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Windows Won’t Boot, What Do You Do?

So you turn on your computer one day and without any warning or provocation, Windows refuses to boot!  Now what do you do?   “Windows won’t boot” is a common symptom with a variety of causes, so you’ll need to perform some troubleshooting.

First, if your computer is still under warranty, the first step is to contact support for your computer.  But if you aren’t that fortunate, and before you toss it out the window or smash it with a hammer, then access this helpful article from the techs at How-To Geek with an easy to follow check list of suggestions that might help isolate and resolve the problem.  It might be something simple, and could save time and money before having to contact your local tech service.   LEARN MORE

New Logo Design Can Become More

I was contacted by a business to create a new logo for their business.  After many discussions and revisions, they decided on one of my logo designs that would capture and portray their business for years to come.

 

After completing the logo design, they contacted me to do other projects including display headers, inserts, stickers, and other graphic designs for their business.  Some of the projects I’d never done before, but I’m always up for a challenge.  It’s very gratifying to mold ideas into something visual and captivating.

For over 20 years, Kullberg Designs has created logo’s, websites and other graphic designs. For a no-obligation quote, or to review  some of our work, please visit KullbergDesigns.com

Learn What Separates a Great Logo from the Good

The people at Adobe Creative Cloud Team offer some great advice on creating an awesome logo.  Skim the pages of any fitness magazine and you’re likely to see a Nike Swoosh. Glance up at a billboard and you might see Mastercard’s dual circles staring down at you. Do you recognize these brands? Of course. What makes their logos work?

First, recognize a logo on its own is not a brand identity, but just one part of it. Think of all the pieces of your identity together and how they can be aligned visually with your logo to make up a cohesive and effective brand identity.

Whether you’re trying to establish a new brand or get creative with one that’s already well-known, an effective logo is key. Context and style may vary from year-to-year, but the principles and best practices that guide logo design remain unchanged.

When we think about the elements of effective logos, here are some things to keep in mind.  LEARN MORE

Source: Adobe Creative Cloud Blog
Image source: Catherine Cronin

When Will Microsoft End Support for Windows 7, 8, and 10?

Microsoft always lays out the exact dates when it will end support for a version of Windows in the Windows lifecycle fact sheet, available on Microsoft’s website. Here’s what it says:

  • Windows 7 is supported with security updates until the end of extended support on January 14, 2020. You must have Service Pack 1 installed to get updates.
  • Windows 8.1 is supported with security updates until the end of extended support on January 10, 2023. You must have updated to Windows 8.1 to get updates—the original version of Windows 8 isn’t supported with updates anymore.
  • Windows 10 is supported with security updates until October 14, 2025. You must have the latest update to Windows 10 installed to keep receiving updates until 2025. (That’s the Creators Update, right now.)

Microsoft could extend these dates if they want—and they sometimes do—but these are the dates they’re officially committed to at the moment. Microsoft won’t end support before these dates.

Source: How-To Geek

How to leverage Facebook Group Challenges for super qualified lead generation

Phill Wess, a Marketing Segmentation Strategist, shares the EXACT steps he used to generate over 1,500 super-engaged leads in less then a week by leveraging Facebook Groups and 7-day challenge.

In one of his previous articles, he explained how he came to love online challenges as a sure-fire way of building a list of action-takers who are ready to learn more about your problem-solving solution.

It’s the end of broken list-building strategies built around boring PDFs and tired video series!

The people who will do your group challenge are the exact people you want on your list, because they are your most likely buyers.

FIND OUT HOW TO LEVERAGE FOR QUALIFIED LEADS

PC Backup – How to Get Started

You know you’re supposed to back up your data.  Not doing so can shorten your life span and everyone around you!  Believe me, I know … I’ve been in the computer business for over 25 years and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had customers begging and pleading with me to restore their hard drive since ‘every pictures they’ve ever taken is stored on that device’!

We all know we’re supposed to back up our data. We could go so far as to say that a backup of digital data is essential to a person’s well-being and peace of mind. (One copy of a file on your computer does not a backup make. Redundancy, people, redundancy.)  PC Magazine does an excellent job of offering ways to get your information stored so you aren’t calling someone who can helpfully help!  (And if you’re wondering, I use a cloud service on all my computers.)   READ MORE

What Apps Are Best for Your Business?

Running a business isn’t easy.  And if you want to use your mobile device to help you with managing it, there are literally thousands of apps claiming to be the best!  Thankfully, someone did the work and found 10 essential apps for e-commerce business owners.

Check out this article that covers crucial areas such as  marketing, inventory management, accounting and finance, productivity, project and team management.   READ MORE

 

Free VPN Service to Protect Yourself

Very little in life is truly free, but as far as virtual private networks (or VPNs) are concerned, you can get quite a bit for nothing. Though you'll likely have to pay to get all the features of the best VPN services, there are many free options available. If it's the price tag that has prevented you from using a VPN, you should definitely try one of these services.  READ MORE