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Iowa PC Services, Inc. voted best in Des Moines

Iowa PC Services, Inc. received the 2019 Computer Repair Award-Winners Voted by Locals! Thank you to everyone who voted for us! We do so appreciate your trust in us and your recommendation!

Beware Coronavirus Scams

There is now evidence of phishing attackers who are seeking to take advantage of this worldwide health scare. New campaigns are being launched based on the fear of the Coronavirus and attempting to get individuals to click on links, open attachments, or give out confidential information by imitating the Center for Disease Control or other [...]

How to Avoid Paper Jams

Is your printer jamming? If so, it might not be the printer… it could be your paper! While this article doesn’t tell you how to un-jam your printer, it does tell you how you may avoid paper jams in the future. When paper is stored unprotected, it absorbs moisture from the air. Then it doesn’t [...]

Disable the Chrome Pop-up Blocker

When a web page isn’t working in Chrome, many times it’s because the pop-up blocker is preventing some part of the page from appearing. This problem can occur when viewing some times of web mail, as well as banking sites, or most any other site. This video shows you how to recognize when the pop-up [...]

Resizing Pictures Made Easy

Have you ever used a picture on the web, but found it was the wrong size?  Maybe it was too big?  Well, there’s an easy solution to the problem: Image Resizer.  You can download the program at the following web site. Here is an excellent way to resize your pictures: http://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/ Once you have downloaded [...]

Disabling uBlock Origin

We recommend that everyone who browses the web use uBlock Origin to block malicious content from ruining your day on the web. It helps you avoid malicious content, annoying advertizing, and pop-up ads from interrupting you. However some web pages will not work properly when uBlock Origin is enabled. We recommend you disable uBlock Origin [...]

Ten Year Milestone for Jason Housby

Congratulations to Jason Housby on ten years with Iowa PC Services!  Jason came to us fresh out of college and has proven to be a huge asset to the company.  Donna and I appreciate his diligence, expertise, honesty and kind spirit in working with both fellow employees and customers.  Jason truly has the customer’s best interest [...]

Automatic Pro: Unlimited car monitoring, zero fees. The only connected car adapter with unlimited 3G included. How it works Adapter plugs in under your dashboard Driving data is synced with your smartphone Track everything in the new Automatic app Crash Alert We’re here for you in an emergency When the unthinkable happens, Automatic Pro is [...]

Practical Ways to be Safe Online

Here is a brief list of things you can do to protect yourself online. Do your updates often and regularly. Don’t download something you didn’t go looking for to begin with. Don’t believe pop-up warnings that tell you what’s wrong with your PC. Don’t let anyone remote into your computer if you didn’t go looking for [...]

Do you have  trouble using the WiFi in your home or place of business?  If you are the person responsible for fixing the problem, this can be a real headache.  Fortunately, there are many newer wireless routers that solve this problem quite well.  One in particular, made by TP-Link, is my personal favorite: the TP-Link [...]

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