Southland Computer has moved to 366 Waller Avenue, #102 in Lexington, Kentucky. We will continue to serve you with all your computer needs.
Friends, let’s face it; these are dark times. It’s likely to get much, much worse before it gets even a little bit better. Even worse, when times do start to get better, there’s no guarantee that they won’t get bad again. In fact, authorities are saying that will happen.
With everyone stuck at home trying to work and learn remotely, and to be entertained otherwise, computers and internet connections are crucial to American life during this ordeal. For this reason, regardless of the government’s opinion, we at Southland Computer consider ourselves to be essential services. In the interest of maintaining our ability to assist with your technology needs as well as preventing the spread of the Coronavirus and the Covid-19 illness it causes, we will be making some adjustments. Some of these adjustments may be permanent, others only temporary. Also, please understand that as more information comes to light we may need to alter some or all of those adjustments or make exceptions in extreme cases as necessary. Southland Computer is dedicated to resolving your technology issues so you can get back to the things that bring you some normalcy during these tumultuous times.
Let’s try to remember that we’re all human and that we all make mistakes from time to time, and that despite outward appearances, we’re all in this together. The best way to protect yourself is to protect your neighbor by following the CDC and WHO guidelines as they are announced and updated.
These are some adjustments Southland Computer has planned in the interest of protecting everyone:
It's almost that time of the year again. Time to head back to school! Parents are rejoicing and kids are gnashing their teeth. BUT Southland Computer is here to help get your computers ready for the new school year. Students can receive 15% discount on computer services. Offer valid until 08/17/2017. If your computer is running slow or not acting as expected, give us a call (859) 363-6349 or stop by the shop - 128 Southland Drive #50.
You can get started by completing our Online Support Form. By completing the form before coming to our shop, you can speed up your check-in process.
THIS PROMOTION HAS ENDED
At Southland Computer, we provide a free repair quote. While we have fixed rates for most repairs, we can provide you with an estimate of the repair cost prior to starting the work. Most repairs can be completed within two or three business days. We strive to get you up and running as quickly as possible.
There are times when a computer or device is beyond repair. If this is the case, we will let you know. There is no point in adding costs to an obsolete machine or device. However, if you have an attachment to the device(yes, there are people sentimentally attached to their devices/computers), we will do our best to get you up and running quickly.
To get started, head over to our Support Page. Complete the form with all your information. Be sure to provide as much detail about the problem as you can remember. By providing details, we are able to recreate the problem you are experiencing.
Once you’ve completed the form, simply drop off your machine / device by the shop, 128 Southland Drive #50(remember, we are in the basement and our door faces Rebel Road). We will have your form ready and double check the information provided. If we are able to provide an estimate at Check In, we will. Otherwise, we will contact you with the estimate prior to starting any work.
Bring in that malfunctioning device / computer. If we can’t fix it, you’re not out anything, but if you don’t ask, then you will never know!
THIS PROMOTION HAS ENDED
Back in May, Microsoft announced that July 29th will be the last day that you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Beginning July 30th, it will cost you about $120 to upgrade to Windows 10. Also consider that when Microsoft releases new features in the future and you are not running Windows 10, you will not get those features for free.
If you would like assistance with upgrading, we can help, give us a call at (859) 363-6349 or stop by our shop (128 Southland Drive #50, our door faces Rebel Road). Questions, we are here to help!
Please remember before completing any upgrades to always backup your data first! The risks are slim, but in the event of something going wrong, you don't want to lose valuable files or photos.Source : https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/05/05/windows-10-now-on-300-million-active-devices-free-upgrade-offer-to-end-soon/
Apple has decided to no longer support QuickTime For Windows. There were serious vulnerabilities discovered which could leave your computer and personal data compromised. To protect yourself and your data, uninstall QuickTime today.
If you have any problems, you can call or stop by the shop and we can help you! Call (859) 363-6349 or stop by the shop (128 Southland Drive #50).
Please note that this only applies to the Windows platform. QuickTime for Mac is not affected by these vulnerabilities.
An unpatched vulnerability in Yosemite and some earlier versions of Apple's Mac OS X allows untrusted people to take full control of users' machines, a security researcher has warned.
Dubbed Rootpipe, the privilege escalation bug allows people to gain root access, a nearly unrestricted level of system privileges, without first entering the "sudo" password, according to a recent report published by MacWorld. Sudo is a mechanism that's designed to prevent code execution, file deletions, and other sensitive operations from being carried out by unauthorized people who have physical access to a computer.
"Normally there are 'sudo' password requirements, which work as a barrier, so the admin can't gain root access without entering the correct password," Emil Kvarnhammar, a researcher at Swedish security firm Truesec, told Macworld. "It took a few days of binary analysis to find the flaw, and I was pretty surprised when I found it."
According to the article, the vulnerability is present in version 10.10, aka Yosemite, as well as version 10.8.5. It's unclear if other versions are also susceptible to the attack. To prevent widespread exploitation of Rootpipe, Kvarnhammar isn't disclosing technical details for the time being. A video demonstration is below:
Based on the extremely limited information available, there's no indication that Rootpipe can be exploited remotely. If true, that means the vulnerability is useful only to people with physical access to a Mac. That drastically lowers the severity of the bug, but it nonetheless remains serious enough that it ought to be fixed. Users who want a workaround fix immediately should perform daily computing tasks using an account with "standard" rights instead of one with "Admin" privileges.
Comcast has to convince the federal government to approve its purchase of Time Warner Cable (TWC), but so far the government advancing the most aggressive opposition may be in Lexington, Kentucky.
Kentucky's second-largest city is served by Time Warner Cable, and it isn't happy with the service. The city council "voted unanimously during a council work session Tuesday to put two resolutions denying transfer of ownership on the agenda for Thursday's council meeting," reported the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Comcast's purchase of Time Warner Cable includes a sale of certain territories to Charter. Charter would take over in Lexington after the deal.
Lexington's cable franchise agreement with TWC expired in 2012, but hasn't been renewed. Mayor Jim Gray says TWC has refused to address customer service complaints. The Herald-Leader reports:
"We have worked aggressively and vigorously to negotiate these terms with Time Warner," Gray said. "They have just not been reasonable. We are looking for better customer service and they are not willing to offer it. That's why the council took the action that it did today."A TWC spokesperson said the company "continues to work with the city of Lexington, and we hope to reach an agreement in the best interest of our customers," the paper reported.
Until changes are made that will help Lexington cable customers, Gray said, "They will not approve" the transfer of ownership.