Tech Tips & Tricks

World Backup Day

March 31 is World Backup Day. I find it a bit ironic that it is the day before April Fools since it could be said that you are a fool if you are not backing up your data. What is World Backup Day? World Backup Day is a global reminder to keep your data safe…

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January 28 is Data Privacy Day

What is Data Privacy Day? There is a day for everything.  Did you know that January 22 is National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day?  Yeah, most are pretty meaningless, but not today. Data Privacy Day is actually an international effort that stems back to 1981 with the signing of the Convention 108, the first legally…

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Is your Netflix account safe?

With more than 148 million subscribers globally, Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services. Like anything else, where people and money are, criminals are as well.

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Start off the new year by saving some money.

You have a computer at the office and most likely one or more at home. A typical desktop that’s switched on 24/7 for a whole year releases carbon dioxide as the average car releases in an 820-mile drive. To save energy, you don’t need to make drastic changes; you can start by making small adjustments that will ultimately lead to significant savings.

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What is DNS Protection and why is it important?

DNS protection provides an additional layer of protection between an employee and the internet by blacklisting dangerous sites and filtering out unwanted content. By using secure DNS servers both at home and at work, employees can avoid unnecessary risks and the potential for malicious attacks. Here’s everything you need to know about the benefits of…

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Start using two factor authentication – like yesterday

Two-factor authentication is an authentication mechanism to double check that your identity is legitimate. Not a week goes by that we don’t receive a frantic phone call from someone with a compromised account. A bad actor has cracked their email password and sent out thousands of spam emails. Each one of these phone calls could have been avoid if they would have enabled two-factor authentication for their account.

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How to Improve the Wi-Fi Signal in Your Office

Many small and midsized businesses use wireless networks because they are easy to set up and convenient to use. However, a weak Wi-Fi signal can mean slow connection speeds and a smaller range of coverage. Not being able to quickly access data and applications from all areas in an office can hamper employee productivity. When…

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How to wipe your hard drive.

Every year you read about confidential data being recovered from recycled computers. With these types of apparently routine data breaches, how do you safeguard your company and your private information when it comes time to replace your computer? The absolutely best way is to pull the hard drive out of the computer and shred or…

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How to Reduce the Risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you are like me, you sit in front of a computer for hours each day.  Over the years,  numbness, weakness and pain in your fingertips can start to develop. Carpal tunnel is one of the risks associated with long-term computer use. Carpal tunnel can be easily avoided with daily desk exercises and an ergonomic desk setup….

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4 Ways to Protect Your Smartphone from Damage

Smartphones have become indispensable tools in many people’s professional and personal lives. These mobile devices let you stay connected and organized at work, at home, and on the go. While smartphones are popular because of their portability, this aspect also makes them prone to physical damage. Having to repair or replace a damaged smartphone can…

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10 Keyboard Shortcuts That Can Save You Time

Did you know that you can save hours of time each year with keyboard shortcuts? You might already know the shortcuts to copy, paste and select all (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, and Ctrl+A). However, Windows offers many other keyboard shortcuts that save you time and effort as you work on your computer. 1. Alt+Tab Most busy people…

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Buying New Smartphones for Your Business? Watch out for Preinstalled Malware

In March 2017, a security firm found malware on 36 Android devices purchased by two companies. Several different types of malicious programs were discovered, including the Slocker mobile ransomware and Loki malware. Slocker encrypts your files and requires payment to unlock them, whereas Loki steals data and takes control of devices. Finding malware on smartphones…

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