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[Partially Resolved] Office Telephone Outage

Widomaker’s business telephone lines are experiencing intermittent trouble. This is frequently preventing us from making or receiving calls, or it causes call quality to be so poor that effective communication is not possible. Our telephone provider is aware of the issue and will, hopefully, have it resolved soon.

If you need to reach us during this time and your call is not answered, or if communication is difficult due to the poor call quality, please e-mail us, or leave a voice mail message, which we will return, during business hours.

Today is the Last Day to Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

As you may already be aware, Microsoft has been offering free upgrades to the latest version of Windows (Windows 10) to users of Windows 7 and 8.1. That free upgrade offer ends after today, Friday, July 29, 2016.

For a home user, Windows 10 is considered, by many experts, to be the most secure Windows version, so far. As a result, you may want to consider upgrading before the end of the free upgrade period, that ends today.

If you have not already upgraded, here is some information to help you decide if you want to keep your current version of Windows, or upgrade to Windows 10…
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July 4th 2016

Our offices and phone support will be closed during Monday July 4th, 2015.  We will resume our normal hours on July 5th.  All systems will remain monitored during the holiday.

Have a safe and fun weekend 🙂

Memorial Day 2016

Widomaker’s phone support hours will be reduced for Memorial Day. On Monday, May 30, 2016, phone support hours will be from 8:30am to 12:30pm.  The office will be closed.

Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31st.

[Updated 4/7/16] Avoid Tech Support Scams

[Update 4/7/2016] On April 5 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released an alert on tech-support themed telephone scams.

This is a reminder to avoid falling for Tech Support Scams.

Tech Support Scams, typically, involve someone cold calling a potential victim, saying they are with a trusted organization or company, such as Microsoft or Windows, and warning that their computer is malfunctioning or infected with a dangerous virus. Then the caller (scammer) offers to help by having the victim download software, or remotely connecting to the victim’s computer, to fix the problem.

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