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Gadgets for the Home are Vulnerable

Take care before using that cool, new, Internet-connected gadget. Internet connected devices such as webcams, thermostats, home appliances, home automation systems, and much more, are known as “the Internet of Things” or IoT and these devices are susceptible to malware. Your privacy and safety may be at stake! The same camera that allows you to see inside your home…

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Scammers Hijack Victim’s Cell Phone Number

Brain Krebs reports on a recent scam technique whereby scammers impersonate an existing customer at a cell phone store (identity theft). The scammers are able to make off with a new, expensive smart phone billed to the victim’s credit card. Worse still, the victim’s phone number is also hijacked in the process, and victims simply stop receiving calls on their…

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Will Windows 10 Work on Your Computer?

There are plenty of articles online that cover the differences—pros and cons—of upgrading to Windows 10. But the question remains: will the upgrade to Windows 10 work correctly on your particular computer? In general we have seen fewer and fewer computers that have stopped working after upgrading to Windows 10. We believe this trend is…

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SSD: Upgrade for Speed!

The solid state disk, known as an SSD, may be the single greatest performance improvement for computers in the last decade. The technology has been around for years but the prices were generally too high for mass adoption. That is no longer the case. SSDs still cost more per gigabyte than the traditional hard drives they replace;…

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Postponing Windows 10 Upgrade

While many computers have been upgraded to Windows 10, we continue to see a disturbingly high failure rate, mainly stemming from driver and other software incompatibility. Playing it safe and postponing the upgrade can be difficult, though, due to the aggressive way in which Windows 10 is being pushed. GWX Control Panel to the rescue!…

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Backups Made Easy

Helping clients with technology has reinforced the ever-increasing importance of data in our everyday lives. Data certainly means documents, spreadsheets and QuickBooks information; but it also encompasses family photos, videos of our children, grandma’s recipes, and that music collection that was acquired and curated over many years. Both types of data—business and personal—are precious, expensive…

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