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The Computer Guy on Podnutz!

About once a year I get a request from the gang at Podnutz to do a live show that will be recorded and saved for later.  Many times it’s just a podcast and this time it was a live video show.  I have been with others before on the show and I’ve been interviewed one on one.  Jeff does a fine job with the show and it is (very) professional in my opinion!  I’m always glad to help him out with content and sometimes we stay on topic and sometimes we drift a bit, but Jeff always brings us back.  Thanks to the other guys as well for rounding out the program!

It’s always a pleasure!

Check out the show at  — http://podnutz.com/podnutz158/

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Tutorial – Removing Facebook Apps

“It seemed like a good idea at the time!”  That’s what most people thought when they downloaded “The Most Popular Words Used In Your Profile” app this past week.  Over the past several days, it was revealed that the app really wasn’t that keen on keeping your information secure, so The Computer Guy to the rescue and has made a video on what to do in removing the apps that you no longer use or that may be harmful to your ONLINE health.

Enjoy and be careful, even when you set apps to “Only Me” they can still collect your private information!

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Thumbtack — A Service Similar To Angie’s List

Thumbtack Best Pro of 2015

Here’s a service that I’m listed with, it is called Thumbtack.  I suppose I signed up several years ago and have done some computer jobs through their services.  It’s a “lead service” type of system where people submit their computer issues and if I think that I want to tackle then, I reply back to them…but, it comes with a hitch.

That hitch is, I pay to write them back.  For the most part, it costs me about $3.50 which, when/if I’m booked, I pass right back onto the customer.  I can tell when my SEO services for The Computer Guy  have slid a bit, because then I get more requests.  If someone Googles, “Computer Repair” along with a community in North Iowa, my site usually pops up as one of the top listings.  However from time to time, Thumbtack will also pop up and people get click-happy and click the first one, which is most often Thumbtack.

Now ThumbTack doesn’t just offer computer repair, they offer many other services.  Lawn mowing, car washing, graphic image services and many more.  Maybe you just want to see what is out there and get a bid for the work you want to get done.  If you provide services that I mentioned above, you may want to become a Thumbtack Pro.

Now, several computer companies are on Thumbtack, however I think out of the bunch, I’m the highest rated because I’ve done the most work for them and have the most reviews.  Once I do work for them via Thumbtack, I just take over as their provider.  There’s no real need for them to go back to Thumbtack, unless they are unhappy with my work.  I’m not saying that they won’t, but from the reviews I get and the return business I get, I’m pretty sure that they do come back to me.

Anyway, for 2015 The Computer Guy is ranked as a Top Performer in the Mason City, Iowa area and I appreciate that!

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In The Beginning!

What is Random Access? Well, simply put, it’s my brain. I have times in which my brain goes on a trip around North Iowa (and beyond) wondering, “What if?” I enjoy Technology, Social Media, exposing Hoaxes and other hobbies and roles I have as a member of planet Earth.

Don’t be shy, take the trip with me! I will feature Periscope Videos, The Monday Morning Memo Newsletters, Random Access Videos and much, much more. Heck, you may also catch a random restaurant review or famous person gracing the pages of….Random Access!

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