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Tip of the Week: How to Work Remotely in a Healthy Way

Tip of the Week: How to Work Remotely in a Healthy Way

Many people now have experience working from home, which means that many people now have first-hand knowledge of just how draining it can be. And no wonder—the place you’d go to relax and unwind after the workday has suddenly become a place of work. In these conditions, it is even more important that your team can establish boundaries between “home” home and “work” home.

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Adobe Finally Shutting Down Support for Flash

Adobe Finally Shutting Down Support for Flash

Software giant Adobe will cease support of Flash Player and the 24-year-old software will retire at the end of the year, according to the company. This is a pretty big deal, and the loss is one that will be felt by many businesses. Or will it?

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Considerations to Make When Choosing an IT Provider

Considerations to Make When Choosing an IT Provider

So, you’ve decided to seek out external assistance with your critical business technology and its upkeep, and now you’re wondering how to tell which of your support options is going to give you the best value for your investment. While we may be biased, we still feel justified in our belief that—when compared side-by-side—a managed service provider will always be the better choice.

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If a Hacker Uses Display Name Spoofing, They Might Look Trustworthy

If a Hacker Uses Display Name Spoofing, They Might Look Trustworthy

Business success is often tied to the quality of your business relationships, and there are many people you need to trust: suppliers who can provide you with everything you need, the team who do their jobs, and customers who turn to you because they know they need you. Unfortunately, it is possible for cybercriminals to exploit this trust to achieve their own goals.

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Cybercrime Leading to Huge Business Losses

Cybercrime Leading to Huge Business Losses

This year, the main focus for business owners has been how to conduct business with a global COVID-19 pandemic. The public health crisis has created opportunities for scammers and hackers, and they’ve responded. One could say that there is a flourishing cybercrime pandemic as the past twelve months has seen a 50 percent increase in lost revenue over the second-highest period on record. Let’s take a look at COVID-19-era cybercrime and how it’s just getting worse as the pandemic rages on.

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Would You Buy a Budget Smartphone? Here are Some Great Low-Cost Options

Would You Buy a Budget Smartphone? Here are Some Great Low-Cost Options

It wasn’t too long ago that the idea of paying over $1,000 for a new phone was laughable, but now it is the standard for many. Of course, not everyone is willing or able to drop that much cash, so some manufacturers also offer smartphones that are a little friendlier on the budget for the many people who are due to replace their devices.

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Tip of the Week: Customizing the Android 11 Power Menu

Tip of the Week: Customizing the Android 11 Power Menu

Just in case you needed another reason to upgrade to Android 11, you have the potential to add far more utility to the menu that appears when you hold the power button on your device. To do so, you’ll have to make a small investment into an automation-driven application known as Tasker. For this week’s tip, we’ll walk you through using this application to customize your Android 11 command center.

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3 Crucial Parts of Your Business’ Backup Strategy

3 Crucial Parts of Your Business’ Backup Strategy

Unless you’re very, very new here, you’ve probably seen how much we prioritize that a business prepares a comprehensive data backup strategy to help secure its continuity. Many recent events have only reinforced the importance of such a backup strategy, so let’s take a few minutes to review what needs to go into yours.

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New Devices Illustrate Innovative Smartphone Form Factors

New Devices Illustrate Innovative Smartphone Form Factors

For part two of our yearly look at smartphone technology, we thought we would take a look at some new form factors that have hit the market over the past few years. Devices that fold and swivel highlight new entries into the premium smartphone market. Let’s take a look at four of them now and don’t forget to check back next week when we finish our look at 2020’s best budget smartphones. 

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How to Provide Your Healthcare Practice’s Guests with Wi-Fi Access

How to Provide Your Healthcare Practice’s Guests with Wi-Fi Access

Regardless of how long they stay in a medical facility, patients and their visitors now expect that they will have access to wireless Internet during their time there. While it was once just a convenience, it is now an essential part of ensuring that they remain comfortable. As such, it is now the responsibility of the healthcare facility to ensure that their Wi-Fi is fast, reliable, and accessible.

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Zoom is Really Working On Improving Security

Zoom is Really Working On Improving Security

Zoom is a video conferencing application that, as the coronavirus pandemic reared its ugly head, saw a considerable leap in popularity amongst organizations of every kind as well as private users. However, this leap also helped bring some serious security issues with the platform to light. Let’s check in and see how Zoom has since worked to improve their user protections.

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Best Flagship Smartphones Right Now

Best Flagship Smartphones Right Now

For millions of people their phone is their most important device. In fact, many people do their computing exclusively on their smartphones. Today, the best devices give people the option to do anything they need to do from the palm of their hand. Let’s take a look at some of the best smartphones available to consumers today.

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Tip of the Week: How to Use Outlook’s Polling Feature

Tip of the Week: How to Use Outlook’s Polling Feature

In June 2020, Microsoft updated their popular Outlook email platform in Microsoft 365, adding (among other things) an integrated polling feature. Let’s take a few moments and go over how to use it so you are better able to take advantage of the opportunities this tool can provide.

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Social Media in the Crosshairs

Social Media in the Crosshairs

The Federal Communications Commission has begun to target social media companies in what seems to be part of an overtly political act by the White House ahead of November’s elections. Today, we will take a look at Section 230, how it currently gives social media power that some politicians are uncomfortable with, and what they plan to do about it.

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How Well Balanced is Your Use of Cloud Computing?

How Well Balanced is Your Use of Cloud Computing?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been jamming up business progress for over half of 2020 and it has led a lot of organizations to push off any new technology investments or to find hosted solutions that will allow them to meet their current business demands. On the surface, these cloud investments are a great way to secure the resources your business needs, but it can have an alternate effect. Today, we take a look at how cloud computing can be just too expensive, even if it doesn’t carry large upfront costs. 

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Tip of the Week: Identifying a Phishing Message Before You’re Hooked

Tip of the Week: Identifying a Phishing Message Before You’re Hooked

Phishing attacks are a fashionable strategy for many cybercriminals and have been for some time. From the infamous Nigerian Prince email scam to the generic urgent message from the bank, most people have seen at least one example of phishing hit their inbox.

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What Makes CAPTCHA So Complex (and Consistently Chafing)?

What Makes CAPTCHA So Complex (and Consistently Chafing)?

“To confirm you’re a human being, select all of the images that include traffic signals.”

Chances are good that you’ve seen such a requirement before as you’ve spent time online, whether you were filling out a form or logging into a website. Whether it was an evaluation like the one above, or simply one where you needed to identify a highly distorted series of alphanumeric characters, you probably have also noticed these tests getting more difficult as time has passed. The reason for this is simple: computers are getting better at beating them.

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Do You Need to Keep the Devices You Rarely Touch Charged Up?

Do You Need to Keep the Devices You Rarely Touch Charged Up?

Nintendo has announced to owners of their Switch consoles that, if their devices aren’t charged up at least every six months, battery life could be impacted. Now, bear with us: while we realize that this may not seem to be all that pertinent to businesses, it brings up an important practice for businesses to follow: regularly charging even the devices that are used less often.

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Tip of the Week: 3 Ways to Make Online Meetings More Productive

Tip of the Week: 3 Ways to Make Online Meetings More Productive

Online meetings and other methods of remote collaboration have grown significantly in popularity, especially over the past few months. Many may still feel, however, that they aren’t able to accomplish as much during these meetings. We’re sharing three tips to help up the productivity of your next remote session to help correct these feelings.

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How a Penetration Test Plays Out

How a Penetration Test Plays Out

Wouldn’t it be nice to know how much risk your business was under, in terms of vulnerabilities and potential exploits? Believe it or not, this is entirely possible, through a process known as penetration testing. Commonly referred to as “pen testing,” this simple measure can provide a business with some very valuable insight into their security preparations.

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