Tech Resources & Articles

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...

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Phone Charging Mistakes You’re Probably Making

November 19th, 2018 by admin

Phone being charged

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...

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

October 23rd, 2018 by admin

Man using smartphone while dog licks his face

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...

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25 Keyboard Shortcuts You Need to Know

July 27th, 2018 by admin

Why go the long way when you can take a shortcut? In today’s fast-moving world, we want things quick and easy. Keyboard shortcuts are a simple way to increase your efficiency and ease of navigation when working on your PC. So let your pup rest his weary...

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Battle of the Browsers

July 12th, 2018 by admin

The world wide web is a part of our everyday lives. Though you may be surfing the net multiple times a day, how many times do you think about your web browser? Are you using the right one for you? What are the differences between the browsers, and what...

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Get Your Head Out of the Clouds: How Cloud Technology Can Make or Break Your Business

May 22nd, 2018 by admin

Tut tut, it looks like rain! April showers have brought May flowers, and this time of year always gets us in a cloudy kind of mood. There are so many clouds to talk about: cloud storage, cloud computing, cloud AI, and a whole lot more. I’m even writing...

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Get Your Head Out of the Sand and Start Taking Advantage of Excel

March 30th, 2018 by admin

Have you ever been two hours into a tedious Excel task and thinking “There has to be a simpler way to do this!” Well, you can rest your weary, bloodshot eyes, because there is a simpler way! If you are just starting in Excel we recommend checking out...

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Feeling Sluggish? Speed Things Up With These Five Chrome Plugins

March 20th, 2018 by admin

We’ve all heard that efficiency is clever laziness. The problem is, most of us are too lazy to be clever. That’s why whenever possible, we should just use the cleverness that’s already been had, and save ourselves a step toward efficiency. For this reason,...

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Inbox Overload? Here's Six Quick Outlook Tips

March 7th, 2018 by admin

Every office has that one person who just has it all together. From their color coded Outlook calendar and scholar-like emails, to their crisp inbox and record breaking response time, you can’t help but wonder, “How does Karen do it?” While, most Karen’s...

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BYOD & Workplace Security

February 15th, 2018 by admin

There has been a boom of BYOD workplaces in recent years. This means “bring your own device” not “bring your own drink” (or “bring your own drums” like I hoped it was). BYOD companies benefit by having lower employee startup costs, and the employees benefit...

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Posted in: Protection, Security, Productivity, Technology

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Internet

February 5th, 2018 by admin

The internet is a pretty cool invention. We now have staggering power and potential at our fingertips. It’s a beautiful and eternal spectacle of cats dressed like people, and people dressed like cats. Memes about memes, thousand year old prophecies that...

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Your Source for Outsourcing Part 3: What Does it Cost?

January 22nd, 2018 by admin

At the bottom of every business consideration are the golden questions: what will each option cost, and which one is the best bang for your buck? If you are looking at in-house solutions, trying to cover all your core IT needs would require that you either...

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Your Source for Outsourcing Part 2: What to Outsource and What to Hold Onto

January 16th, 2018 by admin

Before you decide what to outsource and what to bring in-house, get some help analyzing a few critical areas: Your core technologies – Which areas are strong? Which are neglected? Your everyday users and VIP users – Do they need lots of help from...

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Your Source for Outsourcing Part 1: When to Outsource Your IT

January 13th, 2018 by admin

We’ve seen a variety of solutions for business IT. Maybe you have a tech on payroll, maybe one of the guys from accounting (or whichever department) knows computers, maybe there is a neighborhood kid who owns a Gameboy and seemed to plug the printers...

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Take Charge: Nine Ways to Extend Your Laptop’s Battery Life

December 15th, 2017 by admin

Picture this: You’ve got an important email to send so you hop on your laptop. With each word you type, it seems your battery dips lower and lower. 15%...10%...7%...2%...it’s a race against the clock! If this feels more like déjà vu than a distant nightmare,...

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Three Ways to Keep Your IT from Turning into a Nightmare

October 23rd, 2017 by admin

This time of year, the scares are all fun and games until your power goes out, the backups fail, and you realize your situation is eerily similar to the start of a horror movie. Fortunately we are here to help you steer clear of IT Nightmares. (By IT...

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The Importance of Patching: The Best Offense is a Good Defense

October 18th, 2017 by admin

Ever had a pesky Windows pop-up ask you to update while you’re typing at 2000 WPM, keyboard smoking from the fury, and you can’t help but feel like it’s not your top priority? You’re not alone. Patches can be time consuming and can disturb workflow if...

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Navigating Your Old Operating System After "End of Life"

October 10th, 2017 by admin

On January 12, 2015 you might have called Microsoft support for help with your Windows 7 and found a benevolent and ecstatic customer support representative waiting on the other side. (Okay maybe not so benevolent…but they would be there!) However, on...

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English to Nerd Dictionary: Internet Terms Explained

September 21st, 2017 by admin

When you hear IT professionals (nerds) talking about how the flux capacitor hasn’t fully powered on to correct the quantum gyrofizzler and it’s impossible for the mainframe to maintain 90% output for more than a fortnight, you might find yourself wishing...

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The Top 10 Excel Shortcuts to Boost Your Productivity

August 21st, 2017 by admin

Whoever said “there are no shortcuts to any place worth going,” never spent an entire day inside of an Excel worksheet. If you are a regular Microsoft Excel user, one of the following shortcuts will take you 15 seconds to learn and will save you hours...

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