’ve gone through and found a bit of information for you on how…

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App Review: Files Go by Google

App Review: “Files Go” by Google So taking into account that this is my first review outside of Google Maps, and the app is still in Beta, I hope you find this useful. The app, “Files Go,” is the latest to the PlayStore from Google. I downloaded this figuring it would be an excellent addition…

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first byte

First Byte

First Byte This feels similar to the first bite of a warm cookie fresh out of the oven or the first bite of a greasy fully loaded burger. I’ve been waiting for this for awhile, debating if it was necessary, debating the budget required for it. This is definitely what I’d call the first bite…

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