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This Is An Awesome and Great Gadget To Have With You

In Uncategorized on August 27, 2015 by Mike Klubok

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Bayside NY and the Internet

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Throgs Neck Bridge

This post could be adopted for almost any city, town, area etc. I live in Bayside,NY and most of my customers also live in Bayside. I have wanted to do a blog post about Bayside, NY for a while. Let me first say that for any of the products, businesses, etc. that I mention, I have not received any compensation or assurances, hints, discounts, etc of compensation as of July 29, 2012 for mentioning the products, businesses, etc in question by anyone.  Bayside, NY is bordered by Douglaston and Little Neck on the east, Flushing, Fresh Meadows and Whitestone on the west, Long Island Sound on the North and Jamaica on the south.  Bayside includes the neighborhoods of Bay Terrace, Bayside Hills, and Oakland Gardens.

When doing a Google search using “Bayside” the band Bayside from Queens is shown on the first page as well as a few Bayside, NY related pages and other terms having Bayside in it. Searching under the term “Bayside NY” yields more related to the area. (Hotels, Bay Terrace Shopping Center, Bayside Historical Society are a few).

The local park is Fort Totten which gets a good amount of visitors for the views offered and the historical buildings. Check their website often as tours, fitness walks, canoeing are just a few of the things offered this summer. There will be other offerings in the fall. http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/forttotten/

Fort Totten

Bayside, NY also has many restaurants especially along Bell Blvd which is the main street and where most of the businesses are located. Doing a Google search “Bayside Restaurants” brings up a whole bunch of them mainly from Bayside, NY and also other locales such as Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach, Ca. Change your search to “Bayside NY Restaurants” for a more personalized listing. If you are interested in a particular ethnic cuisine just add that particular ethnic cuisine in your search terms. Note that adding a specific ethnic cuisine will possibly include restaurants outside of Bayside.

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Bayside after the 2011 blizzard.

You can find out more about Bayside by using Facebook. Put “Bayside” in the search tab on top of the page and you get items for more than Bayside, NY including the band Bayside.  Putting “Bayside NY” gives you largely co-op and condo buildings at first, then a few local businesses. Bayside Queens goes a little further. You can request to join a group “Bayside Queens” for starters. You can also search based upon the “Bay Terrace” and “Bayside Hills” sections. Keep in mind that there are likely to be others by those same name. There is a Bay Terrace section of Staten Island and related items will also show up when searching “Bay Terrace”.

Bayside has a prominent shopping center. The Bay Terrace Shopping Center is located in the Bay Terrace section and contains many well known stores and attracts shoppers from Bayside and the surrounding areas. It is a good place to meet for socializing as well as shopping. They also have a page on Facebook as well.
Another good search are the following Wikipedia sites:
  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayside,_Queens – Wikipedia article on Bayside.
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_Terrace,_Queens – Wikipedia article on Bay Terrace section of Bayside.
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Queens_neighborhoods – List of Queens neighborhoods by geographical location.
The Wikipedia entries noted above also provide selected external links that may be of interest.
Bayside after the 2011 blizzard.

Last but not least by going onto Twitter (you do not need to log in) and putting the terms “Bayside NY” or “Bayside Queens” you may just find something of interest.

Throgs Neck Bridge

In all Bayside, NY is a nice area to live in or visit. See some of the pictures I have taken in the area and included. If you are new to or unfamiliar with the area, you can learn more about it by using the internet and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. If you live in Bayside, NY enjoy what Bayside has to offer.  If you don’t, you will be welcomed with open arms when visiting.

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Forest Hills and the Internet

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You May Remember This Area In Forest Hills From The Movie “Spider Man”

You May Remember This Area In Forest Hills From The Movie “Spider Man”

This post could be adopted for almost any city, town, area etc. I have been many times to Forest Hills, NY and have clients there as well. I have wanted to do a blog post about Forest Hills for a while. Let me first say that for any of the products, businesses, etc. that I mention, I have not received any compensation or assurances, hints, discounts, etc of compensation.  Forest Hills is bordered by Rego Park and Middle Village on the west, Flushing Meadows Park on the North as well as East and Forest Park and Kew Gardens on the south.  Forest Hills includes the neighborhood of Forest Hills Gardens., great neck

When doing a Google search using “Forest Hills” items local to Forest Hills such as Forest Hills in Wikipedia, a neighborhood profile in About.com and Forest Hills HS show up.  Searching under the term “Forest Hills NY” yields largely the same and also a recent article about the trendy new restaurants and bars in Forest Hills. t hills computer, forest hills computer repair

The local parks are Flushing Meadows Park  and Forest Park both of which are on the borders with other areas in Queens. Chick on the links to find out about the offerings of each.

Forest Hills, NY has many restaurants especially along Austin St where many stores are located. Doing a Google search “Forest Hills Restaurants” brings up a whole bunch of them in Forest Hills. Change your search to “Forest Hills NY Restaurants” for another look at Forest Hills restaurants. If you are interested in a particular ethnic cuisine just add that particular ethnic cuisine in your search terms. Note that adding a specific ethnic cuisine will possibly include restaurants outside of Forest Hills.

Another good search are the following Wikipedia sites:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_Hills,_Queens– Wikipedia article on Forest Hills.
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_Hills_Gardens – Wikipedia article on the Forest Hills Gardens section of Forest Hills.
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Queens_neighborhoods – List of Queens neighborhoods by geographical location.

The Wikipedia entries noted above also provide selected external links that may be of interest.
Last but not least by logging onto Twitter and putting the terms “Forest Hills NY” or “Forest Hills Queens” you may just find something of interest.

In all Forest Hills, NY is a nice area to visit and those who live there say it is a nice place to live as well. See some of the pictures I have taken in the area and included. If you are new to or unfamiliar with the area, you can learn more about it by using the internet and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. If you live in Forest Hills, NY enjoy what Forest Hills has to offer.  If you don’t, you will be welcomed with open arms when visiting like I have been when I go there whether it be to go to a great restaurant or to do a computer repair or computer training in Forest Hills.

If you have additional questions about storing information on the internet, I can be reached at (917) 572-3468 or email me at mike@computerconciergeny.com

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Computer Concierge NY LLC provides expert computer and technology services in the Queens, NY area. This includes Albertson, Bayside, Bayside Hills, Bay Terrace, Bellerose, College Point, Douglaston, Floral Park,  FlushingForest Hills, Great Neck, Jamaica Estates, Kew Gardens, Kings Point, Lake Success, Manhasset, Mineola, Munsey Park,  New Hyde Park, North Hills, North Shore Towers, Oakland Gardens, Plandome, Rego Park, Roslyn, The Bay Club, Thomaston, University Gardens, Williston Park, Whitestone and Other Areas in the Bayside NY vicinity.  Our web services are provided worldwide.

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How To Use the Internet Safely When Travelling

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Be Careful When Accessing The Internet While On Vacation

The end of the school year brings on another peak travel season. People bringing their smartphones, tablets, etc with them while they travel to new and sometimes familiar destinations. Accessing the internet while you are away brings upon security concerns and challenges.  There are ways to minimize the danger of someone obtaining your passwords and other personal information while enjoying your trip.

When you are in a hotel, coffee shop, restaurant, etc make sure that you are using the wireless network provided by the establishment. A hacker can set up a fake network for which you do not need to log into and see what sites you go into as well as seeing your keystrokes. Better yet, use a VPN such as vyprvpn, PVanish among others to shield your activity from onlookers that you do not wish to share your information with. When surfing the internet and especially when entering sensitive information, make sure that the website starts with “https”. If not, others can see which web pages you visit as well as what you type on them. When entering sensitive information absolutely make sure that “https” shows in the web address before you enter the information.

I also will suggest you disable automatic Wi-Fi connections. Before connecting to a wireless network, make sure that this it is a wireless network that you can trust.

If you use a hotel computer make sure that you log out of your accounts before leaving. Should you forget, the person using the computer after you do has access to the accounts you failed to log out of. Note some hotel computers will log you out automatically after a set amount of time. Regardless, do not save passwords on the computer if you are prompted to do so. Unselect the “yes” default where applicable to save passwords. What I always do when leaving a public computer is to clear browsing data.  This includes browsing history, cookies and autofill form data.  It is another layer of security. Again some hotel computers will automatically do this when you log out of your session.

When you use your phone or tablet’s 3G or 4G network the data is sent over your mobile data connection. This data usage goes against your data allowance but you are safer when doing so. You can tether your laptop to your mobile data connection but again this data usage will go against your data allowance.

Following these tips will help you to stay safe while surfing the internet while on vacation. One last thing: Don’t do banking, credit card or other financial transactions. Save it for your mobile data network if you need to do so while you are away.

If you have additional questions about computer safety or any other technology questions, I can be reached at (917) 572-3468 or email me at mike@computerconciergeny.com
Feel free to join the conversation and post comments and questions on my Facebook page at Computer Concierge NY LLC .  There also are tips there to improve your computer skills to better use your computer, smartphone, iPad and other technology you may have or are thinking of buying.

Computer Concierge NY LLC provides expert computer and technology services in the Queens, NY area. This includes Albertson, Bayside, Bayside Hills, Bay Terrace, Bellerose, College Point, Douglaston, FlushingForest Hills, Great Neck, Jamaica Estates, Kew Gardens, Lake Success, Manhattan, Mineola, New Hyde Park, North Hills, North Shore Towers, Oakland Gardens, Plandome, Rego Park, Roslyn, The Bay Club, Thomaston, Williston Park, Whitestone and Other Areas in the Bayside and Forest Hills NY vicinity.  Our web services are provided worldwide.

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How To Lower the Cost Of Wi-Fi When You Fly?

In Uncategorized on August 27, 2015 by Mike Klubok Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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With The right Strategy You Can Lower Your Wi-Fi Costs When You Fly

When you fly whether for that vacation trip you have long awaited for or a trip to take care of business do you find that you need to use the internet? If you purchase the in-flight internet service of the airline it is likely to work at a snail’s pace but you likely will have to shell out a few bucks to access the internet while flying to your destination. That is because the airlines have found yet another revenue stream beyond the cost of an airline ticket. Yes I know that JetBlue Wi-Fi is free but that is just for the basic service.

The cost to access the internet while flying can vary by such factors as the airline, when you fly, where you fly.  If the airlines uses Go-Go (they currently serve 70% of flights having passenger internet access) for their Wi-Fi, Monday and Thursday are the most expensive days and Saturday the least expensive if the flight you are taking is coast to coast or close to it.  The costs are based upon where demand is the highest and lowest.  It is similar to how tickets to a baseball game is priced today. If your team is playing on a weekend and they are playing the New York Yankees expect to pay top dollar for the ticket.  The same seat sold during the week and your team is playing the Miami Marlins (sorry Marlins fans) will cost less.

So how could you cut down on your Wi-Fi costs when flying? For starters the rates vary by airline. As I mentioned Jet Blue offers free Wi-Fi on their flights. That however is for basic service.  Their enhanced service allowing for such things as transferring large files and downloading audio and video is available at a cost of $9 hourly. If you just want to check email and browse the internet, their free service will do just fine.  Secondly you can fly Saturdays if your schedule permits. Another option is to purchase your Wi-Fi before boarding. When Gogo supplies the Wi-Fi, you can buy a daily pass from them for $16. A monthly will set you back $50 but that is limited to one airline. For $10 more per month, you can use all airlines that Gogo serves. If you need that access for business then you or your employer can deduct it for tax purposes. One of my clients in Forest Hills, Queens who flies regularly does just that.  She purchases a monthly pass.  Last but not least is to simply avoid buying Wi-Fi.  I personally have yet to purchase internet service when flying and fortunately have been able to disengage while flying.

If you want to know more about being mobile with your smartphone, computer, iPad, etc or other technology issues, I can be contacted at (917) 572-3468 or email me at mike@computerconciergeny.com .

Feel free to join the conversation and post comments and questions on my Facebook page at Computer Concierge NY LLC .  There also are tips there to improve your computer skills to better use your computer, smartphone, iPad and other technology you may have or are thinking of buying.

Computer Concierge NY LLC provides expert computer and technology services in the Queens, NY area. This includes Albertson, Bayside, Bayside Hills, Bay Terrace, Bellerose, College Point, Douglaston, FlushingForest Hills, Great Neck, Jamaica Estates, Kew Gardens, Lake Success, Manhattan, Mineola, New Hyde Park, North Hills, North Shore Towers, Oakland Gardens, Plandome, Rego Park, Roslyn, The Bay Club, Thomaston, Williston Park, Whitestone and Other Areas in the Bayside and Forest Hills NY vicinity.  Our web services are provided worldwide.

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Rikki You Need To Absolutely Lose And Avoid That Number

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Be Careful About Those Incoming Phone Calls

About 40 years ago Steely Dan released a song “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”   Within the past 3 weeks I have gotten calls from clients saying they received a message on their computer along the lines of, “Your computer may be infected” and to call the number given.  This is a number Rikki and anyone else must not call and just simply lose that number. It is a scam.

Unfortunately all three called the number in question. A so called “technician” took over their computer and made matters worse after my clients spent as much as $300 to “fix” the initial problem. In 2 of the cases I was able to remove the malware (and a computer virus just like spam, adware, and spyware is another form of malware) without much of an issue.  For the 3rd person who lives in the Forest Hills section of Queens New York I needed to do a factory restore of the computer.  Unfortunately the person did not have a backup of their files and lost pictures and important files.  Just another reason I always stress the importance of backing up your files and have written about this in the past. Click here for article.  These three people did in fact have malware on their computer.  Instead of calling the number given, they should have called a reliable computer repair person to fix the problem. Hopefully you will call me. I would have done it for less than what they initially spent and that only made matters worse.

As an aside here, whether it be a bank, credit card company, computer service, etc. NEVER give out personal information on an incoming call or let someone control your computer unless you initiated the call process. It is very likely a scam and there are too many scam artists out there preying on people all too willing to give this out and many times the end result is bad news.

If you want to know more about being more secure on your computer or other technology issues, I can be contacted at (917) 572-3468 or email me at mike@computerconciergeny.com .

Feel free to join the conversation and post comments and questions on my Facebook page at Computer Concierge NY LLC .  There also are tips there to improve your computer skills to better use your computer, smartphone, iPad and other technology you may have or are thinking of buying.

Computer Concierge NY LLC provides expert computer and technology services in the Queens, NY area. This includes Albertson, Bayside, Bayside Hills, Bay Terrace, Bellerose, College Point, Douglaston, FlushingForest Hills, Great Neck, Jamaica Estates, Kew Gardens, Lake Success, Manhattan, Mineola, New Hyde Park, North Hills, North Shore Towers, Oakland Gardens, Plandome, Rego Park, Roslyn, The Bay Club, Thomaston, Williston Park, Whitestone and Other Areas in the Bayside and Forest Hills NY vicinity.  Our web services are provided worldwide.

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Google Unsend – When You Absolutely Don’t Want It To Get There

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2015 by Mike Klubok Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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You Didn’t Mean To Send That Message And You May Have A Second Chance Not To

Ever send an email that you wish you didn’t?  After six years being in Google Labs, Google has graduated their unsend feature from Google Labs to an official setting in Gmail. If you believe in second chances this is a feature Gmail users want to enable.

This is a very easy feature to set up if you have not already.  Go to “Settings” which is in the gear icon (it looks like a bicycle spoke) and select settings. It is in the “General” tab and you will see “Undo Send:” In the box next to “Enable Undo Send” check it to enable this feature.  You can choose how long you can cancel the email after sending it.  Your choices are 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds.  My suggestion is to select 20 or 30 seconds.  Rather than sending that email that you need to send a follow-up apology for, simply unsend the message by selecting “Cancel” which is in the top middle of the page within the time you have selected. Your message will not be sent.  Keep in mind that when you have this feature enabled, the sending of the email is delayed by the time you select so you can cancel sending it. All of us myself included have sent an email that we wish we didn’t.  This unsend feature which is now an official mainstream setting in Gmail should have been mainstream long ago.  I am glad Google finally did.

Note that if you had this feature enabled in “Labs” you will still have it enabled. One thing to keep in mind is that this is not yet available in the mobile version of Gmail but Google expects to roll it out as a mobile feature in the near future.  I guess that is why when many of us send an email from our phone or tablet we have the email signature, “Sent from my mobile. Please excuse any errors.” Otherwise: If you forwarded an email you didn’t want to, sent an email to the wrong recipient, put something in an email you did not want to there is the Unsend Feature so you don’t send it.

If you want to know more about being using your computer or other technology issues, I can be contacted at (917) 572-3468 or email me at mike@computerconciergeny.com .

Feel free to join the conversation and post comments and questions on my Facebook page at Computer Concierge NY LLC .  There also are tips there to improve your computer skills to better use your computer, smartphone, iPad and other technology you may have or are thinking of buying.

Computer Concierge NY LLC provides expert computer and technology services in the Queens, NY area. This includes Albertson, Bayside, Bayside Hills, Bay Terrace, Bellerose, College Point, Douglaston, FlushingForest Hills, Great Neck, Jamaica Estates, Kew Gardens, Lake Success, Manhattan, Mineola, New Hyde Park, North Hills, North Shore Towers, Oakland Gardens, Plandome, Rego Park, Roslyn, The Bay Club, Thomaston, Williston Park, Whitestone and Other Areas in the Bayside and Forest Hills NY vicinity.  Our web services are provided worldwide.

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