Friday, January 30, 2015

Don't Get Fooled Again

Don't get fooled again, is a great song by The Who.  What does that have to do with technology?  Well nothing really, but every so often we receive calls from people in our community about potential scams being perpetrated against them.  Don't get fooled by them!

If you ever receive a call, a pop up message on your computer, or possibly an email stating that your computer is infected or at risk, I urge you to use extreme caution.  In many cases, the perpetrators of these scams may be trying to gain access to your computer where they'll either create a problem and then charge you to fix it, or they'll simply tell you there are major problems when in fact there are no problems whatsoever.  Either way their main objective is to make money at your expense.  The only thing certain when dealing with these types of people is they do not have your best interests in mind.

If you think you've fallen victim to one of these scams or if you think your pc or laptop is not running the way it should be, our CompTia A+ certified tech, Kendall, would be more than happy to get your pc or laptop cleaned up and secured.  Don't hesitate to get in touch with Kendall at (319) 656-3668.

Friday, January 23, 2015

How To Get KCRG Programming | Directv Customers

KCRG & Directv

KCRG and Directv have yet to come to an agreement for Directv to carry KCRG programming.  You can read more about the dispute here.  If you're a Directv customer and you're getting fed up, we wouldn't blame you.  Regardless of who's side you're on you probably just want things to get back to normal so that you can continue to watch the programming you've been accustomed to receiving.  In Kalona and surrounding areas you have options.

Your best option, if you're in their service area, would be to consider KCTC TV as your new provider.  They carry tons of great channels and programming in their packages and Kalona TV still has all local channels available in SD and HD format.  Call KCTC at (319)656-3668 to inquire.

The second option you have would be to pick up an antenna so that you can receive KCRG and other local stations over the air, for free.  ITech, the technology experts, in Kalona has a selection of indoor and outdoor TV antenna's that can be installed so that you can tune in to all local channels, over the air, at no additional cost.  Feel free to stop in, call us at (319)656-1234, or email with any questions.

TSI Staff

Friday, January 16, 2015

In The News

By now many of you, our friends and patrons, have seen news about RadioShack.  We, Technology Services of Iowa otherwise known as  iTech, want to address what you've seen and read and address its local impact.

First, let us assure you, we are here to stay regardless of what happens on the national level with corporate RadioShack and their business.  We are well positioned to remain successful, whatever may come of the iconic brand that is RadioShack.  Therefore, its business as usual at our local store and we remain excited to continue growing and serving Kalona and our surrounding communities as we have for the last 8 years.  In that time,  we've aligned ourselves with a number of trusted vendors and we'll continue stocking our shelves with the best products and values available. 

Ultimately RadioShack, on the national level, faces many tough decisions in the short term but as of this writing nothing has been officially decided or announced.  Until then, everything you read is speculation and even if worst comes to worst for RadioShack, iTech is owned and operated locally and will remain open with plans to continue to grow and serve you.

Thanks for your continued support.  We're looking forward to serving our community now and into the future.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (319)656-1234 or via email at

The staff at TSI & iTech

Monday, January 5, 2015

Win An HDTV!

2015 is going to be an exciting year and we're keeping score.

Every $20 you spend at Kalona RadioShack earns a chance towards a FREE HDTV to be given away March 31st, 2015.  We'll also be holding monthly drawings for an Auvio Rugged Bluetooth Speaker.  
All you have to do is shop locally, with Kalona RadioShack, and we'll take care of the rest.  Every time you make a purchase we'll punch your score card and keep it safe.  The more you spend, the better your chances.  

Game on!