Yearly Archives: 2017


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 […]


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?!?


NCG Gives Back!!

The Computer Guy Gives Back!! Scott & Gerrie from NCG love to help out in our community. Volunteering has always been not only part of the business, but something we both are very passionate about! We have been active members in The Antigo Langlade County Chamber of Commerce for many years. We also have donated time and service to the […]


Dust is killing your computer!

Dust Will Damage or Kill Your Computer!!! Quick question for you;  What do your vacuum cleaner and your computer have in common? No, the answer isn’t that they both suck… Actually the answer I was looking for it was; They both collect dust through a process of air intake… Ok, so they both suck. Let’s get this moving So your […]


Happy Birthday FF!

On this day in history our good friends at Nintendo released the original Final Fantasy video game for its Nintendo Entertainment System in North America. To this day it is still one of the most successful role-playing games for the NES! Final Fantasy helped to popularize the genre and has gone on to spawn one of the most well-known RPG […]


Your Eyes Need This!

Did your eyes know it? Did you know that your computer screens emit bright blue light that looks a lot like the sun?  It’s true and your eyes need a break from this light!  Did you know that it has been throwing off your body’s internal clock at night and preventing the secretion of melatonin, which causes you to become sleepy? […]