Welcome to GeeksAKnockin, the premier Portland computer repair company.
We offer remote or on-site computer repair services. Our on-site service covers the Greater Portland Area
while we provide remote computer repair services to Portland, the entire State of Oregon, and beyond.
Do you need an expert in computer repair?
- Has your computer crashed recently for no apparent reason?
- Does your computer behave “funny” like it has developed a mind of it's own?
- Does it suddenly shut down or connect to the Internet without you touching it?
- Do you have annoying pop ups that your antivirus can’t terminate?
- Are you having problems with your Internet connection?
- Is your printer or iPod wearing down on your last nerve?
- Have you inexplicably lost all your data & your job depends on recovering it?
If what we have described above sounds familiar, then you definitely need a Portland computer repair geek. Call GeeksAKnockin now at (503) 601-4335
GeeksAKnockin is a full service on-site computer repair company that serves the Greater Portland Area including cities such as Beaverton, Hillsboro, Vancouver, Gresham, Clackamas, Oregon City, Milwaukie, Portland metro, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood, Woodburn, and Wilsonville.
Latest Blog Posts & News
Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at 11:25 pm
The Internet is an ever evolving place. Therefore, some webpages are bound to get left behind and not be updated for years. Continue reading
Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 8:30 pm
Microsoft Word will auto-correct many common fractions into their fraction symbol, but it does not auto-correct all of them by default. Continue reading
Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 10:42 pm
A recent report highlighting a particularly widespread infection is another stark reminder that Macs are not invulnerable to viruses. There are currently over half a million Macs infected with this new “BackDoor.Flashback.39” variant. Below is a link to an article that describes this virus and its behaviors.
If you believe your Mac has been infected give us a call and we’ll send a technician over to check it out.
Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 9:43 pm
Mozilla Thunderbird is an excellent free application for storing, sorting and organizing your email. It is similar to other emails clients Outlook and Windows Live Mail, but instead of being provided by Microsoft, is provided by Mozilla, the same company who makes Firefox. Like most applications, Thunderbird makes use of keyboard shortcuts. These help you navigate through your various functions with ease. Below is a link to an article from Mozilla which explains this process in detail and gives examples of available shortcuts.
Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 11:39 pm
It seems just about everyone loves the iPad. It has forever changed the way we connect with various forms of entertainment and has spawned a horde of copy-cats trying to achieve the same. However, when you pack all that power into such a small frame, you’re bound to run into some battery issues. This could manifest itself in the form of short battery life or your device getting a little too hot, both of which should ideally be avoided. Luckily, Apple has provided a list of tips and advice for getting the most out of your iPad’s battery. Below is a link to that list.
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 9:48 pm
We already know that Excel is great at creating spreadsheets, and many users are familiar with its formulas and computational features, but did you know it can also calculate what-ifs? For example, you can create a spreadsheet for your monthly budget and set it to show a different value when you are either under or over your budget. You can even nest multiple functions inside the same formula. Below is a link to an article provided by Microsoft that has step-by-step instructions and video on how to use this neat function.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 9:14 pm
Adobe Acrobat X is similar to the free and more commonly found Adobe Reader X, but instead of just letting you view PDFs, Acrobat X lets you create and sometimes edit them too. Some PDFs, after all, are not meant to be edited, which is often the point of using the PDF format. However, what if you want the best of both worlds, what then? Luckily Acrobat X allows you to create a secure, mostly un-editable, document with certain fillable and editable fields. Below is a link to directions, provided by Adobe, which explain this process.
Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 7:05 pm
With the introduction on Google Maps 6.0, Google began offering a 3D view feature for most Android-powered devices. So instead of just seeing the traditional top-down, north-oriented map view, you can now get a full-blown 3D rendering of your map. This feature is very handy if you have a difficult time innately sensing the cardinal directions. You can still zoom in and out, but can now also rotate your map. So if you see an oddly shaped building nearby you and can find that same building on your map and rotate it to orient it however you like. Below is a link to directions and examples, provided by Google.
Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 11:04 pm
Notifications are a neat feature found on most of today’s smartphones. You can set them to alert you to a variety of events. This includes everything from receiving a new email message to letting you know when it’s your turn on an online game. With the release of iOS 5, Apple introduced the Notification Center to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This feature allows you to check all your current and recent notifications in one easy place, with just the swipe of your finger. You can also adjust how and which notifications will appear in this area, or whether they appear on your device at all. Below is a link to an article provided by Apple which further covers these processes.
Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 12:27 am
PowerPoint templates are predetermined layouts that make it easier to create new PowerPoint presentations. There are many built-in templates already available in PowerPoint, or you can download free temples from Office.com. Alternatively, you can also create templates based on presentations you’ve previously created. For example, say you have a great presentation that you worked very hard on and that went over very well with your audience. Well, you can save that presentation as a template and use that same layout again with a different presentation. Below is a link to an article provided by Microsoft that explains this process in detail.