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We Have A Winner!!

Yes! We Have A Winner What a great summer we have had so far, and as summer starts to wind down it is time once again to announce the winner of the Northwoods Computer Guy Summer Give Away! This year’s winner is Eileen Neuman!  As a new mom of twins, I can’t think of a better person to have won this […]


Tech Tip – Protect Your Dongle

Don’t Forget the Dongle It’s easy to become a little careless when in a hurry, but one thing you should always keep an eye on is your dongle. They are incredibly important, pretty delicate, and once broken are not easily fixed and sometimes not replaceable… I should probably take a moment to tell you that a dongle is any USB […]


Lets Save You a Headache!

Thanks for taking the time to read this We are going to talk about something today that is hard but I am going to do my best to make it super easy.  Backing up your computer. It is so incredibly important and how you do it is equally as important. A lot of people use these portable USB flash drives […]


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 […]


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 […]


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?!?


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? […]


GoldenEye Ransomware… Worst Birthday Present EVA

New Strain So this year for my birthday the monsters that brought you the Petya Ransomware have issued a new strain called GoldenEye that’s currently making computer users scared, paranoid, and a little upset. So what is it and what does it do?!? Well the GoldenEye strain is a ransomware type virus. What it does is it locks your computer […]