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Resizing Images Made Easy and Safe

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: Once you have downloaded [...]

Introducing Our Team

While we haven’t made any personnel changes in quite a while, we thought you’d like to see the faces of the good folks at Iowa PC Services for a change.  From left to right: Dan Bailey, Donna Bailey, Anne Ogle and Jason Housby.  For more about each person, visit our About Us page.

Fix Problems in Chrome with this Google Tool

Is your Chrome browser acting strangely?  Are you using Chrome but having challenges that seem to have cropped up?  If you’re tired of it and want to try to fix the problem yourself, read on! If you’re experiencing any of the following: Your home page is changed to a different website.Your search results aren’t from Google anymore and [...]

Am I Safe if I Don’t Bank Online?

You may have the impression that there’s only one basic activity that puts you at risk when using a computer on the internet, and that as long as you don’t do that one thing, you’ll be safe. I hear this idea from many people: “I don’t bank online, so I’m not at risk!” Usually said with [...]

Phone Scams: What’s Being Done? 

Have you ever received a fraudulent phone call? Do you wonder if anyone is doing something about this growing category of crime? The answer is, “Yes!” – and here’s an account from Reuters of police addressing the problem near Mumbai, India. Callers for dollars: Inside India’s scam call centers

New Service: IPCS Tier 1 Monitoring

Iowa PC Services is proud to announce this very smart new offering:  Continuous health monitoring of your computer.  We call it “IPCS Tier 1 Monitoring.”  This service includes: Continuous 24/7 monitoring of your computer. Regular updates of the software on your computer Antivirus Malicious web site blocking Regular hard drive maintenance Remote support availability Daily Monitoring [...]

Windows 10 Recommendation

Microsoft is close to releasing the next version of Windows, Windows 10, and the icon shown here is showing up on the lower-right corner of many computer screens, saying “Get Windows 10”. That’s because Microsoft is offering the Windows 10 upgrade for free to all who have a valid copy of Windows 8.1 or Windows [...]

Dell Command | Update

For Dell Optiplex, Latitude and Precision Owners only: Many people get themselves into trouble by downloading programs that update drivers, but if you own a Dell Optiplex, Latitude or Precision computer, there is an excellent option from Dell that will give you the “straight scoop” on driver, firmware, and bios and updates.  Dell Command | [...]

Windows 10: Free and Easy!

Microsoft is redeeming themselves after the long debacle of Windows 8: They have announced that they are giving away the next version of Windows, which will be called Windows 10. And what’s even more amazing? It will be available through Windows update! By visiting the Microsoft Technical Preview page and clicking on the “Start Upgrade [...]

Normally, this step is not necessary because Iowa PC Services takes care of this for you. However, there are occasions when you may need to enter the username and password into your ESET NOD32 Antivirus program. You can find clear instructions here.

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