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Some ransomware strains are free to decrypt

September 3rd, 2019

Over the last few years, different versions of ransomware have sprung up, all aimed at extorting money from your business. Before you even consider paying for the release of your data, the first thing you must always check is if there’s a free cure for the ransomware that infected your systems. The state of ransomware […]

Android bloatware: What you need to know

September 2nd, 2019

If you have bought an Android phone on contract from a wireless provider, you’ve likely noticed apps that come preinstalled on your device. These apps are called bloatware, which many users don’t want. The problem is, they’re difficult — if not impossible — to uninstall. Luckily, there is something you can do about them. What […]

4 Virtualization myths you shouldn’t believe

August 30th, 2019

Explaining the concept of virtualization is no easy task and failed attempts to do so have left it with a less-than-ideal reputation. We want to set the record straight about virtualization’s many benefits by dispelling four of the most common misconceptions about it. Myth #1 – Virtualization is too expensive for SMBs Many people assume […]

Mobile search is now Google’s priority

August 29th, 2019

Over 92% of internet users turn to Google when they need to search something online. The high demand drives Google to constantly strive to improve functionality and its users’ search experience. To that end, Google decided to make mobile search its top priority. Find out why and what that means for your business.’ Google search […]

Back up your files with Apple Time Machine

August 28th, 2019

There’s a common notion that Macs are the most reliable computer brand because they are less likely to get viruses or crash often — but they do. Like any other computer, Macs aren’t immune to coffee spills, theft, and cybercrime. And when these things happen, we often panic. Here’s why the Time Machine is your […]

3 Simple security tips to prevent data theft

August 27th, 2019

Advances in technology have made life easier, but have also paved the way for cybercriminals to steal your data. This can be a big blow to small business owners who often take data security for granted. To secure your data, follow these simple tips.  Cover your webcam If Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, former FBI Director […]

Business phones: Things you need to know

August 26th, 2019

Should you consider adopting new phone systems for your business? In this article, we define the different types of phone systems, their differences in life cycles, and technology options in the past and the present. Read on to learn more. Different phone systems Telephones have come a long way from when they first came about […]

The risks of using Windows 7 after support ends

August 26th, 2019

On January 13, 2015, Microsoft stopped mainstream support for their Windows 7 operating system (OS). This means all end users will no longer get complimentary support, design changes, or non-critical security updates for their software. While small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) still using Windows 7 can purchase extended support for the Professional and Enterprise editions until January 2023, users of Home Premium and lower editions will end on January 14, 2020.

Is it okay to use Windows 7 after its end of life?
Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended years ago, but it remains the second most popular version of the operating system today, accounting for over 31% of Windows users worldwide as of July 2019. According to Microsoft, Windows 7 can still be activated or used after January 2020 as long as the available updates and security patches are installed.

To succeed on the cloud, you may need attitude adjustments

August 23rd, 2019

Cloud computing is not some magic pill you can take to make your business instantly successful. As with any business tool, it must be used properly to be of any help to your company. If you have any preconceived notions about the promises of the cloud, you’ll need to adjust your mindset so you can start off on the right foot.

Biometrics authentication on smartphones

August 21st, 2019

The World Wide Web Consortium recently launched the FIDO2 project, allowing users to log in to online accounts with fingerprints, facial scans, and voice recognition. This technology is now also available in popular mobile browsers like Chrome and Firefox Lite, which not only boosts security, but also makes account management much simpler. Authenticate your profile […]

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