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Citronix Tech Services is now 713 IT Support

I started Citronix Tech Services almost 10 years ago in my parent's garage in South Florida. I was sick of the IT office grind and I struck out on my own. The citrus-based name and logo were inspired by sunny South Florida. Like many Texas transplants will tell you, I...

KHOU Interviews Citronix Tech Services

I did an interview with KHOU the other day for a piece on the lawsuit mentioned earlier and how it was progressing. They were at my lab for an hour or so and ended up using about 15 seconds of footage. Like the video says, computer repair work isn't the most glamorous...

Texas DPS Sets Up Licensing Stings

I wrote a few weeks ago about a new law that would require Texas computer repair shops to get private investigator's licenses in order to do many types of computer work. While no one has been prosecuted under this new rule, the first "victim" of the Texas Private...

How to Make a Cheap and Easy USB Key Holder

I keep half of my computer repair tools on a USB Flash Drive (the other half I keep on bootable CDs). I found myself often losing the flash drives or otherwise destroying them in my pockets. I came up with a great way to make a cheap (or free!) holder for these keys...

TECH NOTE: How to Update Your AntiVirus Software

When one talks about antivirus definition updates, one usually speaks in terms of Manual and Automatic updates. A manual update is performed by going to the antivirus vendor's website, downloading the definitions, and then either installing them by running a program...

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