Tech Tip – Copy & Paste

Copy & Paste Today’s Tech tip is an often times overlooked, but very important feature called copy and paste.  Why is it important?  Well, Sometimes you just need to quickly copy information from here and put it there. So let’s work on it together! You simply highlight to text that you want to copy, right click with your mouse, and […]


Your New PC!   Recently updated !

Congratulations on your new PC! Maybe it’s your new Black Friday, Christmas, or New Year, New You PC, anyway you got it, it’s new!  So I’ve got a couple tips for you on ways to make your brand new computer super awesome. Mouse & Keyboard My first tip is on your new laptop or desktop PC immediately run out and get […]


Passwords. I HATE PASSWORDS!

A Necessary Evil Passwords are incredibly important and nowadays there are so many to remember. Every website you visit, every bank account, every credit card, every social media account has a requirement for a password.  A lot of times it’s hard to find a way to make passwords that are; 1: easy to remember, and 2: hard for other people […]


Holiday gift ideas that Scott wants

Tis the season of giving, and that sometimes can be a burden, and unfortunately ideas can sometimes be hard to come across so if you’re looking to give that special somebody a present they may just love here’s a few things that the Northwoods Computer Guy wants…. this is not a request of you to buy them for me however […]


Windows 10 Password/PIN Tips

New PC Password Dilemma So you just got your fancy new Windows 10 PC for Black Friday or Christmas and Microsoft is telling you that you should put on a password… Well, should you? Yes!  But, Don’t forget to take some notes! Passwords and Pins So when you set up a Microsoft account you have to have a password in […]


Black Friday is here

Odd Deals I’ve Stumbled Across!  Aroma Trees 2 Mini Hand Held Hummingbird Feeders with Instructions and Kit   Laptop Deals Worth Seeing! Lenovo – Yoga 710 2-in-1 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop – Intel Core i5 – 8GB Memory – 256GB Solid State Drive – Black  Price: $599.99 (Save $230) Best Buy MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US 15.6″ Full HD Thin and Light Gaming […]


Black Friday Advice

Black Friday For me Black Friday is a mixed bag. You of course can get some incredible deals however the deals that you typically get on Tablets, Laptops, and desktop PCS are lackluster at best. Be very cautious that you don’t let price dictate purchase because many times these Black Friday deals are lackluster PCS at best. Here is a […]


7 Deadly Computer Virus Signs

What’s In The Box!?!?! Viruses (For the Most Part) don’t really want to be found, Believe it or not they work the best when they can be quiet not make a lot of noise and exist in your computer for a long time. Most viruses do such a good job of hiding that you may not even know that they […]


What is a Computer Virus?

Such A Simple Question…. With a Thousand Answers! The Easy Answer: A computer virus is a program that runs on your computer that has malicious intent. The Plane Speak Answer: A computer virus is a program that has a specific job. Typically its job is to collect information about you or open up additional security breaches in your computer that […]


Hey I found your missing tools!

Windows 10 Surprises Windows 10 had a ton of really cool surprises, and some not so cool.  One of the most common questions I get asked about is the Missing Control Panel and Original Internet Explorer. Well in this months Tech Tip I help you win at this little game of hide and seek.  Not only are you going to […]


Aw Snap!

Your Mission, If you choose to accept it. Moving one file, from one folder to another, or organizing your files can be a chore. Nothing is worse than trying to resize windows to try to make it easy on yourself but never fear!  Windows Snap is here to save the day! Check out the video below for a quick real […]


Does Your Computer Need a Tune Up?

Do you need a computer tune up?? You take your car in for an oil change every 3000 miles, have its tires rotated and get the engine tuned up from time to time. Yet while we all make sure to maintain our vehicles, most of us don’t bother to perform similar tasks on our personal computers, even though we may spend […]


2017 Summer Giveaway – Results

Northwoods Computer Guy’s 2017 Summer Giveaway The Summer Giveaway is back for 2017 and this year we are celebrating home automation and portability by giving away a brand new Amazon Fire Tablet with Alexa integration! For your chance to win simply click on the links to our Social Media pages and Like, Follow or Review to enter!  There are many […]


1981 – Video killed the radio star

August 1, 1981

  • I really do remember this day in history quite well, I remember waiting patiently for the channel to go live… MTV, presumably standing for “Music Television”, launches on cable TV.

As most people know, after the introduction sequence, the first video played was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles. However, a bit of trivia is that the second song played was “You Better Run” by Pat Benatar.

MTV had an immediate impact on the music industry and was an iconic symbol of the technology-driven 1980’s.  What was your favorite video?!?