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Use your iPhone or iPad to accept credit cards

POS equipment can get expensive. If you’re a small business looking to begin accepting credit cards, look no further than your own phone or tablet! With Square, you receive a free reader in the mail which goes into your device’s headphone jack, and you can accept credit cards with ease at a low 2.75% rate. Know of any other ways to use your mobile for POS duties? Let us know.

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Microsoft Office 2013 vs Office 365

Microsoft offers two versions of Office at this point. Office 2013 follows the structure the software always has. That is, you purchase it once and the license is yours, for a given number of PCs, for life. A few years ago though, Microsoft shook things up by offering a second version called Office 365. The difference on the surface is that 365 is priced as a monthly subscription instead of a one-time fee, but there’s actually a lot more to it. Office 365 not only provides desktop applications, but web app equivalents too. You’ll also get a boost in your OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive/Windows...

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“I don’t want Windows 8″

These five words I often hear while selling computers. Windows 8 has been out for almost two years, but lots of people still prefer the predecessor to Microsoft’s latest operating system. You’re probably wondering if you can downgrade to 7, and in most cases with our business PC lineup, the answer is yes. Just ensure the PC you’re purchasing comes with Windows 8 Pro, and a free downgrade to Windows 7 is as easy as using Windows 7 Professional media. On the flip side, if you see this in the product’s description: Operating System: Windows 7 Professional Upgradable to Windows 8 Pro — You can...

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Difference between the Lenovo ThinkPad W540 and T540p

Lenovo’s ThinkPad W540 and T540p are two high-end 15″ notebooks that look… exactly the same. If you’re in the market for such a laptop, you might have a hard time deciding on which to go with. The only noticeable difference on the body is the presence of a display calibration sensor on the higher-end W540. A calibration sensor allows graphic professionals to better match their colour profile to that of printed media. Everything else looks the same, but there are couple big differences under the hood, mostly in graphics. The W540 can be configured with a workstation-level NVIDIA Quadro K1100M...

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Welcome to Frontier PC’s new blog

Frontier PC has been selling and servicing hardware for over 20 years. With all these years of experience under our belts, we have decided to give some knowledge back. Starting today, we will be regularly updating this blog with tutorials, reviews on new products, and a lot more. Stay tuned!