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Welcome Kevin Little to the Comox Bench
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We have a BIG addition to My Tech Guys with the hiring of Kevin Little as a bench technician for the Comox store. Having trained under our own tech repair Guru, Cory Jesmer during his time as a teacher, Kevin brings a patient methodology wrapped in an enthusiastic package. We're excited to have him as part of our friendly MTG team and we think you will be too!

 
Whiskey Fest Tesh Support
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As Robbie Burns evening has come and gone, our love for all things whiskey continues with the tech support we are offering on site during the Comox Valley Whiskey Festival. We will be on site helping with presentations and making sure the festivals tech runs smoothly, and will perhaps be sampling some of the wares ourselves! Please feel free to come raise a glass with us and maybe get some Tech advice while you are at it!


 
Boomerang for GMail

altEver written an email and thought it would be better to send at a later date or time?  Or received an email and thought you could focus on it more the next day or in a week?  This is the power of Boomerang for GMail.  

Most of our customers should already know that we only recommend GMail for all your Email (and Calendar and Contact) needs, whether you are just checking your personal emails or have an office or business that can take advantage of Google Apps (which is free for non-profits).  Shaw and Telus just don't provide the same ability to check your emails on multiple devices especially while traveling and Hotmail / Outlook.com and Yahoo are not as secure as  GMail.

But back to Boomerang!!  It's free to try for 30 days and you can then choose to use the free version, or pay from $4.99 up to $49.99 / month depending on your needs.  Head over to oomerange to see which version works best for you at www.boomeranggmail.com

 
Coldest Night of the Year

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Comox Valley Transition Society have partnered for the Coldest Night of the Year. We are raising money to support the homeless, hungry, and hurting in the Comox Valley.

Sign up here!!

 
YANA Big Love Benefit Tech Support
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The YANA Big Love Benefit, historically known as the YANA Dinner & Auction, is an annual event where friends come together for food, fun, laughter and celebration.

The evening starts with the opportunity to visit, purchase a refreshment from our full bar or a beverage from the Cumberland Brewing Company pop up bar, and peruse the hundreds of silent auction items that are generously donated by our community. Tria Fine Catering & Gourmet Eats provides a delicious buffet dinner and dessert, followed by a heart-felt photo presentation by McKinnon Photography that features one of our courageous YANA families. Auctioneer Dave Stevens leads an exciting live auction where guests have the opportunity to bid on amazing packages. WestJet provides some fun with a raffle for 2 tickets anywhere WestJet flies. All-In-One Party Shop adds the decor to a room already filled with love!

Read more and buy tickets here

 
"Secret" Star Wars YANA Fundraiser
My Tech Guys are proud to announce a 'secret' YANA fundraiser they held Sunday Dec 20th.  "Because of the strict rules Disney has for Star Wars we were not allowed to talk about the event except to those that were invited.  It made it even more exciting!!" says Bob Wells, owner of My Tech Guys.
The event started as a discussion at a staff meeting for all the staff to go to the first showing of Star Wars. As it turned out, the opening show would be the evening after Bob Wells' daughter Megan was scheduled to have dental surgery, after she had over a dozen visits to specialists in 2015. 
 "Bob then asked if we could rent the theatre for a private showing for Sunday Dec 20th.  I called Landmark Cinemas and the smallest theatre held 115 people, so we asked if we could make it a fundraiser.  They said as long as we didn't advertise it to the general public it was fine.  So we got busy working on a list of people to invite secretly", says Bryan TIsdale, Regional Manager for My Tech Guys.
"YANA has been amazing to our family and even my staff who have had emergencies with their children.  I feel so supported which has meant the world to our families in our time of need.  It just made sense to use the event as a fundraiser for YANA" says Bob.
One of the surprise stars of the event was a dresser Michelle Wells painted to look like R2-D2. "It was my dresser when I was a kid and I gave it to my sons for their bedroom.  With their excitement around the new Star Wars movie and it being the same height as R2-D2 I decided to give it a fresh coat of paint"
 
MTG 2015 Year in Review

Thank you. Yes you, our customers, for an amazing 2015. This bumper year has seen My Tech Guys offering new product lines, winning customer service awards, supporting more community charities than ever and swelling our ranks with babies and new team members alike.

From WhiskeyFest to the Secret Private Star Wars screening we have had a blast supporting our more that 13,500 families and more than 2,500 businesses.  Here's the list:

We could not do it without you! Thanks for being part of My Tech Guys and we hope you have enjoyed this MTG Year in Review for 2015!  We can't wait for 2016!!

     
    Newest Geek - Meet Will

    We are very excited to introduce Will Tanner our newest sales staff at our Courtenay location. Will brings some new life to the shop and a passion for all things Apple. Check out his Staff Bio here and stop by the Courtenay store anytime Monday to Friday to say hi.

     
    Customer Service Award Nomination

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    A huge thanks to all of our customers for the Customer Service nomination for owner of My Tech Guys and chief road technician, Bob Wells; in the 2015 Comox Valley Chamber Awards!!!

    A big kudos to all of our staff and our 16,000 that have supported our local business for over the last 9 years. It really keeps us motivated focus on customer service and to be the best. We won't find out who wins until the new year but watch this space in January for more.

     
    Updates

    Most of us are familiar with the little pop-ups we get asking us to install updates.  While they only take a few minutes to complete, many of us are guilty of postponing them or just ignoring them completely. But keeping up with these computer updates is actually very important when it comes to having a healthy and secure computer. These updates are just as important as having an anti-virus program.

    One of the biggest and most important reasons keeping up with computer updates is so important is the fact that they help to keep our computer secure.  While they may not directly say so, a lot of these updates have to do with updating our security software aaltnd ensuring our computers are kept safe from any possible threats.  Not updating or postponing these security updates can leave your computer vulnerable to things such as malware or computer viruses that can go in and steal important information.

    Some of the most common updates are:

    • Windows or Apple OS updates
    • Java
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
    • Adobe Flash Player
    • Microsoft Office
    • Quick Time 
    • iTunes


    If you have any questions or feel its been awhile since you've done any updates,  

    call us and book a service call or remote service call 250-338-4411