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  • Huawei tapped by Google for its next tablet

    In a bombshell announcement for the non-Apple gadget geeks, reports are surfacing that Google plans to team up with Huawei to build its next Nexus Android tablet. Up until last year, Huawei’s relationship with Google has been limited to manufacturing the Google Nexus 6P phone.

  • Virtual networks: the future of security

    For the average business owner, a virtualized network may not seem groundbreaking. And until recently, even the team at VMware didn’t realize just what they could do with it. Now that they’ve publicly announced what they’re calling “Project Goldilocks,” we finally see how relevant it is.

  • Windows 10: tailoring your notifications

    Regardless of the app, platform, or operating system, digital notifications are a tricky business. Our devices are overcrowded with software of varying importance, and without proper customization the stream of information can become overwhelming. Thankfully, Windows 10’s action center is built atop a solid foundation -- it just needs a bit of help.

  • Is your Google history 100% gone?

    It’s undeniable that we hide skeletons in our closets, your search engine history included. Users might not know this, but Google keeps a full record on EVERY search you have ever made, removed searches as well. If you thought you deleted all your secret searches, think again.

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  • IT jargon: a glossary of cybersecurity terms

    Everyone hates jargon. It’s ostracizing and off-putting, but somehow we just keep creating more and more of it. For those who have adopted an “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” philosophy, we have just the list for you. Let’s take a look at some of the most relevant cybersecurity terms making the rounds today.

  • Hardware shouldn’t be bought willy-nilly

    The term ‘hard’ in hard drive shouldn’t refer to the difficulty many experience when they set out looking for a new one. It’s hard to deny the importance that hard drives still have to computers of all shapes, sizes, and operating systems -- but like the elusive concept of soulmates, how do we know which one is right for us? We’ve put together a list of five things you should take into considerati...

  • VoIP systems keep callers on the line

    Recently, a story circulated amongst industry insiders of an official in a hospital’s records room who couldn’t customize her legacy phone system’s hold messages. The upshot was this particular platform restarted the hold message each time a caller was placed back on hold.

  • Google Cast becomes native to Chrome

    Google’s Chromecast device has been around for a few years now. The simple and inexpensive flash-drive-sized screen broadcaster has earned itself a faithful following, but it’s not stopping there. With the newest update, you might even be able to ‘cast’ your desktop or mobile screen to a nearby device before the end of this article.

  • LinkedIn Alumni improves how you network

    Aside from having an up-to-date LinkedIn profile, there seems to be more waiting around than getting job interviews or receiving promotions. Why so? You’ve given all the relevant information needed to land a job, or to convince your boss that it’s time for you to step up the corporate ladder -- but what else is missing? Your network.

  • What can we learn from Delta’s IT outage?

    Companies can pay a hefty sum if they ever experience any downtime. In fact, Delta Air Lines had a bad bout of severe downtime just last month. In just three days, the airline company cancelled 2300 scheduled flights and suffered $150 million in income loss.

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  • These tips help enhance your Powerpoint skills

    It’s normal for us to utilize whatever tools we can to make things a little easier. Wanting to use tech to make presentations easier to understand is no exception. Although Microsoft PowerPoint can help you through the daunting task of speaking in public, that isn’t always the case.

  • Ready, set, update: iOS 10 release scheduled

    Although they may not garner the fervor of hardware releases and refreshes, iOS updates still manage to bring even the most casual of iPhone and iPad users out of the woodwork. Those who were willing to brave the bugs of Apple’s beta got a chance to play with the most recent version of the mobile platform, but the rest of us have been patiently awaiting its release.

  • Cloud Email – Office365 or Google Apps for Work

    Which is better for Cloud email, Office365 or Google Apps for Work? This is a question we are asked frequently by clients, prospects, friends and family. Our short answer is usually always the same: Either and Depends. We view technology through the lens of your business, so to us the right solution for you will be very specific to your organization’s needs, requirements and culture. We resell and...

  • The top 9 updates from Android Nougat

    When an archaeologist discovers relics of a long-forgotten dynasty, mixed emotions ensue. The thrill of stumbling upon something untouched intertwines with a slight dread of working with something you know nothing about. The same notion is applicable to smartphones, in particular, operating system updates.

  • The top 9 updates from Android Nougat
  • Are your VMware machines up to date?

    Until now, virtualization hadn’t been targeted by cyber attackers with the same vigor as other small- and medium-sized business IT solutions. Whether it was because of the inherent security of virtualization or because of the relatively narrow scope of its adoption, this is no longer the case.

  • Ransomware appears as fake Windows Update

    Unlike those who attend Hogwarts, magicians rely mainly on subtle sleight of hand to convince others that they managed to make coins disappear into thin air. The same concept applies to ransomware. How can it complete its mission in a suit labeled with the word “Villain”? Nowadays, ransomware fashions various disguises that render it undetectable.

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