Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Selena Gets Her Own Google Doodle

by Vincent Esquivel

For the anniversary of her debut album, Selena gets a Google Doodle. Being from and living in Corpus Christi, this is so awesome. As long as I've seen doodles on Google. Recognizing so many people I admire. Now, Selena. I'm proud. I know the local community is proud.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

No, A Slow Computer With Pop-Ups Is Not Normal

by Vincent Esquivel

Working on computers for as long as I have, I run into computers that customers tell me are running a little slow. It's turns out that's not the case. It's running very slow. Your computer experience should be productive, smooth, and fun.

You shouldn't have to click on something and have to a wait a while for it to respond. You should not have to fight a barrage of pop-ups to get to the destination you intended. You shouldn't have to worry about your computer or personal data when you use your computer.

What can you do?

Although there is no full proof solution. No matter how much you spend on antivirus software, it will not block every virus that is out there hiding. Here are a couple of apps that will help you out. 

Disclaimer: You download and use these apps at your own risk. RapidTech will not be held responsible for any data loss or anything that goes wrong.

Of course, preventive actions go a long way. You don't have to download anything. Plus, it's FREE! It's easy. Don't open any suspicious email and don't click on any suspicious links.

Maintaining your computer doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. With a couple of apps and a little knowledge you and your data should be safe.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Birthday America! $50 PC Repair Special - Podcast Ep 7

by Vincent Esquivel

To help you celebrate Independence Day I want to fix your computer problems and help you save money.

$50 Desktop and Laptop Repair. This Special is for Drop-Offs only. Parts are extra. Estimates are always Free. From the Best Virus Removal to Data Recovery to Hardware Repair. Don't know what's wrong with your computer? Let me troubleshoot it at no charge.

Hurry! Viruses don't remove themselves and slow computers don't speed themselves up. This special ends on Friday.

Can't leave your computer with me? On-Site hourly rates are available.

I also provide a service where I can teach you an easy, straight forward method of protecting and maintaining your computers and data with free, legit software. If you can browse the internet and check your email, you can protect your computer. Saving you thousands of dollars through the years.

Don't throw away your broken computer. Either I can fix it or you can donate it to me. I wipe the hard drive data for free. I rebuild computers for families in need and non profit organizations.

Call me today: 361-334-9265

Or message me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RapidTech

Fast & Friendly Computer Repair Since 2005

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Mac Ransomware Is Being Offered On the Dark Web

By Vincent Esquivel

As I've written before, the age of Apple being virus proof is over. Luckily, viruses on Macs haven't spread like wildfire. As a tech, I'm surprised by this. I'm used to seeing things evolve quickly on the internet. Ransomware is one of those things.

Ransomware has been around for decades. Only recently, has it taken off and been terrorizing people and organizations around the world. Locking up computers and asking for a ransom. You might have seen something about it on the news recently.

Now, we actually have malware programmers offering ransomware as a service. Someone can pay them and get ransomware to infect computers with. This is such a big change in how previous viruses worked. This is super dangerous for organizations and businesses. If you have a disgruntled worker, they can hire these programmers to create ransomware. Get a hold of this malware. Go back to work and infect all the computers locally. A very scary scenario.

However, you have time. The ransomware being offered is weak and can be detected by antivirus software. And, no matter what kind of computer you have, I always recommend some kind of antivirus software. The free ones are fine. It's what I install for the majority of my customers as a courtesy.

If you feel your computer has been infected with ransomware, disconnect it from the network. Call me or your computer tech to resolve the matter immediately.

As always, back up your data.

Read more about Ransomware as a service Here.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I Appreciate The Local Recognition I Get

by Vincent Esquivel

I love to share my work from time to time on Instagram and other social media. So, it's always nice to get some local recognition on local social media. I love to help my customers. I also love to help local businesses. Be sure to follow shoplocalcc on Instagram.

Don't forget to also follow RapidTech, too.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day

Freedom isn't free. That's a fact. There are cemeteries around this great nation with military members that have been laid to rest for making the ultimate sacrifice. And, because of that sacrifice we live in peace. We live in a world filled with freedom and opportunity. I don't take it lightly.

I have to take this time to say that I am grateful. And, to the families that bear the burden of such sacrifices: Thank you. My heart goes out to you.

Monday, May 1, 2017

A Trend That I Hope Doesn't Start.... [#Video]

By Vincent Esquivel

Different companies have been blocking customers' ability to repair their own devices. Of course, this has been something that has been going on for decades. We've all seen that Void Warranty sticker that can tear if the device is taken apart.

Now, Apple has taken this step by preventing the latest iPhone from using a new or used home button. Of course, this is on purpose. It prevents you or a third party repair shop from fixing it. But, if you take it to an Apple Store, they'll gladly replace with no problem. They claim it deals with user security. That's up for debate. And, you're lucky if you have an Apple Store down the street. No inconvenience for you.

However, I live in Corpus Christi, Texas. The closest Apple Store is in the San Antonio area. Which is about a 4 hour drive round trip. A total nightmare for someone that needs their phone fixed immediately. That's if you can get an appointment within the same day.

The Right to Repair is near and dear to my heart. Not only because I make a living off of it, but because I believe in empowering people through technology. People should know how to repair their own possessions. I might be a computer tech, but I've repair my vehicles and my lawnmower a number of times. Saving me hundreds of dollars through the years. Have there been vehicle repairs I couldn't do? Yes. That's where hiring a technician comes in and saves the day and myself from a big headache.

Not only is repairing your own devices good for your wallet, it's also good for the planet. Repairing is Recycling. Some people are in too much of a habit to throw away things that can easily be repaired. It's enough that companies will sooner or later break your phone or laptop by making it obsolete for the latest software update. When it comes to that point do recycle your devices properly.

So, as far as companies preventing users from repairing their own devices, this is a trend I would like to see go away. I believe in the Right to Repair for all people. Stay informed and connect with me online.

If you have any questions, message me or give me a call.