SIGNA RSS Feed SIGNA Computer Systems : Your Neighbourhood Computer Specialists Thu, 11 Jun 2015 19:0:0 GMT en-us Transform your HDMI-ready TV or Monitor into fully functional computer with the Intel Computer Stick. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 19:0:0 GMT Isn't technology just amazing sometimes* We're happy to announce that we have a bunch of these cutting-edge Intel Compute Sticks in stock... Just attach one to the HDMI port of any TV or monitor and you've instantly transformed it into a computer! For more details, feel free to call, e-email, chat, or even drop by for an in-store demo. Computer Repairs on YOUR Time Mon, 8 Jun 2015 19:0:0 GMT It's impossible to predict when our electronic devices are going to crash. Most of the time, it happens at the most inconvenient of moments: like right at the start of a Monday morning, when you're in the middle of a large project, or before a presentation for work. It's too bad that we can't schedule these malfunctions ahead of time! If your computer crashes at a terrible time, don't panic. We're prepared to fly in and save the day! No, we don't have capes -- but we DO have Emergency Response Services to ensure that your computer or electronic device can get up and running again, in time to save your day. Our team at Signa is prepared to help perform diagnostic services and provide you with quality service where and when you need it. Kind Regards, Greg Stapells The Latest ''Must-Have'' card from nVidia has arrived! Thu, 4 Jun 2015 19:0:0 GMT Exciting news for gamers and DCC folks, as nVidia's newest powerhouse is now available at Signa... With 2816 NVIDIA CUDA cores and 6 GB of memory, it's an absolute monster of a card that delivers the extreme performance you demand. Designed with Designers in Mind,Desktop,Design,Desktop,Design Mon, 25 May 2015 19:0:0 GMT Technology has propelled a lot of industries forward, allowing more time for innovation and creativity. For example, think about architecture and engineering. All their design work was once done completely (and strenuously) by hand. Today, this work can be done with the help of computers. The trick is to find one that is capable of handling the many needs of architects and engineers that perform CAD work! Our PCs and Notebooks are equipped for the needs of CAD work: high quality graphics and display, quality performance and efficiency, and quiet running. Design work can be completed quickly and with ease, leaving you with plenty of time for...well, yourself! Because your time is valuable. You won't only be getting reliable technology. Signa's PCs and Notebooks are backed with a solid warranty and support. So, scheme away! Our technology is built to handle it. Kind Regards, Greg Stapells Too Busy to Deal with Technology* We Can Help! Wed, 13 May 2015 19:0:0 GMT Life today can be summed up with one word - BUSY! No matter who you talk to, there's always something that's demanding our attention... our work, our family, our kid's activities, groceries, meal preparation, cleaning, laundry, paperwork... It's endless. There's hardly any ''me time'' in a day as it is, so the last thing you need is to have more hours taken out of your day trying to deal with technology that's broken or misbehaving. Instead, let someone else rush for you, while you take back part of your day! Signa's RUSH service is there just for you! Drop off your device (or even have us pick it up) and we'll have it back in working order - PRONTO! No fuss, no muss, and what you do with the time you save is completely up to you! ;) Kind Regards, Greg Stapells Why is My Computer So Slow When My Life is So Fast* Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:0:0 GMT They say you can't be too rich or too thin, and we've never heard anyone say their technology is too fast. Why do we crave speed* Today, we live in an instant society, and no one likes to wait for anything, especially when it comes to communications. The days of turning on your computer, going to make a coffee, and coming back to a computer still loading are long since over. We need instant gratification. By the time you get out of your chair, your computer is loaded and ready go! People want information now and even if you're just doing email, browsing, or researching and writing a book, the need for speed is of vital importance. The two questions we're asked most often is: 1.) ''I've barely used my computer, why did it slow down*'' In order to keep up with people writing malicious software, Microsoft and Apple must release weekly updates to plug security holes. We did a fresh install on a Mac the other day and had to install 2.5GB worth of updates. Windows 7 now needs 188+ updates. All those updates slow your machine down. Each year that goes by takes its toll on speed, and by the time it's 4 years old, you'll need an upgrade, whether you've used it or not! 2.) ''If I uninstall a few programs, would that speed up my computer*'' It's commonly thought a quick cleanup and removal of software not being used will speed up the computer, but unfortunately that's not the case. We're back to the problem outlined above - the patched (updated) Windows or OSX operating system has, over the years, simply slowed down to the point of being almost unusable. Lately, we've found our clients reluctant to replace that 5 to 8 year old Mac or PC and prefer to breathe a little life into their not-too-old technology. Thankfully there are things you can do to restore new or better than new performance. Call, email, or come on in with your computer, tablet, or phone and we'd be glad to help, either in-store or at your home. Kind regards, Greg Stapells Really Rapid Remote Rescue Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:0:0 GMT Technology can be complex, and you can't be expected to know everything. Need something fixed ASAP, and don't have time to book a service window for an in-home/office tech* Well, have no fear, help is near! Signa is rolling out our new ''Really Rapid Remote Rescue'' service... If you can't come to us but you still need our help, we can connect to your computer, fix the problem (while you carry on with other tasks), then you can be on your way to do whatever it is you actually need to be doing. What could be better than that* Give us a call, shoot us an email, or drop by our store -- you'll be happy you did! Best Regards, Greg Stapells, Owner Hard drive price drop!!Products.asp?gID=13000!Products.asp?gID=13000 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:0:0 GMT The nice weather resulted in a slow but steady Saturday, with lots of time to drop our prices and put our hard drives on sale, check them out! Hot new touchscreens now in! Thu, 9 Apr 2015 19:0:0 GMT We've just received some hot new touch-screen notebooks. Check them out - they're currently featured on our front page! The journey of a thousand files begins with a single step. Tue, 7 Apr 2015 19:0:0 GMT These days, our mobile devices are constantly with us wherever we go, and that means our precious data is too. Everything from laptops, to tablets, to cellphones... and they all have our data in the form of photos, contacts, notes, documents, calendars, bookmarks, and more. Our mobile devices are mobile, and that puts them at greater risk of being damaged. Cellphones, tablets, and notebooks are regularly sat on, stepped on, kicked, dropped, zapped with static electricity, baked in hot cars, and immersed in water (and those are only a few of the most common causes of device demise.) We rely on our mobile devices day-to-day, and we put lots of information into them expecting that it will always be there for us when we need it - but the truth is that some of this data may exist only on your device, as not everything is automatically backed-up in ''the cloud.'' At Signa, we can help prevent the loss of your mobile device's data. The first and simplest thing that we can do for you is back-up your data, giving you an SD-card, USB drive, or hard drive with all of your photos and files. More importantly though, we can teach you how to export and backup your own data so that you're always protected. Isn't it time that you took the first proactive step on your journey to peace-of-mind* Please give us a call, send us an e-mail, or stop in and chat with us about your best options - no matter what device you're using, we can help keep the information inside of it safe so that it's always there when you need it Best Regards, Greg Stapells, Owner