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It’s time to rethink your password

It’s time to rethink your password

In 2003, a manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) authored a document on password best practices for businesses, federal agencies, and academic institutions. More recently, however, the institute has reversed its stance. Find out why and what great passwords are made of. The problem The issue isn’t necessarily that the NIST […]

Keep your mobile devices safe with these tips

Keep your mobile devices safe with these tips

More businesses are now allowing their employees to use mobile devices to increase productivity and profitability. But smartphones and tablets are just as vulnerable to hacking as desktops and laptops. Worse, employees may be exposing their mobile devices unwittingly to cybercriminals. Here are some helpful tips to keep your devices safe. Ensure mobile OS is […]

Ugly websites cost your business big bucks

Ugly websites cost your business big bucks

According to a recent survey of 1,800 consumers, 42% said they’re “very unlikely” to buy from unprofessional or ugly websites. If you’re wondering whether or not your site could fall into that category, check out these key indicators. A variety of professional photos From pictures of your products to team photos, high-quality images are arguably […]

How to lengthen your Android’s battery life

How to lengthen your Android’s battery life

A “battery low” notification on your Android phone can be the most frustrating thing in the world, especially when you don’t have a charger with you. You can hastily try to close applications and adjust your phone’s settings, but the damage has been done. To avoid getting into that situation again, follow these tips to […]

Don’t be Held Hostage

Don’t be Held Hostage

As I speak to new prospective clients, one reoccurring theme is the reluctance to make a change when it comes to IT providers. I get it, no one really likes change and even worse changing something that most folks are uncomfortable with anyway compounds the problem.

Virtualization Basics: Windows on Macs

Virtualization Basics: Windows on Macs

A common reason for running the Windows operating system (OS) on a Mac computer is to bypass compatibility issues. Virtualization is the only way to efficiently install OS-specific software on any machine, so let’s go over some of the ways this solution creates synergy between the two platforms. Configure an entire machine with a few […]

How 5G data will impact VoIP

How 5G data will impact VoIP

Our craving for data seems to increase every year, fueling the constant advancements in wireless technology. The latest is 5G, an abbreviation for the fifth-generation wireless systems, and it is set to transform VoIP for the better. Here are three ways it will do that. Improved Video Conferencing The major factor holding web and video […]

Do honest working hackers exist?

Do honest working hackers exist?

The word “hacker” conjures up an image of a hoodie-wearing basement dweller that programs all sorts of malicious attacks to infiltrate their target’s computer. But hackers are so much more than that. There are also hackers that use their skills to do good. A complicated history In the 1950s, the term ‘hacker’ was vaguely defined. […]

2018 Top time-saving tips for Macs

2018 Top time-saving tips for Macs

We are driven by instinct to switch to tools that increase efficiency. This is as true as when our ancestors upgraded to sharper spears, as it is now as we continually update the operating systems of our Macs. However, there have been so many macOS improvements over the years that we often overlook the more […]