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Does Anyone Read Software Terms and Conditions?

May 29th, 2016|

All software comes with terms and conditions that you are supposed to read, understand, and then acknowledge that you agree. How many times have you clicked to "Accept" one, when you really didn't read it? If you're like most people the answer is "I never read them." I'm not going to chastise anyone since I [...]

Your Easy-to-Remember Passwords Will Be Gone Soon.

May 29th, 2016|

You know you shouldn't be using passwords that are too short or too easy, but most most people do it anyway. After all, if it's too long and complicated you won't remember it, right? No point in having to write it down on a Post-It and stick it under your keyboard. That kind of defeats [...]

Ransomware is Changing Everything!

May 22nd, 2016|

I've written about ransomware before. It's nothing new. But it is devastating when it happens, and through personal experience as well as reports from the FBI, it's happening more and more every day. In fact it's happened 4 times in the last 2 months to my clients! It's kind of like watching CNN every day [...]

How Would You Like to be Forced to Run Windows 10?

May 22nd, 2016|

Over the last two weeks I've had over a dozen clients call me to say that they logged into their computers and it was running Windows 10... and they never asked for it. Turns out that Microsoft is getting much more aggressive about persuading you to upgrade - to the point where they don't even [...]

3 Simple Ways to Make Your Computer Start Faster!

March 20th, 2016|

Even if you keep your computer virus-free and are super careful about downloading suspicious programs, it'll eventually stop booting up as quickly as it used to. But don't worry, there are a few easy fixes you can do to make your Mac or PC start up almost as fast as when you first took it [...]

How to do Anything!

March 20th, 2016|

wikiHow is a website and smartphone app with one simple goal: Enabling every person on the planet to learn how to do anything.! It's a collection of approximately 200,000 how-to guides and growing. It's ranked in the top 150 most visited websites in the world. And it's 100% free!! You can visit wikiHow on your [...]

BYOD – 4 Tips for Securing Mobile Devices and Business Data!

March 13th, 2016|

Personal information on company and personal devices often results in major security breaches. The reasons are simple - a fusion of personal and business affairs. That's why companies are developing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies. Do you have one at your company? Most do not. According to a survey by Ipsos Mori (click here [...]

Night Vision for Your Smartphone and Tablet!

March 13th, 2016|

Now you can give your mobile devices the ability to see and capture the world in total darkness and reveal hidden things not visible at night. It's portable and wireless, and is called Snooperscope! Snooperscope uses your mobile device as a screen and the infrared light as a source. It enables you to see in [...]

How to Make Your Dumb Car Smart!

March 6th, 2016|

New cars are coming out with all kinds of new technology and functionality. But what about the rest of us that aren't ready to buy a new car? It turns out that you can teach old cars new tricks! In the 1980's, California started to develop regulations that would help officials make sure cars weren't [...]

Scan Business Cards Right Into Your Contacts!

March 6th, 2016|

Most people are aware that the technology for scanning business cards with your phone has been available. If you've tried some of those apps then you also know that they usually aren't very accurate and you can spend more time making corrections than you would typing the information right into your contact list. The app [...]