Windows 10 has launched!

Windows 10 help in Austin, Cedar Park, Lakeway

Windows 10, Microsoft’s latest version of Windows, has launched.  Thankfully, they learned from the Windows 8 fiasco and have brought back a version of the old start menu.  That being said, you’ll probably like what we did to bring back the classic start menu to Windows 8 over the new Windows 10 menu.

Your biggest question with Windows 10 is probably “Should I upgrade to it?”  In a change from previous Windows releases, Microsoft is giving away the new version for free to eligible computers.  If that includes you, you’ll see a notice within Windows Update letting you know.

Eligible or not, my recommendation is to hold off on the upgrade for at least a few months.  Why hold off on the latest and greatest, you ask?

  • Even with a long period of testing, there are still bugs that will have slipped through the crack.
  • If you have an older computer or peripherals, you might have incompatible hardware.
  • You might run into issues if you still have older software that you use.

If you’re wanting to get a new computer, don’t worry!  We can still get you one running Windows 7 or Windows 8 (with the Windows 7 style start menu), and you’ll be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 within a year (after they’ve gotten more bugs fixed).

If you like to be on the cutting edge of technology and want to get Windows 10, we can help you do that too!

Either way, send us an e-mail or call Erick at 512-261-5800 x2 with your needs!

Apple launches new iPads, iMac, MacBook Pro with Retina Display and Mac Mini!

Apple had a big product launch event today that included more than just the rumored 13in Macbook Pro with Retina and iPad Mini!  Highlights below…

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iPad Mini:

Pricing starts at $329 for a  7.9 inch screen with 16GB of storage running iOS 6.  It is available for pre-order on Friday with a ship date of 11/2.


4th Generation iPad:

The new iPad uses the A6X processor for double the CPU and graphics power of the 3rd gen iPad.  Pricing starts at $499 with 16GB and is available for pre-order Friday with a ship date of 11/2.


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13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

It is available now from $1,699 with the 2,560 x 1,600 pixel display, i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage.



With 539 days since the last iMac was launched, the refreshed iMac finally has support for USB 3 along with aesthetic upgrades such an 80% thinner edge (at just 5mm) and losing 8 pounds from the previous model.  It also has a new “Apple Fusion” hard drive, which uses 128GB of flash memory couple with a 1TB or 3TB of space for large files.  The 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1,299 and ships in November, while the 27-inch iMac is $1,799 and up and ships in December.


Mac Mini:

The Mac Mini now has support for USB 3 with 4 ports and upgrades the processor options.  It is available today starting at $599.


Interested in getting one of these new Apple products but need help setting it up, transferring your data or learning how to use it?

Call us at 512-261-5800 or contact us for help with your Apple products!