The Weekly Byte

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

Choosing the Right Computer Repair Service

Hello, Madison Heights tech enthusiasts! In the digital age, a hiccup in your computer’s performance can throw a wrench into your daily routine. Fear not! Whether you’re a student, a professional, or a gaming enthusiast, finding the right computer repair service in Madison Heights, Virginia, is crucial. Join us as we explore the key factors…

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Common desktop issues and initial troubleshooting

Greetings, Madison Heights residents and desktop aficionados! Your desktop computer is the powerhouse of productivity, gaming, and creative endeavors. However, when glitches arise, it’s time for some tech TLC. Join us, CookieBytes Technologies, as we unravel common desktop issues and share troubleshooting tips tailored for Mac, Windows, and Linux users right here in Madison Heights,…

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Common tablet issues and initial troubleshooting

Welcome, tablet enthusiasts and tech-savvy residents of Madison Heights, Virginia! In the digital age, tablets have become indispensable companions for work and play. However, when these sleek devices hit a snag, it can be frustrating. Fear not! CookieBytes Technologies is here to guide you through common tablet issues and troubleshooting tips right from the comfort…

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Common Laptop Issues and initial troubleshooting

Welcome to our guide on troubleshooting and repairing common laptop issues! Laptops are essential in our daily lives, but like any technology, they can encounter problems. Before rushing to us, let’s explore some common laptop issues and simple steps you can take to resolve them at home. 1. Slow Performance: Problem: Your laptop is running…

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Samba Server

So keeping a log here as I complete this for my own notes as well as to assist  anyone how to get this up and running During setup of Ubuntu 20.04 install no extras and make sure to connect to wifi during install. this loads into terminal with no desktop environment This allows you to…

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Weekend, Holidays, and House calls

So I have been made aware here in Lynchburg that a lot of computer companies end their workday pretty early and some even are not open on the weekend. I am happy to let you know that we are open on weekends, evenings, and even some holidays for those emergency computer repairs and setup! We…

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Tax time again…

It is that time again! Amid this time of remote working, getting closer with your family, and hearing everyday about the latest corona variant, dont forget to file your taxes. If you are looking to learn something new this year, this is the perfect opportunity! Filing your own taxes could not be easier. The hardest…

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Happy New year 2022

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you all, but I am excited to see what 2022 holds for technology and CookieBytes! Just a heads up for those considering upgrading to or purchasing a device with Windows 11, take note of any software you currently use regularly and check with the software manufacturers site for…

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Notion: Note-taking app

Notion: Note-taking app Before I start talking about notion and how wonderful it’s been, let me fill you in. In the beginning… I returned to college this past fall after quite a while of being out of school. Now it’s easy to say, going in and even a couple weeks after, that you’re going to…

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Virginia! We have added a new location! Thank you to the great people of Lynchburg, Virginia and surrounding areas including Forest, Madison Heights, and Appomattox for being so welcoming. We opened up shop here in early August, and are now ready to serve you! To our newest possible clients, Cookiebytes started up in Michigan as…

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Which Web Browser Should I Use

Which Web Browser Should I Use?

Which Web Browser Should I Use? The Internet is everywhere. The catch is that you need a web browser to use it. The good news is that nearly every device with a network connection comes with a browser built in. As is the case with lots of standard-issue tools, sometimes they lack features. Due to…

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!   Its the 4th of July. So from all of us, we wish you a happy Independence day!   We also found this for your enjoyment Fireworks Launcher – Main Page    

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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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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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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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