Tech Resources & Articles

Search Result Quackery: Does Google Bias Politics?

October 30th, 2020 by admin

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One minute you are posting, for the first time in your life, about how nice it would be to have a microwave you could reach from the bathtub. The next you know, you’re seeing ads for a waterproof microwave, thinking, “how did they know?” And “is this thing really safe?” To answer the first question,...

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Four Tips to Safely Shop Online for the Holidays

October 30th, 2020 by Sarah E Ashley

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76% of All United States Adults Shop Online This stat was taken from a 2019 survey. Imagine what that percentage will be in 2021. Shopping online safely is so important considering more and more people are turning away from brick-and-mortar shops to e-commerce. Approximately 42% of holiday shoppers...

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Don't Get Tricked, Let's Fight Identity Theft

October 18th, 2020 by admin

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Fall is here. The leaves are changing and each day brings a unique blend of colors, the air is aromatic, and dry... -Ack, COUGH- And for the next couple of months we get to enjoy the sweet smell of nature as it’s getting ready for what is shaping up to be a beautiful winter. Not to mention...

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Posted in: Protection, Security, Solutions

Tech, Toys, and Trends - Among Us

October 15th, 2020 by admin

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An online and local party game of teamwork and betrayal - Innersloth (Among Us Creators) Have you ever played 'Mafia'? That one game you played in college with your friends where you close your eyes and the 'killer' chooses someone who dies? You then have to figure out who the killer is, and...

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Posted in: Technology, Tech, Toys, and Trends

The Battle of Artificial Intelligence: Malware vs. Antivirus

October 9th, 2020 by admin

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Artificial Intelligence has revolutionized technology. Right now, most viruses utilized by hackers use artificial intelligence strategies to bypass computer’s defenses. This has created a need for security services and applications to use dynamic machine learning to detect and protect against...

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Your Business Needs a VoIP Phone System

October 8th, 2020 by admin

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What's that sound? A shrill ringing in the distance. But where is it coming from? No, it couldn't be coming from the telephone, could it? After all, strange things have been happening around the office since October 1st rolled in - the legendary month of spook. Trembling yet curious, you pick up...

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Posted in: Products, Solutions

5 Money-Saving Extensions for Online Shopping

January 23rd, 2019 by admin

Shopping on a laptop during the holiday season

The holidays are upon us! For many, the joy of the season may be hampered by the presents that have yet to be purchased. Thanks to online shopping, gone are the days of being forced to face the crowds at the mall, or run all across town in search of one perfect item. If you're shopping online this holiday...

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Phone Charging Mistakes You’re Probably Making

November 19th, 2018 by admin

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Seems pretty simple, right? Plug in your phone and let it charge. Oh, if only it were that easy. Chances are, you're charging your phone wrong. Here's how to do it correctly, and keep your battery in good shape. Most smartphone manufactures say that their batteries in their phones will work at full...

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TLS End of Life: What Is It & Will Your Business Be Affected?

November 15th, 2018 by admin

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The largest web browsers have all announced that they will be ending support for applications that use old versions of TLS by 2020. You may not know what TLS is, but this change could affect your business. This is what you need to know, to be sure your infrastructure will still be supported.TLS is an encryption protocol, which means it is a method of securing online interactions, with web pages, chat rooms, email etc. The first version, 1.0, was created in 1995 and is considered highly insecure along with the second version, 1.1. The secure versions of TLS were implemented in 2008.

The largest web browsers have all announced that they will be ending support for applications that use old versions of TLS by 2020. You may not know what TLS is, but this change could affect your business. This is what you need to know, to be sure your infrastructure will still be supported.TLS is an...

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Duel of the Digital Assistants

November 12th, 2018 by admin

Alexa digital assistant

In this age of information, we all need a companion. Just 10 years ago, a digital assistant may have seemed like something out of a futuristic flick, but today, with a simple, “Alexa” or “Hey Google”, we have access to a myriad of tools and information. But which assistant is...

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Hacking Horror Story: This Ransomware Turns You into the Villain

October 25th, 2018 by admin

Hacker behind graphic user interface

It’s nearly Halloween. There’s an eerie feeling in the air. The thought of ghosts, goblins, and other other-worldly visitors fills our thoughts. Scarier than these monsters that lurk under our beds is this unwanted intruder to your computer. You don’t want to run into this malware in a dark alley; it’s...

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Kick Your Phone Addiction: Introduction to iOS 12’s New Feature (And Dupes for Android!)

October 23rd, 2018 by admin

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Yikes - the average person checks their phone 110 times a day. Learning the details of your personal phone usage can be an even harder pill to swallow. These details can be found in the new iOS 12 update. Here are some ways to make the best of this new feature and curb your addiction.If you feel like...

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Scamming the Scammer: One man’s hilarious fight against phishing

October 18th, 2018 by admin

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Each day our spam folders fill up with requests from supposed royalty, long lost family members with inheritance to spare, and hosts of other scammers looking to take advantage of the gullible. One man has had enough! Scammers beware! Rather than trashing the suspicious emails he receives, James...

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Posted in: Security, Tech Tips

The Drone Wars: Episode 1

October 15th, 2018 by admin

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What if you could command a private drone army? In the military, drone warfare has become a reality. They can fly 50 MPH, they are difficult to detect, and feel no fear. Strap on some heat vision cameras and a small bomb, and you have yourself a terrifying robot version of Alfred Hitchcock's, “The...

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